My token Singaporean friend, Nick is a big foodie too and he's the man when it comes to Malaysian food. He took me this spot in Chinatown for some yummy Malaysian eats. Although he says the food in Singapore destroys any of the Malaysian food here in NY, this spot holds him over. I think I have to agree with him that the food is better here than at Nyonya. It's hard to do a direct comparison, but the Roti Canai was definitely better! The roti at New Malaysia has a very different texture, not crispy and airy, but rather chewy and more crepe-like. I found it to be more satisfying and soaked up the curry sauce better! We ordered chicken satay to start, which was topped with a great peanut sauce! Then the wide rice noodles with beef in a brown sauce.... super naughty and delicious! They mix in gailan and egg, which makes it even more gooey and saucy... LOVED IT! We also had the crispy fried flounder fish. It was also great with a tasty sauce. As you can see we ordered WAY too much food, so we pretty much rolled out of there in pain. But it was so worth it!
New Malaysia Restaurant
48 Bowery (between Bayard St & Canal St)
New York, NY 10013