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Langkawi, Malaysian in San Mateo

Kim Cooper | Mar 13, 2006 10:58 PM

We went to Langkawi tonight. It's new, Malaysian, in the Marina Plaza, where Banyan Gardens was.
They are still getting it together -- opened Friday. Just taking cash now because they are having trouble with the credit card machinery.
It was good but not great. They were nice.
We had:
Lo bak -- good except the pickled ginger had an off flaver.
Hokkien Mee -- yellow noodles in a brown sauce with a very few vegetables, a few shrimp and calimari pieces. I think there was part of a scallop too. Tasty. Not spectacular.
Rendang lamb -- very good flavor, cut with a fork. A bit chewy, but I like it that way.
steamed rice -- What can I say?
Mango with sticky rice for dessert -- "a six on a scale of ten" Joyce says. It's a favorite of ours, so we may be overcritical.
"jasmine tea" -- I put the quotes because it didn't taste anything like jasmine tea. It had a strange flavor, like the water was bad (I thought it was metallic, Joyce thought it tasted like iodine), but it wasn't the water, because the water in the glasses tasted fine.
$42.55 before tip
Not bad, but we hope they improve because they seemed very nice, and we can walk there.

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