Frankly, I don't think I should be posting this on the China/SE-Asia board, seeing that Laut is actually located in E 17th St (between 5th Ave & W Union Sq), New York. But then, it's probably the first Malay restaurant in the world which has been awarded One-Michelin-star, as per the 2011 New York Michelin Guide . Brings to mind the excitement within the Thai food circles when Nahm in London became the world's first Michelin-starred Thai restaurant in 2006, or when Hakkasan in London became the first Chinese restaurant in the world to be awarded a Michelin star back in 2004.
Laut offers the usual suspects: Nasi Lemak, Beef Rendang with Roti Canai, Curry Laksa, Assam Laksa, Hainanese chicken rice (with roasted chicken, Malay-style), Mee Siam, etc. Didn't realise that Malaysian hawker food can garner one-Michelin-star!!