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Pinang - Faneuil Hall Malaysian

Nab | Nov 30, 2003 10:53 AM

Had an aunt in town, so i met her at this strange place in Quincy Market.

Roti canai was really good - kind of like a poori in that it was fried & a little oily, and required a bit of force to rip it up. The little bowl of curry to dip in was the best part about it (came with one measly piece of chicken and potato). The steamed spring rolls were good, but nothing spectacular.

Entrees were uninteresting to me, but I think we may have ordered wrong. My aunt is not that adventurous of an eater, so I let her do the selecting. One was Malaysian-fried rice with shrimp & chicken. Didn't notice anything different from any other fried rice I've had, and it was actually pretty flavorless so I ended up using it as a mop for the other dish. The other entree was a stir-fry sorta thing with standard veggies (carrots, green peppers, etc) with beef in a kind of sweet & spicy brown gravy-type sauce. Tasted good, but not much better than the stir-fry dishes I used to make when I first started cooking as a student. It was also very oily.

Had the banana pancake for dessert which was awesome. It was sliced up into little rectangles, and had three big scoops of some nice vanilla ice-cream on top. Really tasty. I also had a lychee drink which was decent, and stacked full of lychees.

Very weird environment if you ask me. I was slightly uncomfortable in the room. Bill came to $48, or somewhere around there, before tip (that also included one beer in addition to everything else mentioned).

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