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Sanur Malaysia and Indonesia

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Sanur Malaysia and Indonesia

Denis | Jun 27, 2005 12:43 PM

Not sure if this is the place that's been identified as "New Malaysia and Indonesia," but it's in the same block: Doyers between Pell and Bowery, and it's downstairs like the other place was supposed to be. I suspect it is the same. Anyhow, I tried it for lunch last week, solo. Had the roti canai and the pan-fried noodles with sun-dried salt fish. Had never had roti canai before and I thought I recalled some lack of enthusiasm about their version of this dish (if it's the same place), but I liked it. For those still ignorant, this dish is a big thin pancake with red curried chicken. Here the curried chicken (just a little chicken meat) came in a little cup. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to dump the curry on the pancake or wrap chicken in the pancake and dip in the curry sauce, but I did the latter. Curry had just a bit of heat to counter the curry sweetness, and the pancake was lightly crisp but still easily bendable. The noodle dish was like pad thai--little shrimps, bits of egg and roast pork, bean sprouts, lettuce, etc--but with little nuggets of dried fish in there. Noodles weren't greasy, fish was nicely salty and a bit chewy, but the whole thing wasn't remarkable. Perhaps I should have ordered something else. I'd happily go back and explore some more.

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