Hope you don't mind this separate thread from an earlier topic--
After favorable reviews from other chowblazers, I decided to visit this restaurant but wanted to try several dishes. So last night I bribed my cousin Manuel, who lives in NJ, called him and said I have a few vinyl records I'd like to give him, then we could go to Academy Records @ 18th for more. I knew this would be irresistible for a fellow vinyl addict but I didn't suspect he'd get so excited he buzzed my doorbell a half hour early. I rolled out of bed and let him in.
Manuel was starving, "so, where do we eat?" Ah, the manipulations we must do! "Uh... let me think, hmm, go play some records while I shower." Manuel choses Monk plays Ellington, a record I did not plan on giving him but now understand his price. "Dimsum?" I shout. "Nah, we had dimsum last time, let's try something else."
"Oh... there's this new Malaysian restaurant in Allen!" :)
(Too bad the forum software doesn't allow posting pictures directly.
We ordered food for four. The beef rendang came out first, it was good but not particularly impressive. From memory, I think Penang has a better version.
The Kang Kung Belacan, on the other hand, was excellent. This was the only dish that didn't make it into a doggy bag.
Mee Siam was very good although I don't have a specific reference for this dish.
I'm not sure if this is the dish that Pan referred to in his post but the Squid in "Special Style" was outstanding, Manuel insisted on taking home this dish giving me the rest of the leftovers.
Of all the dishes the standout for me was the beef satay which, I think is better than the version at New Indonesia (it's been a while I've been to that place so I gotta go back to compare). Add two orders of Roti Telur and three iced teas and the check came to ~$55.
I think I've tried all Malaysian Restaurants in Chinatown and must agree with previous posters, Skyway might very well be the "Sripraphai" of Malaysian cuisine... at least in Manhattan ;)
Thanks for reading!
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