I was in Carrollton TX to visit my friends during my summer break. And my friends knew that i was longing for my hometown food "Malaysian Food" for almost 2 year. Since i was came to the states for college my daily diet consist of bacons, eggs and McD.
I was brought to this restuarant call Secret Recipe somewhere in Carrollton. It is a nice casual restuarant and my friends told me that Malaysian Cuisine are actually not on the menu, they had to call the main chef/boss (Alex) to make special orders. Another thing that i realized was that the dining area of the restuarant adopt a comtempory style but in the kitchen it is actually a super clean "tai chou".
Not long after arrivel our dishes arrived, we had Assam Fish (sweet sour fish) , Bak Kut Teh ( pork hotpot), Char Kue Teow (Penang Fried Noodle) and Curry Fish Head. The food is not 100% like the ones in Malaysia but that is the first time in two years i tasted "home". The food was good expecially the Curry Fish Head, the fish is fresh and the curry got the kick in it. PS: be sure to request for extra spicy. When the bill arrive, i was shock to see the figure on it .... four dishes for only 38USD, that means only 10 bucks for each of us. Food of this quality for a price like this, is definately a daylight robbery. I told Alex before I leave Dallas i want to have Spicy Kam Hiong Crab, also a famous Malaysia dish. He say not a problem but crab is abit more pricy at the states. I still insisted him to prepare the dishes along as the price is not ridiculous. He promise me and i shall be back to this restaurant soon.
I urge Malaysians and fans of Malaysia food to give this restuarant a try and be sure to call and ask for Alex to inquire about the special orders.