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Chowing down in Astoria - Malaysian

Chris Armstrong | Jul 11, 2001 12:54 PM

I'm beginning to understand why Jim Leff devotes so much chow-energy to the neighborhood. You never know what you're gonna find.

Yesterday, I stumbled upon the "Italian" deli serving up cevapi, the Bosnian skinless sausage. Served up in fresh crescent-shaped bread with a delicious sauteed green pepper and raw onions, it was scrumptious. And the owners were very friendly.

Later in the day, after a movie (A.I. -- better than I expected) at the always empty, stadium seating equipped Regal Cinemas, I walked up to Broadway on my way to the N train.

I had to do a double take when I passed what I had assumed to be the worst Chinese take-out restaurant in Queens, Sunrise, on the corner of 33rd street. Apparently, the owners have come clean with their ethnicity and put up travel posters of Malaysia and an all Malaysian menu. There were stuffed banana leaves hanging from the ceiling.

I had a roti telur, which was decent (a little bland), but the curry chicken dipping sauce was very good.

It's no Nyonya, but Malaysian food in this area is a good thing. Naturally, they won't deliver to Sunnyside (I had to ask...)

Sunrise Malaysian (and Chinese)
33-20 Broadway
(718)956-3223

-Chris

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