rasa is a new restaurant located on 8th st. between 5th and 6th ave. and is true to its name which means taste in malaysian. it serves authentic malaysian fare like beef rendang (the best I've tasted), and chili crab unusual because done with a soft shell crab (yummy!) in a delicious tomato, egg and chili sauce best sopped up with the pillowy fried mantou it comes with. also try the curry puffs - bite-size empanadas with a curry filling. can't wait to go back for more! it is in the middle of transitioning from japanese sushi place.