I sense a strong Chinese influence in the cooking. Where other Malaysian Restaurants have a certain way that gives it a distinct flavor, this place felt more familiar.
We had the Achat. It was short on the peanuts, it was not a great version.
The roti came out pretty greasy.
We ordered sizzling tofu.. The tofu came out on a metal plate but, it was not sizzling. The sauce was not the Malaysian Sauce that I love, it was more like a generic Chinese mushroom and pork sauce. If it were a great tasting sauce, i might have been more open to new ideas. The tofu was really soft and fried well.
We also ordered a fish head casserole. It was the fish head of the house.. The broth was very one note. Had a strong pepper flavor. However, i have the feeling that the head was steamed separately and then added to the spicy broth right before serving. The broth was missing the depth of flavor that comes by creating a stock with the fish head. Enjoyable but, not what i look for.
The service was friendly and on point, you are close to people but, you still feel comfortable. They were turning tables.
199 Grand St, New York, NY 10013