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Nyonya Report

Dave Feldman | Jul 25, 1999 12:52 AM

Thanks to all for the Malaysian discussions on the
board, and special thanks to Gary for recommending
particular dishes at Nyonya. Of course, nothing could
have stopped us from ordering the roti canai, which
were just superb. Our party of four had 6 orders.
They were as addictive as crack, and I almost tackled
a waitress that tried to take the leftover sauce after
we were through with the roti. I am far from an
expert on Malaysian food, but the sauces are usually
what I remember about Malaysian meals, and the sauce
for the roti was the best I've ever encountered.
Fabulous.

The Prawn Mee was delicious, but not quite up to the
best Thai noodle dishes I've had. And I found the
Kang Kung Belacan (sauteed convolous w/picy shrimp
paste) simply too salty (is the shrimp paste used
always *this* salty or piled on in such quantity?).

The Hainanese chicken was a little disappointing to me
(although the rice was great) but perhaps the reaction
was partly because I was knocked out by the "Cheng-
Lai" stingray. The lemon-grass broth combined with a
fabulous chili topping. What a great dish!

We bagged desserts for Ciao Bella, but it looked like
almost every table was ordering the ABC this sultry
night.

Question: How does Nyonya hold all the people who
come in? We saw hundreds of people entering the
restaurant and only scores leaving during the time we
are there. This is one place not to worry about a
line.

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