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My Place Malaysia & Thai Cooking

critical1 | Nov 15, 2003 04:35 PM

My girlfriend was in the mood for some Malaysian food last night, and we happened to stroll by My Place Malaysia & Thai Cooking. It is located in New Chinatown Square, right next to Spring World.

My Place is owned by the same person behind Penang. When I walked in, I didn't know what to think. Modern, clean, and bright. I saw a giant subwoofer on the ground, dance floor lights on the ceiling. Obviously, it breathes night life after dinner hours. Their bathrooms were perhaps the nicest ones in Chinatown. I saw a large table of around 20 Malaysian 20 somethings eating; it can't be that bad, can it? As it turns out, the food was quite good.

We started with lemon grass chicken wings. It was lightly battered, and fried perfectly. My gf really liked it. I thought it was okay. It was a bit too sweet for my taste...but that's just my preference.

Our first entree was the Nyonya Curry Chicken. The dish contained several pieces of chicken and potatoes in a dry curry paste. It was excellent. The curry was very tasty with a nice balance of spicyness and sweetness. My only problem with this dish was that the portion was a bit small. C'mon, chicken ain't expensive. was very very good.

The second entree was called "My Place" Shrimp and Squid. This was also quite deliciousness. The shrimp and squid were sauteed in a spicy chili sauce with small dried shrimp pieces. It was stinky and good. Very unique...reminds me of Pattaya for some reason. Would definetly come back for this one.

The last entree was the sizzling beef and pepper. The beef wasn't too starchy and over-tenderized. The sauce wasn't the best I've had, but the quality of the beef made up for it.

There were Thai dishes on the menu too...but I probably won't ever try them. Overall, a pleasant surprise. A nice little place for something a bit different outside your Chinatown norm.

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