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Restoran Malaysia visit

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Restoran Malaysia visit

garp7 | Oct 18, 2004 10:44 AM

I had a chance to go to Restoran Malaysia on 815 Major Mackenzie Drive East this friday with my partner - I've been keeping an eye open for Achar that he (still to this day) talks about at a Malaysian restaurant that's closed ages ago, and someone on this board mentioned the place very positively.

First of all I noticed that despite the busy air (all tables were filled on friday 8 pm) staff was very friendly (joking around with us) and not afraid to give recommendations. We ordered a freezy each (mango and mango-lichee, both on par with Vietnamese fruit shakes), the appetizer platter for two (spring rolls, beef & chicken satay, crab cake and crab chips), achar, roti with curry chicken and a flat rice noodles dish with shrimps and beansprouts (pardon me for not remembering the name). The appetizers were a bit too much for me (the satays were great but having 3 other items that were all fried was a bit too much on the greasy side for me). Other than that, I was happy with all of the choices - the freezies hit the spot with me, the roti was very yummy with the curry (the chicken was tender and juicy), and the shrimps in the noodles were of a decent size and crunchy. We were too full for dessert, unfortunately. The total was $53 including tax and tips.

Don't expect a place like Mata Hari, but if you can deal with a bit of the grungy family-tavern feel, it's a solid choice for non-Chinese Asian food north of Steeles. A good alternative for me and my partner since he won't eat Vietnamese. Apparently most of their meat is also Halal-standard.

P.S.: He liked the achar but commented that it wasn't the same as the one he had, so I'm still searching.

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