Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Malaysian Restaurant Week hits NY Metro Area

Sam Sifton (Chief Restaurant Critic at The New York Times) has introduced a new feature to The New York Times’ online Diner’s Journal called “Hey, Mr. Critic!”, where he answers readers’ pleas for help finding restaurants for special occasions, often involving specific criteria. One lucky reader was answered last week in a quest to find curry laksa, a Malaysian chicken soup that was new to me. Mr. Sifton’s excited response pointed to a previously published New York Times article about Malaysian food in New York. The article’s title, “From Asia, Rapture in a Bowl”, really says it all – after reading the piece, this fragrant, spiced, “curry noodle soup” has immediately catapulted to the top of my “must try” list!

The article Mr. Sifton cites (written by Julia Moskin) names a couple of places to visit in Chinatown and Queens, but if you’re hoping to find curry laksa a little closer to home, you’re in luck – if you act fast!

Malaysian Restaurant Week is here in New York (who knew??), and it ends on Sunday, June 20. Various restaurants in the New York metro area are offering special Malaysian menus, highlighting this country’s unique cuisine – brightly colored and highly flavorful, Malaysian food brings together the best of Chinese, Indian, and Malay cuisines.

Take a look at the list of participating restaurants here – and if you try anything fabulous, be sure to mention it here on Little Scarlet!


  1. Curry Laksa is super yums!!! I wish I could have one now!! Please go try it!

  2. Wow...who would have thought that it is Malaysian Restaurant Week now and held in NY Metro Area . Good news for many Malaysian residing there :) Thanks for sharing the new:)