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New York, New York
January 12, 2001
From journal New York on a Shoestring
January 11, 2001
The food here is Malaysian. Start off with the roti canai for $1.95. These are hot crepes/thin pancakes, with curry chicken in a small bowl for dipping. Have the leaf-wrapped chicken wings (around $7), you could make a meal out of it.
I usually opt for the Hainanese Chicken Rice (for $3.95), a bargain by any standards. You get steamed flavoured chicken with rice cooked in the chicken sauce...delicious. I also like the salted-fish fried rice, the curry mee with young tau foo, noodle soup with lemongrass, curried coconut-milk broth and fish-stuffed tofu and vegetables. The curry chicken rice is also delicious, but oh so spicy. Of course, if you go with a large group of friends, you could order a wider selection of dishes...steamed whole fish with lemongrass, grilled prawns, mango shrimp, pineapple fried rice, and a whole selection of vegetable choices.
For dessert, I love to enjoy shaved-ice desserts in the summer. Try the ABC, with beans, corn, palm seeds and sweet syrup over shaved ice. Or try the black rice with coconut milk for something warm in the winter time. Don't forget the drinks-Malaysian ice coffee or tea (with sweetened milk), or one of the Longnan or Lychee ice drinks.
After eating like kings and queens, you will be shocked by how reasonable your bill will be. This is one of the best bargains in town and I found myself taking the subway down to treat myself to a good meal.
From journal Living in New York
brooklyn, New York
September 22, 2000
From journal Where English is a Second Language