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Published April 17th 2012
Dining establishments from various Asian nations line the streets of Manhattan's Chinatown. And if you're seeking Malaysian cuisine, you're in luck since options, such as W. New Malaysia Restaurant exist. However, you may not necessarily chance upon this venue, unless you're a local patron who knows its semi-hidden location—a pedestrian passageway (alley) that connects Elizabeth and Bowery streets.
W. New Malaysia is located at 46-48 Bowery Street, between Bayard & Canal streets (within a passageway that connects Elizabeth & Bowery streets)
And when you do find it, pat yourself on the back and ready your palate—you're about to sample a sumptuous meal at very reasonable prices. Enjoy an array of dishes that showcase the flavors of Malaysian food culture, such as appetizers of Roti Canai, a flaky Indian-inspired pastry (like naan) served with curry for dipping. Or, perhaps beef or chicken satay, which is made with a spicy-sweet marinade.
Since the tasty foods come in generous portions, you'll leave feeling satisfied. And if they're lucky, you'll feel inclined to share the venue's semi-hidden location with your foodie friends. And while your disclosure of this treasured find means your circle of pals may compete for seats at some point—rest assured, you can go together as a group and snag one of the big round tables. Plus, your buddies will always know that you found the bustling, casual and family-friendly restaurant first.