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curry laksa noodle soup?

elsie Feb 8, 2005 03:01 PM

There are few things I miss about Washington DC, where I recently moved back from. But a Malaysian restaurant there had a curry laksa noodle soup that I was addicted to. (Basically chicken or tofu w/lots of vegetables and noodles in a rich delicious coconut curry broth.)

What's the best place for this dish here?

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    merry RE: elsie Feb 9, 2005 07:29 AM

    Are you referring to Malaysia Kopitiam? Their chicken curry laksa soup was my go-to food when I was feeling under-the-weather. I know New Taste Good on Bayard has it, and I've wanted to try it so if you do please report back!

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      elsie RE: merry Feb 9, 2005 09:01 AM

      yes--that's the one!

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      LaFemme RE: elsie Feb 9, 2005 01:13 PM

      Nyonya - best malaysian i have had outside of Malaysia - my mom's from there and Nyonya is as close as it gets!

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        keithk RE: LaFemme Feb 9, 2005 04:41 PM

        agreed, and a few blocks away on baxter street just south of canal street Jaya makes a good one, too

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          Food -vergnugen RE: keithk Mar 28, 2005 12:08 PM

          In my opinion, Jaya makes the worse curry laksa i have ever tasted. Let me get back to you on one of the best laksa's I've ever had. It's somewhere in the east- part of Chinatown.

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            Food-vergnugen RE: Food -vergnugen Mar 28, 2005 01:04 PM

            Okay-- I think this is the restaurant that I'm talking about. It's pretty far east of the N/R train canal st stop. It's located in a walk-through arcade/tunnel-- I went there with an Indonesian/Chinese friend who knows a lot about malaysian good-stuff:

            new malaysia restaurant, 46-48 bowery st, chinatown arcade #28, telephone: 964-0284.

            vietnamese restaurants also carry a dish that is like curry laksa, which is la sa tom (curry laksa noodles with shrimp). you can also get this curry noodle in chicken.

            Bon apetit!

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          grocerytrekker RE: LaFemme Mar 21, 2007 11:33 AM

          I just visited Nyonya. It was actually decent. For some reason, they only had asam laksa (without bunga kantan - but I'm used to that by now) and no offering of creamy coconut curry laksa which I much prefer. Anyway, asam laksa (only $5.95!) was strong-flavored, rich, and sour as asam laksa should be.

          I also had char kway teow and popiah. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/21747...

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          JulesEV RE: elsie Mar 21, 2007 04:50 PM

          Fatty Crab has a great laksa soup, very rich and delicious. Yes, you have to plan to avoid the crowds, but I found it worth it. We went on a Saturday night early-ish and waited 45 minutes or so.

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            randumbposter RE: elsie Mar 21, 2007 08:32 PM

            I like the boky chicken curry noodle soup.
            New chao chow does one too.

            Contains curry soup, chicken, bean sprouts, I think there's coconut in there. I think the boky one throws some eggplant in too. Greasy and tasty.

            1. csw RE: elsie Mar 21, 2007 09:21 PM

              Sanur (closed mondays)
              18 Doyer street

              One of my favorite spots, they have curry laksa noodles here (3.95). I don't know how it compares against DC but its pretty good here.

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