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Malaysia Rasa Sayang

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johnny forks Aug 21, 2002 11:08 AM

I've checked out old postings on this place, and was wondering if anyone has been there recently. A friend who was originally from Singapore/Malaysia is interested in going and I was wondering whether anyone thought it was worth it? And if so, what's the best stuff to order....
Tanks

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    david sprague Aug 21, 2002 12:51 PM

    I'm a big fan of the place, and while I'm not an expert on what's "authentic" in Malaysian cuisine, a Filipina friend of mine who spent time in the country assures me that Rasa Sayang offers up the real deal.

    absolutely love the whole fish in asam (sp?) sauce, actually any of the fish preparations and the kangkung balaban (which, if I'm not mistaken, is a water spinach of some sort) and the popiah appetizer. the last is a sort of summer roll with egg, tofu and dried shrimp, topped with a tangy, sweetish sauce.

    enjoy!

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      Capn Mac Aug 22, 2002 01:22 PM

      Have not been in about three months, but I do like the place. It's my second favorite Malaysian.
      Curry Leaves on 40th Road in Flushing is better. But, I go to both and enjoy both much more than any Penang or Nyonya, that I've been to.

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        Jayask Aug 22, 2002 02:37 PM

        How do they compare to Taste Good in Elmhurst?

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          Capn Mac Aug 23, 2002 09:57 AM

          Cant' say, as I have not been to Taste Good.

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        Mike Aug 22, 2002 09:47 PM

        David, if you recommend Malaysia Rasa Sayang then that's good enough for me since you sure know your food. I have been to other places you recommended and haven't been disappointed. I'm also in Jackson Heights (fairly recent arrival) and I plan to have lunch at the new upscale restaurant on Northern Blvd & 85th called Blue Olive. Spoke briefly with the owner today (real nice guy) who was a co-owner of a French Bistro on West 66th off Columbus Ave. Seafood comes in fresh from Boston which is there specialty with Mediterranean and Latin flavors. They have an incredible lunch special which includes homemade smoked salmon which I plan to have tomorrow and flourless Viennese chocolate cake for dessert. And would you believe Belly Dancing on Saturday evening with no cover charge. I'll report on this recent arrival ( just 3 weeks) after a few lunches and at least on dinner.

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