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malaysian/indonesian around edison

chuck98 Apr 6, 2007 12:22 PM

Reposting this from the tristate board. I'm looking for a decent malaysian or indonesian place in the Edison/New Brunswick area, or anywhere in Middlesex or Somerset County for that matter. I know about the Edison Penang, was disappointed in Meemah's, any others? Thanks.

  1. wench31 Apr 6, 2007 09:23 PM

    Try Kuala Lampur in 1358 Rte 36 in Keyport, NJ. They have good Malaysian food there.
    I was disappointed in Meemah's too despite all the hype about that place.

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      RGR Apr 6, 2007 09:28 PM

      Are you willing to travel to Monmouth County? If so, you might want to check out Far East Taste, on Route 35, in Eatontown. The chef/owner, Richard Wang, is serving his interpretations of Malaysian, Thai and Chinese cuisines. The place is totally decor deficient, but the food's excellent.

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      1. re: RGR
        chuck98 Apr 9, 2007 02:09 PM

        thanks, will try them

        1. re: chuck98
          OGguy Apr 10, 2007 05:23 AM

          There is (or was) a branch of Penang right off Route 1 - I've not been to that one, but the one in Lawrenceville is pretty good.

      2. ambrose Apr 10, 2007 08:08 AM

        I finally went to Meemah's and thoroughly enjoyed lunch there. I must say, however, that this is not a Malaysian restaurant even though they have a couple of supposed Malaysian dishes on the menu (I did not have any of these).

        We arrived a little early and I think that worked to our advantage. The hostess and servers were very pleasant and we were able to order before the rush started. After that, things became a little (a lot?) hectic and I'm sure this carried over to the kitchen. I would not suggest arriving after noon! It was apparent that many people from nearby office buildings come here for lunch.

        Maybe I just lucked out but my beef with green beans dish was excellent and the hot and sour soup was better than what I've had in many other Chinese restaurants. I would definitely go back, especially at lunch when the prices are very reasonable.

        What did you find disappointing (other than the fact that it's not Malaysian)?

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        1. re: ambrose
          chuck98 Apr 10, 2007 05:07 PM

          Besides that, it was ok. Seemed like a fairly standard chinese restaurant with a couple of malaysian/thai dishes. A bit cramped, ok service, decent food. I was just hoping for a malaysian place, more like the ones in NYC's Chinatown. Penang is pretty close.

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