malaysian night market - 9/14/2010 - meatpacking area
not sure how good this will be, but it's from the same group that's been promoting malaysian food all summer:
participants are fatty crab, laut, new malaysia, etc. each plate is $4 to $8.
could be good, probably will be bad, but I'd like to see how they set it up.
It seems pretty similar to the Malaysian Night Market that was part of the Lucky Rice festival. It was pretty fun because they were giving away little tastes of each dish to entice you to buy the full size portion, not sure if they'll be doing the same for this event.
I was there last night. Got there around 6:20 and it was crowded, but I was able to grab food from three stalls fairly quickly. Tried the combo of chicken curry and beef rendang from Laut, the curried chicken sandwich from Cafe Asean, and the steak satay from Todd English/Ian Chalermkittichai. All were good but nothing really blew me away. My favorite was the chicken curry sandwich, which had a really tasty cucumber and herb salad on top of the chicken.
By 6:50 the square was totally packed and it was impossible to tell where the lines were or to get anywhere near the booths. Would have like to tried more things, but I didn't feel like fighting the crowds. They definitely need a bigger space if they do this again.
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Yeah, I got there at about 6:50, and like Cath said, it was impossible to tell where the lines for what booth/stand started where, and it seemed pretty hard just to stand in the small island area they had reserved for this occasion.
Luckily, Scarpetta had seats at the bar open, so we ate dinner there :)
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