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Malaysian grocery store in Flushing Mall -- still there?

Puppimus Aug 21, 2011 05:43 PM

Last time I went to the Flushing Mall about 2 years ago, there was a nice Malaysian grocery store there.
Can anyone tell me the name of this store, and if it even still exists? The owner, a Malaysian woman, used to also have a booth in a mini-mall on 8th Ave. in Sunset Park, but that's long gone.
Thank you!

  1. Puppimus Aug 22, 2011 08:06 PM

    I will answer my own question! Because I am an intrepid reporter/ace journalist.

    Yes, it is still there, and it's called Oldtown Asia Market. I purchased assam and kari laksa base packets and strange snacks galore! Highly recommended.

    Now that I can google the name, I found this!

    EIT delivers, as always. Very excited to learn that there's a branch in BK, my home borough.

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    1. re: Puppimus
      Lau Aug 23, 2011 07:28 AM

      you can get some of the snack type stuff at Shi Eurasia in the LES in manhattan, its mainly snacks and drinks. they do have 100 plus there too. its mainly singaporean, malaysian, british and australian stuff


      if you're really interested in having something super singaporean / malaysian which i love, go to curry leaves and buy some kaya (it will be in a plastic container and it is caramel colored). it's spread made of eggs, pandan leaves, sugar and coconut milk. It's one of my all time favorite breakfast dishes (i used to eat it like every morning in singapore). Make some toast, spread some butter on it, then spread the kaya on it. If you want to be super singaporean then make a soft boiled egg and some coffee with condensed milk and then ull have a singaporean breakfast.

      1. re: Lau
        Puppimus Aug 23, 2011 08:20 AM

        I bought a jar of (Indonesian) kaya but didn't know you're supposed to butter the toast first, so thanks for the tip!

        This is what I bought:

        1. re: Puppimus
          Lau Aug 23, 2011 09:01 AM

          thats the canned kind

          go buy the one from curry leaves as they actually make it there. their version is pretty authentic, it will taste similar to what you get in singapore

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