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Roma Jul 13, 2003 09:31 PM

Discovered a good Malaysian restaurant on 389 Roncesvalles Ave, just south of Howard Park. The food is delicious and the owners are nice and helpful with suggestions. The name is Coconut Village Restaurant and the # is 416-536-7111.

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    Leah S. RE: Roma Jul 15, 2003 02:22 PM

    I have never been there and have wanted to go.

    Do they have a website?? How would you rate the food? Is the chef Malaysian?
    Leah S.

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      Karim RE: Roma Jul 15, 2003 02:42 PM

      I think that the best Malaysian restaurant is one completely off the beaten restaurant path - its called Ristorante Malaysia. Its located way North, at the southeast corner of Bayview and Elgin Mills. The prices are extremely reasonable, but as with most Asian restaurants, I suggest going with at least six people so that you can try many of their dishes. I wholeheartedly recommend the trip!

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        Goober RE: Karim Jul 16, 2003 07:50 AM

        It's the Southeast corner of Bayview and Major Mac, actually.

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          Chloe RE: Karim Jul 18, 2003 05:10 PM

          I went to Restoran Malaysia last night in Richmond Hill, and sorry to say I was very disappointed. The decor was less than desireable. The food was less than mediocre. The spring rolls were small and nothing much inside, the Pineapple Fried Rice took 40 minutes to get to the table and the rice was soft with little bits of shrimp and chicken. I've had amazing Malaysian food in New York City, so I guess I'm a tough critic. I would not go again, though the staff was nice, the food took forever to arrive. However on a positive note, their extra spicey shrimp hot sauce is amazing, they make it themselves. I think I would go back to buy a bottle of the hot sauce and that's about it. And... for those considering dinner there, there is no liquor license.

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            woowoo RE: Chloe Jul 23, 2003 03:11 PM

            I agree.

            I went there last month and I was not thrilled by the cuisine. The food was okay, but not great. Maybe, I ordered the wrong dishes...

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          pearl RE: Roma Jul 15, 2003 05:56 PM

          Hi Roma

          I ordered from Coconut Village when it first opened--I live nr. Roncy--and I wasn't overwhelmed. Mind you, we may have ended up with too many Thai-mode items, to be fair...

          But, I'm willing to try again, based on your post. What do you recommend?

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            Cody RE: Roma Jul 17, 2003 11:47 AM

            Nothing beats the Rendang Beef at Matahari Grill.


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              Shane RE: Roma Jul 22, 2003 05:28 PM

              I would kill for some authentic char kuey teow...kill I tell you.

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                mikeb RE: Shane Jul 28, 2003 04:32 PM

                There's a place in the food court at First Markham Place called Merlion Dynasty. First Markham is on Number 7 between Warden and Woodbine.

                Merlion Dynasty makes what they call Penang Fried Kway Teow. It looks and tastes a lot like what you're looking for. It's as good as any that I've had in Toronto. I wouldn't drive across the city to go there, but if you're in the neighbourhood or going up the 404 you might want to stop and give it a try. The 4.60 price is pretty good. I like their fried chicken wing appetizer. Their nasi goreng sure tastes like the real thing.

                Do you know where to get good chicken rice?

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                Malysian_Girl RE: Roma Jul 30, 2003 05:45 PM

                Try Coconut Island (I think that's what it's called) at Kennedy and Hwy 7 in Markham ... Real 100% Malaysian food ... even if all the waiters are Chinese :D

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