For Valentine’s Day, Danny and I had dinner at New Malaysian Restaurant. It’s located in an alley on Elizabeth Street. We’ve been here many times in the past and just missed this tiny little restaurant. We ordered the roti canal for an appetizer. The roti canal is a little appetizer that gets you in the mood for Malaysian food. The roti curry was mildly spicy and coconuty. There was also bits of chicken in the roti. You just dip the bread in the roti and it’s like heaven. I’m not a fan of spicy food but the roti had a good kick to it.


For our entrees, we ordered the honey glazed steak. In the past, we’ve always ordered the honey glazed steak and it was pretty good. This time, the steak was slightly overcooked and had a beautiful honey flavor with a hint of black pepper. I love just about any kind of steak and this was pretty good (despite the fact that it was a little tough). There were also sliced cucumbers and tomatoes. They didn’t make too much sense with the steak but I love me some cukes and tomatoes. We also ordered a side of rice to soak up the sauce. What I thought was funny was that they gave us a butter knife to cut the steak. Maybe they’re afraid of people stabbing each other?


We also ordered the pan fried seafood noodles. On top, the noodles were super crunchy and the bottom of the noodles were moist. There was a variety of seafood (scallops, shrimp, calamari, fish ball, artificial crab meat), mushroom, and veggies (snow peas, carrots, and chinese broccoli). This was a great dish. Though the noodles were moist on the bottom, the top remained crunchy. The seafood was plentiful, piping hot, and cooked perfectly. The mushrooms were squishy as normal and the veggies added a nice healthy crunch.


New Malaysian Restaurant

48 Bowery

Between Bayard St & Canal St

New York, NY 10013