This place had good reviews so I decided to check it out while in the area. Firstly the place has really bad signage. I knew the intersection it was located at, but couldn't find it right away. For the record it's next to the Dairy Queen.
It was sort of strange in that the restaurant was empty at dinner time. Also, I can't pinpoint it, but the restaurant just gave me a odd vibe from the beginning. Almost as if they weren't used to having customers... and also there are some restaurants where the people like being in the restaurant business whereas here they seem to be running the restaurant for a living, it's a job not their passion.
Anyhow, so I ordered some dishes to go, their menu has pictures which was a nice touch, however my dishes did not end up looking like the pictures.
They also got one of my orders wrong, I don't think it was wrong maliciously they just made a mistake... this hasn't happened to me in a while so be sure you double check your items if you do take-out.
Their prices are low, but then they are in a low-rent part of town and the portions aren't huge. They did charge me $1 for about a tablespoon of sambal sauce... they said it was homemade... I don't really recommend the sambal.
Anyhow the food just seemed more Chinese than Malaysian. Their menu also features some Indonesian dishes, I suggest sticking with the Malaysian items as the Indonesian dishes weren't that great. Everything was edible though. I'd eat there if I was in the area, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there. Also the food didn't wow me so I won't return.
The sort of neat part was that it's located next to a sort of makeshift church in the strip mall. On Sunday night while I was waiting for my order to be ready I could hear the African-Canadian church service through the walls. The music was good.
My wife and I went to this restaurant from the recommendation of Dinehere. My first impression was the decor was fresh and quite pleasant considering the neighbourhood. We first started with the Lo Mee Regular which consist of rice noodles, minced pork and bar-b-q pork. I quite enjoyed it. The noodles could have use some more sauce but otherwise it was delicious. Then we had the Pulut panggang which is steamed coconut rice wrapped with dried shrimps, it was a different dish with a tasty asain flair. Last we had the Crispy Hainan Chicken and I loved it. The chicken was very freah and full of taste. The overall experience was very pleasant and I would recommend this little family owned establishment to anyone.
Well, by far this would be an eatery that maintains a consistent standard in their food quality and portions. I've been there with my wife (also a Malaysian) many times, and have to admit, they've probably got the best "CURRY MEE" and "PENANG KWAY TEOW" around. This is coming from someone who loves kway teow, having tasted so many different ones from sunny Singapore, my hat's off to Irene, the owner of Malaysian Hut, who also personally sees into the cooking and food preparation there.
The food in Malaysian Hut has value for money and I would recommend anyone who has not been there yet ... to drop by and try their wide variety :)
I had the opportunity to sample this restaurant during lunch time. I ordered a mee, but I can't remember the exact name! The food came out quickly and the taste was quite good. The price was decent for the portions. The noodle was approximately 9 dollars including tax and tip. As a regular at Banana Leaf and Tropika, I found that this restaurant was surprisingly good.
Went for lunch on Sat and were the first customers there as they had just opened.Waited a while to decide what to have as we had read the previous reviews on the place and wanted to order the recommended dishes.What a disappointment! Had the crispy hainan chicken which was ok.Couldn't get why they gave sweet soy sauce as a condiment for the dish.I've had many a hainan chicken rice before and this was a first for me.I don't see anything authentic about that.We also had the Char Kuay Teow and I requested that I didn't want any pork with it.The plate came and all that was in it was bean sprouts,eggs and rice noodles.All that for $7.50. Give me a break!They could at least thrown in some fish cake or chicken or anything!Anyways to their defence, it wasn't stated on the menu that there were any other ingredients in the dish.Lastly, I had the sambal Chicken and that was absolutely horrid.The coconut rice they served had pieces of dried up rice in it and I had to constantly spit out little pieces of it throughout the meal.Idon't expect them to cook a fresh batch daily but you can't be serving something that's been sitting in the fridge for god knows how long.It had a grand total of 4 little pieces of cut up chicken thigh and a drumstick.And here's the kicker... the freaking drumstick wasn't even thoroughly cooked. You could see that the whole thing was still bloody on the inside.Are u kidding me! Mentioned it to the young server about it and she explained that this thing sometimes happen when they fry it cause it's a fine line so as to not overfry the chicken and therefore sometimes the chicken is undercooked.What are you talking about? Do they even know how dangerous it is to serve raw chicken?She then told me that since this happen that I did not have to pay taxes on the bill.I was just blown away by all this.Bill came to $25 without taxes for 2 very unsatisfactory dishes and 1 uncooked dish The only saving grace for this place is that our server was polite and attentive..I don't know how they had good reviews before or maybe I just got them on a bad day.Whatever it is, It'll be the first and the very last for me.There are many more places to get my Malaysian fix than this joint.Oh and by the way, as soon as I got home I had to run to the washroom as my stomach wouldn't accept what was put in there the previous hour if you know what I mean.Simply horrible!! Not recommended at all.
I passed by this tiny restaurant several times, keep reminding me to try it some day for 1 years now. Tonight, I almost missed it again. Luckily, I decide to dropped by and ordered something togo.
When i entered, there were only a family of 4 inside ordering. Not a good sign, I thought. When i looked at the menu,..... I was surprised to find Ko Lok Mee!! I've being to lots of Malaysian restaurant around North America and this is literally the 1st time I see that in North America.
So, I ordered Char Kueh Tiew (togo) and Ko Lok mee to try.
MAN!! IT's GOOD!!! The green chili vinegar is IMO better than Malaysia as they chopped the chili to soak the vinegar better.
The owner told me their Kuching Laksa spice comes all the way from Kuching. Haven't tried this myself but certainly will in my next trip.
Lots of Malaysian restaurant has Rojak. I don't usually order it coz they're watery and not really rojak kinda thickness. And that's what I told the owner. And she brought out a sample of their rojak for me to try. REAL AUTHENTIC MALAYSIAN ROJAK! This is not some Hong Kong wannabe Malaysian kinda rojak!
They have a few item that you have to order in advance like rendang beef and Popiah!
A small quaint Malaysian Restaurant. The food has an authentic Malaysian style which is hard to find around the Surrey area. I especially love the Double Lo-Mein Special. Good portion with wonton, some vegetables and special chili/vinegar sauce.
Service is friendly and the hostess make an effort to get to know you if you visit regularly. The value is reasonable although some item's portion may be a little small for 7-8 dollars with the exception of the above mentioned Lo-Mein which is just the right size.
Recently repainted and redecorated to bright orange, it does bring out Malaysian/Bruneian taste. I recommend this place though be prepared as this place only accepts cash. (No credits or debits).
It took my friend and I four attempts to catch place when it's open. We were treated to an interior that feels like it all came from value village. The staff were very courteous, so fair enough, perhaps - we thought - the food will be outstanding and compensate for the lackluster first impression. We had pancakes, which felt like they were lying around for a while - a bit soggy and really greasy. Then came the appetizers - some rice with stuffing, wrapped in a banana leaf, and some malay boiled eggs with fish topping. The rice was dried out outside of the appies. Then came the main dish I was really anticipating - laksa. It was not lacking in fish cake, or chicken, or other items... it was just... well it tasted like it was just all the ingredients mixed into some cold water, than zapped in a microwave. There was none of the fresh spice flavor, nor coconut/milky taste.
There are other, much better places, (albeit scarce and far between), for delicious Malay food in Vancouver.
We live close to this eatery but never ventured in .The exterior is a real put off.Egged on by the other reviews we decided to give this place a try last weekend and we were not disappointed. We ordered the usual malaysian fare.One appetizer,two mains and 01 dessert ( dont miss out on the pancakes) and a grand total of 29 bucks.We also noticed quite a few Singaporean / Malay families in there so I guess the food is pretty authentic.
beautiful day today and i decided to go to surrey with a buddy to check out some places to eat, since i rarely drive down there
drove by a small malaysian restaurant and my buddy wanted to try it out.
my first impression when i went in was that is was a nicely decorated restaurant, and iloved the colours of the paint. the waitress sat us down and she was very polite and courteous. my buddy ordered a loh mee and i ordered the laksa.
my buddy loved the loh mee so much that he ordered another one. the laksa was also delicious, i had it at other malaysian restaurants before and this is by far the best
the dishes were cheap too, it only came up to $12.75. Great food, great prices, totally worth the drive. Definately will come back again, and highly recommended to all food lovers!
I love eating malaysian food from tropika. But since I live in surrey, I don't want to satisy my cravings by driving so far to richmond. So I searched on dinehere and read all these good reviews and decided to try for myself.
The restaurant was hard to find at first as the sign isn't appealing and the location isn't very good. The ambiance inside the restaurant is very nice, it's true that we should not judge a book by its cover.
It was the weekend and the restaurant was fully packed, so I ordered take out instead. The menu had very nice pictures, which made me want to order almost everything. I ordered the crisy hainan chicken, koh loh mee, and Laksa. There were also a few other dishes I wanted to order but I wanted to try it out first. The young lady told me that it would be a longer wait than usual as most weekends are busy. I reccomend that if you come in big groups to make reservations as it is a small family owned business. I also found out that they had been open for almost 11 years now and have been in a widespread page in the Province 5 years ago.
I came back to pick up my food and brought it home. The presentation was colourful and the food was fragrant. Each bite was striking and very different, it is truly authentic Malaysian food that I haven't had in a long time. I would defitnetly return for more!
If you are a first timer, I would suggest to order more exotic dishes. Don't go for dishes you can get anywhere, such as fried rice or wonton soup. Otherwise you are not getting a true taste of what this restaurant offers.
We came back to try this place again -- we had visited a few times before last summer and made a review and wanted to recap on the changes.
Since last year they've redecorated, changed the menu a bit. We kept it simple and had The food was consistent with what were were expecting and after a chat about the comparisons between Malay & Vietnamese food, she brought us out a sample of a Malay dish that was a take on a Vietnamese dessert. We had a friendly conversation about what ingredients she uses and about the style she cooks in.
We had the roti kani, koh loh mee, a chicken dish with a ketchup sauce (can't remember name) and some Malaysian tea. The curry was excellent and the roti we didn't seem to be the packaged style, loh mee was as good if not better than the same we ordered at banana leaf about a week ago, and the Malay tea was like a sharper milk tea. The owner joked about doing the 'show' that goes on with pouring the tea.
After the meal was done, we asked about pre-ordering takeout for the next night of their version (not on the menu) of our favorites from Tropika: sambal bunchies and the sambal cauliflower. Unfortunately aren't open on Tuesdays so we're had to arrange it for another night in the week.
We definitely plan on going back in the next few weeks to make it one of our regular places this summer.