Wimaan Thai is no longer and Kaya Malay Bistro has replaced it. It looks like they did some renovation as well as the place looks much more open than it did although I haven't eaten at Wimaan in several years. Anyways we arrived on a Friday evening around 7:30 and had a table after only a few minute wait.
We ordered the duck lettuce wraps, deep fried soft shell crap, mee goreng, and beef rendang. All of the dishes were good with the standout being the mee goreng which had a healthy spiciness to it and included shrimp and beef. At $10 for the dish, its a pretty good value. The beef rendang was my least favourite as the beef was tough although the flavour was good. If not for the beef being a little chewy, I would have given the food a better rating.
Overall I enjoyed my experience at Kaya Malay Bistro and I would return. I will probably go for lunch next time and try the laksa.
If you love curry this is a place you must visit. I am a fan of chicken, and singapore laksa and to be honest, this is the best chicken satay and laksa I've ever had. I think it is just as good as my all time favorite place "Banana Leaf on Broadway". Their chicken skewers are so tender with a nice hint of curry and amazing peanut satay sauce for dipping. The price here is also quite reasonable with generous portions doesn't matter what dish you order. Service is fast and efficient. If you come here for lunch it can get very busy and you may have to wait for a table but it is well worth the wait every time!
My first time experience with the Laksa was good so I thought let's invite some friends out for dinner.
We ordered Pad Thai, Sambal Green Bean , Rendang Beef and Hainanese Chicken. Got upsold by the waitress to have Roti Canai as well - she says "you cannot have Malaysian food without Roti Canai"
1/ Roti tasted like a crepe. If I wanted a crepe, I would have gotten crepes
2/ Pad Thai was decent, along with Hainanese Chicken
3/ Sambal Green Beans - just blanched string beans with XO Sauce. What kind of self respecting chef cooks this way? If you are going to call yourself a decent authentic Malaysian restaurant, don't try to pull this off and rip off our diners.
4/ Redang Beef - low grade beef mixed in with Curry.
Won't be returning here anytime soon, will stick with our stand by Banana Leaf or pay a bit more and go to Balilicious on Cambie.
My friend and I went to Kaya last Wednesday for lunch, and the food was impressed. We had Kari lamp, Singapore Laksa, and Satay Chicken. The lamp was very tender, and the chicken was marinated very well, it's soft and tasty. I loved all of the dishes, and sure will recommend this restaurant to other friends and will be back for dinner. It's a great place to visit.