Malay Curry House offers a menu Malaysian and Thai cuisine.
Felt like getting out of my house again and decided to stay within walking distance. Walked up to Kingsway and Boundary to try out Malay Curry House. This used to be Bowl of Stars (which I enjoyed, per my review on dinehere). Same owners, I believe, but menu was tweaked.
The place is very clean. The waitress both friendly/polite and helpful, answering questions about the different laksa and what they included. She also offered me a choice of hot tea or cold tea (complimentary).
I chose the cold tea - it was served in a large glass with ice. It was sweet and very tasty. I ordered the coconut curry laksa with lamb at $8. I was offered a choice of noodles - I chose the big, udon style ones.
My food came quickly. It was very, very tasty with generous portions of tasty lamb. The curry had the perfect balance of sweetness, richness and spice.
Despite finding it delicious, I was too full to finish it. It was packaged nicely and bagged for me to take home.
The bill, with tax and 20% tip came to $11.00
I will return.
I have been meaning to try this place. A lot of my friends have recommended this place, so I decided to try this place out. Pretty impressive.
I went on a weekday, not much people when I walked in, but it filled up quite quickly for lunch. I like the face that they would ask if you want hot or cold beverage. Hot beverage is tea and the cold beverage was peach green tea, on the house. The girl there was REALLY nice. She was very patient and explained what I was asking about.
We had the curry beef brisket with rice. Very tasty. The satay seafood chow mein was a little bland for my liking. The indian roti was average. The Hainanese Chicken was boneless and really good. The dipping sauce is really tasty as well.
Will definately return!!!
My wife and I wanted to have a nice sit-down meal.
A friend recommended we check it out, as I had been craving Thai food, Malay Curry House was a natural fit.
I was really hungry, therefore, we order half hananiese chicken, one laksa seafood noodle soup and a curry beef with indian pancake.
I was impress that they serve boneless hananises chicken! As i'm totally a lazy person to pick out the chicken one. and the chicken has a strong taste and the meat is absolutely
Hananises chicken: nice flavor, but definitely wont over-cooked
Laksa: probably the best dish out of all of them, the broth is absolutely gooood
Curry: compare to the curry from Tropika, which was too watery and was not even hot at all - this one is totally the opposite. I don't really know how to describe but if you are visiting this restaurant, the curry is a must!
One disappointing thing is that they don't have dessert, which my wife complained about ....
I am not at all impressed with this restaurant. Location is good and exterior is modern and presentable. Inside is rather like a canteen layout but the waitress services are extremely poor. Dirty dishes are left all over the tables and the waitresses were more interested with other things than clearing them. When my wife and I went, the waitress asked us to sit on a table with unclear dishes from the previous customer who probably left ages ago. It was not busy and only a few customers who were already served with their food. Despite that, we could not get service for 20 mins. The two waitresses were doing other things that were not customer orientated and we could not even get their attention. We eventually just left and the waitresses looked so surprised. Don't know if the food were great but I do not think I will enjoy it as I would probably be grumpily annoyed with the service. Anyone who have been giving the waitresses full tips must be nuts and guilty of encouraging them with this kind of service.
I went there a lot these 2 months, but lately, for 3x in a row, their Hoi Nam Chicken continuously ran out of stock. 1st time it's 8:30pm, which is understandable cause it's late dinner. 2nd time I went at 8pm, they said Hoi Nam Chicken with rice is out of stock, but I can still order noodles or anything else with Hoi Nam Chicken...?
Yesterday I went at 7pm, they said I can't order Hoi Nam Chicken Rice (1/2 a chicken) because they reserved it for other customers.. which it totally ridiculous and unacceptable!! 7pm is dinnertime and they refuse to serve it even though they have stock? They could have serve it to the current customers first then make more for the customers who reserved it and will come LATER.. but not to hold current stock and disappoint current customers. Totally poor customer service! I will never go there again!! They totally don't know how to manage their restaurant!
My wife and I discovered this restaurant by accident, as we were driving by one day. We've been there for a total of 5 times now and have tried most things on their menu.
When you first sit down, there's the normal hot tea or ice water offered. However, they also do a "tropical" iced drink as an option. I should add it's a FREE option. It's been good every time.
We love most of the items. The roti was decent. The Hainan chicken is superb. It's boneless and extremely soft and tender. Their laksa is very, very good. It's their soup base - which is excellent. Their other curry hotpots are also quite good. The thing to note is that most of their meat dishes are very soft and tender. Even my wife, who is not a big meat eater, loves their meat dishes.
Is it exactly like in Malaysia? Nope, but no other restaurant in Vancouver is. Is it selling very delicious dishes are reasonable prices? It is doing that extremely well.
For service, there are times where the restaurant was totally packed. Service was still good. As for someone mentioning dessert, I don't agree they should offer one. They've concentrated on their core offerings and do it well. There are dedicated dessert places and I'd rather go to one of those.
Again, we've been there 5 times and 3 of those were with family. We'll be back again soon.