Monday, December 8, 2008

Brooklyn and more

Sarang Burong- A Malaysian dish consisting of a deep fried taro bowl full of chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, snow peas, carrots, bell peppers, and baby corn

A Malaysian restaurant in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, one of several Brooklyn Chinatowns. This is one place that I must always visit when I return to Brooklyn for any reason. The food is delicious and fairly priced. Dinner for four including drinks and tip was only $60.

Favorite Nyonya dish = Crispy golden fried squid $8.95
Instead of a dipping sauce, the squid is liberally covered in a spicy chili paste. The dish comes with raw green and red bell peppers and raw red onion. This dish is the most delicious fried squid I have ever had, and it is always consistent - crispy, hot, spicy, fresh.

The food at Nyonya always comes out remarkably fast - within minutes of the appetizer being finished the food comes out - all at the same time. Even if the restaurant is full, the food is always quickly prepared.

More on this later!