Where's the best Malaysian food?


Does anyone know where is the best Malay food in Taipei?? I’m from Singapore. Spicy and hot has always been my nickname. haha.
I have been craving for Malaysian style food in Taipei.But for those that i’ve been to, they have disappointed me. But i’m still in for trying more restaurants till i find my foodland…yum…yum

Indonesian Food

The Banana Leaf on Yenchi b[/b] St. (parallel with Kuangfu b[/b] S. Rd., opposite the SYS Hall).

I haven’t been for 7 or 8 years, but it used to be good, although somewhat lacking in fire.

Don’t know what its like these days.


I walked passed the Banyan the other day and it is no more. I hve noticed a couple of Malaysian restaurants near my house on FuXing N Rd - in that Apocolypse, Feichang Thai. Never tried any of them of course…


There is a cheap one off Shi Da road called Langkawi (spelling?). It is named after the island. Going south on Shi Da Road it is in (I think) the second alley on your right (running off the park). It is on the right hand side of the alley walking down from Shi Da Road.

It was pretty good when it first opened, but they seem to have reduced the menu a bit. The Hainan chicken rice is good, and of course they also do a few currys. I have only visited once recently, and it seemed to have gone downhill a bit. But maybe I struck them on an off day. They also have teh tarik!

If Indonesian is close enough for you then you could try the Indonesian restaurant a hundred meters or so south of Zhong Shan High School MRT station. I don’t remember the name, but it is on the west side of the road, roughly opporite Feichang Thai (I think). The food is great.


Thank you guys, i’ll go try some of it and tell u guys what i think.

BTW, Langkawi is the correct spelling.


Hello Hello,

Please do post if you find any place that’s good/genuine. Ta!


Having spend 7 years in Malaysia and been to one Malaysian restaurant I was less then impressed, expensive and no good. It wasn’t halal either if it matters to you.
Can’t remember the name nor the exact address, somewhere around ChungHsiao b[/b] and TunHwa b[/b] or the next N-S road?

That said there is a small one (well, a food stall rather than restaurant) in the backlane opposite the Brother hotel at the FuXing / Nan-Ching b[/b] junction (MRT Stop). Reasonable and not bad but selection is few.

I think in general food here isn’t made that spicy to suit local tastes.


Hello Hello Hello,

Walk past the Banana Leaf down the alley which it is on and you will find a beautifully done out small Malay restaurant. All the usual fair and cheap. It’s called…I can’t remember. But the sign over the door makes a reference to South East Asian cooking; that’s what got me in there.