Where's the best Malaysian or Singapore food?

Why is the Nasi Lemak swimming in brown sauce?

Recent typhoon activity???

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Is that some kind of fried stuff maybe?

maybe because real Taiwanese food isn’t very good?

Sorry, some of it is good… the stuff you get at Du Xiao Yue, the random dumpling shops and carefully selected noodle shops. But the common everyday stuff you get at those buffet places are awful.


Guess my biggest problem with Taiwanese food is that they drench it with a ton of starchy sauce and most of the food is soft and mushy. Soft, short grain rice works well with sushi but sucks with almost everything else. And finding noodles which are al dente… need to know which noodle/ramen shops to go to.

Personally just prefer my food on the dry side with strong spices. Rice and noodles need to be al dente (unless I’m eating sushi)

That said, would guess that I eat Japanese food about 3-4 days per week (great value), sandwich shop maybe 1-2 days per week, Korean 1-2 days per week. Weekends just eat at home or the falafel/Texas chicken place nearby

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In the picture I can see the ikan bilis, but I can’t see my favourite part of nasi lemak, the sambal. Never seen turmeric in the coconut rice before.

Perhaps the vendor should do a web image search on nasi lemak?

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Kuning means yellow, so there’s hope :slight_smile: A search turns up a lot of examples of it. Sambal would mostly be wasted here, I think they’ll have it, but I’m an optimist

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They do that a lot here, they’ll market some less heard of, regional or some other variant of a classic. I think it’s part quackery, and part excuse if they disappoint. There was a local cafe up the road that had “Icelandic cheesecake” on the menu. No regular cheesecake option mind…


I keep meaning to try Nyonya Kitchen near the Brother Hotel. Have to try soon

San Lim Laksa is not too far away from there (Civic Blvd/Fuxing) and MUCH better. Only been to Nyonya once and wasn’t impressed

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Anyone know any good laksa joints down south? Please dont say costco.

Our laksa leaf plants are a ways off so looking to get a fix.

I saw this in kaohsiung yesterday…not sure what to make of it. Didnt order it, just needed the wc.

I think Mr Chee Kopitiam has been mentioned. Looks like mostly noodles n soups with little variety.

Mr. Chee Kopitiam
No. 10號, Lane 284, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100

What’s mentioned earlier in the thread is their Fuxing branch. The Roosevelt location is their Gongguan branch. The menus are a little different.

Mr. Chee Kopitiam Fushing was quite nice and spicy. nt$290 for curry chicken and sambal squid nasi lemak.

Then I saw this one. Don’t know if it’s been mentioned or not.

EMA Malaysian Delights
No. 61, Lane 118, Section 2, Heping East Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106

Good reviews. Looks simple.

Star Horse Express
No. 24, Lane 52, Section 1, Da’an Road, Da’an District, Taipei City

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Pulau Redang near National Palace Museum is labeled as vegetarian but it appears to be Malaysian food.

Pulau Redang
No. 33號, Sec 2, Zhi Shan Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, 111
02 2883 1885

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Had an acceptable simple curry chicken nasi lemak here for nt$220.