Location: 3608 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5M2
Phone: (604) 438-4288
Monday-Friday (Closed Tuesdays)
11:30am – 3:00pm
Monday-Thursday (Closed Tuesdays)
- Street parking
- Malaysian cuisine
- Boneless Hainanese Chicken
- Casual family style
- Take out available
My girlfriend and I discovered Malay Curry House on the busy streets of Kingsway one time we were driving by. I’m not so much a fan of Malaysian or Singaporean food, not as much as my girlfriend.
I have read prior reviews before coming here, and previous bloggers had mentioned the drinks were complimentary. So we got this fruit drink (great for summer not so much for winter). But we ended up paying $0.50 per drink. Good thing I didn’t ask for a refill.
I believe the chicken that we ordered came with soup, but we only had a little. It looked very MSG to me.
We got a roti to start, which came with a peanut dipping sauce. The roti was a bit too oily. It wasn’t the best roti I’ve had but it was decent. Less oily would have me liked it more.
We ordered half a Hainanese chicken, which was completely boneless. Hainanese chicken is special in its own way because it is boiled in a pork and chicken bone stock and is just barely fully cooked. The chicken is really smooth in texture but eating it without sauces will just taste bland.
At Malay Curry House, you get to pick up to 2 different sauces from a variety of 8 sauces. I think this is where they are different compared to other places that only sell Hainanese chicken with the original green onion ginger sauce and a vinegar-like sauce. The green onion ginger here is a little different too, compared to other restaurants. Their green onion and ginger is blended together, quite interesting.
Laksa, another very popular menu item in Malaysia and Singaporean culture. It’s a spicy noodle soup with assorted vegetables and seafood (generally). We got the original Laksa here with no spicy. It was still a little spicy despite though we got no spicy. Laksa is usually served in a coconut milk soup broth. It’s perfect on a cold day. There were actually lots of ingredients even in the original Laksa. There’s a variety of tofu puff, fish balls, and vegetables. I was quite satisfied with this.
The inside of the restaurant is very orangey. You might want to bring a jacket on a cold day, they have heat but it’s not very strong. I think I had my jacket on the entire time I was in there.
The bill came to under $28. Not so bad for all the food we’ve ordered. The menu is in both Chinese and English. The service was not bad for a restaurant that is so spaced out. And there wasn’t too many people inside when we dined on a Saturday evening. I think there were quite a few take outs though. The food was pretty good overall, and it’s definitely girlfriend approved. And we would come back if we were in the area.
There’s quite a few of Malaysian and Singaporean restaurants in Vancouver. Which one do you suggest?