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Nov132012

[Malaysian] Restoran Malaysia

Restaurant: Restoran Malaysia
Cuisine: Malaysian
Location: Richmond Hill
Address: 815 Major Mackenzie Dr E
Price Range: $10~15

1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very Good 5: Excellent

Food: 4
Service: 4
Ambiance: 4
Overall: 4

Extra information:

* Mix of Malaysian/Thai/Singaporean cuisine
* Closed on Monday
* Open for lunch and dinner
* Parking lot at front
* Takes reservation
* Good for large groups
* http://restoranmalaysia.com

In past couple months, I made few Malaysian-Chinese friends! And what did I do? of course I asked them where they think is the best Malaysian restaurant in Toronto. Most of them answered 'there isn't any', but Restoran Malaysia seemed to be the runner up for something that is close to authentic. In my opinion, Restoran Malaysia is on another level of Richmond Hill....it was probably the furthest I ever had to travel up north for food. As I was making my way there, I thought- this better be worth it.



One of the first Malaysian restaurant I went to in Toronto was Gourmet Malaysia (Check out my review here), which I wasn't too impressed with. Overall, Restoran Malaysia seemed to be higher rated compared to Gourment Malaysia- so I did have my hopes up.

Restoran Malaysia is pretty spacious but it doesn't seem like it because the restaurant has very low ceiling. Also, at least on the day I went- lights were dimmed (I went at lunch) so it wasn't too bright inside. Also keep in mind that we were seated in a corner (beside this table filled with 3 crying babies...OMG) Anyways, I liked how Restoran Malaysia was so much more cleaner and had somewhat of a Malaysian theme decoration happening inside compared to Gourmet Malaysia.



Ordered: Satay (Beef & Lamb) 3/5

* 3 skewers of beef & 3 skewers of lamb for $15.00
* This was a little pricey for what it is
* Skewers weren't very big (which is usually the case for satays)
* I couldn't tell which was beef and lamb
* They were all mixed up and it was hard to tell
* Peanut sauce was quite sweet compared to what I was used to
* However, they were still tasty and good appetizer to start with



Ordered: Roti with Curry Beef 4/5

* 3~4 pieces of Roti with curry beef for $9.00
* Roti was served hot and they were super fluffy
* They were served very fresh and easy to tear apart


* Curry beef came with chunks of tender beef and potato chunks
* Curry was on the mild side but perfect for dipping
* I just wished the beef was cut into smaller pieces

Ordered: Chicken Rice 2/5

* Steamed chicken with rice cooked in chicken broth $7.50 (lunch portion)
* Served with chili sauce and soup
* Every Malaysian/Singaporean restaurant I go to, if they have chicken rice on the menu- I have to try it!
* Even for a lunch portion, this was huge with huge chunks of chickken and rice
* Rice was good, but not flavorful enough (better at Gourmet Malaysia)
* Chicken was decent but it didn't have much fat or flavor
* I find a lot of the places make this dish really dry
* I did not really enjoy this very much
* In fact none of my family liked it, my dad yelled at me for ordering it HAHA

Ordered: Nasi Goreng 4/5

* Indonesian Fried Rice for $8.00 (lunch portion)
* Chicken-Shrimp-Mixed vegetables-Egg topped with fried egg and shrimp chips
* I tried the authentic Nasi Goreng in Bali when I was travelling and this tasted quite similar
* It's a little drier than Chinese fried rice, with milder flavor
* I love the shrimp chips that are served with this dish
* Comes with sunny side up fried eggs
* Also topped with shrimp bits and onion bits
* I enjoyed every bite of this fried rice



Ordered: Ayam Goring Kampong 3/5

* Malaysian Fried Chicken $11.00
* This was recommended by my friend as well as many of the reviews I read
* I thought it would be something special (seasoning) but it was just regular fried chicken
* It was juicy and came fresh + hot but it lacked something for me
* Near the end, it just got too dry and boring for me
* Would have liked it with some kind of chili salt or dipping sauce
* I probably wouldn't order this again



Ordered: Singapore Laksa 5/5

* Miki Noodle with chicken, tofu, fish cake with shrimp based laksa broth for $10.00
* I usually don't like Laksa but this was probably one of my favorite out of the entire meal!
* Portion is a little small for this (or maybe it felt like it cause everyone liked it so much)
* Noodles were very chewy and tasty
* Laksa broth had just enough kick and was bursting with flavor
* Really liked the tofu and fish cake that came on top
* I def recommend this dish if you like noodles!



Ordered: Goring Pisang 4/5

* Deep fried banana fritters, served with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with sweet palm sugar for $6.00
* My sister and I always love deep fried bananas with vanilla ice cream
* Would have preferred a little more icecream but it was nontheless delicious

Summary: I really enjoyed my meal at Restoran Malaysia, they offer authentic Malaysian flavors in a clean restaurant with awesome service.
Our waitress was super friendly throughout the entire meal and constantly checked on us (it might also be because I ordered too much food for our family). I prefer Restoran Malaysia over Gourmet Malaysia (except when I am craving the rice that comes with chicken rice) and will travel that much...for good Malaysian food!


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