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  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • NYC #1
  • Asian Lifestyle Magazine


AF PICKS TOP MALAYSIAN RESTAURANTS IN NEW YORK CITY By: Lisa Crawford   Nyonya Nyonya, which Malaysian for “the ladies”, boasts that their restaurant, located in Little Italy, carries the most authentic Malaysian cuisine that you’ll find in all of New York City. And their returning patrons couldn’t agree more! With various features in magazines like […]

Purple Yam: Transplanted and Flourishing

Purple Yam: Transplanted and Flourishing by Sophia Hsu / Photograpy by Erik Teng      When Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan transplanted their Filipino-centric, pan-Asian restaurant out of Manhattan and into Brooklyn, Purple Yam, a fixture in the neighborhood for close to five years now, introduced a new flavor to Cortelyou Road. When I asked […]

Rasa: Home-cooked Malaysian in a Serene Space in the West Village

Rasa: Home-cooked Malaysian in a Serene Space in the West Village By Sophia Hsu / Photography by Erik Teng   A lot of new spots have opened up in the last year on West 8th Street, just steps away from the West 4th Street subway station and the now defunct Gray’s Papaya storefront, a late- night staple for […]

Eating Hell’s Kitchen

Eating Hell’s Kitchen By Lisa Crawford Asian food has become a culinary explosion in the United States, but specifically in New York City where you can find some of the tastiest Asian food on any corner. If it’s Chinese food you are craving, you can bet you will find something to your liking. Or maybe you wanted Thai […]

Wong: Dishes from Childhood

by Sophia Hsu Chef Simpson Wong is a celebrity in New York having made a name for himself in the restaurant business for being imaginative, focusing on fresh, local ingredients.  A self-taught chef, this Malaysian-born Chinese from humble beginnings has helped bring Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai food out of the blindingly fluorescent-lit, bullet-proof glass and […]

TALDE: True Asian Fusion

by Loren Chaffee Chef Dale Talde’s name should be synonymous with true Asian fusion cuisine.  Having appeared on “Top Chef” and “Top Chef: All Stars”, Talde’s name has become familiar to foodies and gourmands alike.  Joining forces with acclaimed restaurateur David Massoni and lauded bartender, photographer, and proprietor John Bush, Chef Talde has created a […]

Totto Ramen

By Lingzi Yang If you are a fan of ramen and are living in New York, you have probably heard of Totto Ramen, a hot small Japanese-style ramen place located in midtown Manhattan. Unlike the sake bar Decibel (which, like a speakeasy that is hard to find), this place is very conspicuous. There is often […]

Queens-Thakali Kitchen (2012 Summer Issue Picks)

Thakali Kitchen–An unique experience with Nepalese or Himalayan cuisine 74-14 37th Ave Jackson Heights, NY 11372 Neighborhood: Jackson Heights (718) 898-5088 Mass Transportation: 74 St – Broadway (7), Jackson Hts – Roosevelt Av (E, F, M, R), 69 St (7) Price: $$

Upper West Side-Penang

Penang– Less oil and no trans fat. 127 W 72nd St (between Columbus Ave & Amsterdam Ave) New York, NY 10023 Neighborhood: Upper West Side (917) 441-4790 Mass Transportation: 72 St (1, 2, 3), 72 St (A, B, C), 66 St – Lincoln Center (1, 2) Price: $$ Feature: Romantic, No Trans Fat Recommendation: […]

Chinatown-New Malaysia Restaurant

New Malaysia Restaurant– They don’t only serve Malaysian, but Indian, and Chinese food.  48 Bowery (between Bayard St & Canal St) New York, NY 10013 Neighborhood: Chinatown (212) 964-0284 Mass Transportation: Grand St (B, D), Canal St (J, N, Q, Z), Canal St (4, 6, 6X) Price: $$ Recommendation: Roti canai, Hainanese Chicken, Malaysian Spare […]

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