Suddenly I have noticed that there are Malaysian restaurants popping up all over New York City. I have never focused before on this particular kind of Asian cuisine and so I decided to check out a restaurant in my neighborhood (which has a woman chef!) called Laut. I tasted roti canai, crispy pancake with a coconut chicken curry, beef rendeng, wonderful spiced beef, and papaya salad so good I ordered a second. I finished off the meal with a Malaysian specialty, “stretched tea” a very sweet tea poured from cup to cup tableside to mix the flavors. I will definitely go back to this very cozy little restaurant. It is located at 15 east 17th Street.