Sweaty, crowded…and seriously delicious. The humidity must be at an all-time high today. I walked over to the Malaysia Noodle Festival in the Meatpacking District this morning and was already dripping sweat by the time I arrived. Impossible to miss. I love how the festival is planted right in the center of Chelsea Square with big trucks driving down either side. Look to your left, that’s the Apple Store. North to Chelsea Market and south to the Standard Hotel. Oh yes, and the High Line of course
Couldn’t decide between Spice Market’s Seafood Laksa and Chicken Vermicelli Laksa from Ember Room, so I ate both. Good choice. The Spice Market one is on the left, small portion but flavorful and abundant with shrimp, scallops, and fish, while the Ember Room one came with green + red peppers, shredded dark meat chicken. And in the center? Mee Goreng with Shrimp Cake from Laut on 17th Street. There was a long line for this dish, but totally worth it. Don’t forget chili sauce. I must have looked like a glutton devouring all three plates alone, such is the price of satisfaction.