NYC: Malaysia Noodle Festival

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6comments No tags Permalink 0

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.

  • anonymous
    September 27, 2011

    I couldn't make it there today. Did you REALLY finish all three dishes? :P

  • Kathy YL Chan
    September 27, 2011

    Hi Kim! Ahah, I did actually. BUT to compensate, I walked all the way there from Astor Place, and all the way back :D

  • Alice
    September 27, 2011

    hello! it was great to finally meet you. i would gladly eat the dish from laut over and over!

  • Ethan Nicholas
    September 27, 2011

    I had the Mee Mamak from Bentara, which was delicious. And the Mee Rebus from Fatty Crab. It was good, but totally different from any Mee Rebus I have tried before. I guess that is their fusion? Anyway, glad you enjoyed the festival too!

  • K and S
    September 27, 2011

    "Couldn't decide between Spice Market's Seafood Laksa and Chicken Vermicelli Laksa from Ember Room, so I ate both"–love it!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    September 28, 2011

    Hi Alice! So good to meet you today as well! Will be in office tmrw afternoon for macaron tasting…hope to see you again ^_^ P.S. checked out your photo site from a link Robyn posted the other day…it's AMAZING! ^_^Hi Ethan! Aw man, would have loved to say 'hi' if I knew you were there today! I wanted to try the Mee Rebus but the line was just so long. After waiting nearly 30 min in the Laut line I was out of time. Alas, next year! :)Hi Kat! Hahah, wish you were here to help share in the goodness! ^_^

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