Malaya Kitchen Asian Fusion
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Roti telur was good although I would have loved it if the bread could be a bit more flavorful. I agree with other reviewers that this appetizer tasted bland and the sauce should be thicker. Nonetheless, I enjoyed what I ordered. The thing that elevated my review to 4 stars is the belacan! Very strong shrimp smell and goes well with the white rice.
Honestly, dont get appetizers there frozen then heated but I really liked the sweet and sour chicken we got: spring rolls crab Rangoon sweet tea sweet and sour chicken and sesame chicken the sweet tea is awesome cause its not overly sweet and surprisingly not those over sweeten teas, we also got egg fried rice which was dry so not recommended oh and the sweet and sour chicken looks really red but I recommend it, totally: 48.88 we paid 50 plus a 10 dollar tip we may come back! (Other person ordered water just fyi)
Staff was friendly, food was not the best - came here because I miss Malaysian and Thai cuisine a lot. We ordered these items: 1. Roti Telur (3 stars) - it was too thick and lacked taste unless you dipped it into the thin curry it came with - it is usually cooked in oil but this was flaky; 2. Chicken Satay (4 stars) - this was good and the most enjoyable dish on the menu that we tried but could have had more flavour and a thicker peanut sauce; 3. Beef Rendang (3.5 stars) - was a good flavour and had the chilli sign on it but was not hot by any means, so not sure why it was on the menu; 4. Pad Thai (0 stars, sorry) - I was completely let down by this, it came out a bright orange with peanuts on top and looked nothing like the authentic pad thai - it tasted more like rice noodles drenched in sweet and sour chicken sauce and I couldn't eat it after a few mouthfuls. I felt very disappointed with my experience. I saw people ordering Chinese cuisine and thought maybe we should have ordered those but all in all it was not the best experience for Malaysian/Thai cuisine.
I came in for a late lunch and enjoyed every bite! The owner and server were very nice and accommodating. The flavors were very authentic to Malaysian cuisine I had while I did my study abroad in Singapore. We started with the Roti Telur and shared the Hainan Chicken and Beef Rendang. The Roti Telur was simple and tasty but the curry sauce that was served with it was awesome. It is thinner than traditional Indian curry but still very flavorful. The Hainan Chicken was delicious and the Hainanese rice was so good. I especially enjoyed the ginger scallion sauce that accompanied the dish. It really brought out the flavors of the chicken. The Beef Rendang was tender and perfectly spicy. Overall, all the food and service was great and I will be back to enjoy more food soon!
First restaurant visit in Charlotte and the food at Malaya Kitchen was incredible, some of the best egg drop soup Ive ever had and really delicious Pad Thai. The staff were very kind and helpful with spice levels (ask for extra home made hot oil). Will definitely return to try more dishes on the menu.