The Food: Malaysian small plates. The short menu includes traditional Malay street food, like a pad Thai–style noodle dish called char kway teow, as well as less conventional options, like pork belly pancakes and poutine topped with beef rendang, a popular Malaysian curry.
The Drinks: Cocktails spiked with lemongrass, guava and kaffir lime.
The Place: A sleek, contemporary space with nods to East-Asian culture, including spiky rambutan-shaped light fixtures and a pair of antique Chinese dragons overseeing the private dining nook.
• 15 years in the Malaysian food business
• $15 for the most expensive dish: seafood antipasto with prawns, scallops and calamari
• 12 seats in the private dining nook (named The Malacca Room, after the Portuguese colony)
• 3 takes on the old-fashioned: the Popped Cherry, the Lemon Squeeze and the Nut Cracker
• 2 photos of orangutans, which are indigenous to Malaysia