Cafe Malay

★★★☆☆

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I always like to cook Malaysian food at home. It is a good idea to get some ingredients from www.asiansupermarket365 and cook at home. They have everything.

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★★☆☆☆

I always like to cook Malaysian food at home. It is a good idea to get some ingredients from www.asiansupermarket365 and cook at home. They have everything.

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Bad Food,Extremely Rude Waiter. Ordered Tofu and it was old, chewy and the sauce was stale and the waiter told me it was my fault that i ordered it. I am from Malaysia and I can guarantee that you are better off eating elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

Bad Food,Extremely Rude Waiter. Ordered Tofu and it was old, chewy and the sauce was stale and the waiter told me it was my fault that i ordered it. I am from Malaysia and I can guarantee that you are better off eating elsewhere.

Pros: None

Cons: Everything, Waste of money and time

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Please dont waste your money on this restaurant. If you really have had great malay food like I have had in the past (penang, nyonya, etc), you'd see my light. The folks who have given 5 stars dont know what good malay food is. The food is greasy and grilled is actually fried. The service, as the previous recommender has mentioned, is truly horrible. I have had asian service and am not new to it but, here, they have absolute disregard for the customer. If you want to encourage these sort of business to flourish, go ahead, because there other truly great restaurants that can use your patronage.

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★☆☆☆☆

Please dont waste your money on this restaurant. If you really have had great malay food like I have had in the past (penang, nyonya, etc), you'd see my light. The folks who have given 5 stars dont know what good malay food is. The food is greasy and grilled is actually fried. The service, as the previous recommender has mentioned, is truly horrible. I have had asian service and am not new to it but, here, they have absolute disregard for the customer. If you want to encourage these sort of business to flourish, go ahead, because there other truly great restaurants that can use your patronage.

Pros: Plenty of seating, empty space for a friday night

Cons: Worst food, service and value

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I'm a Malaysian from Kuala Lumpur and this place is a nice slice of home. My first experience was on the 2nd. week they were open. I have been going there ever since ( ~2 years). I have brought friends from all cultures and ethnicities there and they all loved it. Roti canai is a must, and the satays as well. My bf (texan) loves the Char Kueh Teow (flat noodles) and the Malaysian Tofu and for drinks, Teh tarik / Lychee drink. These are our regular orders every week. The rest are really good, very authentic. Not too sure about the Assam Laksa - not the type I am used to. Sambals are EXACTLY like the ones in M'sia. I would recommend it to anyone interested in trying Malaysian food...fusion of Malay, Chinese and Indian food.

Reasonable price, nice seting.

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★★★★★

I'm a Malaysian from Kuala Lumpur and this place is a nice slice of home. My first experience was on the 2nd. week they were open. I have been going there ever since ( ~2 years). I have brought friends from all cultures and ethnicities there and they all loved it. Roti canai is a must, and the satays as well. My bf (texan) loves the Char Kueh Teow (flat noodles) and the Malaysian Tofu and for drinks, Teh tarik / Lychee drink. These are our regular orders every week. The rest are really good, very authentic. Not too sure about the Assam Laksa - not the type I am used to. Sambals are EXACTLY like the ones in M'sia. I would recommend it to anyone interested in trying Malaysian food...fusion of Malay, Chinese and Indian food.

Reasonable price, nice seting.

Pros: Food, service

Cons: Location - a little hard to find for first-timers.

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I came to see my brother from Charlotte NC. And I saw this Cafe Malay, I thought the would be great.
But I was disappointed. We ordered roti canay, instead we were served a frozen malasiyan paratha.
This was a first disappointment. Then we had sambal chicken, which my brother odered spicy, tasted sweet. My sister ordered CURRY CHICKEN NOODLE. Here the noodle should have been a rice noodle, instead they served it with lo-mein noodle. I ordered a malasiyan special chicken (forgot the name) the chicken was over cooked and stale.

The reason I'm saying all this and know all this is because, I've had malasiyan food in charlotte and is one of the best.
I will never recommend this restaurant to anyone else and never go back to this place again

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★☆☆☆☆

I came to see my brother from Charlotte NC. And I saw this Cafe Malay, I thought the would be great.
But I was disappointed. We ordered roti canay, instead we were served a frozen malasiyan paratha.
This was a first disappointment. Then we had sambal chicken, which my brother odered spicy, tasted sweet. My sister ordered CURRY CHICKEN NOODLE. Here the noodle should have been a rice noodle, instead they served it with lo-mein noodle. I ordered a malasiyan special chicken (forgot the name) the chicken was over cooked and stale.

The reason I'm saying all this and know all this is because, I've had malasiyan food in charlotte and is one of the best.
I will never recommend this restaurant to anyone else and never go back to this place again

Pros: service

Cons: everything else

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First time to eat Malay / Singapore food; won't be the last. Food was great, service was fast & friendly (early on a Saturday evening). Waiter made suggestions as to what was good (she was 100% right). Had beef & chicken satay, & Roti Canai (sort of pancake) for appetizers. Entre of Sizzling Malay Tofu - a house specialty. Side of Mee Siam - stiry fry noodles with lots of goodies. Menu is extensive, will take many more trips to get a good cross section of their offerings. Easy to get to as it is only 1 block East of beltway 8 on Westheimer.

Only minor negative is that is located in the back part of a strip shopping center & is hard to see from Westheimer.

Recapping: excellent food, great service, very reasonable prices

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★★★★★

First time to eat Malay / Singapore food; won't be the last. Food was great, service was fast & friendly (early on a Saturday evening). Waiter made suggestions as to what was good (she was 100% right). Had beef & chicken satay, & Roti Canai (sort of pancake) for appetizers. Entre of Sizzling Malay Tofu - a house specialty. Side of Mee Siam - stiry fry noodles with lots of goodies. Menu is extensive, will take many more trips to get a good cross section of their offerings. Easy to get to as it is only 1 block East of beltway 8 on Westheimer.

Only minor negative is that is located in the back part of a strip shopping center & is hard to see from Westheimer.

Recapping: excellent food, great service, very reasonable prices

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Being a Singaporean living here in Houston, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food at Cafe Malay. For starters, definitely go for the Beef & Chicken Satay w/ the delectable midly-spicy peanut sauce. Entrees - The Hainanese Chicken Rice was almost like the real thing back home and the Malaysian Tofu Special is to die for. Service is very prompt and the prices aren't out-of-this-world.
For dessert, make sure you order the Coconut pudding when you order everything else .... or they may run out of it!

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★★★★★

Being a Singaporean living here in Houston, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food at Cafe Malay. For starters, definitely go for the Beef & Chicken Satay w/ the delectable midly-spicy peanut sauce. Entrees - The Hainanese Chicken Rice was almost like the real thing back home and the Malaysian Tofu Special is to die for. Service is very prompt and the prices aren't out-of-this-world.
For dessert, make sure you order the Coconut pudding when you order everything else .... or they may run out of it!

Pros: Service, Value, Quality of food

Cons: Ambience .... desperately needs NEW music selection.

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The whole palce smells with bad oil. The hostess is not wanting to serve and almost bangs the food on the table. We cud not eat the food except the chanai roti. The owner had no remorse, just kept his head down counting the money.

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★☆☆☆☆

The whole palce smells with bad oil. The hostess is not wanting to serve and almost bangs the food on the table. We cud not eat the food except the chanai roti. The owner had no remorse, just kept his head down counting the money.

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I have found my home away from home. Am from Malaysia, and was ecstatic to have a place that does fabulous nasi lemak, rendang, satay and all the other dishes. They even have my fave veggies - in spice sambal sauce. Ambience and price are great. Wonderful place and convenient location;)

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★★★★★

I have found my home away from home. Am from Malaysia, and was ecstatic to have a place that does fabulous nasi lemak, rendang, satay and all the other dishes. They even have my fave veggies - in spice sambal sauce. Ambience and price are great. Wonderful place and convenient location;)

Pros: Ample parking, good price, good food

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For those who dare and love exotic and spicy food, than you wont be dissapointed. This place is a MUST TRY when you are in Houston, at least once! You either hate it or love it. Dishes you should try are nasi lemak, Hainan chicken and the variation of noodles - fried or soup based. The owner is from Malaysia, so, thats a good sign. Overall rate 3.5/5, service and ambient are very mediocre but thats not important in this case!

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★★★★☆

For those who dare and love exotic and spicy food, than you wont be dissapointed. This place is a MUST TRY when you are in Houston, at least once! You either hate it or love it. Dishes you should try are nasi lemak, Hainan chicken and the variation of noodles - fried or soup based. The owner is from Malaysia, so, thats a good sign. Overall rate 3.5/5, service and ambient are very mediocre but thats not important in this case!

Pros: Food

Cons: Service, Ambient, Location

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I'm thrilled to find this fabulous little Asian restaurant, tucked in the strip plaza on Westheimer and Seagler, just inside Beltway. It is very clean and elegantly decorated, and the food, wow, flavors galore. I love the Roti Chanai lacy bread with curry dipping; flounder grilled in banana leaf; Hainan chicken was tender and moist; curry veggie pot; and the Thai-style sweet & spicy shrimp. Price is extremely reasonable too. They have a weekday early bird special, $7 gets you an appetizer and entree. I love the taste, which is far different from all the other Asian restaurants. Wait staff was very friendly. Oh, make sure you try their coconut drink, it's an actual coconut cracked open with a straw and spoon to scrape the coconut. Definitely recommended.

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★★★★★

I'm thrilled to find this fabulous little Asian restaurant, tucked in the strip plaza on Westheimer and Seagler, just inside Beltway. It is very clean and elegantly decorated, and the food, wow, flavors galore. I love the Roti Chanai lacy bread with curry dipping; flounder grilled in banana leaf; Hainan chicken was tender and moist; curry veggie pot; and the Thai-style sweet & spicy shrimp. Price is extremely reasonable too. They have a weekday early bird special, $7 gets you an appetizer and entree. I love the taste, which is far different from all the other Asian restaurants. Wait staff was very friendly. Oh, make sure you try their coconut drink, it's an actual coconut cracked open with a straw and spoon to scrape the coconut. Definitely recommended.

Pros: Great unique flavor, Inexpensive, Clean

Cons: hidden behind

 

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