Malaysian Street Food Coming to Greenwich VillageBy Billy Lyons
December 3, 2013
New York's first Malaysian chef to receive a Michelin star is prepping to open his new restaurant, Rasa, in Greenwich Village on December 10. Chef Tommy Lai, who earned a star while at Laut, teamed with his sister Camie Lai to open the 52-seat eatery, which encompasses a variety of southeastern Asian cuisine. The menu features Malaysian favorites including Penang Assam Laksa, a spicy fish soup, as well as new creations like curried satay-stuffed rolls. Lai's menu also displays the influence of Malaysia's various ethnic groups, including Chinese- and Indian-inspired dishes - think flat rice noodles with cabbage and curry chicken with potatoes. The restaurant plans to offer lunch and dinner service Monday through Thursday from 11:30 AM to 10:45 PM and 11:30 AM to 11 PM on Friday, with weekend hours scheduled from 1 to 11 PM.
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