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Street Food Focus: Banh Mi

By Ashley Bode | January 10, 2012

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When people hear the phrase Asian Food most are inclined to instantly think of Sushi, General Tsaos Chicken and Jasmine Tea; but there is so much more to the food belonging to the world’s most populated continent.

As New Yorkers we have the privilege of indulging in cuisine from any country, including the countries in Asia. Korea town is known for Korean-style fried chicken, Kim Chi and barbecue. China town offers dumplings of all shapes and sizes, pork buns, corn cakes and bubble tea. Midtown hosts several Japanese restaurants made for the late-night crowd looking for Yakatori feasts of noodles and sake. My personal favorite Asian Food however, is less known, yet still maintains a cult-like following: Banh Mi, or Vietnamese sandwiches. Read More

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Weekly Dish Recommendation: Satay Chicken at New Malaysia (New York)

By mahir | November 23, 2010

While you may be accustomed to more “mainstream” Asian cuisines such as Chinese and Japanese varieties, you are missing out if you have yet to try Malaysian food.  The interesting flavors combine the spices and aromas of Thailand and India.  Imagine savory curries, bold chilies, and spicy fried rice dishes.  New Malaysia is a particularly authentic destination located down a hidden alleyway in Chinatown, known as the Bowery Arcade.  Their Satay Chicken skewers are some of the best around.  Besides the meat being tender, each strip of chicken has been rolled in crushed peanuts.  This adds an extra layer of texture beyond just a simple coating of sweet peanut sauce.  It is definitely worth the long stroll from the closest subway to enjoy one of these fun appetizers.  The Chicken Satay makes a fabulous snack or an introduction to a savory cuisine.

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