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NyoNya Malaysian Chinese Restaurant New York

March 28, 2005

NyoNya is a Malaysian Chinese gourmet joint in Northern Chinatown (near Little Italy on 194 Grand st @ Mulberry) It serves a nice mix of Malaysian dishes along with traditional Cantonese faire. The atmosphere is always quite busy and the bamboo decorations give it a South Pacific Tiki feel. (They even have drinks served in peeled coconuts to complete the theme).

(212) 334-3669
194 Grand St New York

But we didn’t come for the decor nor the tiki drinks this time.

Started off with Roti Telur which is a traditional indian pancake (like Nan bread) with a really tasty curry chicken sauce for dipping.
nyonya malasian chinese new york

Then we had some of the traditional Satay Chicken sticks with peanut sauce. It was good but a little dry.
nyonya malaysian chinese restaurant new york

Singapore rice noodles were pretty good. Served with shrimp.
nyonya malaysian chinese restaurant new york

Hainan chicken was awesome – very smooth and tender. It also comes with a spicy red chili dipping sauce.
nyonya malaysian chinese restaurant new york

We finished with a plate of steamed clams in black bean sauce. It was good but there weren’t too many clams as is usually the case wherever you go.
nyonya malaysian chinese restaurant new york

Just a warning though – this restaurant is one of those “cash only” establishments. So take a trip to the ATM before you head over. Overall I like this restaurant – you can get your traditional Chinese dishes and a mixture of other cuisines at the same time. The dishes are on the smaller side so it’s good for a small group so you can sample a variety of dishes at the same time. The service is ok.

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  • Reply D June 18, 2006 at 2:03 pm

    Hey dude,
    I LOVE your site. I’ve bookmarked it and I check it everyday. I love food and pictures of food. This is probably my favorite restaurant. The beef chow fun is great and the shrimp with string beans. You have to try them!
    Take care, and keep up the good work

  • Reply vkeong August 9, 2006 at 9:46 pm

    Wow the food looks great! Nice blog you have here, a lot of variety

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    • Reply Makendra May 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks for sharing. What a peaslrue to read!

  • Reply Jasmine Marshall January 17, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Chicken Tikka Masala

    1 cup yogurt
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
    2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
    1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
    4 teaspoons salt, or to taste
    3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
    4 long skewers
    1 tablespoon butter
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    2 teaspoons paprika
    3 teaspoons salt, or to taste
    1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
    1 cup heavy cream
    1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice,2 teaspoons cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, and 4 teaspoons salt. Stir in chicken, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
    Preheat a grill for high heat.
    Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade. Grill until juices run clear, about 5 minutes on each side.
    Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and jalapeno for 1 minute. Season with 2 teaspoons cumin, paprika, and 3 teaspoons salt. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Add grilled chicken, and simmer for 10 minutes.
    and you can enjoy a new Taste of Chiken TIKKA

  • Reply channa December 31, 2010 at 9:09 am

    i love the roti and the cury!!

  • Reply JK March 17, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Beware!!! Portions cut drastically and the prices went up! Not a good deal. Rip off!!

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