- 4127 Main St., Vancouver, Canada
Authentic Malaysian and Singaporean cuisineÑ and ridiculously inexpensive. The mee gorengÑfried noodle with egg, bean sprouts, tofu, and diced potatoesÑis a wonder at less than five bucks. Everything is made.
- 2nd floor, 950 W. Broadway, Vancouver, Canada
Pondok rolls out hearty home-style Indonesian food. Accents across the menu hit all the expected notes: garlic, galangal, lemongrass, shallot. Best value in this capacious second-floor perch are the rice.
- 628 Sixth Ave., New Westminster, Canada
Tamarind Hill is a refreshing haven among the myriad mediocre ethnic restaurants in New West (also located in North Van). Chef Robert Phua, formerly of Banana Leaf, brings authentic Malaysian.
- 1440 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver, Canada
Authentic Malaysian cooking: ethereal roti canai sided by pitch-perfect curry dipping sauce juicy green papaya and mango salad spicy laksas loaded with vermicelli, prawns, chicken, and crunchy bean sprouts and.