There is a special place in my heart for Malaysia. I visited the country 3 times since I moved to Japan in 2008 and I always think about the amazing food I ate there.
I decided to try to find Malaysian food in Tokyo and stumbled upon Malay Asian Cuisine. The restaurant is a short distance from Shibuya station.
The restaurant is located on the second floor. It’s a 10 min walk from the famous Shibuya crossing in the direction of Omote-Sando.
The entrance of the restaurant
The restaurant also has a small selection of products from Malaysia.
The menu reflects the different specialities of Malaysia, but I was here for one item, the roti canai.
Roti Canai can be found everywhere in Malaysia. The fluffiness of the roti is unique and truly addictive. The roti canai at Malay Asian Cuisine was burning hot, perfect taste. The sad thing is the diminutive size, but here it is a side dish. In Malaysia, I would pile plates after plates of this stuff.
I also ordered the Char Kiew Teow.
The Char Kiew Teow was fresh out of the wok. Flat noodles, seafood and marvellous texture.
I wanted to order every item on the menu and I will certainly visit Malay Asian Cuisine again. If you visit Tokyo and you want to dip your toe into Malaysian cuisine, Malay Asian Cuisine is a good place to visit.
Service was friendly and the restaurant feels like a mini Malay cultural centre.
Malay Asian Cuisine
2-chōme-9-9 Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tōkyō-to 150-0002