After sampling Kathy Wong’s perfectly spiced Beef Rendang at a Malaysian Kitchen demo earlier this year, I just had to sample her shrimp version at Laut, her Malaysian/Thai restaurant in Union Square. I wasn’t disappointed.IMG_6844
To start, I had her Rice Crepe ($7), a steamed rice crepe filled with a shrimp, chicken, mushroom and onion blend, with a ssweet and piquant plum chili sauce. A bottle of  BTL riesling ($35) complemented the spiciness of the dish.

IMG_6845Next the flavorful Shrimp Rendang ($16) with just enough spice for my palatte, cooled a bit when mixed with the aromatic rice.

The Salmon Sambal dinner ($17) is also worth sampling with it’s also mixture of okra eggplant, string beans, bell pepper and onions in a spicy chili sauce.

I — for sure — will return to try some of Kathy’s other offerings.

15 E 17th St
New York, NY 10003

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