Saturday, February 16, 2019

Rasa, New York City

I learned about Rasa, New York City through my friend's Instagram post. He was in New York City few days before I flew to New York City myself. He sang such a high praise of everything that he ate at Rasa which really influenced me cause dude is a good cook and he rarely praise others' food.

Rasa, New York City, New York, USA

So, off I went to Rasa on my first day in New York City. I came here directly after checking in at my hostel. Didn't get to explore the area around Rasa because I was so tired and sleep-deprived but Rasa is located at the Greenwich Village, one of the hip places in New York City. It's also located near to the Washington Square Park and the ever famous New York University.




PSA: Please don't forget to enjoy your time at the area before or after going to Rasa so that you'll not feel regret like me. I mean, I missed out visiting the ever famous NYU though I passed by one of the gates γ… γ… 

Rasa, New York City, New York, USA

It wasn't that busy when I came to Rasa because it was after lunch hour. Think there was only one other customer in the restaurant. However, it took quite some time before my food was served but then, I didn't really mind because I was not in the rush. The server was nice when serving me, making small talk and all. On another note, I felt like crying when I saw "Selamat Datang" on their door. I guess I missed Malaysia so much at that time γ… γ… 

Pulut panggang & cucur badak at Rasa, New York City, New York, USA

I ordered this combo (don't really remember the name) because I was so excited to see that they have pulut panggang in their menu. Along with the pulut panggang, I also got mini murtabak, and kuih cucur badak. The mini murtabak tasted just average but then I don't really like murtabak that much even when I'm in Malaysia. So, there's that. The pulut panggang were extremely delicious. They had the similar taste to my favourite pulut pangang in Malaysia. However, the one that surprised me the most was the cucur badak. I'm not a big fan of cucur badak and I usually don't eat cucur badak but cucur badak at Rasa were so good that I questioned myself, "Is this how cucur badak should taste like?"




PSA: As far as I know, they use halal meat for their dishes and they do not serve pork. However, this restaurant is not halal-certified as it is owned by non Muslims and they serve liquor and alcoholic beverages.

Steamed Hainanese Chicken Rice at Steamed Hainanese Chicken

I also ordered Steamed Hainanese Chicken Rice because I was craving for chicken. I don't know how the authentic hainanese chicken rice should look like or taste like but I'm happy to say that it was the best hainanese chicken rice that I have ever tasted in my life. Everything was delicious especially the chili sauce.

I don't remember how much I paid for both dishes but pretty sure, it was less than USD 35. I personally think it was quite expensive but both dishes tasted so good and fulfilling that I didn't mind paying USD 35.

All in all, I highly, highly, highly recommend you to visit Rasa if you're in New York City, and you're craving for Malaysian food! Think this is the best Malaysian food that I have ever tasted in USA and Canada.

16 comments:

  1. wah nampak sedap haha comel je letak nama restoran in malay kat luar negara :D

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    1. Memang sedap pun especially nasi ayam! Yeah, I think it's pretty cute they use Malay word as the restaurant name :)

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  2. owner restaurant ni malaysian ke or matsalleh?
    tengok pun nampak sedaap. bukan senang nk jumpa makanan malaysia kat US kann

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    1. This restaurant is owned by Malaysians :) Not so sure senang ke tak jumpa makanan Malaysia dekat USA but the dishes here taste so similar to the authentic Malaysian food :D

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  3. The chicken rice looks so delicious. Yummy! 🀀😍

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  4. pulut panggang is my favourite !

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    1. Dekat Malaysia lagi banyak makanan best dan sedap! :D

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  6. Kalau chef pun puji sedap means it really good lah kan. Kalau akak pun akan cuba for the sake of experience. Haih, teruja betul tengok perkataan 'Selamat Datang' tu

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    1. Betul tu! Kalau chef puji sedap, maksudnya memang sedap. For me, saya pergi restaurant ni sebab masa tu rindu sangat dengan makanan Malaysia.

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  7. That's the price tag for Hainanese Chicken Rice in NYC hahaha I am not surprise.
    And regardless of how HCR should look like, I bet if I were in a foreign country and finally get to taste a Malaysian cuisine, I wouldn't mind and would eat my heart out.

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    1. Yeah, it was pretty expensive tapi kalau dah teringin sangat nak makan, macam tak kisah sangat dah. Hahaha ^^''

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  8. rasa mcm dpt emas kan bila jumpa resto mcm ni kt luar negara... ;-) lepas tu ada tapau x? hahaha

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    1. Bersyukur gila kalau jumpa restaurant macam ni dekat overseas. Lagi-lagi kalau masa tu memang teringin sangat nak makan makanan Malaysia. Tak tapau pun lepas tu sebab ingat nak datang lagi. Tapi, tak sempat γ… γ… 

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