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Roti Canai, Laksa, And More - 6 Malaysian Restaurants Making Waves Abroad

Roti canai, laksa, and more!

Cover image via Instagram @therichwon Instagram @kopitiamnyc

1. Kopitiam (New York, US)

Kopitiam was founded by Penangite Kyo Pang in 2015. The cafe features local favourites like pan mee, Hainanese chicken rice, ikan bakar, and more.

Address
: 151 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002, USA

Opening hours:
Daily (9am to 10pm)
Closed on Wednesdays

Follow them on Instagram.

2. Mamak La (Vancouver, Canada)

Growing up in Canada, founder Eugene Loh decided to combine his childhood of Malaysian food with Western flavours. Eugene was so committed to making his roti as authentic as possible that he went back to Malaysia to master the art of roti flipping.

According to Noms Magazine, Mamak La's menu features classics like roti telur, among other fusion dishes like 'Roti Pizza' and 'Roti Mac N Cheese'.

Address: 8351 River Rd, Richmond, British Columbia V6X V6X 1Y4, Canada

Opening hours:
Fridays to Sundays (5pm til late)

Follow them on Instagram.

3. Roti King (London, UK)

This is the place to go if you're craving roti canai in London. Forget about the frozen roti canai you get from supermarkets, Roti King makes their roti from scratch behind a glass window where you can see all the action happen.

Address: 40 Doric Way, London NW1 1LH, UK

Opening hours:
Mondays to Fridays (12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 10.30pm)
Saturdays (12pm to 10.30pm)

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4. Laksamania (London, UK)

As their name suggests, Laksamania is well-known for their laksa. They serve a variety of laksa, including asam laksa, chicken curry laksa, and their own take of the dish - London Laksa.

Address: 92 Newman St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3EZ, UK

Opening hours:
Mondays to Fridays (11.30am to 11pm)
Saturdays and Sundays (12pm to 10pm)

5. Aunty Franklee (Melbourne, Australia)

Aunty Franklee's signature dish is their bak kut teh. It's not very often you find Malaysian restaurants abroad that serve bak kut teh, let alone one that does it well.

Address: 205 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Opening hours:
Mondays to Fridays (12pm to 3.30pm, 4.30pm to 10pm)
Saturdays and Sundays (12pm to 10pm)

Follow them on Instagram.

6. Wau (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Outside of London, there aren't many Malaysian restaurants in Europe. This rare gem in Amsterdam is much loved by locals for being different from European cuisine.

According to reviews, their nasi goreng is even better than the ones you find in Malaysia.

Address
: Zeedijk 35, 1012 AR Amsterdam, Netherlands

Opening hours:
Daily (12pm to 10pm)
Closed on Tuesdays

Follow them on Instagram.

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