More Malaysian Than Indian Food. For expecting a total fusion between Malaysian and Indian cusines, our party felt let-down. But the vegetable curry tofu and the roti canai were steaming hot and flavorful. For all the vegetarians out there, the restaurant mixes shrimp paste in some of the veggie dishes, so definitely double-check what you order. The servers are attentive and helpful, adjusting the seasonings to your taste. Located in the middle of the Fubonn Asian market, this is a quick escape to Asia.
flavorful food!. We sampled lots of different dishes, all very flavorful. The one that was by far the best was tamarind fish. The drink choices were a little disappointing - was hoping for more flavors of shakes. The chicken curry appetizer was also not as tasty as I remember it being in Seattle - a little too watery. But other than that, the food was great and the atmosphere just fine.
I'm Indian, and this place serves the best Indian curry in Portland! Order the curry lamb, they'll correct you if you say lamb curry. Get it with Roti (Indian flatbread). I've been to the owners Seattle restaurant when I was living up there and this is just as good if not better. Great value and always busy.
Oh, and they have a good bar.
Southeast Asian Delight In Southeast Portland.
"You are our 6th customer!" said our waitress as we sat down in the nearly empty dining room a few weeks ago. By the time we left less than an hour later there was a waiting line! That is the reputation of Malay Satay Hut which has 2 other locations in Seattle and Redmond. It is deserved reputation. We have sampled several dishes on 2 occasions and been delighted with fast, fresh, full-flavored food as good as if you were in SE Asia.
This is real SE Asian food, untempered for US tastes. This is a potential downside - SE Asian cuisine is strong with unusual flavors you may not like.
The location is in the new Fubonn Shopping Center which is worth a walk-thru after dining. It almost like really being in Asia.
A tropical beach hut, serving Indian, Chinese, Thai and Malaysian specialties..
The dining room is traditional Malaysian village style with modern amenities. Wall-sized images of an outdoor market and the Kuala Lumpur skyline hang from rough-hewn wood support beams. A thatched bamboo roofline is dotted by dozens of colorful halogen lamps. Servers, in laid-back T-shirts and batik sarongs, help diners navigate the culinary journey. Fresh Indian roti bread, squid in spicy Indonesian sambal, shrimp Pad Thai, chow fun, curried shrimp and durian fruit shakes are offered.