Saturday, January 12, 2008

Malaysian restaurants in New Jersey and New York

New Jersey and New York

New Jersey and New York are both states of the United States of America, and to me, they are rather like our Selangor and Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. Selangor and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur are two different "states" of Malaysia (inverted commas because I don't know what else to call the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur because the Federal Territory consists of three different region, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan, all three scattered around the country and not a single continuous region. However, Kuala Lumpur city and Petaling Jaya city is practically a single metropolitan area together with other towns like Subang Jaya and other towns in the Klang Valley. Similarly, I believe Jersey City and New York City is practically a single metropolitan area with many New York corporations having their offices in Jersey City where rents and property prices are lower, and yet near enough to New York City.

Malaysia Airlines have direct non-stop flights to Newark International Airport (EWR), just only 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan, New York City, and Jersey City is just across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan in New York City.

New York City, New York

New York City is the largest city in the United States and one of the world's major centers of commerce and finance. The headquarters of the United Nations is located in New York City. New York City is divided into five boroughs (county) - The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. The Statue of Liberty, an icon of New York City with its upraised hand greeted millions of immigrants to America as they land at Ellis Island. Wall Street located in Lower Manhattan is well known globally as the global financial center with the influential New York Stock Exchange located in Wall Street. New York City has numerous skyscrapers including the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center Twin Towers destroyed in the September 11, 2001. Malaysia still have its Petronas Twin Towers, fortunately.

Jersey City, New Jersey

Jersey City is the second-largest city of New Jersey behind Newark and is the seat of Hudson County. Jersey City is located on the west bank of the Hudson River across from Lower Manhattan, New York City, and in fact is part of the New York metropolitan area. It is an important commercial and industrial area plus a port of entry of the United States of America. Jersey City have very good railway connections to the rest of the United States and I would say it is an important transportation hub. You can get one of the best view of New York City skyline at the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. The icon of New York City, and in my mind, the icon of the United States of America too, the Statue of Liberty can be easily reached from the Liberty State Park in Jersey City where parking is available, and from which you can board a Circle Line ferry to go to both the Statue of Liberty as well as Ellis Island, the historical landing points of many of the ancestor immigrants of the current citizens of the United States of Americans.

statue of liberty

Photo of the Statue of Liberty is property of David Sim

Malaysian restaurants in Jersey City and New York

Malaysians I think are very fond of its own cuisine, so many Malaysians seek Malaysian restaurants when in a foreign place. Well, if you happened to be in Jersey City (and New York, they are practically one and the same), have no worry, for there is no shortage of Malaysian restaurants there. Among them are:

New Malaysia Restaurant Inc
48 Bowery
New York, NY 10013
(212) 964-0284

Malaysia Village Inc
19 Eldridge St # 15
New York, NY 10002
(212) 962-5555

New Malaysia & Indonesia
18 Doyers St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 267-0088

New Malaysia Restaurant
48 Bowery
New York, NY, 10013
(212) 964-0284

Proton Saga Malaysian Restaurant
11 Allen St Frnt
New York, NY, 10002
(212) 625-1163

Jaya Malaysian Restaurant
90 Baxter St
New York, NY, 10013
(212) 219-3331

Satay Malaysian Cuisine
99 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ, 07030
(201) 386-8688

Sentosa Malaysian Restaurant
3 Allen Street
New York, NY, 10002
(212) 925-8018

Malay Sentosa Malaysian Restaurant
Lower East Side
New York, NY, 10002
(212) 925-8018

118 Bagus Malaysia
1 Doyers St
New York, NY, 10013
(212) 962-5553

Nyonya Malaysia Cuisine
5323 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11220
(718) 633-0808

194 Grand Street
New York, NY, 10013
(212) 334-3669

AND MANY MORE. So Malaysians, if you cannot do without Malaysian food, have no fear of not getting any if you travel to Jersey City or New York City.

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