Sunday, August 2, 2009

Malaysian Food @ Coconut Island

We were really bored on Sunday and Andrew was missing Malaysian Food. Driving around Markham we found Coconut Island Restaurant and decided to give it a try.

Restaurant Sign

The restaurant does not only serve the usual Nasi Lemak and Curry Laksa. It also also has some Tai Chow dishes such as Hokkien Mee, Wat Tan Ho, Claypot Yee Mee, Butter Prawns and even Sambal Petai.

Restaurant Menu

Our first dish was Nasi Lemak. According to Andrew this is probably the healthiest nasi he has ever eaten as there was very little lemak flavor. It was even healthier with the serving of slice oranges on the side. The curry chicken was a little bland and the sambal wasn't too bad. What I liked most was the peanuts and ikan bilis which were served warm.

Nasi Lemak

Claypot Yee Mee came next and it was quite good. The Yee Mee had a nice bite and the soup was rich and flavorful. Mixing it with raw egg and eating it with some chopped green chilli definitely reminded us of home.

Claypot Yee Mee

Next came Wat Tan Ho. The hor fun was stir-fried in soya sauce just like Malaysia. The egg sauce was creamy and the prawns were plump. What disappointed us was the way the hor fun were clumped together which caused some parts to be cooked unevenly.

Wat Tan Ho

Wat Tan Ho

Last was my Thai Prawn Salad. Prawns were fresh but the dressing was a little salty for my liking.

Thai Prawn Salad

Food cost us CAD 41 including tips and taxes. The food is not as good as back home but given the fact that we are over 12,000 KM away from Malaysia this restaurant is not bad. We would definitely come back for dinner and try the Tai Chow Dishes.

Contact Information:
Address: 8362 Kennedy Road, Markham, ON, L3R9W5

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