Destination New York City: Sentosa

Sentosa is located at 39-07 Prince Street in Flushing, Queens, about a block away from Main Street. They serve mainly Malaysian cuisine, but there are also some Thai, Chinese, and other Asian dishes on the menu. It is definitely one of the top picks for food when I’m in the area. It can get quite busy at times, but the wait is normally not that bad.
Almost every visit, I order the Roti Canai for an appetizer. This delicious appetizer consists of a crispy pancake (also known as Indian bread) served with curry chicken and potato sauce on the side, for dipping. Another great choice for an appetizer is the Satay Skewers. You can pick either chicken or beef. These skewers are charcoal grilled and served with delectable peanut sauce! For the entrée, I usually order the Beef Rendang with rice. The dried curry beef is super tender, and the coconut milk curry flavor sauce is nice and spicy. (I’m a big fan of both beef and spiciness!) At multiple occasions, I have also ordered their Pineapple Fried Rice. (Also, a huge fan of pineapples!) This dish is spectacular. The fried rice is served in half the shell of a pineapple. This dish was definitely the inspiration behind this post. Highly recommended!
This time I decided to try out some different items. For starters, the Poh Piah seemed pretty interesting on the menu. They have great pictures in their menu, which makes ordering the dishes fun. It is a steamed Malaysian spring roll filled with fried tofu, egg, shrimp and bean sprouts, topped with hot sauce. I enjoyed this dish a lot. It reminded me of a merge between crepes and the Vietnamese summer rolls.
Poh Piah, steamed Malaysian spring roll

For the entrée, I decided to go with the Nasi Lemak. This dish consists of coconut rice in the middle served with portions of anchovy, curry chicken, egg, cucumbers, pickled vegetables and peanuts on around it. This was a fun dish and very satisfying. I love the taste of coconut flavored rice!
Nasi Lemak

Their prices are something along the lines of two dollar signs. They give good portions and I do frequently end up with some take out. Most of their dishes are served kind of like family styled, large plates and easy to share. One thing to keep in mind is that they are cash-only, so remember to hit the ATM beforehand.

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  1. Man, these look good. The bottom picture looks especially tasty.

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