All the traditional hallmarks of Malaysian street food and specialties can be found at Pasar Malam, a new restaurant whose name means “night market” in Malaysian. The decor is vibrant, with colorful murals by Bushwick artists Chris Soria and Mark Evans.
Dishes include Nasi Lemak, a coconut rice with fresh pandan leaves served with house-made anchovy sambal, to Hainanese Chicken Rice, with crispy fried chicken instead of boiled chicken. For a summer dessert, try Ais Kachang, shaved ice topped with palm seeds, grass jelly, red beans, and creamed corn, drizzled with melon and rose syrups, evaporated milk, or homemade dark palm sugar caramel sauce.
208 Grand St. (between Bedford and Driggs avenues)