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“Malaysian Fright”

Malaysia Delights Street Food
Ranked #243 of 1,033 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: $4 - $7
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Authentic Malaysian food can be difficult to find in Christchurch, but the popular Street Food has a menu bursting with the region's best dishes. "Malaysia Delights channels the flavours of traditional fare usually found at a hawker centre in Malaysia. Owner Peter Foo's restaurant is an inside version of what would be an open-air food market overseas, with all the same exciting flair and spice as its Asian inspiration. Just as the hawker centre stalls do, the chefs at Malaysia Delights formulate their own recipes for sambal chilli paste, curry paste and satay sauce."
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Malaysian style food is my favourite, but very rare in Christchurch so I was pretty excited to discover Malaysian Delights, however it didn't seem particularly Malaysian and not at all delightful. It turns out it's a Chinese restaurant masquerading as Malaysian, with very few Malaysian dishes on the menu. Apart from the dahl the food was bland and tasteless.The biggest disappointment was the very expensive ($26) beef rendang, with fatty beef(?) that looked like it had been cooked for over a thousand years, swimming in a good inch of fat/oil. It was revolting and tasteless, and if there had been any service to speak of, we would have told them so...

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We went for Thai Food and Chinese Food, but our pleasant din't meet until we go to this Restaurant. Nasi Lemak is wow. You have to try their Roti Cane / Prata with Lamb Curry. I could say that their Nasi Lemak is almost similar with the one that you got in Singapore or Malaysia itself. They also have many Chinese Food. I am not sure whether it is Halal Restaurant because many porky food also provided in this restaurant. If your child is not satisfy with this, KFC is right next door.

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1  Thank Fritz S
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Our first night in Christchurch and we came across this place. The host was wonderful, the food tasty, and great prices.. Beef rendang was extremely tasty , well wort.h stopping in for a tasty treat.

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Great Malaysian Home coocked meals. Being Malaysian there only a few restarants around who can offer the "authentic Malaysian taste". Malaysian delights is one of them or sure!

1  Thank Rajah91
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Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Having just returned from 4 weeks in Makaysia, we expected this suburban Christchurch Malaysian restaurant to be a parody of the real thing, however were quite pleasantly surprised. We had the nasi lemak with curry chicken and the squid sambal. The sambal could have been a little spicier but overall the food was good. The menu is made up of an extensive range of Malay and Chinese style dishes and is very reasonably priced. Good service in this family run restaurant. The place was getting busier as we left and is clearly pretty popular.

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Thank frankiethe
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