Although it's not the same as Malaysian, the cuisine of the Brit-leaning city-state sprints a long way in that direction, and the menu at Masak ("to cook") is proof of that. Try the delicious fiery-red crab dip furnished with little fried breads known as mantou, or slice into the pork chop smothered in savory black sauce and hinting of fish paste, and realize how this peninsula has been central to the spice trade for more than 500 years. In some ways, Masak is like a more polite, much more veggie-intensive version of Fatty Crab. The sophisticated dessert list is an additional reason to give this obscurely located gem a visit. 432 East 13th Street, 212-260-6740, (10009)

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432 E. 13th St.
New York NY 10009


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