Despite taking its name from the Malay word for “tranquility,” Sentosa is a maelstrom of activity—particularly on weekends, when families pack the long, wood-paneled dining room. Most memorable are the indigenous offerings, like the spicy roti canai pancakes or the Malaysian rojak, a pineapple-heavy fruit salad topped with a piquant shrimp paste. The mango chicken—served in a hollowed-out fruit—similarly fuses sweet and sour, while “volcano” spare ribs deliver on their fiery promise. Put out the heat with an ice kacang: shaved ice with red beans, corn, jelly and coconut milk.
|Venue name:||Sentosa Malaysian Cuisine|
39-07 Prince St
|Cross street:||between Roosevelt and 39th Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 7 to Flushing–Main St|
|Price:||Average main course: $13. Cash only|
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