Kaya Malay Bistro


A couple weeks I called up a group of friends to have dinner at Kaya Malay Bistro, a Malaysian restaurant in Vancouver that I’ve been wanting to try.

Since we had 7 people, I made sure to make a reservation, however, when we got there, we still ended up waiting 40 minutes for our table. We were 15 minutes late for our reservation and we assumed our table was given away, the waiting sucked.

The waiting made us even hungrier and we ended up ordering a lot of dishes. We started with appetizers Roti Canai and Satay skewers. Both were quite delicious and authentic. I suggest ordering the chicken satay, because compared to the beef satay, they were much more juicer and tender.

Some main dishes we ordered and worth mentioning were the Eggplant with garlic chili sauce, Mee goren, and Rendan beef. These were my favourites of the night because they were the most flavouful.

Some disappointments were the Char Kuey Toew and Singaporean pork chop. The char kuey toew was quite bland compared to the mee goren, and the singaporean pork chop tasted like a regular sweet and sour pork.

We were all quite stuffed before all the dishes arrived. It’s a good thing that they forgot our order of Hainanese chicken (although we really wanted to try this too). This place was super busy, and even though they messed out our reservation, we still had a decent dinner.

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Kaya Malay Bistro
1063 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC

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