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$48 for a three-course prix fixe Malaysian dinner for two, valid Sunday–Thursday (up to a $100 total value)
- Appetizer (up to a $13 value each)
- Entree (up to a $30 value each)
- Dessert (up to a $7 value each)
$48 for the above dinner for two, valid Friday or Saturday (up to a $100 total value)
Meals may start with curry puffs or papaya salad and transition to entrees of steamed flounder or grilled chicken with coconut rice.
“Some New York restaurants hide behind unmarked entrances and velvet ropes. Laut hides behind its menu: a pan-Asian thicket of sushi, Thai soups and Chinese noodles,” said Julia Moskin of the New York Times. While the menu might be robust enough to provide shelter during hide-and-seek, the restaurant doesn't sacrifice quality for quantity, as the Asian fusion cuisine has garnered a Michelin star.
The food owes its authentic flavor to the owners, Malaysian natives Kathy Wong and Michael Bong, whose generations-old Malaysian recipes sing a culinary siren song to both city natives and tourists. The couple's kitchen staff only works with fresh ingredients, which go into the restaurant's signature sauces and flavor-infusions, including sweet chili sauce, tamarind dressing, and coconut rice. The eatery also houses a sushi bar, where the chefs do more rolling than an inner tube dropped from the top of Mount Everest. Its ample options and welcoming dining room make Laut “well worth a visit,” says Moskin.
Laut is a fine venue for Malaysia’s street-food addictions.Julia Moskin, The New York Times, 7/29/09
Great flavors, authentic street food recipes.Kevin C., Yelp, 11/7/12
15 E 17th St.
New York, New York 10003