This small restaurant may look unassuming, but what it lacks in size makes up for in flavor. So, grab a seat, any seat. This place is first come, first serve and communal seating. Meet a neighbor, make a friend, and eat some tasty food.
Kopitiam is named after its roots in Southeast Asia meaning coffee shop. They usually serve not only rich coffee but also simple foods. Kopitam in NYC is doing the same, but is also serving up flavorful Malaysian dishes. The menu offers Mayalsian staples, hearty all-day breakfast, and the traditional frothy pulled style coffee. Chef Kyo Pang is sharing their food and their stories with every dish. It just can’t be helped that it’s all delicious.
Malaysian food, much like many other Southeast Asian cuisines is fusion. The flavors are heavily influenced by the dishes of the indigenous people as well as the large ethnically Chinese population. There is also a sprinkle of western influence. If you are a first timer to Malaysian food, you have to start with Nasi Lemak, the national dish, and Hainanese Chicken Rice, a staple. Both of these dishes are a starting point.
Outside of staples, get the Tok Tok Mee, which is noodles, char sui, and fried wantons. What’s not like to like? If you’re only looking for a snack, order the curry puffs, and then maybe a couple more because they are addictive. For a sweet tooth, try the Kuih Lapis, a traditional steamed layer cake. Finally, don’t forget the coffee. We recommend the Salted Bek-Kopi. A little salt in the coffee adds a savory note and enhances the flavor.
Phone Number: 646-609-3785
Address: 151 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
Hours: Sun - Sat 10:00AM - 10:00PM