Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine
There are far too few quality restaurants in New Westminster. There. I’ve said it. We suck. If it’s dinner-time in New West for food-lovers, there are way too many cars heading towards Burnaby (and, of course, Vancouver). I won’t even mention Surrey. Oops.
Luckily, for us, there are still a few good options. Tamarind Hill is definitely one of them.
To me, the best part of Asian cuisine is it’s complexity. The variety of flavors and textures is literally endless. Therefore, the quest.
Nyonya Hot & Sour Soup. More often than not, you’ll come across the Mandarin or Szechuan version of this soup. The Malay version, traditionally, has more of a vinegary tang. Not what I expected, but damn delicious.
Vegetarian Spring Rolls.
Indian Mee Goreng. Despite a smallish portion, this dish is packed with flavor. Well-cooked egg noodles tossed in sweet soy, tender beef, prawns, bean sprouts, tofu and Asian greens. With a healthy dollop of chile paste…mm.
Nasi Lemak. Not quite sure what to make of this dish. Anchovies & peanuts? Think I may have to pass.
The K.L. Style Hokkien Mee. Thick noodle in spicy, sweet soy with beef, prawn and cabbage.
Tamarind Hill puts out some really exceptional food. The portions could be bigger but, in the end, quality trumps quantity. Always.