Malaysian Noodle Festival Ongoing in the Meatpacking District

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Eight restaurants participated under red paper lanterns.


The promotional website MalaysiaKitchenNYC.com staged a noodle-themed event this afternoon on the north end of the Meatpacking District, in the square formed by the confluence of Ninth Avenue, Greenwich Street, and West 14th Street.


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Beware the chili pepper!


Colorful pavilions sheltered tables from eight different restaurants, including high-end places like Spice Market and Todd London's Embers, as well as such lower-end places as Nyona and the Upper West Side Penang. In the middle was Fatty Crab.

Servings were $5 each, and consisted mainly of noodles and soups in portions running from meager to quite large. There was even a restaurant from New Haven in on the action -- Bentara. Ben Fishner from Serious Eats passed along the rumor that the chef of Bentara may be thinking about opening a restaurant here.


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A tired-looking Jeffrey Steingarten makes a personal appearance.


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