We wanted to go for Malaysian and randomly found Green & Oak Malaysian Restaurant in our search.. They’re a few doors down from Baci Ristorante.
Hours. Closed on Tuesday.
We’ve been twice now. The inside is modern and new; lots of nice touches and there’s room for about 40 people. Service is friendly and prompt; they came by several times to refill our teas and water.
The menu is split into appetizers, signature dishes (Hainanese chicken and Malaysian curry rice), from the wok and noodle soups (laksa and tom yum).
We dropped in on a Sunday evening (around 7:00pm) for dinner. The place was about half full.
Coconut curry sauce is the same as the one you get with their curry rice dishes. Okay but would have liked more coconut flavour.
Rice was standard but have had better elsewhere in town.
Winter melon soup was light and homey.
Both sauces were excellent.
Maybe half a dozen? At least the beef was tasty and tender.
The broth looked and tasted slightly watered down but there was a subtle kick, ending note. Homey but it won’t blow you away. There was a good mix of seafood; shrimps, bass, a fish ball and a few mini scallops.
We dropped in on a Saturday for lunch (around 12:15pm).
A few closeup pics of the chicken, rice and sauces.
Broth was okay but lacked depth; again, it seemed watered down.
Seems like their fried rices are consistently good; balanced flavours and good mix of seafood.
Everything was enjoyable but I’m still on the hunt for a laksa that will impress.
Green & Oak Malaysian Restaurant
3760 Hastings Street