Kaya Malay Bistro – Solid Malaysian Food in Fairview

Back in September, we revisited Kaya Malay Bistro with some friends (see our first visit here).

The Ginger Citrus Soda ($4) is a hand-pressed concoction made with lemon, lime, orange, soda and mint served in a mason jar.  Yes, I know I’m not a fan of drinks served in mason jars.  If you put that aside, the drink itself was very refreshing.

It wouldn’t be a visit to a Malaysian restaurant without an order of Roti ($6) with the characteristic crispy skin and light and fluffy centre.


The Sambal Green Beans with Prawns ($10) is one of our staple veggie dishes.  Love how crunchy the beans are.

Our next dish was the Pad Thai ($10) which came with shrimp, tofu, and veggies stir-fried with rice noodles.


The Red Duck Curry ($17) was a little difficult to eat because it came with bone-in duck legs.  I know bone-in meat is supposed to be more tender but I’ve always preferred boneless duck in curry… so much easier to eat.

I was a bit surprised that the Spicy Spinach ($10) wasn’t very spicy… there was a hint of heat but almost the same as regular spinach.


Lastly, we had the Rendang Beef ($14) stewed in a coconut milk sauce.  The tender chunks of beef were cooked perfectly.  I wonder if they use this beef in their murtabak – that would be awesome.


1063 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC


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Posted on November 15, 2013, in Malaysian, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Not a fan of mason jars! I find them weird to drink out of. I tried Malay Curry a few days ago, only the hainan chicken tasted good and the roti, everything else was horrible :(.

    • Yes, I can’t believe the whole mason jar trend hasn’t died out yet.
      Sorry to hear about Malay Curry… have you tried Tamarind Hill or Penang Delight? I usually don’t have problems there (they both have 2 locations).

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