Makan Place – Malaysian Food in Burnaby

Did someone say there was a new Malaysian restaurant in Burnaby? As soon as I saw this pop up on my radar, I thought I had to give them a visit.

Now, if you’re looking for something like a Tamarind Hill in New West, you’re going to be a bit disappointed. Makan is more bare bones… you order you meal at the counter and this place is cash-only. The utensils are also located up front so you just help yourself.

I ordered the Nasi Biryani Kambing ($9.95) – with spicy lamb meat (bone-in) that was mostly tender. I did enjoy the rice as the grains are separated – unlike the regular short-grain rice that you get at Chinese restaurants. A minor annoyance was that the plastic plate kept wobbling to and fro as I was eating.

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I also ordered the Roti Prata ($3.95) – this is essentially the same as Roti Canai. The bread had a nice crisp outer shell but I found that it lacked the fluffy/puffy interior that I’m used to.

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Overall, the food was okay but the menu is fairly limited and there’s not much in terms of service.

7677 6th Street
Burnaby, BC

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Posted on January 21, 2015, in Malaysian, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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