[NYC - Union Square] Laut - Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand Singaporean Street Food

Laut is one of the first Malaysian restaurants to be found in the Michelin Guide. Laut is located near Union Square. At the moment, it is available for delivery via Caviar. More info on their website, including how to order: https://lautnyc.com/.

I bought a voucher for this meal on one of those discount sites for New York City (like Groupon, but not Groupon). If I can remember what it is, I'll link it here for you - it's a great way to try out new places at a discount!

It's kind of difficult to find Malaysian/Singaporean food in the City (it's been getting a little easier these days, but still kind of difficult!)

The deal got me 2 appetizers, 2 mains, 2 desserts, and a bottle of wine. I think it was something like $49, but don't quote me on that.

This is the appetizer I chose - the Roti Canai. There were plenty of other options available, but I was really craving roti. For you vegetarians, there are a few options for you, too! The menu on the website denotes the vegetarian options quite nicely.

We upgraded and added the Singapore Crispy Soft-Shell Crab with the fried bao on the side (you can also choose the steamed bao). I actually never wrote the post about my Singaporean chili crab experience in Singapore, but Laut is one of the only places I've seen Singapore Chili Crab on a menu in America, to the best of my memory.

This was really quite good and tasted pretty close to the one I ate in Singapore. The experience itself is very different and the size of the dish, also different, but it was delicious and messy nonetheless. I'd recommend for you to try the Chili Crab at Laut if you're craving it, but I would probably not recommend having this as your first introduction to it because the atmosphere and group setting is part of the true experience.

This is the Beef Rendang. It was pretty good and seasoned very well. The beef was very tender. If you're worried about spice, this is a safe choice for your table. It's more on the savory side than the spice side. Even though it's not spicy, it is pretty darn flavorful.

This is the Curry Laksa Noodle Soup. I love curry laksa and try to order it whenever I see it on the menu. The curry laksa at Laut was definitely thicker than any other curry laksa I've had in my life. It was extremely packed with flavor and was made with super fresh ingredients. It is somewhat spicy, as it should be, so keep that in mind.

There's a pretty extensive menu, so there's likely something for everyone. There were rice dishes, curries, noodles, stir fried proteins, noodles, you name it.

Honestly, I was pretty full after the meal, but we got the Coconut Pudding because dessert was included. It was quite lightly sweet and very soft and creamy. It wasn't too heavy which was nice after we had so much other food.

I don't know if it's common, but since we had a voucher which let us choose 2 desserts and we only wanted 1, the server let us use the "value" of the second dessert towards the remainder of the bill. They basically just subtracted the "up to $XXX" value from the full total. Again, not sure if that is common, but this is what happened for us.

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