- Address: 3255 Highway 7, Markham
- Visited: 05/18/2014, Lunch, 2 people
- Cuisine: Malaysian
- Rating: 4.5 5.0 Excellent, worth every $
4.5 Good, food & value
4.0 Good, but $$, would re-visit
3.5 Meh, good $, would re-visit
3.0 Meh, would not re-visit
2.0 Did not like $ [$] <20; [$$] <40; [$$$] <80; [$$$$] >80
- Website: N/A
Asian food courts are gold mines for a good meal; there’s a lot of rocks, but it’s worth digging through them for that shiny nugget of food bliss. One of my favourite food courts is the one at First Markham Place and Malay Thai is definitely one of those rare treasures.
I stopped by with The Fiance on a Sunday afternoon to grab a quick lunch. There was a steady flow of customers at the Malay Thai style but no line. The menu is posted along the front of the booth and a few pictures of dishes are displayed on the walls. The majority of items have a “spicy” indicator. We ordered the Laksa and Kway Teow, fried rice noodles. Both dishes were really tasty. I can handle a lot of spice but even for me, the laksa burned. After one sip, The Fiance broke out into a sweat. Both rice and egg noodles were used and there was a healthy portion of tofu puffs, chicken and fish cake. The spice level though was high, the back of my throat hurt, hard to breath kind of high. However, the bowl of coconut goodness was one of the best laksa’s I’ve ever had so the burning taste buds were worth it. The plate of Kway Teow was much more reasonably spiced and had a great smokey, wok flavour. The portion was heaping and it was a nice contrast to the laksa.