Malaysia Kopitiam, web site, 1827 M Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-833-6232 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | WaPo | City Paper | food-plan | Don Rockwell | openlist | Yelp | Gayot]
DC location CLOSED – open in Centreville, VA, Location
You can’t go wrong with Malaysian food, but once you know its peaks, all these places are disappointments. I love Malay and Malaysian food, but not in the U.S. This place is OK, but best for those who don’t know the real thing. “Kopitiam,” by the way, means something akin to “coffeehouse” in Malay. Real Malaysian and Singapore coffeehouses are quite a different breed, get their incredible toasts and snacks.