New York City College of Technology, CUNY
Department of Hospitality Management

Janet Lefler Dining Room


To: Professor Abreu, Director of Service
Fr: Brittany Marriott, Student
Date: October 4, 2018
Re: Restaurant Review Reaction

      In this article Pete Wells reviews a Malaysian inspired tea and coffee parlor called Kopitiam on East Broadway in Chinatown. Wells describes the meals and snacks as dishes that can be eaten anytime of the day. Most dishes that are served for breakfast remain on the menu until closing time. Wells explain that breakfast could be the national dish of Malaysia which is nasi lemak to savory soups like fish ball soup or a milo malt-chocolate powder battered french toast drizzle with sweetened condensed milk.

Wells decribes the most inviting aspect of Kopitiam as their faithfulness to snack and sweets practiced in Malaysia seeing as in New York is more geared towards big extravagant deserts.

He goes on the explain the ambiance of the place on weekdays as relaxed unlike restaurants usual hurried pace. The only problem would be on weekends when brunch is a big deal the atmosphere tends to become hectic with waiters unsure if you have received your food or running out of tea and coffee at unopportune times.

However I would visit and recommend Kopitiam as a place worth visiting to experience another culture.