This popular spot in Northern Chinatown/Nolita is Manhattan's classic introduction to Malaysian Cuisine with dishes like Roti Canai (very yum), Chow Kueh Teow, Asam Laska, Nasi Lemak, Pearl Noodles. Highly flavorful and textured food, whether spicy, curried, sour, or fish saucy... it's all good. Spacious, lively, inexpensive and tasty, there's the reason for the popularity. The weekend is more crowded, but still not too long a wait. Weekdays or early dinner is not crowded.
Last time, I really enjoyed the lumpy-sauced Curry Spareribs cooked to where the bones are soft, Achat -- pickled vegetable in turmeric powder, peanut, sesame seeds & herb, and the Spicy Crispy Squids--crunchy dried tentacles, the menu warns "Please ask server for advice before you order!" on several of these more especially non-Western items. The Roti Canai is a must. Also, you might consider switching out your white rice for Coconut, Yam Rice, or Chicken Broth Rice; though, given that the dishes are so flavorful, white rice is often a good foil.