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Jaya is a Malaysian restaurant in New York City's Chinatown neighborhood and in addition to Malaysian cuisine, they also offer amazing Chinese and Thai food. The name "Jaya" is a Malay word that means "success" or "victory." That being said, the restaurant is successful in marrying great Asian food styles into one delicious place. Malaysian cuisine may be exotic to some Americans, but if one give the food a try, they will surely love the styles. In addition, many of the meals will be appealing to vegans and vegetarians. With a big menu, there are plenty of selections for every palate.
While their are many ways to go about it, one can start their meal with a homemade roti chanai - it's an Indian pancake. Tumeric chicken wings are deep fried in turmeric batter, adding an Asian spice to an American favorite. Shrimp shao mai - familiar to many Americans as shrimp shu mai - is a standout on the appetizer menu. They also have a slew of great soups to choose from including their hot and sour soup to their fish ball and seaweed soup, or even the tofu and preserved vegetable soup where one will really get to taste exotic flavors of Malaysia.