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An Anne & Steve review



From February to March 2010 Specials on weekdays: Three course prix fixe meal for $20.10 on Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

The new and improved Flavours of Malaysia has moved from the Econo Lodge in Lenox into the old Brazilian Grill space on McKay St. in Pittsfield next to Trattoria Rustica. What a welcome surprise and a real boost to the local dining scene. Sabrena the former chef to the stars is the star of the show now as she cooks up the most mouth watering dishes this side of Kuala Lumpur.

We began (as we do in the video filmed at the old place in Lenox - see below) with The Malaysian Spicy Green Mango Salad, and boy Go ManGo! This is the perfect appetite whetter. This time Steve went for the extensive flavours of the west menu: surf and turf for under $20 you can't beat that. The flat iron steak (you can choose from three different cuts) was juicy, tender and cooked at my request at "medium" which will get you the just the right amount of redness. On top comes a saute of mushrooms and onions on bottom is my favorite Asian veggie steamed baby bok choy and choice of potato (he had a great baked) or rice and vegetables with a salad on the side. The salad comes with a delicious homemade light soy based dressing. The BBQ sauce on top of the grilled to perfection shrimp (one of three surf choices) was obviously homemade and extremely tasty as are all her many different sauces which is what really sets this establishment apart from the pack. These sauces are made from scratch with no MSG. You can also get everything on the menu gluten free just for the asking, and it's just as tasty, ask Anne.... she went for the Vegetable Panang Curry so perfectly prepared and spicy that this will be added to the Mango Salad as a dish we'll order every time no matter what else we fancy. We wanted to sample as much as possible so Anne went one dish further onto the Saute Chicken Breast with Fresh Ginger in Sesame Oil which was also very good.

A patron at our neighboring table recognized us from our videos on the website so we chatted about local restaurants. They graciously offered to let us taste their dishes which we politely declined and Steve said he'd gladly take a "sound bite" instead. Chin, the owner, joined in the conversation with these very nice local people. Shaun, out for a night at the newest restaurant in town with his wife and their two sets of married kids said that this was his second time there this week! They were all happy with their food and we got some nice additional shots for this review. The Beef Rendang, The Spicy Seafood Tum Yum Rice Noodle Soup (or Yum Tum -my soup) and some others we'll have to try. There's such a variety that it boggles the mind how she does it all.

We all had a great time Saturday night in the big (little) city with every last table taken in this rather large space. The decor is very nicely redone too with the walls painted a deep warm shade of appetizing and comfy red and interesting antique looking light fixtures making the place more intimate without losing the nice ceiling height. All in all they have created an intimacy that the old space lacked. There's live entertainment Friday and Saturday and the band was setting up as we left. Also, Karaoke and DJ's and if Steve get's his way his very own Steve's Lounge presents "70's Disco Oldies Night". Closed Tuesdays, 'cause everyone needs one day off.

So welcome to Pittsfield our adopted home and now the new home of Flavours of Malaysia. Long Live the Revitalized Pittsfield Dining Scene.

Flavours of Malaysia
Malaysian/Asian
75 North St (entrance on McKay St)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413)443-3188
www.flavoursintheberkshires.com

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After making our way through the hotel lobby, we entered a large restaurant that included a bar and an area for live music and dancing. We also found an extensive and varied menu to satisfy a variety of palates.

The menu features a section called Flavours of the West which includes such entrees as grilled seafood, Surf and Turf, steaks and Angus burgers. We opted for food from the Flavours of the East section as we had come here drawn to the fact that it is a Malaysian restaurant.

The imported beers were very reasonably priced at $3.50 each. Steve had the Thai Singha beer and Anne had a Guinness

We started with an intoxicatingly good green mango salad that was loaded with flavors and that we couldn’t stop eating.

Flavours of Malaysia
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FILMED IN FLAVOURS' OLD LOCATION IN LENOX

We followed this with a tasty Malaysian chicken curry, delicious Spicy Pork Riblet Rendang and a dish of prawns. The diverse and enjoyable flavors coming from all of these dishes convinced us that this restaurant is aptly named. The quality of the food left us very satisfied and eager to come back for more.

The owners, Chin and Sabrina, do most of the work themselves and make you feel right at home. Sabrina is a seasoned chef who has cooked for a long list of celebrities.

Check Flavours’ website for the menu and entertainment schedule which features popular rock bands, karaoke, ballroom dancing, etc.

Music by Gladden Fields



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Flavours
Malaysian/Asian
75 North St (entrance on McKay St)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413)443-3188
www.flavoursintheberkshires.com
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Pittsfield, MA