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Last Chance to Get a Taste of Bryant Park's Malaysian Winter Market

By Heather Holland | February 21, 2013 3:00pm | Updated on February 21, 2013 4:21pm

MIDTOWN — It’s the last chance for New Yorkers to enjoy the exotic flavors of Malaysia under the canopy of Bryant Park as the Malaysian Winter Market comes to a close Thursday night.

Malaysia Kitchen for the World is hosting the last few hours of its two-day market in the heart of Bryant Park.

The market, which runs through 9 p.m., features a variety of signature Malaysian dishes from restaurants and vendors across the city, including Nyonya, Fatty Crab, Laut and Wichcraft.

“The Malaysian Winter Market is a great opportunity for New Yorkers to experience a broad range of unique Malaysian dishes and products,” said Muhd Shahrulmiza Zakaria, the trade commissioner of MATRADE, a trade development corporation that launched the project.

As a specialty for the occasion, Wichcraft is serving up a special coconut-braised chicken sandwich, and New Malaysia restaurant is offering rice noodle plates, and three curry potato spring rolls for $2, according to Midtown Lunch blog.

The market itself is made up of a cluster of large, heated tents set up at the heart of Bryant Park, near the fountain and ice-skating rink. Chef demonstrations and special performances by authentic Malaysian dance troupes have been taking place on an elevated stage at the back of the market throughout the day.

The market will serve its last dinner dishes from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

“We’re honored to work with some of the best local restaurants, businesses and talented chefs to provide a fun, engaging experience for people to learn more about the rich culture of Malaysia,” said Zakaria in a statement.