First thoughts when planning a visit to New Haven often involve pizza, or a pizza crawl. On second thought, consider a good mee goreng mamak, Indian-inspired Malaysian fried noodles that are ideally made a la minute and served while still sizzling. Unfortunately, a tented market in Bryant Park can't accommodate the same stir-fry flourishes as a streetside operation in Penang; console yourself with well-balanced ingredients such as flowering yu choy. Next time, fresh-fried.
76 Orange St. (at Center St.), New Haven, Connecticut
At the Malaysian Winter Market
Continues Thursday, February 21, 11:30-2:30 (or till sold out) and 5:30-9:00 (ditto)
Bryant Park, near Sixth Ave. at 41st St., Manhattan