The number of families sitting around floral tablecloths from grandma’s linen closet tell you everything you need to know about Malay. This Malaysian restaurant has been a Flushing institution since 1988—and it still fills up nightly with people looking for no-nonsense, homestyle cooking that isn’t trying to be anything other than tasty. It’s not the flashiest place, but they serve some of the best curry laksa, BBQ skate, and family-sized platters of crispy lobak in the neighborhood. Squeeze into a table with a small group and try a bunch of stuff. Keep in mind that it's cash-only for orders under $20.