Nyonya isnt the only Malyasian joint that moved into new digs recently. This weekend we discovered that Belachan, a Sietsema favorite, relocated from Seventh Avenue in Sunset Park to a spiffier new home at 5918 Eighth Avenue at the beginning of the month. Like the avenues other Malaysian eateries (Nyonya and the more modest Redang Island) it has a thatch-hut theme, but unlike them, it now boasts a sushi counter. Other than that, the menu is mostly the same as at the original, with a few price tweaks (for instance, the lunch special that used to be $4.50 is now $4.95 and up). See new menu items below.
Malay fried chicken wing ($7.95 for five pieces)
Salted egg with green soup ($7.95)
Chicken feet with mushroom noodle soup ($5.95)
Ginger duck noodle soup ($6.50)
Spare ribs with mormit sauce ($9.95)
Steamed salted fish with pork ($9.95)
Malaysian-style spare ribs ($9.95)
Spicy Thai chicken ($5.95 for half, $8.50 for whole)
Pattaya chicken ($11.95 for half, $15.95 for whole)
Chili chicken ($9.95)
Snow peas leaf in special soup ($15.95)
Snow peas leaf sautéed in garlic ($11.95)
Curry fish head noodle soup is off the menu.
New Belachan Restaurant, 5918 Eighth Ave., nr. 60th St., Sunset Park, Brooklyn; 718-492-9088 or 718-492-8801