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Top Spice Restaurant Review: Elegant and stylish, this luxurious interior, with stone, rich woods and soft lighting, creates an ambience that is exotic and romantic, although at night it can become quite loud. This is the original Top Spice location. Showcasing two cuisines, the restaurants feature both Thai and Malaysian chefs in each branch. Start with roti canai or slightly spicy martabak, both Malaysian-style pancakes with fillings. The former encloses curried chicken, while the latter enfolds tender beef with a hint of curry. The chefs share specialties from each cuisine. Rendang for the Malaysian chef (beef flavored with a paste of ground onion, lemon grass and chili simmered in coconut curry gravy) to catfish basil for the Thai chef (spicy deep-fried catfish filets with basil leaves and curry sauce, one of our favorites). We also like the soups, the noodle dishes and the salads. Vegetarians will enjoy an entire section of tasty meatless fare. An unusual dessert is sticky rice with mango, delectable and just sweet enough. The wine list offers some choices that pair well with the food. Lunch is a very good deal indeed.