Long Island restaurant openings we are looking forward to in 2022

Opening a restaurant on Long Island is a notoriously lengthy and unpredictable process — and it’s never been more challenging than during the last two years. And yet, neither supply-chain issues, constantly changing health advisories, a labor shortage nor a pandemic has slowed the march of new eateries. Here are some of the most exciting openings planned for the first quarter of 2022.

MB Ramen in Port Washington

Huntington’s MB Ramen was at the forefront of Long Island’s noodle boom when it opened in 2018. Four years later, owners Eric and Jason Machado are planning to open their second location in March, right across from the Port Washington LIRR station at 57 Main Street. According to Eric, the new shop will have the same capacity (about 15 seats) and the same menu (traditional and creative ramen plus adjacencies) as the original.

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Going meatless? Try Puchong’s MyEfy Muslim Vegetarian Foods for delicious ‘nasi kandar’ or ‘nasi tomato’



Get your meatless fix with this 'nasi kandar' cleverly crafted from mock meat. — Pictures by Lee Khang Yi


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Get your meatless fix with this ‘nasi kandar’ cleverly crafted from mock meat. — Pictures by Lee Khang Yi

PUCHONG, Jan 3 — With the new year, everyone is rebooting their diets. One friend has signed up for Veganuary. Another is talking about water fasting. 

It’s a good time to eat clean after all the year-end treats. And of course, it’s a much needed break before the feasting starts again with Chinese New Year.

You can opt for a meatless meal now and then. Maybe just once a week, if you’re not inclined to go all out.

I discovered MyEfy Muslim Vegetarian Foods via a friend who is vegetarian and had raved about their vegetarian “nasi kandar.”  As the dishes are on a weekly rotation, I had to wait for some time to get a taste of their famous “nasi kandar.” 

The place is run

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