Tag Archives: Bentara

20/20 Visions


“Pecha kucha” means “chit-chat” in Japanese, but it takes a bit more than chit-chat to pull off a PechaKucha presentation. …

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The Spice of Life

Popia spring rolls at Bentara

Bright-smiling chef Hasni “Jeff” Ghazali (pictured second) is an exceedingly affable kind of tyrant.

Bentara, the Malaysian restaurant he owns with his partner, Bill Christian, confronts us with…

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You Name It

PechaKucha in 2012

Today we’re going back into the archives. Below is an updated version of an article that appeared in one of Daily Nutmeg’s early editions, published on May 3, 2012. Enjoy!

Bentara, the Malaysian…

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On the Other Hand, I Never Forget a Face

The Group With No Name

Bentara, the Malaysian restaurant on Orange Street, is dimly lit, wood-lined and absolutely packed. It’s PechaKucha night. At least 100 people have gathered to watch ten creative, mini-slideshow presentations about work, life and organizations in New Haven, in part thanks …

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Malaysian For All


A midday meal at Bentara, an authentic Malaysian must-try on Orange Street, proves to be the perfect choice. This ethnic cuisine is scrumptious. Upon devouring plate after plate of deliciousness*, I visit with the man behind the magic, Chef Hasni …

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