Friday, 8 June 2007

Malay Chinese

Come for the laksa, leave with a smile on your face and potentially a dry cleaning bill. Those stains are going to be hard to get out.

This is the sister restaurant of the spiritual home of Sydney’s famous Malay Chinese on Castlereagh Street (now taken over by some snotty high designer brand). It doesn’t have the same old school hawker centre feel. Also missing are the shrieks of “number [insert number here]!” in a distinctly Malaysian accent, commanding to pick up your meal… NOW. Pity.

This place feels like a mosh pit at lunchtimes during the working week with the chefs out back woking away. It’s worth the jostle for a seat as the hawker style food here is exquisite, especially the chicken laksa with extra chicken, vegies and mixed noodles of vermicelli and egg (these are extra tweaks). It’s got enough coconut cream for the heaviness, chilli to tingle your tongue and a full curry flavour. I’d drink the broth but I want to live past 25… I think. Why go anywhere else when you can also enjoy a great Har Mee, Mee Goreng, Hainanese Chicken Rice and Char Kway Teow here? Wok on into Malay Chinese… NOW.

4 / 5 yums!


Where? Malay Chinese, Hunter St, Sydney

What? Average dish $8

Left to Right : Har Mee, Mee Goreng, Hainanese Chicken Rice and Char Kway Teow, Curry Laksa

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