Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Restaurant Review: Mamak

Location: 366 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9670 3137
Link: mamak.com.au
Cuisine: Malaysian
Overall Impression: 7/10

From the same people behind Mamak in Sydney (Chatswood and Chinatown), Mamak Melbourne is finally here.
Waiting in line filled with anticipation, I peer through the glass window where the cooks are on display stretching the glossy roti dough.
The menu boasts a good variety of Malaysian hawker style dishes.
Roti Telur (egg roti)
Roti Canai (the original roti)
Ayam Berempah (bite-size chicken pieces stir-fried with whole spices)
Nasi Lemak dengan sambal udang (coconut rice accompanied by sambal, peanuts, crispy anchovies, cucumber, hard-boiled egg and sambal prawn).
Roti kaya (roti filled with a traditional spread made from pandan and coconut)
Cendol (Starch noodles made from fresh pandan leaves, with gula-melaka syrup, coconut milk and shaved ice)
Roti pisang (roti filled with freshly sliced bananas)
We were all very impressed with the quality of the offerings. Every dish tasted incredibly authentic. As expected, the roti was expertly prepared - beautifully crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Our taste buds had been transported to the streets of Kuala Lumpur! We cannot wait to return.
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