Malay Village Chinatown

I went to Malay Village with a friend a few weeks ago because my beloved Nonya closed down and we were in too much of a hurry to wait in the line at Mamak. We walked into “Nonya” and almost sat down before I noticed that all the menus were in Chinese characters. Hm, suspicious. My suspicions were confirmed when I was told by the waiter that Nonya is gone. My moment of sadness was interrupted by the confusion as to why none of the signs were changed. C’mon people! So we awkwardly left and went downstairs to the place I only knew as the “dancing roti people” place. Please note that I had just finished a late night tutorial at uni and was feeling pretty hungry, so I couldn’t give you a fair evaluation of the food in terms of taste because (a) I eat anything when I am hungry and (b) my food came out pretty late which meant I was even mooooarrrrr hungry.

Roti Canai here is decent! Then again, I’m a sucker for roti bread anywhere and you can’t go wrong with it on its own. Watching their chefs spinning the roti up and high into the air – it never gets old.

Penang Chicken Rice | Penang Hokkien Hae Mee

Penang style savoury chicken rice, served with Malaysian grilled chicken and chicken soup – this came out so late! I was wriggling in my seat because I knew I was going to have to sprint to the cinemas (Iron Man 3!) if this chicken didn’t come out soon. My friend ordered the noodles after asking for a recommendation from the waitress. The menu describes it as a “combination of yellow noodles and vermicelli in prawn soup, served with prawns, cuttle fish, egg and fresh morning glory, topped with sliced shallots”. Morning glory hey? Only kidding. He seemed to enjoy it so no dramas here.

Teh-O Malaysian Sweetened Tea | Pandan Chicken

I have never tried this tea before but it was so sweet! Quite the sugar hit. The pandan chicken, doesn’t really stand out, we just ordered it for the lol. The food here is pretty tasty and affordable, but unless I’m pressed for time, I’d probably go to another neighbouring Malaysian restaurant 😉

Malay Village
Ground Floor, Number One Dixon Building
1 Dixon Street (cnr Goulburn Street)
Sydney Chinatown

Monday 11.30am – 10.30pm
Tuesday 11.30am – 10.30pm
Wednesday 11.30am – 10.30pm
Thursday 11.30am – 10.30pm
Friday 11.30am – Late
Saturday 11.30am – Late
Sunday 11.30am – 10.30pm
Public Holidays 11.30am – 10.30pm

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