Dreaming of Malaysia…
on August 5, 2009
I was thwarted on Sunday evening by Movida Next Door being closed as well as the hoped for return visit to Cumulus Inc being quashed. After walking the length of
, I gave up on loftier aims and decided upon a takeaway restaurant in
. I’m absolutely desperate to get to Kuala Lumpur so I can sink my teeth into all of that delicious, spicy, fattening food. So desperate in fact that I couldn’t wait and chose Hawker’s Cafe, a non descript Malaysian restaurant with laminex tables and pictures of the meals on the walls.
I ordered my fave – RotiCanai plus a side serve of rice. I knew this was setting myself up for disappointment if the curry didn’t live up to my heightened KL hysteria, coupled with an unhappy experience with a horrible Roti Canai I had from another part of Chinatown in the recent past. Happily, I wasn’t disappointed and was actually impressed. The beef chunks were large and tender, breaking easily under my fork with a spicy sauce with just enough of a hit of chilli for my tastebuds. I would have preferred my Roti whole, so I could tear it up myself but even ‘pre cut’, it was a fine accompaniment.
When researching this post, I have learned that Hawker’s have a couple of locations, one in the CBD and another in Hawthorn. I also discovered the Murtabak – wish I’d seen that on the menu on the night I’d visited. I was also hankering after the Char Keuy Teow. Oh well – bring on KL! The prices are cheap ($12 with extra rice) and no doubt this would be very popular with visiting language students and travelling public servants.
Hawker’s Cafe – 213 Russell St, Melbourne (03) 9662 1867
Visited: Sunday 26 July 2009 – Dinner Service