Saturday, 5 April 2014

Malacca Straits, Ultimo

Heerroooos everyone!  Hope you have all been swell :)

Now let me introduce you to my utmost favourite Malaysian restaurant in Sydney, MALACCA STRAITS!!!!  This awesome restaurant is located in a little arcade on Mountain Street, Ultimo.  Keep an eye out for a signboard which points to Malacca Straits and some other restaurants in the arcade, it makes it soo much easier finding the place!!

I have been a couple of times in the past and it has always been amazing, but this time was no doubt THE BEST EXPERIENCE THERE I HAVE EVERRRR HAD!!!!! I had been telling my family about this place for ages and they were dubious as to how good it could be (being Malaysian we are rather fussy with our Malaysian food), but after trying this place, they were COMPLETELY won over!!!! :D

Anyhoooos unto the fooods!!!! :):):)

First dish that came out was the Ayam Percik Kelantan ($20.80).  It was the most succulent grilled chicken topped with fried onions and shallots.  Jie's faaavourite!

Now this is my favourite dish at Malacca Straits.  Crispy Egg Salad ($14.80).  So amazing.  Imagine chunks of crispy pan-fried egg and oober fresh salad tossed in a super delicious spicy, sweet and tangy salad dressing.  I know it sounds simple, but truuuust me the flavours and textures are perfecto!!

And then came our HUGE pot of Malaysian Fish Head Curry ($30.00)!!!!! 
There was a school of blue eye cods in there, okay fine just their cheeks, but nevertheless lots and lots of feeeeesh meeeat swimming with okra, beans, tomatoes and super juicy eggplant in the deliciously creamy curry sauce.  My dad was so happy with this dish ahahahah that all he needed was mooooaar rice to go with it! :D

And theeeen came our Seafood Char Kway Teow ($13.00).  Oober fresh flat rice noodles fried to wok hei perfection in spicy sambal paste, seafood and beansprouts!! SOOO GUUUUUD!!!!
Mum's favourite Malaysian dish has always been char kway teow and she was super impressed with this one!! :) 

MY FAVOURITE DISH.  Okay I know I said the crispy egg salad was my favourite, but this is on par.  So Amaazing.  Golden Sand Prawns ($26.80), think fat juicy prawns thickly coated in duck egg yolk batter and fried to absollllllluuute peeeerfection!  Oh yeahhhs and topped with super fragrant crispy curry leaves! I love love LOVE this dish sooo soo much!!! Reminiscent of the ones found in Singapore! :D :D :D  I think this was the favourite of the night!

I saw this dish online and had to get it.  Ayam Goreng Mentaga ($16.80).  A huge plate of crispy chicken pieces topped with creamy buttery egg floss, curry leaves sauce and crispy curry leaves! Jia's favourite :D

I had been dreaming about this dish for the longest time, the Oyster Omelette ($16.80).  Fat juicy oysters were studded in a really nice egg batter and served with shallots and spicy chilli sauce.  The omelette had this kinda chewy texture that held everything together, a bit hard to explain but it was almost like omelette + oysters + mochi.  I really liked this dish and so did daddy, but the rest did not like it as much as they said it tasted a little fishy :S hahah oh wells we still finished it!

Now this dish I get almost everytime I come here, Chai Tau Kueh ($12.00).  Reason being that not may Malaysian restaurants offer this dish, and amongst the few that do, they do it the best!  The nice thick chunks of radish cakes were nice and crispy and tossed with copious amounts of egg which i LOVE, beansprouts and chives.  Oh and the sambal served on the side was friggen delicious.  I got two servings of it! Haha yuumoooos I tell you!!

Overall, we had a splendid evening and will definitely be back really soon!!!!

Must get dish:  Golden Sands Prawns :)

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  1. oh wow those prawns sound amazing!

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