Monday, April 12, 2010

Sydney Trotting - A Taste of Malaysia

After that intense ramen, we headed to check in to our hotel. As mentioned before we got a pretty good deal; $99 per night at the Holiday Inn thanks to Lastminute.com . Above is the view that we got, not too shabby for that price eh?

Huge Door at Martin Place

We Heart U Boom

Fire Station


We soon freshen up, and set off and headed do the Harbour Bridge and also the Opera House. To be even more adventurous, we walked from our hotel in Potts Point around Kings Cross and headed upwards to the Circular Quay.



For dinner,we met up with some friends who took us to Mamak, an up and coming Malaysian restaurant. For your information,Mamak is refereed to Tamil Muslims who generally runs stalls/shops which sells local road side Indian/Malaysian food;most famous the Roti Canai or Pratha and teh tarik or Pull tea. This kinda stalls has a become very much a part of our Malaysian culture. However one thing is for sure, you'll never find a Chinese man in a mamak flipping a roti in Malaysia.

Having a shop that sells mamak food here in Sydney is great as it allows Australian to have a taste of our culture and also good for Malaysians who just misses home. Price wise, it is very pricey if you compare it to Malaysia; plain roti in Malaysia - RM 0.70 ie Aud 0.25 ; plain roti here is about AUD 5, however for Australian standard its quite reasonable. Although you can't compare the food here to what you can get back in Malaysia, it does ease the cravings.



Location: 15 Goulburn St Haymarket NSW 2000



Taste : Not too bad, our local mamaks would be proud of this chinaman.

So what food do you crave when you are away from home?

8 comments:

La posta said...

chinesse mamak...hahaha. Love the we love u boom picture

S. said...

Hey Ron! I totally craved the pita bread from back home that you saw and decided to make it. Now, I'm in Malaysia surrounded by all the foods you crave. How funny this life is.

Joanne said...

I always crave veggies when I am away from home but that is usually because they are so hard to find in abundance at restaurants.

This Malaysian food looks awesome!

S. said...

Mmm! You reminded me! I should get some thosai today! (I always called it dosa though.)

:D

foodwink said...

Well, I think the Chinese mamak guys are improving. Their fish curry sauce was quite good the last time I had it. But yes, nothing beats the real deal in Malaysia!

That's Ron said...

@S: that is Crazy!haha
@Joanne: Veggies... healty! malaysia food is awesome! nothing like it...
@Foodwink:wow fish curry...

Chow and Chatter said...

love Malaysian food wish I could get it here sob

5 Star Foodie said...

Yummy eats and great to see pictures of Sydney!