Enjoying a taste of home with the boyfriend and my Asian sistas at Mamak. Mamak is a Malaysian restaurant that never fails to accommodate large crowds every night. Despite its huge amount of seating areas, queues are never a surprise here.

Limau Ais, 4AUD + Teh Tarik, 4AUD

I have missed both drinks. Both utterly sweet and satisfying. One is fresh and rejuvenating, while the other is more milky and indulgent.

Maggi Goreng, 12AUD

Nothing like a good old trusty Maggi Goreng dish could easily make us happier persons. The maggi noodles were cooked with eggs, prawns, bean sprouts and fish cake slices. It was not too oily or too dry, just enough greasiness to leave us wanting more.

Roti Telur Bawang, 7AUD

Roti Telur Bawang is roti prata, essentially. It was slightly soggy and I definitely miss my ‘more chewy and crispy’ two dollar egg and onion prata that I could get easily back in South East Asia.

Ayam Goreng, 4AUD

Peeking through our neighbouring tables, lots of customers ordered of what it seemed like juicy and succulent pieces of fried chickens. It was indeed. My favourite part was the crispy skin marinated with herbs and spices in the batter.

Mee Goreng, 12AUD

Same ingredients used for the Mee Goreng like the Maggi. These Hokkien noodles are thicker and softer than the Maggi. So, are you a Hokkien noodle kind of person or the maggi? I am the latter.

Chicken & Beef Satay (1 Dozen), 16AUD
We couldn’t resist not ordering satays. Both chicken and beef we had it in half and half, paired with sweet and slightly spicy peanut sauce. We all prefered the chicken satay hands down.

Nasi Lemak, 9AUD + Fried Chicken, 3AUD

The Nasi Lemak was expensive and I wouldn’t pay 9AUD for that. 12AUD in total with the chicken by the side, now its more forgivable. All in all I would say I enjoyed Mamak as it reminded me a lot like home. Not the best home food out there but the standards are pretty good for a quick fix to satisfy our local cravings.

366 Lonsdale Street, CBD
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Tel: +(61) 03 9670 3137

Mon to Thu: 11.30am-2.30pm
Fri to Sat: 11.30am-2.30pm
Sun: 11.30am-2.30pm

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