June 06, 2011

Mamak Village


Mamak village - the seemingly smaller cousin of Mamak, the Malaysian sensation that has swept Sydney by storm - is just 5 minutes from where I work, so I thought that I absolutely "owed"* it to myself to check it out.

I decided to try the Roti Canai. It was actually quite good - nothing quite like what I can get at midnight back in Singapore, but way better than I expected. It was still soft and fluffy, with a good amount of bite, and the sambal that it was served with was a tad watered-down for my liking, but still not bad at all.

I also ordered the Nonya Tofu.


This dish was quite nice, and actually reminded me of Agedashi Tofu that you get at Japanese Restaurants. It also came with a sweet chilli dipping sauce that was not too cloying, but lacked that spicy


I do, however, really like the Acar (aa-chah) that comes with the tofu. Why? I have no idea. But it does make me miss the bags of acar that my mom used to buy from the markets.


Acar is basically a pickled salad, commonly with pickled cucumber, carrots and sometimes pineapple. It's great with rice, or on it's own as a snack/munchy type thing.

And finally, I ordered a Teh Ais (as in, iced tea) to go with everything. It's something that I would always order in a Singaporean or Malaysian coffeeshop, and it's basically strong tea sweetened with sweetened condensed milk and poured over ice.


Perfect for a hot summer's day, or any time, really. But then again, I'm quite the iced tea fiend, so I'm a bit biased. ;)

*Any excuse for gluttony really.

I ate at:
Mamak Village
Glebe
25 Glebe Point Road
Glebe, 2037

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7 Comments:

At June 6, 2011 at 12:30 PM , Blogger muppy said...

Yay, it finally let me comment on your posts! I really love the look of that tofu, i rarely get to eat out so i love seeing everyone elses delicious meals :)

 
At June 6, 2011 at 12:52 PM , Anonymous chocolatesuze said...

i love acar! you're lucky to be working so close by!

 
At June 6, 2011 at 1:45 PM , Blogger MissPiggy said...

Mmmm....Mamak Village. I think I'm overdue for a lunch here, I just wish it was closer to my office. I loved the Roti...noms.

 
At June 6, 2011 at 2:34 PM , OpenID lateraleating said...

Is it as good as its big cousin?

 
At June 7, 2011 at 10:24 AM , Anonymous Tina@foodboozeshoes said...

A distant cousin, perhaps. Other than name, I don't believe they're related. Oh, but roti looks so good :)

 
At June 7, 2011 at 7:54 PM , Blogger sugarpuffi said...

i am guilty of eating the entire jar of picked...pretty much anything in one sitting :( dont let me go near pickled veg cause ull get none!

 
At June 9, 2011 at 12:16 AM , Blogger Tambourine said...

@muppy: aww thank you for trying to comment!! I know that it's had heaps of issues. =) if you love tofu, you should so try the salt and pepper tofu from Fat Noodle! It's awesome stuff.

@chocolatesuze: How awesome is it!! It's hard to find really good acar though.

@misspiggy: So come over!!! We can have lunch together. =)

@lateraleating: Not as good, definitely. The queues for Mamak are worth it, but sometimes when you just want the food but are too tired to queue, it's not bad!

@Tina: I don't really think that they're related too, but it's not bad for a Malaysian food fix. Especially when it's next door!

@sugarpuffi: lol meet your match!! I eat heaps of pickled stuff too!!! We should have a pickle feast!

 

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