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:
25 Glebe Point Road