We tried their Roti Telur and Roti Planta. It was actually quite delicious and satisfying. Roti telur is roti canai filled with egg. It is more filling and also rather fragrant. Roti Planta is basically roti canai base with extra margarine and a bit of sugar. It’s called planta because of the brand of margarine used in the mamak stalls in Malaysia. Roti Planta tends to be more crispy and of course greasy but oh so tasty and fragrant. All rotis are served with sugar, dahl and I believe fish curry.
|Roti telur $5.50|
|Roti planta $5.50|
Nasi lemak was something I just had to have. It’s a dish of fragrant coconut rice served with in this case, curry chicken, fried anchovies, peanuts, sambal, boiled egg and cucumber slices. It was tasty and the serving was quite big. I couldn’t finish the rice as I had already had some roti. The only thing is the coconut rice wasn’t quite fragrant enough. I don’t know if it’s lacking more coconut or pandan leaves.
|Nasi lemak with curry chicken $9.80|
|Fish curry $10.80|
|Beef curry $8.80|
|Chicken curry $8.80|
Finally we had to try one dessert from that green machine! The old fashioned manual ice shaver. We went for the good old Ais Kacang. It’s a shaved ice dessert topped with red beans, corn, grass jelly, flavoured jelly, rose syrup, Gula Melaka (palm sugar) and evaporated milk. I’m not sure if they used Gula Melaka as that sugar fragrance wasn’t quite jumping out at me and believe me, there’s nothing like Gula Melaka. It’s not just any palm sugar.
|Ais kacang $6.80|
Overall it was a good experience. I’ve had some comments that they’re not quite authentic but that really depends on individual experiences and taste. There’s also a lot of bad Mamak stalls in Malaysia. Personally I enjoyed my meals and it reminded me of home. Can’t wait to have Cendol and Maggie Goreng!
8 Bank Street
Adelaide SA 5000
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