After hearing all the rave reviews over the past few years, I finally made the effort to make the trek to Thornleigh to try makan@Alice's
Situated in a quiet suburb minutes away from the station, there's not much around, so we heed the advice to get in early to avoid the queues, arriving around 12pm. Luckily, I grab some of the pretty kuih on offer at the counter, because once we walk past the counter when leaving, most of it is gone.
The Sunday special - Mee Reebus which is hokkien noodles in thick chicken & sweet potato gravy with prawn fritters, vege and egg
Figured that we should try their specials on offer, I thought this dish was interesting, I'm not sure I was a fan of the gravy, but that's just personal preference.
I really enjoyed their char kway teow though, tasty rice noodles in thick soy sauce with seafood, egg, chives and sprouts.
Popiah - one of their occasional specials, fresh spring rolls with yam bean, veges, egg and chinese sausage
My first time trying these and I thought they were pretty good
The usual Malaysian restaurant drink order of teh tarik
Can never go past dessert and I can never resist the colourful and pretty ice kachang
Goodies to take home
kuih Angkoo - bright pink kuih filled with mung bean
Kuih onde onde
Coconut and pandan with a palm sugar filling
By the time we were leaving at 12:30pm, people were already putting their names down for a table as they were all taken, so get in early!
ETA: Makan@Alices has now closed (relocating)