Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Malay Village - Chinatown, Sydney

Chinatown is always the go-to place for late night dining. It is always buzzing with people, especially on a busy Friday night when they have the Chinatown markets on Dixon Street. 

A ridiculous long line at Mamak on one particular Friday night, means that a quick alternative is sought after, and we venture across the road to Malay Village

The roti man puts on a constant show, seemingly more for entertainment purposes more than anything. 

Malay Village menu

The menu is quite throughout, with pictures on how the roti is made, and pictures of most of the dishes on offer. 
I was intrigued by the More More tea, which is described as a layered tea. It comes out with three distinct components or layers, and tastes very similar to teh tarik when mixed together.

Of course, since Malay Village advertises their roti as being their speciality, I can't go past ordering a roti canai. 

The roti is pretty good, but we find that the accompanying sauces aren't as Mamak.

Oh Chien - which is a juicy oyster omelette

This hit the spot for late night cravings after rock climbing. 

I love how they have little snack type things, and having attempted to make this dish at home, I can't resist ordering the pandan chicken - deep fried morsels of chicken infused with pandan.

I find these a little on the dry side.

Prawn and pineapple fried rice

Seeing fried rice served in the pineapple is still a novelty - Malay Village's version comes scattered with a handful of cashews which adds crunch.

Ais Cendol 

After a night of exercise, there's always room for some dessert. We are too full to fit in any of the dessert roti, so we opt for the Ais Cendol, essentially a refreshing bowl of shaved ice, pandan jelly 'worms', red bean, coconut milk and palm sugar.

Definitely hit the spot for a late night feed, without having to line up :)

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Sherrie Huang said...

Hehe I love seeing them throw the roti around! Haven't tried this place out yet, but the roti looks as fluffy as Mamak's :D

chocolatesuze said...

ooh i havent had a good oyster omelette in a while, definitely gotta head over and try malay village!

Nic@diningwithastud said...

It's clever for a Malysian place to open near Mamak - the lines are always so bad that I havent even been there yet :(

Gourmet Getaways said...

Oh this looks amazing!!! I can't wait to try!

Missy Piggy said...

We had pineapple fried rice in Thailand - it's great. We saw this place the other day, and the Roti Man doing his thing...I'd like to give this place a try for dinner soon.