Phone: (02) 6239 4199
It's been a while since I last posted, and it's not because I haven't been eating out. At some point in the (hopefully) near future, I'll go back and dig out the photos and post something up.
Abell's Kopi Tiam is located in the 'restaurant precinct' of Manuka (although I must say, there isn't much else in Manuka) and doesn't look very fancy. The decor and set up is simple, albeit a little on the cramped side. But we can't really fault them for wanting to accommodate more customers.
It was a Friday night after a long week at work, so M and I decided to go all out and order three courses.
First up were the chicken satays. Expecting just a pile of skewers smothered in sauce, we were rather surprised and pleased to find that the plate itself could almost have been a complete dish. Four fairly generous skewers of tender barbecued chicken was served alongside a mini serve of fragrant coconut rice, a fresh pineapple and cucumber salad and a dish of a sweet and tangy satay sauce.
Our entree was followed very closely by our mains, something I found peculiar and slightly annoying. But the food more than made up for it.
|Bali chicken in a creamy coconut and tamarind curry|
|spring onion roti|
|aubergine and tofu in sambal sauce|
Who can pass up a Malaysian dessert? Not us! Despite being extremely full, we opted to share a sago pudding.
|sago pudding with coconut milk and palm sugar|
All up, the food was great, albeit a little on the pricey side. Service was pleasant and there was no rushing customers out the door. Next up, to try the new Mamak Roti House that has recently opened up in Civic.
Overall Impression: 8.5/10