Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mamak Roti House

Location: 121 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6257 9688
Cuisine: Malaysian

Having been thoroughly impressed with Mamak in Sydney, E, Y and I decided to give this relatively new (or at least it was at the time of dining) place a shot.

roti planta - roti canai with margarine

First up, some roti. You can't go to a Malaysian restaurant without ordering roti.

This one was nothing like the one we had in Sydney, which had been served in a cone-like shape and was more flaky and crumbly than this one. But nevertheless, it was still pretty good.

The roti was crisp on the outside, and when torn into, the inside layers were soft and pillowly. The one mistake was ordering the planta instead of the canai, because there was definitely an overload of margarine by the time we finished it.

beef rendang curry
The rendang was average, nothing that special, but the beef was tender. Went well with the roti.\
Mamak mee goreng - hokkien noodles wok fried with chicken, tofu,
onions & tomatoes, in a blend of sweet & spicy sauce
The mee goreng was pretty good. A good generous serve, tender chicken, fresh vegies and noodles that were coated in a flavoursome sauce. There was even a hint of the smokiness from the wok.

Overall Impression: 7.5/10
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1 comment:

Hamster said...

So far, this is the best Malaysian restaurant; I've tried the others over the 12 yrs that I've been in Canberra.

Again, I've avoided this place as I don't live nearby. Big mistake! The food was very generous; one of my friend couldn't finish the whole plate of Ipoh hor fun. He liked it but the serving was more than adequate!

At first the menu seemed pricey to me. Later on with full tummies, we realized that it's not pricey. The tables are spaced far apart for privacy too.

The waiters topped up our curries (for roti) now and then for free!!

Way better than the other Malaysian restaurants - Nyonya (Tuggeranong), Kopi Tiam (Abell's at Manuka), Ming's (Phillip), etc.