• Oct
  • 17
  • 2011

food review // old town kopitiam mamak

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Wherever you go in life, it always ends up bringing you back home. Although, not literally (in this context). For me, having my quick fix of fresh and spicy Malaysian street food is what I love most.

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Quoted from their website, “Old Town Kopitiam Mamak is the most authentic Malaysian restaurant…” and I agree, but just add ‘in Melbourne’ at the end! Mamak simply means Tamil Muslims and if you ever go to Malaysia, be sure to experience the street food culture (note: I don’t take responsibility if you get an upset tummy, mine surely can handle it!). Kopitiam on the other hand, refers to Malaysian Chinese coffee shops. So together combined, makes it a wonderful place just like home.

After all, that’s what Malaysia is all about. Food + Culture = A Glorious Eating Nation!

Pictured above is a mamak flipping a roti canai. Ahh, now I am reminded of how good and flaky this bread is. I’m giving it a 9/10.

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The best mee goreng is, mee goreng mamak style. Its so flavoursome and smokey. 9/10 from us.

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Curry Laksa. I get this every single time. Did I not mention I’m a laksa fan? This could easily pass for a 10, but presentation wise…hm…I’ll settle for a 9.5 instead. But do try out my version, here. Its as close as you can get to the one in Kopitiam. I promise.

satay at Kopitiam

If you’re familiar with Malaysian cuisine, you can never fail to order a bunch of satay sticks. This was our entrée, ‘chicken and beef satay’ with peanut sauce. Although I have to admit it isn’t as good as the ones back home, but hey, probably the best in Melbourne. 8/10.

I’ve been dining here over the last few years, countless amount of times and have not once been dissapointed. Just recently, they expanded their menu with a wide variety of mamak meals and drinks. Couldn’t be happier. The prices are pretty reasonable too, averaging from $9-$14.

We eat here one too many times, that my husband and I have a secret code for it. We call it ‘KP’. Give them a try the next time you’re in town.




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