January 17, 2015

Roti Canai at Mamak, Haymarket

Still committed to the top 100 Sydney dishes challenge today I tried number two on the list, the Roti Canai from Mamak in Haymarket.

Arriving just before midday the restaurant was almost full. Seated immediately it didn't take long to place and receive our order of Roti Canai, half dozen chicken satay sticks, Kari Ikan (fish curry) and Nasi Lemak with fried chicken.

The Roti Canai ($5.50) just as described on the menu was crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. It was served with two curry dips and sambal sauce. Delicious the only regret was not ordering another serve.

The Kari Ikan ($17) a fish curry also worth a mention was great. With a decent sized piece of fish, okra, fresh tomatoes and eggplant this curry was full of flavour.

Kari Ikan (fish curry)
Chicken satay sticks
Nasi Lemak with fried chicken
Adding to our order two glasses of Teh tarik, a classic Malaysian sweetened tea, one glass of Teh 'O' ais limau, ice tea with lime and leaving with change from $60 we didn't just leave saying wow to the food!

*The 100 Sydney dishes to die for list was compiled by The Sunday Telegraph food critic Amy Harris and appeared in the Sunday Telegraph on December 28, 2014. My challenge this year is to try as many dishes as I can from the list.