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Malaysian Food House, Sydney

Malaysian Food House has been around for as long as I remember. It is located in the Hunter Connection, just underneath the escalators near the Pitt Street entrance. It’s more of a food hall than anything else and service is minimal.

You order at the counter and wait until your number is called. Diners have a choice of laksa, ipoh ho fun, nasi lemak, gado gado, Hainanese chicken rice and various dishes on the bay marine which consists of rendang, fried chicken and other vegetables.

I have had mix reviews about their laksa, I remember getting laksa here but it’s been such a long time that I really can’t remember! I was having lunch with a work colleague, D, he was craving their Friday special – roti canai with curry ($8).

Two deliciously fluffy roti which are moist. It wasn’t as buttery and flaky as I had hoped.

The curry is very coconut-y, a little on the oily side but with a nice spicy kick. I do love how it comes with chicken and potatoes.

At Malaysian Food House, you have a choice of crispy or steamed Hainan Chicken. The crispy I’ve had before and not great. The chicken is burnt to a crisp and a little dry. The steamed, however, is good, despite the presentation, and was served with chicken rice and soup!

The soup is overpowering with MSG. The chicken rice is wonderfully fragrant and cooked in chicken stock. The chicken is tender, however, I have come to the realisation that not many places have crushed ginger oil, just chili. It does satisfy the Hainan chicken cravings but compared to Shiok!*? I would have to say that Shiok!* is infinitely better!

Ambiance pretty much doesn’t exist, service is minimal. I have friends recommending the nasi lemak – they say it’s as good as you get in Kuala Lumpur and a bargain for $8. Malaysian Food House is cheap, quick and quite reasonable and for those that doesn’t work near Chinatown, you can get your Hainan Chicken fix here.

The place does get busy so make sure you get there early to beat the lunch time rush. However, you can get takeaway, service and turnover relatively quick.

GA’s rating: 6 / 10

Malaysian Food House

Shop 10, 7-13 Hunter Street

Sydney NSW 2000

Ph: +61 2 9231 5909

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  1. June 22, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Hunter is the CBD’s Chinatown replacement – almost as cheap too! I must check out the Friday roti special…!

    • June 22, 2011 at 7:19 am

      That’s so true! Quite cheap considering how its the exy side of town! definitey… not to shabby at all!

  2. June 22, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Having Hunter Arcade close to my work, I often have my lunch break there. For the handful of times I ate at Malaysian Food House I found the food a bit hit and miss. This place has been sitting in my “to blog” backlist for almost a year! I’ll get around to it, one day

    • June 23, 2011 at 4:50 am

      hey John… i agree its a bit of a hit and miss but the last visit wasnt too bad – the worst would have to be that fried chicken! so dryyyyyy

  3. June 23, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Hello, I’ve been following your blog for quite a while and I’m Malaysian. I must say, Malaysian food in Sydney is so expensive! What is listed above, you can get it at every street corner though. LOL, guess Malaysian food in Australia is considered exotic after all?

    Either way, good job on the reviews and I love your blog. A little sad you don’t review for Melbourne food scene as well as I’m heading there next year.

    • June 23, 2011 at 4:50 am

      hey there! thanks for the support…. i agree with you – malaysian food in australia is exy! i am indonesian and its hard to find good cheap food here.. even Kingsford / Kensington is still a little bit exy and not s great.

      ooo are you moving to Melbourne? i have done a little bit of Melbourne – not much though but hoping to go again at the end of the year….

      thanks again for the support!

      • June 27, 2011 at 2:08 am

        LOL, I’m actually going to Melbourne for a holiday while visiting some of my friends that had moved earlier. Melb is a nice place and I do quite like the atmosphere and the whole artsy vibe. Perhaps next time, I’ll follow your guide and visit Sydney as well.

        Cheers and keep up the good writing.

      • June 27, 2011 at 4:11 am

        Thanks again for your kind word Nick 🙂 am hoping to be in Melbourne late this year for a visit too!

  4. June 27, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Yeah I tried this place few times dun really like it

  5. Mag
    October 31, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Terrible place!!!! horrible service and rude!

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