Malay Chinese Takeaway
Time Out says
Believe the bib. When there are this many business workers prepared to wear a plastic bib at lunchtime, you know this is a laksa worth investigating. Weekday lunchtimes are always chaotic, with a queue of laksa lovers often trailing out the door. There are 11 laksa variations on the menu at Malay Chinese, but most punters stick with the standard chicken laksa ($8.70) or prawn ($9.60). You can also mix it up with beef ($8.70), bean curd ($8.70) and king prawns ($11.50). The coconut broth is thick, spicy and flecked with orange chilli oil. Only the brave (or foolish) attempt to slurp a bowl of these fat slippery rice noodles without bib protection. There’s a regular menu of Malaysian and Chinese dishes, but it’s the daily specials that you want to keep an eye on. Har mee ($9.50) is not for the faint-hearted: rice vermicelli and Hokkien noodles nestle with fish cake, prawns, pork and water spinach in a murky broth made from prawn shells and pork bones. Assam laksa ($9.50) is another highlight. It’s a clear hot and sour noodle soup made with mackerel, pineapple and mint and free from coconut milk. Check the website to find out the daily specials for the upcoming fortnight.
Shop 1, 50-58 Hunter St
|Opening hours:||Mon - Fri 11am-7.30pm; Sat 11am-6pm|