Whether your pick is spicy sambal, soupy laksa or sticky, hot AF Singapore chilli crab, Malaysian food has got it going on. Here’s where to get your roti on Sydney-style.
Don’t judge this restaurant by its cover. Jimmy’s Recipe may look like an innocuous little place hidden away in a CBD shopping complex, but their laksa is legendary. Opt for the chicken or beef variety and load up on chilli pastes, fresh corianders and spices. Great takeaway bowls are available too.
The kari ayam is a rich, mouth-filling mild curry of chicken pieces (thigh and drumstick, predominantly) with chunks of potato. Eat it with rice or scoop it up with a roti canai and wash it down with a limau ais – a mix of fresh lime juice and lime cordial with water. They also make one of the tastiest nasi lemaks in town.
An enduring family favourite among locals and ex-pat Malaysians alike, Sambal dishes up amazing and authentic Penang cuisine from a modern space of benches and long tables. The Sambal char kuay teow is hailed by many as the best in Sydney. The laksas and Hainan chicken rice also win fans.