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Chef Mom

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami and Pokémon
Published April 5th 2018
Occupying the space formerly taken up by Fresh Chomp, Chef Mom continues the stall's trend of offering a wide range of Malaysian street food. In addition, Chef Mom also has a few Malaysian drinks that you can order to go together with your meal.

The noodles used in their Dry Chilli Pan Mee are notable for being handmade, which give them a different texture and flavour from the noodles we eat at similar places. There was a good amount of pork mince to give the dish a meaty texture and chilli to deliver a potent spicy kick. Some Asian greens gave a fresh element to the dish. If you like the dish to be spicier, you can add some of the chilli sambal provided before tossing the mince throughout the noodles.

Chef Mom, Dry Chilli Pan Mee, Adelaide
Dry Chilli Pan Mee (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

For something milder, the Pan Mee Soup is a good choice. The broth subtly enhanced the taste of the noodles and the earthy mushrooms complemented them well. A topping of fried ikan bilis (dried anchovies) added a delightful crunchy element to the dish. Much like the Dry Chilli Pan Mee, chilli sambal is provided for those that like to add a bit of kick to the dish.

Chef Mom, Pan Mee Soup, Adelaide
Pan Mee Soup (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

Chef Mom offers three types of Nasi Lemak, with a choice of Fried Chicken, Curry Chicken or Satay served alongside coconut rice and the usual condiments of a Nasi Lemak dish. Their Fried Chicken was of excellent quality, with tender flesh set off by the crisp coating. Some curry gravy was provided for dipping the chicken in to give some extra flavour.

Chef Mom, Fried Chicken Nasi Lemak, Adelaide
Fried Chicken Nasi Lemak (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

The Curry Chicken and Satay options for the Nasi Lemak were also enjoyable, with the chunks of chicken in the curry cooked just right, and the spiciness suitable for most tastes. Their Satay had the degree of char-grilled flavour we liked and some peanut sauce was served alongside it to complete the experience.

Chef Mom, Curry Chicken Nasi Lemak, Adelaide
Curry Chicken Nasi Lemak (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

Chef Mom, Satay Nasi Lemak, Adelaide
Satay Nasi Lemak (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

The portion size of their Chicken Yee Mee (Crispy Noodles) was quite generous and there was a good amount of chicken and vegetables in the dish. The gravy helped to tie everything together and was of a consistency that did not mar the crispiness of the noodles.

Chef Mom, Chicken Yen Mee, Adelaide
Chicken Yen Mee (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

Rather uniquely, the Curry Chicken Laksa included some Curry Chicken to give it a flavour a bit different from the Laksa we have eaten at other restaurants. The thickness and spiciness of the gravy was what we expect from a good Laksa, and you can add the chilli sambal if you desire a bit of extra heat. A seafood option is available for those not in the mood for chicken.

Chef Mom, Curry Chicken Laksa, Adelaide
Curry Chicken Laksa (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

While there are only a few seats in the stall itself, you have the choice of seating in the Churchill Centre's food court, where there is a playground to keep your kids occupied. Parking is of little issue with the Churchill Centre's carpark offering plenty of parking spaces.

Chef Mom, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
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Why? To enjoy yummy Malaysian street food.
When: Mon-Weds, Fri: 10.30am-5.30pm, Thurs: 10.30am-8pm, Sat-Sun: 10.30pm-5pm
Phone: 0455513226
Where: Churchill Centre, 400 Churchill Rd, Kilburn, SA
Cost: About $9 per dish
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