Cheap and good Malaysian food for lunch, dinner and supper
[ADVERT]No, it is neither a historic house nor is it a house with coconut trees. But, the house does serve delicious and authentic Malaysian food with aromatic coconut milk in many dishes on the menu.
Resemblance of 'The Kampung Boy' artwork by Malaysian cartoonist - Lat
Located on Elizabeth Street in Melbourne CBD, Coconut House is a popular place for lunch and dinner. In fact, the restaurant has a second branch called "Coconut House 2" located just a few doors away along the same street.
My friend and I went to the original Coconut House for a quick lunch. The setting of the restaurant is casual and relaxing. It is also filled with photo frames on the wall including cartoon paintings that resembles the famous artwork of Malaysian famous cartoonist - Lat, The Kampung Boy (Country Boy).
With a wide array of dishes to choose from the menu, it took us a while to finally decide on our orders.
The seafood claypot Tom Yum is sizzling hot, sour and spicy! It is such a great comfort food to battle the cold in Melbourne. Although Tom Yum isn't exactly Malaysian, claypot noodle is very common in Malaysia. Coconut House has cleverly adapted the Malaysian-style claypot noodle to Thailand's famous Tom Yum.
Claypot Seafood Tom Yum
My friend ordered a plate of Nasi Lemak (a rice-based dish), an authentic Malaysian dish for breakfast and lunch. The fluffy rice is cooked with coconut milk, hence making it rich and flavorful. It is served with fried anchovies, peanuts, egg, chicken, a small portion of vegetable and a few dollops of chilli paste for the extra kick!
For drinks, we ordered the Soymilk and Grass Jelly to wash down the heat. Grass jelly is commonly used in various kind of Malaysian desserts. It is also quite popular among other countries in South East Asia.
Soymilk and Grass jelly
All in all, we had a satisfying lunch and contented with the prompt customer service. The restaurant also claimed to be voted as the lowest priced and best Malaysian food restaurant in Melbourne.
To know whether it is true to its claim, why not give it a try and share your experience?