This restaurant is no longer trading. Chef Mom is operating there now.
Ricky's Malaysian Kitchen used to be the only stall offering Malaysian street food at Churchill Centre. With the recent opening of Fresh Chomp at the centre, lovers of Malaysian street food now have access to more varieties. Aside from street food, Fresh Chomp also offers pastries, cakes and a few Western dishes for those not in the mood for Asian dishes.
The portion size of the chicken curry in their Nasi Lemak was quite generous and had the appropriate level of spiciness so it can be enjoyed by those not used to spicy foods. Served with it were fried egg, coconut rice, peanuts, fried anchovies and something that resembled an onion relish to add a tangy element to the dish. To complete the dish, there was also chilli sambal to add a potent spicy punch and cucumber slices to provide freshness.
Nasi Lemak (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Their Pan Mee is very similar to the Mee Hoon Kueh my mother likes to make at home, consisting of flat pieces of dough cooked in a soup. My mother says it is essentially Chinese pasta. The soup that Fresh Chomp used was very tasty, with mushrooms to add texture and flavour to it. Some chilli sauce was also provided for dipping the dough in if you desire a bit more spice.
Pan Mee (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The Crispy Noodle served here was prepared a bit differently from the ones we had eaten at other restaurants, where gravy-like sauce is poured over the crispy noodle. Fresh Chomp served their crispy noodle in a soup. The noodles still had a bit of crunch to it, with the soup subtly enhancing its flavour. A topping of what tasted like fried garlic helped to complete the dish.
Laksa is one of our favourite street foods so we could not resist ordering it to check out the dish. All the ingredients in the dish were cooked to perfection with the soup having the thickness and spiciness that we expect from a good laksa. Some chilli sambal was also provided for those who want to add a bit of extra heat to the dish. This is one of the best laksa we have tasted in Adelaide.
Laksa (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Fresh Chomp only has a few seatings in the eatery. However you have the option of using the tables in the food court, which has an indoor playground to keep restless children occupied while you enjoy your meal. Parking is very convenient as there are plenty of lots in the carpark that is part of the Churchill Centre Shopping Centre.