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Published April 21st 2018
Tantalise your senses at Malaya Corner
Close your eyes and imagine the sights, tastes and smells of Kuala Lumpur, Malacca or Sarawak. Are you there?
I often drop in for a laksa for a cheap, quick and easy meal. After parking my car, I lose myself amongst the many people who are bustling around shopping or eating in one of the many Asian restaurants in the Square. I go into Malaya Corner and am quickly taken to a table and given a menu. I order my laksa, pour myself a green tea … and wait. But not for long - today my laksa was served within 10 minutes. Service is always extremely fast, regardless of how busy the restaurant is.
I begin my meal by gazing at the feast that sits before me - a large soup bowl filled to the brim with a generous amount of seafood, tofu, bean sprouts, okra, eggplant, beans, hokkien and vermicelli noodles, and a pretty star anise for extra flavour, in a coconut based tasty laksa soup. The laksa is perfectly spiced for me, but you might like to ask for extra chilli if you prefer to break out into a sweat.
If you could scratch this photo and smell the steaming, fresh aromas of authentic Malaysian laksa you may just swoon for a moment before you start salivating as I do, every time. After tempting my taste buds with sight and smell, I eat every delicious mouthful that I can with a combination of the spoon supplied, chopsticks and a Western fork.
I paid $13.50 for a laksa that I couldn't finish today. If you ask for a takeaway container, you'll have 2 meals in one. Cheap afternoon tea sets are also available from 2-5.30pm with a range of options available. If you prefer chicken laksa, you'll only pay $8.90 during these times and you can also have a selection of drinks for free.
With my meal today, I enjoyed the water and green tea supplied for free. You can also pay for juice, soft drink or a frappe. If you like an alcoholic beverage, Malaya Corner is licensed so you can also enjoy your favourite Asian bottled beer or wine on tap. I often like to enjoy a Tsing Tao or a fresh young coconut juice or lychee frappe. Desserts are also on the menu [LINK=http://malayacorner.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/store-menu-2.pdf]
Malaya Corner is open from 11am but comes alive at night, until quite late. Parking is a challenge at the moment and it's often quicker and easier to park across the road and walk. However, after the current $40 million redevelopment, there will be an additional 7,911 sqm of retail space and 304 car parking spaces [LINK=https://brisbanedevelopment.com/look-sunnybanks-market-square-redevelopment/]
Today I finished my laksa visit to Malaya Corner by buying a few exotic treats at a nearby Asian supermarket. There are plenty of other shops and delicious eating houses in Market Square and you could even have a gelato if you can fit it in. Now there's a challenge![