Lifted from the street stalls of Malaysia, Mamak Corner serves up food that is cheap, messy and incredibly tasty. They only opened up in October 2011, but they've already managed to draw quite a crowd. This is an example of casual lunch or dinner dining at its best, and being open 6 days a week, there is no excuse not to head down to try them.
You'll find Mamak Corner on Bank Street, right across the road from the Adelaide Railway Station, and only a short walk from both Hindley Street and Rundle Mall. It's a pretty central location, that means you can easily pop in here for a quick feed. There's no doubt that the student accommodation next door counts itself lucky that Mamak Corner sits at their doorstep.
The name comes from Malaysia's mamak stalls; typically they're roadside food stalls serving a range of Malaysian food from roti to curry. Mamak Corner's menu serves plenty of the traditional options. There range of roti is pretty impressive, with sweet or savoury options available. Try the roti planta, a delicious buttery roti that is served with a small side of a fish and a vegetable curry. All roti come served with these small curries on the side, grab some roti in your hand, dip and enjoy.
If you want a larger curry serving, then they are sold individually. They come with a side order of rice, and you'll get a generous serving. Choose from vegetarian curry, fish curry, chicken curry and more. Other Malaysian rice dishes are also available, and one of the best bits about heading to Mamak Corner while it is still new, is that you'll get to experience them trialling new menu options along the way.
Add dessert to your list as well. Roti Sweetheart is worth a try, the flatbread is filled with a coconut and pandan spread, and served with two scoops of ice cream. Or you could try cendol, a traditional Asian dessert made with coconut milk, jellies and shaved ice. Or just have a sweet drink like the popular teh tarik milk tea or the rose flavoured air bandung.
You might need to ask a Malaysian friend if you want to know whether Mamak Corner serves strictly Malaysian fare, but it definitely tastes good. When you can get a tasty feed for around $5, there won't be many complaints and the friendly staff and clean restaurant are an added bonus. Keep up to date by becoming a fan on Facebook, and make sure you check them out soon.
I eat at your restaurant frequently as your meals are great value for money.
I recently moved to Adelaide from Sydney and the food at Mamak Corner is as delicious, if not better than the very popular "Mamak" in Sydney. Kelvin and the staff are always friendly and service is very good. My favourite dish is the Curried Chicken or Lamb, served with freshly made Roti Bawang Telur!
I have been trying out numerous Malaysian restaurants in Adelaide and so far Mamak Corner wins hands down for price, authenticity and service. Get there to find out!