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Published April 5th 2019
This Malaysian restaurant is well worth a visit
I have been finding several gems lately and they are all so well priced that it is almost not worth cooking!
This one is tucked away in an old shopping centre in Morley. Half of the shops here are vacant and despite this, this small restaurant is so busy that you have to get there early to get a seat.
Mamak House - authentic Malaysian food
They are located at the Morley Market Shopping Centre, 16/238 Walter Road West, Morley. They are open every day from 10 am to either 7 pm or around 7.30 pm.
It is called the Mamak House and they serve authentic Malaysian food.
The front of the restaurant
Malaysian food is a gastronomic delight with a wide variety of tastes and dishes. With citizens from three large ethnic groupsó namely Malay, Chinese and Indian, the food is influenced by these places.
The restaurant seats possibly about 50 people both inside and outside in the arcade. We got here at noon and it was three-quarters full already with lunchtime goers.
This was the line at 12.15 pm
By about 12.35 pm, there was a line to order your food at the counter.
Then later at around 1.15 pm, the line was once again even larger than before. The majority of customers at this restaurant are Asian which is always a good sign!
Turn up later and you stand in a larger line!
The food is cheap with the average meal being just $10 to eat there and the menu has a choice of perhaps 30 dishes.
I have eaten here three times now and have not been disappointed with any of their food. The service is very quick once you have put your order in and the helpings are rather large. The meals are also very well presented.
The only fault I can find with this restaurant is that the person taking the orders does not speak English very well and I just could not understand most of what she was saying. However, this is also part of the fun of eating at a cheap place like this. It was almost as if we were in Malaysia!
The place is clean and is a no-fuss restaurant with benches and chairs on all different sized tables. You help yourself to cutlery and there is a choice of chopsticks and a spoon and fork. This is a good idea as even though I like to eat with chopsticks, many people are unable to.
I was slowly working my way through this menu and this particular lunchtime I chose the Penang Char Keuy Teow which was flat rice noodles stir-fried with prawns, Chinese lap cheong (sausage), eggs, bean sprouts, and chives in a mix of soy sauce.
Delicious noodle dish - even the prawns were soft
This was delicious and cost just $11 - this was about the most expensive dish on the menu.
My friend chose the chicken rice and this had a separate plate of heaped rice which on its own was really tasty.
It had some boiled chicken on a separate plate chopped up with bamboo shoots, a sauce and a hot sauce on the side. My friend could not finish this, so guess who ate all the leftovers! Moi! My appetite never ceases to amaze me - I can go on and on eating! Lucky I am thin......
Anyway, back to this restaurant - it is one that I keep saying I cannot cook for their prices - many of their meals are enough to share particularly at lunchtime which makes them even more economical. It is no wonder this restaurant is always packed full of people.
This restaurant was definitely another hidden gem that I would recommend for a fast, filling and a cheap meal out.
After we had eaten, we crossed the road and went to the Coventry markets where we could just not resist an ice cream from the Gelato Bar.
Ice cream at the Gelato Bar
Very yummy and what a way to end a delightful lunch outing!