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Old Town Kopitiam Mamak Malaysian Restaurant

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Published October 24th 2011
There's something nostalgic about Old Town Kopitiam Mamak, and it's not just the surprisingly pseudo-authentic Malaysian cuisine.

Tucked in a comfy corner of QV Square, this little luncheonette emits a kampung feel. For someone who's lived in Malaysia for some time, I'm impressed this restaurant brought a little bit of Malaysia to Melbourne with its oldschool furniture and quasi-hawker style roti making areas. For ambience, this place should get a 7 or 8 out of 10.

It's hard to find 'authentic' Malaysian dishes in Melbourne, especially after living in Malaysia for a while. However, Old Town Kopitiam Mamak does a pretty good job. The 'Nasi Lemak' was the one dish I had to try along with the 'bandung' drink.

Nasi Lemak

If you're craving nasi lemak, this might actually cure that crave. It doesn't taste quite the same as the ones you'll find in downtown KL but it's worth a try.

Bandung (left) and Chocolate Frappe (right)


I could make a better one at home, to be honest. Average taste at best. Not bad. Just average.

Chocolate frappe

If you ever go to this restaurant, strictly order Malaysian food or drinks, because anything that isn't 'Malaysian' is, honestly, not Old Town's forte. That goes for this chocolate frappe as well.

Nasi Kandar

Some interesting combinations are available when you order a nasi kandar here. It tastes quite nice too. I would probably order this again and experiment with different rice and curry combinations.

Overall, I liked this place. It's hard comparing Malaysian food here to the food in Malaysia itself as it's not exactly the same in taste, but if you're not too picky and still want some Malaysian food in your tummy, you're sure to enjoy Old Town Kopitiam Mamak.
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Why? A little bit of Malaysia in Melbourne
When: Open 7 days
Where: QV square QV Building, Melbourne CBD Victoria 3000
Cost: Around $15
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