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Sedap Malaysian Kopitiam

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by Bev (subscribe)
Published January 26th 2014
A bit of Malaysia in Sydney's CBD
Those who are tired of the lines at Mamak should wander over to George Street for some Sedap (translates to yummy or delicious), a down-to-earth cafe which offers authentic Malaysian fare.

The cafe is located at Regent Place Town Hall, just near George Street Cinemas. The hungry passerby may be drawn to the cafe by the neon signboards and brightly lit hawker style old school setup. The menu features many favourites including Hainan Chicken Rice, Laksa and Nasi Lemak with various side dishes. Less conventional dishes include Horlick ribs and cereal prawns, which are definitely worth trying.

Assam Laksa

The Assam Laksa was definitely worth the trip. For those who are not familiar with this dish, it is a sour tamarind flavoured fish noodle soup topped with shrimp paste. There was just enough fish, pineapple, chilli, shredded cucumber, onion and sourness which made you feel like you were sitting in Malaysia and having this huge bowl of goodness.

Hainan chicken rice

The Nasi (rice) of the nasi lemak was also a clear winner. Infused with coconut flavour, the rice was a perfect combination with the spicy sambal prawns, peanuts and ikan bilis (dried fish).

The long menu

Sedap also serves a wide variety of drinks including your standard Teh-c (milk tea) and Ipoh coffee, as well as the less conventional barley with grass jelly. Those who still have room for dessert would be excited to learn that Sedap makes ice kacang. If you're in the city and craving some authentic Malaysian food, this cafe should be on your list to visit.
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Why? Authentic Malaysian food without the queues
When: Monday to Sunday 11am - 9.30pm
Phone: 02 9262 7979
Where: Regent Place, 501 George Street, SYDNEY
Cost: $10 for assam laksa, $4 for drinks
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There is now one in Westfields Eastgardens (Pagewood). In the new Food Precinct on the Coles end of Eastgardens.
by yumes (score: 1|40) 2654 days ago
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