Within walking distance from Werribee station and Watton Street is one of the best Malaysian-Chinese restaurants in town. Silver Chopsticks is an ideal venue for romantic dates, family gatherings and birthday parties.
If you intend to dine with a large group it is best to reserve a table and investigate the banquet options, which range in price from $35 to $45 per head.
Whenever Silver Chopsticks is too crowded you can always order take-away. Depending on the size of the order, you should only have to wait 15-20 minutes at the most. The wait, if there is one, is worthwhile.
The Malaysian and Chinese cuisine on offer means there are a lot of dishes to choose from when you eat-in and so there is always something new to try.
Entrée options range from garlic king prawns to chicken and sweet corn soup. For something more traditional you can order spring rolls and curry puffs with sweet and sour sauce. The ultimate starter, however, are their steamed homemade dim sims, which are light, soft and full of flavour.
The mains menu has something to please everyone. Melt-in-your-mouth braised chicken with satay sauce and a side of special fried rice is essential. Also, the sizzling Mongolian beef, strewn with onion, celery and sesame seeds leaves a lasting and beautiful taste on the palate.
For a little spice try the nasi goreng or a sambal variation. The bird's nest seafood combination, among other chef specials, is ambitious and different. There is also a vegetarian selection.
By dessert time most people are bloated as the main meals are excellent value for money. To satisfy any sweet tooth the banana fritter with ice cream, served with golden syrup, is a delight. All desserts usually come with a plate of sliced oranges and watermelon.
Overall, the quality of food and the customer service is fantastic. Not only are the waiters polite and courteous but they are also vigilant and do not need to be prompted, which makes for a smooth and pleasant experience.