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Published February 28th 2016
Sink your teeth into these cheap feeds
If you love food and love great bargains too, then this list is for you!

The list is filled with delicious, tasty cuisines from all around the world that will certainly tantalise the taste buds all on a budget.

These budget eats might be cheap, but they certainly do not lack flavour!

1. Mamak
When: Monday- Sunday: Lunch: 11:30am-2:30pm, Dinner: 5:30pm-9:30pm & Supper: till 2am (Fridays & Saturdays) closed on Christmas Day
Where: 15 Goulburn St, Haymarket (Chinatown, Sydney) or Chatswood location: Shop P9, 1-5 Railway Street, Chatswood see website for times.
Cost: From $7- $20
Details: While you wait you witness the masters creating roti through the windows as the queues every night tempt you to try this exotic Malaysian cuisine. The menu consists of all things Malaysian with street food and traditional meals. Click here for website.

2. Paul's Famous Hamburgers
When: Monday & Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday- Friday: 11:30am-9pm & Weekends: 11:30am-8pm
Where: 12 Princes Hwy, Sylvania
Cost: Under $10 burgers
Details: This Sydney iconic burger joint can get messy with the tasty burgers. You will find delicious, meaty and saucy hamburgers, just like the old days. You can wash it down with freshly squeezed pineapple crush or a traditional milkbar style milkshake. Click here for website.

3. El Jannah
When: Monday- Sunday: Monday- Saturday: 10am-midnight & Sundays: 10am-11pm
Where: 701 Punchbowl Rd, Punchbowl, 4-8 South St, Granville & 44-48 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown.
Cost: Street food from $1, charcoal chicken from $3.50, kebabs from $ 6.50
Details: Take a bite into that tasty perfectly cooked charcoal chicken dipped in the fluffy garlic sauce and you will see why this is your new addiction. You will find traditional Lebanese charcoal chicken with the condiments, kebabs and kebab plates as well as Lebanese street food. Click here for website.

4. Bernie's Takeaway
When: Monday- Sunday: 9am- 7:45pm
Where: 52 Parkhill Ave, Leumeah
Cost: Kebabs from $7, burgers from $5, and other tasty goodies starting from 70 cents!
Details: Cheap as chips! Seriously this tasty and generous serving takeaway is so cheap, that it had to make this list. You will find fresh, old-fashioned milkbar style burgers, chips, seafood, kebabs and more with generous servings. Click here for website.

5. Ayam Goreng 99
When: Wednesday- Sunday: 11:30am-4pm & 6pm-9pm
Where: 464 Anzac Parade, Kingsford
Cost: $2 - $17
Details: Write down your order and enjoy the exotic flavours of Indonesia with nasi goreng fried rices, beef rending, vegetarian meals and more.

6. Himalaya Pakistani & Indian Restaurant
When: Mondays- Sundays: Weekdays: 5pm-11pm & weekends: 12pm- 11pm
Where: 233 George St, Liverpool
Cost: $6.95 - $23.95
Details: You will find exotic, traditional and authentic Pakistani and Indian cuisine here with curries, rice dishes, street food delights and more. Click here for website.

7. La Paula
When: Monday- Sunday: 7am-5pm & Sunday: 7am-4pm
Where: 1 / 9 Barbara St, Fairfield
Cost: From $2.80- $17.50
Details: At this bakery- cafe the Chileans took the humble hot dog and transformed it into a meal! You will find traditional lomito pork sandwiches, empanadas, completes and more.

8. Gyradiko
Where: 307 Forest Rd, Bexley
Cost: gyros from $8 including chips and salad.
Details: There is a reason why there's always a line out the door... the food is cheap and tasty! You will find traditional gyros just like the ones in Greece- juicy chunks of wine-marinated pork carved straight off the spit and jammed into a pita with chips and salad... Click here for website.

9. Malay Chinese Takeaway
Where: 1 / 50 Hunter St, Sydney
Cost: $9.50- $13
Details: If you love laksa then you have to try Malay Chinese Takeaway, you will find 11 different varieties of Laksa on a budget! You will also find noodle dishes, Malaysian and Chinese dishes and street food. Click here for website.

10. Soda Factory
When: Monday- Sunday: Monday-Thursday: 5pm-10pm Friday & Saturday: 5pm- 3am & Sundays: 5pm-10pm
Where: 16 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills
Cost: $1 hotdogs every Tuesdays (cheaper than chips!)- normal menu $6-$26
Details: Love hot dogs and American Food then you will love the Soda Factory, which has tasty as well as cheap food. You will find hot dogs, burgers, fried wings and much more all on a budget. Click here for website.

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Your Comment
Great list! Veteran foodie at work here.
by Adrian Kmita (score: 2|166) 1784 days ago
I would agree with the 6 of those 9 I've eaten at - and would eat there more often if they were closer !
by ultim (score: 2|426) 1790 days ago
Love Mamak! There are several here I haven't yet tried - thanks for the tips!
by Jasmine Crittenden (score: 2|144) 1786 days ago
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