Wednesday, May 16, 2012 // 2:06 PM
oho, malaysian food. when it comes to malaysia/ malaysian things, one thing comes to my mind, the mongolian friend me and the dumpling queen have HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.no but seriously mamak is probably the only malaysian restaurant people are very familiar with. but anyway. it's wednesday, i've finished my list of goals to finish for last week, and i've succeeded so the goal sheet says to reward myself. and here comes along a great food buddy who suggests we go eat iraqi food in fairfield and one thing led to another so now its albee's! its really busy sometimes when i drive past campsie so naturally... who wouldn't want to try it ? but then... who's actually bothered to go all the way to campsie? so cabramatta it was!
left: tea tarik ice ($4.00) right: young coconut juice: ($3.50):
they charge 20 cents extra for ice! teh tarik is kinda of like milk tea only less sweet and theres a frothy foamy top. its called 拉茶
in chinese which probably comes from "pulling the drink". the tea is poured or "pulled" back and forth in a container to give it that frothy top which also cools down the tea and also thoroughly mix the condensed milk in it i suppose. people who dont like milk tea because of its sweetness, drink this !
pandan chicken ($14.80) and coconut rice ($2.90):
the coconut rice was a disappointment i suppose. i mean you couldn't smell the coconut or taste it. actually i wouldn't be surprised if they messed up our order and gave us normal steamed rice :( or is coconut rice suppose to taste like steamed rice?
the pandan chicken, is a must order
! pieces of chicken are wrapped with a pandan leaf stabbed with a toothpick and then fried! oh so tender meaty chicken. but dont expect a really strong pandan flavour, because you can't really taste it or maybe it has a different function.. like keeping the meat moist or something :s - a barrier to stop the juices from running out maybe? anyway its good .
hokkian noodles ($10.80):
the noodles came with a spoon, and everyone was like "???? how to eat noodles with spoons???" but then after a while we found out the thick noodles are super slippery!(so the spoon is a necessity) it was actually sweeter than what we though it would be like and it was very dark, probably from the dark soy sauce. comes with shrimps and a few green vegetables topped with spring onion. oh, i nearly forgot to mention, underneath is a heap of fried pig fat. oh my arteries. still very good though.
nasi goreng ($10.80):
nasi goreng is a malay style fried rice. bits of mini dried shrimp a long with spring onions and also dry fried onions. this was nice but a bit bland because there were too few prawns and very small amounts of egg. the rice however was fragrant and tasty. a runny egg would have been good with this, should have ordered it (its 2.50 extra) damn! actually, we might not have been able to finish it.. so maybe its a good thing after all!
oh and albee's kitchen servings are REALLY generous. for real, like one rice or noodle dish was probably enough for two people so i guess they're reasonable prices - $13.10 pp. the waitress actually giggled at us and said three people? can you finish all this? SO YEAH. WE FINISHED IT. in your face lady! and also unlike the former restaurants who have occupied this space, it was actually pretty full inside with the two waitresses running here and there to serve everyone.
2/44 park road
cabramatta, nsw, australia
t: 02 9728 6556
menu click here
Labels: albee's kitchen, cabramatta, Chinese, coconut rice, hokkian noodles, malaysian, nasi goreng, pandan chicken, tea tarik, young coconut juice