My mom is on a mission to try all the Malaysian restaurants in town. On New Year’s Eve we gathered up our close friends and headed to Ginger & Spice, Neutral Bay for dinner. Okay technically its Singaporean. Then it was Makan @ Alice’s in Thornleigh on a hot hot icky day. So much so that I was told they didn’t have their famous kueh kueh as it was too hot to make them!? After that it was Kuali in Lane Cove. I couldn’t make it to Kuali. And yesterday it was Sambal in Macquarie Park.
At Ginger & Spice we had the banquet menu at $50 per person. The service was good and they were extremely accommodating. We had conveniently forgotten that we had a vegetarian couple dining with us and forgot to cater enough vegetarian dishes for them. The staff offered helpful suggestions and quickly whipped up a generous plate of gado gado..
Then there’s Makan at Alice’s. I had the stir fried glass noodles which was good. I’m a sucker for anything glass noodles. You rarely see this on any menu. Which reminds me.. if you know a place that serves claypot low shee fun (rat tails noodles) in Sydney you have to TELL ME! The beef rendang was tasty but a bit tough. The nasi lemak only offered a small helping of either curry chicken or beef rendang. Char kuey teow was okay. Mmm ice kacang was good.
They are popular for their kueh but what I don’t understand is why they can’t make it on a hot day. Duhh Malaysia is hot everyday.. I will definitely be returning for the kueh and to sample the dinner menu.