Mamak Corner, Adelaide

It’s been a very very long time since I’ve had a one-on-one dinner and drinks or dessert with NN so our Saturday evening date was well overdue! As the saying goes, better late than never! πŸ™‚

With the weather reaching a sweltering 33 degrees C (or did it hit 35?), our plan for Korean BBQ flew out the window as the mere thought of hovering over a hot grill cooking our dinner instantly brought sweat bullets rolling down my face!

What I did want to tackle the heat was a cold, icy teh terik that I would eventually skull in no time. Bottoms up people! So that takes us to Mamak Corner. πŸ˜›

Having walked by Mamak Corner a few weeks back when making our way to Parlamento, I noticed the new kid on the block with it’s bright white walls with green lime plastic chairs littering the inside as well as the roti making display window right by the side of the street for all to see. Brings back fond memories of Mamak in Sydney! I made a mental note in my mind to go check it out sometime soon, turns out it was a lot sooner than I thought. πŸ™‚

mamak corner
Cold Cham: Malaysian style coffee and tea blend and cold Teh Tarik: traditional Malaysian milk tea; $3.50 each

Oh why hello there teh tariks and chamois! Icy, cold, refreshing, smooth and sweet. OH SO GOOD. SO. GOOD.

mamak corner
Chicken curry: Indian style Malaysian chicken curry cooked with freshly ground spices and potatoes with rice; $8.80
Roti bawang: a variation of flatbread with a healthy splash of onion; $5.50
Nasi lemak: a traditional Malaysian dish served with fragrant coconut rice accompanied with choice of meat (in this case, lamb). sambal, crispy anchovies, cucumber and hard boiled egg; $9.80

Unfortunately their Mee Goreng was still under the status of ‘coming soon’ so we got everything else that tickled our fancy but that. I love those 2 minute migoreng packets (staple food for students!!) so having the real deal would’ve been quite excellent, but alas, that day was not the day!

Let’s start off with the chicken curry – the chicken pieces were tender with soft pillows of potato pieces in the fragrant spiced curry. The fresh tomato and cucumber slices add a much needed crunch and freshness to the meal.

The roti platter came with 2 curry-like sauces and sugar. The roti was soft and fluffy with a slight crisp on the outside. It was generously filled with spanish onions that were sweet and soft and added another textural component. Psst.. dipping the roti pieces into the sugar was quite a sweet delight. I have this weird obsession with sweet and savoury foods cause they taste so damn good. (Hello salted chocolate caramel cookies and vegemite and strawberry jam on toast – try it, I dare you! It really is so so good. πŸ™‚ )

The nasi lemak, presentation wise not the prettiest thing, but hey! for that price, I’m not complaining. πŸ™‚ Tender pieces of lamb curry paired with crispy fried anchovies and fragrant coconut rice. The rice was on the soggy side but the sambal made up for it with its kick of spice and tang to the tongue! The cucumber slices are happily chomped down after to cut through the flavour. *crunch crunch* And oh hey, the peanuts add a nice salty crunch too! :)~

I would have loved to try their sweet rotis and/or ice kacang but that will have to wait until another day.

Food: 3.5/5
Service: 3/5
Value: 4/5
Ambience: 3/5


Mamak Corner
8 Bank Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8410 9888

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3 comments for “Mamak Corner, Adelaide

  1. November 11, 2011 at 2:46 AM

    I’ll be in Adelaide over Christmas and I think this will definately be on the list to try.

    • dbites
      November 11, 2011 at 5:14 AM

      Back here for the xmas break?! To think it’s been a year already… 2011 flew by!

  2. November 12, 2011 at 2:49 AM

    Certainly has flown. Currently trying to plot where I’d like to try, leave me a message if you’d like to catch up…Fil

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