14 November 2010
Mc Lucksa ~ Malaysian/Singaporean - Market City Food Court Haymarket/Chinatown [CLOSED]
Mc Lucksa does the best chicken rice I've had in Sydney so far, and a mean har mee to boot. [CLOSED]
It's one of the first stinking hot days of the summer and we're struggling to adjust, though it's nice to be wearing thongs again. We've been slogging it out all morning at book fairs getting stock for our bookshop, it's hard yakka lugging around a hundred odd kilos of books while battling the crowds and the heat. We're stuffed.
We volley lunch ideas until I lob Mc Lucka. Miss Chicken's eyes light up. Mc Lucksa is a great little Malaysian\Singaporean stall in the Market City food court, above Paddy's Markets in Chinatown. The food court is packed and there's a very happy, chatty vibe. I think we're all just happy to be air conditioned.
I used to feed at Mc Lucksa a lot nearly fifteen years ago, after my first trip to Malaysia, it was the only place we could find that did roti canai back then. For some reason Mc Lucksa dropped off our food radars, our faydars or foodars, I don't know why, but it's great to be back.
Hainan Chicken Rice $9. This is the only Chicken Rice I've had in Sydney that took me back to Singapore. It's tender and juicy, all the usual food superlatives apply. This is the best I've had in Sydney, though I'm yet to try the famous Hainan chicken rice at Temasek. Serious food high.
Har Mee - Prawn Noodle Soup. Also excellent $10.80. The broth is rich with a fresh prawn head kick, just the way we like it. Small pieces of pork, slices of boiled egg, slices of fish cake, kangkung, and the most yummy fishy sambal in a little side dish. Miss Chicken votes it her favourite har mee after Singapore Shiok in Eating World.
We can't resist these: pandan pancakes with grated coconut and palm sugar inside. Oh my god. $6.50 for three.
McLucks is at shop F309, Market City Food Court, Level 3 Market City. Open every day 10am - 8pm.