Come with us for a romantic fluro-lit Valentine's dinner at the Gogas Petrol Station on Regent Street.
Pre-dinner amber cocktails at the The Gladstone Hotel on Regent Street. A good old inner city grungy pub is hard to find these days, this one is a ripper. Love is in the air. Or is it stale beer?
After three schooners and a romantic stroll across Regent Street we arrive at Michael's Malaysian & Chinese Restaurant, that lovely bistro adjoining the Gogas Petrol Station. No bookings.
Michael's is a legendary taxi driver's haunt. Shawn first came here in the 1990's and has been obsessed with the place ever since.
Much of the action is in the bainmarie at the counter.
Romance is three dishes on rice for $9.
The Malaysian style dishes from the bainmarie are pretty good, homely and fresh. We go for ikan bilis, chicken curry and green beans.
The dude reckons the crispy chicken on rice is the best feed in the house so we give it a try. It's good, really good. $9.
Help yourself to extra fixins.
The menu has grown over the years and covers most of the walls, here's part of it.
Michael's Malaysian & Chinese Restaurant is at 70 Regent Street Chippendale. Highly recommended for a pre or post pub feed, or a pretentiously ironic Valentine's dinner. It's halal and adjoining a servo, so don't bring an ironic bottle of wine.
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