22 September 2011

Sayonara & A Quick Visit to Menya Oiden

Street Food is off to Tokyo to fall in lunch and solicit pats at nekobukuro. We warm up our tastebuds with a quick pre-trip feed at Menya Oiden.

20 September 2011

K&J Takeaway ~ Chinese - Eastwood

A visit or three to the long running Eastwood local Chinese institution, K&J Takeaway.

18 September 2011

Pinangsia Noodle House ~ Indonesian - Haymarket

We're thrilled to see Pinangsia Noodle House open in Quay Street on the southern edge of Chinatown/Haymarket. This means we no longer have to waddle all the way over to Pinangsia in Kingsford for our fix of bakmi goreng, Indonesian chicken noodles.

Sadly Pinangsia has closed - sniff sniff - but they are opening up again in Kingsford - joy!

 The downside is the wonderful Silk Road has closed down, but thank Allah there's another Silk Road around the corner in Thomas Street.

The name 'Pingangsia' is inspired by the Jalan Pinangsia Raya Chinese area of Jakarta. Hence the food is Indonesian Chinese, or Chinese Indonesian, or just plain yum.

Green Sands - apple and lime flavoured shandy, this is one of our favourites when we're on the road in Southeast Asia. It tastes a bit like beer but there's nothing beer-like in the ingredients, and no alcohol.

Bakso goreng - $1.50. A big ball of deep fried manufactured meat, yum.

Bakmi goreng ala Jakarta - fried thick yellow egg noodles - $8.50. Sweet and oily, a bit hardcore for us but countered nicely by the sweet, lightly pickled vegetables.

Bakmi ayam - chicken and mushroom with thick egg noodles - $7.50 + an extra topping of roast pork for $1. Shawn's favourite. The noodles have a chicken-y, buttery flavour - unique and delicious.

Ayam goreng bumbu bali - $7.50. Fried chicken coated with thick, sweet, coconut-y sauce.


We can't visit without trying the bakso goreng, a fried ball of mystery meat - $1.80. Great in a junk-foody kind of way.

#1 on the menu - bakmi ayam - the classic dish of chicken flavoured noodles, chicken and mushroom - $7.50. Such a great value lunch, fills the tum without overdoing it. As much as we like this dish it still doesn't quite have the magic that their Kingsford store does.

Bihun ayam rebus - $7.50. The same yummy chicken and mushroom mixture but served on plain, thin, boiled noodles. Nice but the bakmi ayam remains our favourite.

Pinangsia Noodle House Menu

Pinangsia Noodle House is at QG 13 Prince Centre - 8 Quay Street Haymarket / Chinatown - bordering Central.

This end of town has become quite a goldmine for Indonesian food fiends, there's a good handful of joints that are all excellent value and all a little different: Pinangsia, Cafe Joy, ATL Maranatha and Lestari Resto. Plus there's the excellent Pondok Satay 888 in Eating World and the (Shawn's food court favourite) Pondok Selera in Dixon House Food Court and Eating World. And Rumah Makan Immanuel not far away in Ultimo... And if too much Indo is barely enough, there's about three outlets of Shalom within walking distance...

Quay Street has become cheap eats central. Next to Pinangsia is the ridiculously cheap Daily Noodle Fast Food, a few doors down is Indo student classic Cafe Joy , and the always-packed Satang Thai up near George Street. If you've got $8 and a hole in your stomach, head to Quay Street.

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16 September 2011

Faheems Fast Food ~ Pakistani - Enmore

We've been in the trenches of Chinatown's foodcourts so long that it's great to take some Pakistani R&R at Faheem Fast Food in Enmore.

14 September 2011

Phuong Special Vietnamese ~ Eating World Food Court - Chinatown

Our world eating tour of Eating World food court is complete with a great $6 banh mi meal deal at Phuong Special Vietnamese.

12 September 2011

Red Charcoal BBQ ~ Chinese - Eating World Food Court

Get your kicks with food on sticks at Red Charcoal BBQ, the close to last stop on our circumnavigation around Eating World.

09 September 2011

Kimama Kitchen Japanese Casual Dining ~ Eating World Food Court [CLOSED]

Our food court experiences lately have been good but it's a while since we've had a real 'wow' moment. Until we try Kimama Kitchen Japanese Casual Dining in Eating World. Oishi.

[Closed July-ish 2015]

07 September 2011

The Chinese Joint in the Corner with No Name ~ Eating World Food Court

Our Chinatown food court obsession continues with the mysterious Chinese joint in the corner with no name at Eating World.


01 September 2011

Super Chef BBQ ~ Chinese - Market City Food Court, Chinatown

Super Hong Kong style goodness at Super Chef BBQ in Market City Food Court.

ATL Maranatha ~ Indonesian - Ultimo \ Central [CLOSED]

Fried chicken fans rejoice - ATL Maranatha's famous soft boned chicken is now available in the city. -ish.