01 March 2020

Jilat Jilat Malaysian Cafe ~ Darlinghurst

Our new favourite Malaysian resto...

Sitting outside on Burton Street has Darlo vibe galore, especially on Mardi Gras day, love really is in the air. Inside the little cafe there's a party atmosphere.

Even though we are in fancypants Darlinghurst, Jilat Jilat maintains full hole-in-the-wall street cred, complete with bainmarie of love.

From the specials board - Assam pedas stingray - about $25. When in Malaysia we eat a lot of stingray, there's always loads of flesh, no bones, firm texture, and a clean taste that loves a spicy sauce. We wonder why the freckle nobody in Australia bothers with stingray, but here it is in a beautiful tomato-ey, chili sauce. Oh boy.

Look at that wonderful stingray texture.

From the lunch menu - Slow braised yellow noodle  - $13.90. With king prawn, pork belly, egg, calamari, chives and sambal. We don't know if it's just because we are sitting outside, which makes all food taste better, but this tastes amazing, loads of wok hei, and way hey.

Bak kee soup - $9.90. A lovely porky broth with cabbage, porky bits and lard. We were in Malaysia just a few weeks ago complaing about the lack of variety in Malaysian restaurants in Sydney, but here we find a dish we've never tried before, nothing makes us happier than that.

Jilat Jilat lunch menu

Jilat Jilat lunch menu

Jilat Jilat lunch menu

Jilat Jilat dinner menu

Jilat Jilat dinner menu

Jilat Jilat dinner menu

Jilat Jilat dessert menu

Jilat Jilat Malaysian Cafe is at 13B Burton St, Darlinghurst.

Jilat Jilat Malaysian Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

There are no pussycat photos this time but we would like to share the Mardi Gras special rainbow cake from Christopher's Cakes in Taylor Square - super fresh moist cake between layers of cream. Joy.

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