Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Coconut House and Killiney Kopitiam, CBD MELB

Here's yet another back to back post on my recent search for Malaysian food in the CBD area. Having been to Coconut House before in the past, we knew what to order but I decided to be a tad more adventurous and picked a random noodle dish.

Chicken rice here is a must have. The chicken flesh is tender, juicy and very flavourful which complements the chilli sauce very well. I like my chicken with a little spice added in so this is a winning combination at a pocket friendly price:)

So I've ordered the minced pork noodles that is served in a claypot. Not exactly my cup of tea but worthwhile trying especially on a chilly cold winter night!

On a separate day, the bunch of us ventured into a little shop on Bourke Street that had been opened for years now. The interior is very rustic and reminded me of Malaysia a lot. Friendly staff and having combo meal options makes this a good place for the budget conscious foodie.

Mee rebus ~ I have always assumed that the noodles in this dish will be soggy by the time it gets placed in front of me but for some reason, the thick gravy that is poured over it doesn't seem to exert the same effect. Perhaps give it a good 10 minutes and it might but why would you do that?:) This is not a spicy dish despite the use of chilli pieces as condiments. Do give this a crack if you have not already.

Nasi lemak with beef rendang ~ you simply cannot walk away from Malaysia without trying our nasi lemak dishes. Broadly speaking, it is coconut rice that is served with a caramelized spiced onion jam, often accompanied with chunky peanuts, crispy fried anchovies, boiled eggs, cucumber and your choice of a curry. The beef rendang here is very tender and easily tears apart. I love how one could mix and match whatever floats your boat onto the spoon and there's no right or wrong way to do it!:)

One of the unique dishes available here would be their durian pancakes. It is a little costly for two pieces but for a durian lover, it can be considered an occasional treat. Not too heavy for the palate but definitely filled with durian flesh:)

Coconut House on Urbanspoon Killiney Kopitiam Bourke Street on Urbanspoon

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