74 Victoria St
Carlton, VIC 3053
03 9663 9993
I’ve forgotten how I heard about Sambal Malaysia. Someone told me about it maybe, but I can’t remember who and what’s good there. This place looks quite nondescript and it lies smack along a main road at the city’s edge. I idly wondered how people actually come to know about this place. Goodness knows how I heard about it too!
Char Kuey Teow $8.80
Authentic Chinese stir fried flat rice noodles with chicken, prawn, fish cake and vegetables in dark soy sauce.
On the bright side, I found zhu yao char (deep fried lard) pieces in the CKT. It did lift the flavour of the dish a little bit.
Prawn Mee Soup $9.80
Spicy prawn broth noodles with prawn, chicken, boiled egg and green veg
As you can see, my standards for Malaysian and Singaporean food is very high. Please take that into account when you read my observations about hawker dishes in general.
The day that I wrote up this post was also the day I returned Mister Wu, my foster puppy. This little sweetie has really grown-up. Two weeks before, he’d scream and whine whenever I left the room. In our modern life these days, pets generally need to cope with the 9-5 work routine of the average owner. A puppy that screams every time it’s left alone will quickly be given up to the shelter.
… I trust that he will be a better behaved puppy now in his new home. And I have faith that his new home will be a good one.
I had no mood to cook dinner after dropping him off. So I decided to pick up takeaway Nasi Lemak from Sambal Malaysia. This counts as a second visit, doesn’t it? : )