Sunday, April 13, 2014

Albee's Kitchen, Campsie

Malaysian food is definitely my all time favourite cuisine. It is the one cuisine I could never get sick of, perhaps it is because of the family roots from the mothership's side? I am really not sure. Whenever I crave for Malaysian, I think of their roti, laksa, CKT, Char Ho Fun, Hainanese chicken rice, Bak Kut Teh and so forth. Each dish slapped onto their own plate or bowl and served at a rustic dinner table surrounded by small little plastic stools. Besides the home made Malaysian feasts cooked by the mothership, the other place that can satisfy my cravings is an old time favourite, Albee's Kitchen. It hits the spot every single time. 

Char Kuey Teow aka CKT - $10.50

Albee's Kitchen is anything close to being fancy but with cheap prices, large servings and authentic flavours, you really can't go wrong. And with the rustic decor and plastic tables, it really reminds me of my second home at times.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

New Shanghai, Chatswood Chase

I heart Shanghainese food, it is one those types of things I run to when I am in need of some serious comfort food. New Shanghai recently launched a new menu and that is where I discovered prawn wontons tossed with some peanut butter, red chilli oil and spice. Hello Hello... momma is right here. 

Prawn wontons tossed in peanut butter, red chilli oil and spice - $11.50

It might sound weird to you at first but if you think about it, a lot of cuisines uses peanuts with chilli.  It was definitely my favourite dumplings of the night. The skin was soft and not excessively thick, the prawns were juicy and the richness from the peanut butter combined the chilli oil made it a sensational combination.