Legianz is located at Victoria Park market. It’s pretty much the Indonesian place, but with new management/ownership I believe. The menu is different. I ordered the Medan Laksa. I would say it was OK but for the price, it was much cheaper than the previous joint. The flavours are not as strong and aromatic. Again, this is with only one dish. I will go back and try the other dishes so watch this space…
The Food Alley. Yes, yes, yes.
I’ve always wanted to try this place. But I couldn’t be bothered because parking is extremely difficult to find and they have too many choices. Perhaps that’s why they’ve won the Best Cheap Eats last year – lots of competition for pricing and better tasting food.
Food Alley is on Albert Street, more towards downtown. There were many places that I sampled. Some of them are as below:
Chicken Rice Large.
Chicks is serving purely chicken dishes. The above dish is $9 and it’s not bad. I thought the soup was a bit luke warm. Most of their dishes is below $10 which is good for those cheapos like me. However, overall it did not impress me.
Waroeng Wardani Indonesian Food
Ox Tail Soup on Rice.
Both dishes were $11 each. I thought the Balado was quite good. The seafood was the “fake” seafood, so perhaps my next try would be chicken or something. The Ox Tail is unique. Overall, not bad. Something I’d try again. There isn’t a lot of Indonesian places around.
Umaiya Japanese Cuisine
The above was $10.50 and it had a lot of stuff. I thought it was a good dish and damn good value for money. It’s definitely worth a try for a value meal. But Japanese food tends to be the same all the time, so it wasn’t very exciting.
I can’t exactly give a rating for this place – it’s a bit unfair since I haven’t tried everything else. There is definitely a lot of choices, and each with their own strength and weaknesses. I’d say try the Indonesian place which is right at the back of the food court.