Malaysia Boleh

Some dishes for those craving Malaysian snacks/food… Enjoy! Curry puff, a couple of various “durian” flavoured desserts and of course, Wan Tan Mee (Kolo Mee is on the way).

Rasa Sayang

It’s quite rare to see cheap decent Malaysian food these days. Rasa Sayang is one of those, and I’m talking about just the lunch menu style of food.

It’s a bit of a drive at Birkenhead – anything over the bridge is like that for me :). Parking is easy to find if you don’t mind a bit of walk. Great workday lunch! Try it out.

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Fish noodle soup.

Kampung Style

Being a Sarawakian in Auckland is often quite difficult to satisfy my urges for the local food I’ve grown up with, so knowing that there was a “Sarawak Mee”, I had to check it out. Kampung Style is located right at the Glen Eden train station, so could be quite convenient for those who stay in West Auckland or nearby-ish. Car park is easy to find.

The lunch specials looked great (cheap), but I had to try the Sarawak Mee. My other half ordered her favourite, the Char Bee Hoon. Pricing was not bad, at around $13.50. The Sarawak Mee wasn’t quite the flavours I wanted, but was happy that I could find something Sarawakian. The Char Bee Hoon was actually better, large portion and great flavours.

Worth trying.

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Char Bee Hoon

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Sarawak Mee

Angie’s Kitchen

It’s been a while since I’ve been to this place. But remembered why I liked it, the food has great flavours and the staff is friendly.

Below are the dishes we tried, Nasi Goreng Kampung and Nasi Padang. Flavoursome and to be honest, compared to those crappy meals I have bought at those mall foodcourt, this is worth every cent. The satay is awesome. Malaysia Boleh!

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Nasi Goreng Kampung

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Nasi Padang

Sri Mahkota

I was in East Tamaki the other day and decided to pop into Sri Mahkota. I’m  always not too fussed with Sri Mahkota, they are generally quite good – good prices and standard menus. Normally, I get the fish soup which is an all-time favourite, but decided to go for chicken rice and nasi goreng. Both dishes did not disappoint, and cheap by today’s standard, approx ~$12 each.

Seating arrangement a little cramp for this particular branch at East Tamaki. Otherwise, no issues.

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Chicken Rice

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Nasi Goreng

KK Restaurant

I’m starting this blog revival (or is it not?) with my all-time favourite, actually it’s more the local places I like… Haha. But I can’t deny KK restaurant despite the many years – to me – has not dropped in standard. With the increasing amount of competition, they seem to stand the test of time…

We usually order the chicken rice and the char kueh tiaw. Normally a larger size for the char kueh thaw to feed my little one or top up for myself, whichever comes first 🙂 . Other favourite of mine is the nasi lemak. Delicious and reasonably priced. The chicken rice cost $13, and the large char kueh tiaw $18.

Good value for money, reasonably easy parking to find. I normally try to avoid Manukau Road, and go from the back road to be honest. Lunch is the best deals, dinner time is good as well but expect the “dinner” prices.

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Chicken Rice

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Char Kueh Tiaw

Pappa Rich

I’ve been meaning to go to this place for quite a while but I heard about the high prices – me being a cheapo, it took a while for me to finally pay a visit. Since I don’t live in the CBD, it’s not easy to find parking in town – any Aucklander would know this. Sucks.

Ordered the following below, forgive me about the Roti Telur, started before taking photos, then realised I wanted to do a post. Sorry fellas but it does look a little better 🙂

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Nasi Lemak Chicken Curry with Prawn

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Chicken Rice

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Roti Telur

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Kopi

Nasi Lemak was a special one, it has the prawn sambal on top of the chicken curry, I think that cost $17.90. The chicken rice $15.90, roti telur $9 and kopi $3.90. The interior / environment is actually quite nice and ordering the food requires you to fill in a form. The usual Pappa Rich style of ordering. I used to eat at this place in Singapore all the time when I was working there – mainly because they took my corporate AMEX!

I recommend the nasi lemak and chicken rice. It’s nice and large portions. The roti telur is not bad but can’t compare to the original Malaysia roti. It’s a good snack and worth a try. The kopi is nice but too sweet and not hot enough. I’d skip this and go to the nearby Cha Time! 🙂  In fact, the orders came in sporadically. I guess that’s typically Malaysian order. I’m not used to this clustered type of food arrivals. Drives me nuts! Sort it out!!

The price of the meals here compared to all the recent Malaysian places I’ve been eating at (i.e. Mamak, KK, Rasa Sayang, Selera, Sri Mahkota), this place is quite expensive. Some dishes I notice are already close to $20 but I guess there are reasons. Pappa Rich is still worth a try and do let me know what you think.

Kampung Delights @ Food Alley

After a 4 year hiatus, I am back. Sorry guys. Work and life kept me extremely busy during 2012-2015 – I can explain later. Plus, I forgot my password along the way, yes – poor excuse!

Anyway, I am back…. hungry,  on a budget but feeling picky. So, the Food Alley was a good spot, a variety of cuisine and well priced. We avoided the peak times because it was Friday lunchtime.  I manage to pick Kampung Delights upstairs (Note: I may have reviewed this before) because my friend wanted to have Japanese upstairs (must be his favourite?).

I got confused at the menu at Kampung Delights, mainly because I wanted to try everything and it was well-priced. I don’t remember seeing anything above $15. After trying to figure out what to eat, and confusing the cashier to explain what I wanted, I picked an all-time favourite, the Mee Goreng. For $11, the chicken-option for Mee Goreng is good value, large portion, full of flavour (or salt?) and has this barbeque (“goreng”) taste. Great value and I would love to try the rice options in the future. Additionally, I’d say the Singapore Noodle (looks like Char Bee Hoon) is also worth a try.

I won’t give a rating yet. I am not sure whether it’s fair these days. But a picture of the Mee Goreng below. Try it. And I think my attempt at saying Thank you (in Tamil) worked, so probably why I got a large portion? Nah, just kidding.

Mee Goreng – no Instagram filter sorry! 🙂

Mamak Malaysian Restaurant

If you’re craving Malaysian in Auckland CBD, you’re in luck. We have Mamak Malaysian Restaurant, located at 50 Kitchener Street. Generally, most Malaysian food are in food courts, especially in the CBD, so it’s great to see one located by itself.

Some samples below:


Tofu Salad ($8)


Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang.

Satay Chicken on Rice.

Beef Murtabak


Teh Tarik.

I didn’t keep track of the prices, but they are around $13 per meal. The tapas are around $8. It’s located in a nice place. If it’s not too cold or windy, it’s a great place to eat outside. In terms of pricing, the dishes are a bit on the high side, especially the tapas for its rather small portion size. The staff is friendly and the dishes are not bad. The laksa, mamak mee goreng, beef murtabak and curry chicken dishes are recommended.

Have a go. Rating = 8/10.

Malay Restaurant

Malay Restaurant was opened recently in Newmarket – very near to T Mark and Archie’s restaurant. It’s a fresh competitor for Malaysian food in the Newmarket area, competing against Selera, MyStop and Laksa House. My first impression was good – from outside I think it shows a lot of promise, quite nice decorations and appears to have authentic Malay food. So, it was harmless to give this place  a try – samples below:

Prawn Noodle Soup.

Mee Goreng.

Curry Chicken on Rice.

If I can remember, each dish was $9.90. The food was not horrible but not that great. It’s still an alternative Malaysian food place and well situated as well. Parking is not that hard to find especially at night. But I thought some of the dishes had too much MSG. Hopefully, someone can recommend something else they tried here and was great, but for now I am not sure if I’ll be back.

Rating = 7/10.