Sunday, 18 December 2016

Malaya Corner - Sunnybank

If I remember correctly, out of the Oriental Group chain of restaurants, Malaya Corner was the original and longest standing. Being located at Market Square, it always has a constant stream of customers all hours of the day, even between regular meal times, due to its highly popular afternoon tea specials, which is why we headed there when I managed to get off work reasonably early last week.

Like most Asian restaurants, there were quite a few TVs hanging on the wall for us to watch whilst during our meals. 

There were a large selection of Malaysian and Chinese style tea sets, all mains came with a complementary drink.

Complimentary tea is also available, but on a self serve basis (like Coffee Square and Oriental Corner).

My first companion got the Mini Malacca Coconut Chicken Rice. Considering its label of "mini" it was definitely more main size than snack size. The rice was most definitely a full bowl, and the sides were reasonably decent. The chicken was super tender and well seasoned, the meat literally fell off the bone! The anchovies were an interesting addition, which made the dish quite salty, and the rice had a distinctively fragrant coconut scent to it.

Another companion had the Stir fried beef ho fan, a traditional Hong Kong staple. From the moment it was set down, I could smell the char grilled caramelisation of the beef and noodles, which was a major plus for me. The portion was distinctively smaller than the usual full size servings, but it quality wise, it was very delicious. The rice noodle was soft but not soggy whilst the beef was tender and well marinated with dark soy.

I ordered a bowl of chicken and bbq pork noodles soup, which was both comforting and nourishing, albeit a bit small. The egg noodles were a little too soft for my liking, despite my preference for noodles on the more soft end of the spectrum (which means that other people may have found it very soft). The bbq pork was a little coarse in texture, but the chicken was tender. 


My companions ordered a hot milk tea, an iced red bean frappe and I had the iced milk tea. Both milk tea drinks were quite strong and standard in taste for an establishment at Sunnybank, but the red beans in the red bean frappe were a little more brown and a little less red than what we are usually used to, but my companion noted that it also had quite a strong coconut taste to it, making it distinctively enjoyable.

Price Range: $10 - $20pp

Taste: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Environment: 7/10

Malaya Corner Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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