Address: P9/1-5 Railway St Chatswood NSW
Tel: (02) 9411 4411
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Mamak is usually busy and as we visited on a Thursday night I was surprised that we were able to get a seat within about 5 minutes. The restaurant was buzzing with happy customers, chatting away and enjoying their meals. There was a sound of sizzling pans and grills coming from the kitchen and through the windows at the front of the restaurant you could see the chefs preparing, flipping and meticulously cooking the flaky rotis.
As we were seated we were handed the menus and given some plates and cutlery (they were just put in the middle of the table).
Mamak is not a place you go to to get fancy tables and high -end service. It is the street stall type of restaurant where you go for delicious, quick and hot food.
Service was quite fast, our meals only took a couple of minutes to come out. The staff were friendly and nice and we enjoyed the night.
We decided to order the Nasi Goreng (one of my favourites), a Roti Canai and a Roti Telur to share.
The Nasi Goreng came out served piled high on a plate, with delicious egg and prawn mixed through the dish. The flavours were delicious. Spicy yet sweet, with well-cooked seafood and soft rice. Definitely one of my favourite dishes. I would have liked the egg to be fried and served on top of the rice, but nonetheless this was a tasty dish.
Nasi Goreng, $11.50
The Roti Canai is the traditional roti, served in a meal dish with a spicy fishy sauce and a dhal curry. The spicy fish curry was just that, spicy! It was a little too hot but hey, that’s what Malaysian food is all about- the spice! This roti was deliciously flaky, fresh from the kitchen and divine! Mamak’s rotis are always consistent and delicious.
Roti Canai, $5.50
The Roti Telur is an egg roti which was also served with the two curries. The egg roti was flatter and less flaky compared to the plain roti. It was also thicker and had a lot of egg in it. It could have done with a little pepper and salt though. All in all, not a bad roti.
Roti Telur, $6.50
Overall the meal cost $23.50 which is fantastic value considering how full we were!
Overall I would rate my experience (out of 10):
- Service- 6.5
- Food- 8
- Ambience- 7.5
- Value – 8