June 13, 2010

Old Town Kopitiam Mamak

The wonderful Conor from Hold the Beef recently made a flying visit to Melbourne before her world-wind tour of the northern hemisphere. So a bunch of Melbourne food bloggers got together and headed down to Old Town Kopitiam Mamak at QV on Penny's recommendation. You can always count on Penny for a good recommendation!

The location is nice and easy, located on the second floor of QV, even though I don't work in the city I often find myself in and around the CBD so a quick visit is never a big ask. I enjoyed the atmosphere, nice and noisy with plenty of over hanging lights, something I've become very pleased at seeing. The food was also good, although I really regret not getting an Ice Kacang for dessert!

So Daz and I shared a Roti to start. Perfect way to get the stomach juices flowing and get yourself seriously hungry.


I like a menu that is part appetizing, part chose your own adventure. I'd never had a Nasi Kandar before so opted for that, the adventure part required a couple of selection choices. This always causes a bit of nervousness, will I choice the best thing? will someone else get something better?? So I closed my eyes and dove in - Briyani Rice with 2 selections - chicken curry and sambal eggs. The eggs were a little over cooked for my liking, but everything else was great. Packed with flavour and topped with a crispy papadum. Can't go wrong with a little more texture in your dish. I wish I had asked for chili, everything tastes better with chilli.

rice dish

Daz chose the same Briyani Rice with 2 selections, he also chose chicken curry, but with fried calamari. Since his dish was so similar to mine, I chose not to sample it. He polished off the whole dish, so I'm sure it tasted great.

rice dish2

I think I found a new favourite. The meals are really tasty, pretty great value for money and all the dishes came pretty quickly after being ordered. I strongly recommend getting yourself down there to give this place a go, let me know how the Ice Kacang is!

My fellow food bloggers on the night were;
Conor from Hold the Beef
April from My food Trail
Agnes from Off the Spork


Chanel11 said...

I shouldn't read your blog when I am hungry :(
yummy food get in ma belly!

Amy @ cookbookmaniac said...

I love Malaysian food, especially roti!

A nice little get together for a fabulous blogger.

Agnes said...

The roti was so good! And so was the milo. ;)

Neev said...

will be going there asap....i love spicy food too, yummmmyyy

penny aka jeroxie said...

The roti is one of the best that we can find in Melbourne. Next time remember to try the milo dinosaur :)

April @ My Food Trail said...

It was great to see you & Daz again!

The roti is probably the best I've had in Melbourne, but the curry & sambal is just too spicy for me!

Conor @ Hold the Beef said...

Next time try the milo, next time try the milo.. hopefully I remember. I may find myself getting distracted by offensive words on signs in the kitchen though. You know how easily offended I am by bad words, after all.

Thanks for the lovely shout out and great to see everyone again! Kelly and I have just become Aust Open members again for next year...