Starting as a food stall in a Sydney market by three passionate friends, Mamak has expanded quickly. Its traditional Malaysian cuisine is a crowd-pleaser at its Chatswood venue, as well as at establishments in Sydney’s Chinatown and Melbourne. With its large and affordable portions, Mamak is a great choice for family gatherings or groups of friends. The decor is functional and relaxed, allowing you to focus on the food and on the chefs making rotis by the front window. Your food will quickly arrive at the table once you have ordered from the unpretentious menu.
For a substantial introduction, select the roti murtabak, stuffed with chicken or lamb, sautéed onions and vegetables and omelette, then pan fried until golden. Follow with the finger-licking ayam goreng (a Malaysian fried chicken with spicy, crispy skin and juicy chicken inside) or a bowl of kari ayam (a pungent curry with chunks of soft chicken). Don’t forget to order some rice, as you will not want to miss a single drop of the sauce.
PSST! There’s a selection of traditional non-alcoholic drinks – very refreshing and useful to cool the heat of spicy dishes.