Aunty Franklee has been around for while and it’s known for its authentic Malaysian dishes. With two stores located in Hawthorn and Melbourne CBD, you know it’s good when they just keep popping up around Melbourne. The Hawthorn venue is located on the busy Burwood road and it is a tad difficult finding parking as they are all time limited. Pushing through the doors into the venue, you’re greeted by friendly staff and the delicious aroma of food cooking!
Another Friday means another eatery at Glen Waverly and this time it was The Grand Tofu. Now if you’ve ever walked past here, it gets super duper busy so we decided to get there just before lunch time. We were able to get a table for 6 quick smart and we already knew what we were ordering.
If you’re a Masterchef fan then you will definitely know the winner Diana Chan in the Masterchef 2017. She has just opened a pop up restaurant called Chanteen at Hwkr food centre inspired by Malaysia and Singapore. The pop up store will be around for 6 months and the masterchef winner herself cooks the food and will come around to say hey!
After exploring Ikea with Miss Chanel (soon to be Mrs), we stopped by Straits Cafe for her Malaysian fix. Located on Stud Road, there are ample parking and of course, it’s free parking too. We arrived there at on a Wednesday night and it was close to closing but there were still heaps of people around. We quickly ordered and our food came quick smart.
We were looking for a place to have a quick lunch with the creative couple and since we were at highpoint, we opted for some Malaysian food – Roti Road. Roti Road is located on the lower level food court right next to Strike. There’s plenty of seats so you don’t have to run around like a headless chook. We bagged a table and flipped through the menu and started our lunch date.
Dinner date with my friend and since Melbourne was a tad cold, we decided to go to our local joint, Chef Lagenda at Deer Park for some Malaysian food.
We decided to duck into here for a quick dinner since we were all starving and cold on a Saturday night. Luckily we arrived when we did at 7pm because as soon as we were seated a huge rush of customers came in (like they all just teleported here all at once!). There was no service at all. We didn’t receive any menus and had to keep asking for it and finally they brought it around AND they gave us one less (I was the sacrifice and had to wait patiently).
I’ve always drove past here so I finally decided to actually come in. Came in early on a Tuesday night for dinner and it was empty, the decor was cute with lanterns hanging from the roof and background music had old songs playing.