Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Malaya

Recently I’ve come to realise that really good and genuine friends are hard to find. Some times people grow apart, other times things happen and the dynamics of that relationship are changed forever.

Last night I caught up for dinner with 2 very close friends Ming & Angii. The funny thing about our friendship is that we don’t see each other often, but we always know what is going on in each others lives (thanks to MSN, email and mobiles). With these guys I can totally let down my guard, they don’t judge me and I can tell them anything.

Over dinner we reflected on how much we’ve grown up. We’re no longer the same 16 year old kids with crazy dreams; instead we’ve actually started living them. So thank you both so much for your friendship over the years and Ming I will be sure to send you some burger rings for X’mas.


We took Ming for a belated birthday dinner at The Malaya on King Street wharf. With yesterday’s sweltering hot weather it was really nice to find somewhere with a nice view and air conditioning. We arrived at 6:00pm and within an hour or so, the whole place was packed with people.

I stole this photo from their website because because I forgot to bring my camera again (what's up with that!?!) so you will have to put up with pics from my camera phone.

We went with the $40 set menu and there was plenty of food to go around. Compared to other banquets out there at around the same price this was fairly good value (considering the location). Having said that, you can easily get the same dishes at the same quailty for a lot less at smaller Malaysian eateries.

The $40 (per person) Set Menu

Popiah - Thin pastry skins filled with sliced chicken, king prawns, shallots, vermicelli and beansprouts, served with a sweet soy and chilli sauce and ground fresh peanuts.

Satay Lamb - Singaporean style marinated pieces of lamb fillet skewered, barbequed and served with Malaya Satay sauce made from fresh ground peanuts and chilli.

Salt and Pepper Prawn - King prawns lightly battered, deep fried and tossed in fresh chilli, salt, cracked black pepper and shallots.

Kwai Du - Flat rice noodle stir-fried dry style with chicken, prawns, beansprouts, onion, shallots, chilli and egg.

Chilli Beansprouts and Snow peas - Beansprouts, snow peas and shredded Chinese mushrooms stir-fried with garlic, soy sauce and fresh chilli.

Peppered Chicken - Marinated pieces of chicken thigh fillet stir-fried with fresh chilli and cashew nuts in a sweet pepper sauce.

Curry Prawns with Roti Canai - made with their original recipe since 1963 and served with pan fried crispy Malay Bread.

Korma Lamb - Malay style green curry made with yoghurt served with rice.

If you and your friends love a bit of spice then give this place a go, my favourite for the night was definitely the peppered chicken.

The Malaya
39 Lime Street
King Street Wharf
PH: 02 9279 1170


SoRMuiJAi said...

wuuuuuu we went there for our end of project celebration lunch and the food was good! We got everything you ordered plus beef rendang and fried rice of some sort. I would say my favourite there would be the salt and pepper prawns, but I've never NOT liked anything salt and pepper ;)

m1ng said...

Thanks for the dinner Emily and Angii, always good to catch up with "lady" friends. Burger rings..ha! :)

NfOrCeR said...

mm malaya. yum.

we're goin there for our team xmas lunch again this year.
seems to be the only time i goto that place!

and i think we had that same banquet menu last year too LOL its yummmmmm :D

PiCkLeS said...

I was lucky enough to be given the left overs and had it for dinner the next night..........sooo good!!