I’ve decided that it might be fun to do reviews whenever I go somewhere nice to eat. I’m always super pumped to get recommendations for great places to eat and hopefully this will be helpful for anyone living in Brisbane who feels the same way.
This was my first ever trip to a Sunnybank restaurant. The only other time I’ve been there was to buy some Korean stone bowls but we didn’t have time to eat. For those of you who don’t live in Brisbane, Sunnybank is considered the Brisbane Mecca of authentic Asian food. There is Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Singaporean, Korean, Japanese and all at super affordable prices. We chose Malaya Corner at the recommendation of my sister’s boyfriend, who was flabbergasted that we have never been. Good choice, bro.
I chose the Iced White Tea because a review on Urbanspoon said it was tasty. They spoke the truth. It was creamy and refreshing, a “tea milkshake” as the boyfriend described it. 10/10 would drink again.
My SO and my sister both got Lemon Tea (Hong Kong style) and it was equally as delicious. Sweet with a super strong tea flavour. The drinks are also ridiculously good value, they are huge!
The first dish to arrive was the Penang Lobak, a Malaysian pork sausage wrapped in bean curd and deep fried. It was divine. Imagine the greatest incarnation of a sausage roll with Malaysian flavours. I’m not exactly sure what the sauce was but it almost tasted like hoisin.
The Chicken Satay was quite tasty, nothing mind blowing but really good. Very generous with the satay sauce, always appreciated.
The Roti Canai is a Malaysian chicken curry served with flaky roti for dipping. The curry is thick and flavourful but the chicken is on the bone and I know some people aren’t a fan of that. The roti is thick but tender and flaky and buttery on the outside, I would suggest ordering an extra roti to sop up all the curry if you can eat that much.
Hainan Chicken Rice is steamed chicken served with rice cooked in chicken stock and usually a few dipping sauces. I’m not exactly sure what ours were but the orange one seemed to be garlic and ginger and the other one definitely had lemongrass in it, they were both delish. The chicken is served at room temperature and it is ridiculously well cooked and juicy.
If you want to try a bit of everything, get the Nasi Lemak. Starting from the bottom left going clockwise, beef rendang, chicken curry, sweet pickled vegetables, boiled egg with a sambal that tasted like fried onions (yum!), cucumber, pickled onions, fried anchovies and peanuts, coconut rice in the middle. I love dishes where you get lots of little bits and you can mix and match how you eat it. If you’re a fan of pickles, I would highly recommend this dish. Everything on this plate was delicious.
Overall, we will definitely be going back for more. The food wasn’t always presented amazingly but personally I don’t care how food is served as long as it tastes great. Value was fantastic, it was around $65 for everything, including the drinks. The service was good and the food came out really quickly, especially considering how busy the restaurant was. I can’t wait to work my way through the menu!