Malaya Corner Restaurant
Shop 38, 341 Mains Rd, Sunnybank
I thought I had the eateries around Sunnybank all tried and tested. Wrong. Malaya is one of those places that I've heard friends rave about but I was sort of skeptical and so it's managed to skip my restauranting radar.
That is, until recently when a friend took me there. We had a pretty early dinner on a weekday so the place wasn't that full. Malaya has a reasonably spacious floor area with a slightly cafeteria-feel. the menu is extensive and there are so many pages of things to look through.
I ended up being slack and choosing item no. 1 which was a traditional Malaysian meal with lots of basic components. My friend selected an oat-battered prawn and rice dish. We also chose desserts for after the meal.
The service was a bit lapse at times - no one came to take our orders even though as I mentioned, it wasn't that busy. We didn't mind too much because we were just chatting away but it's still something I noticed.
Luckily food didn't take long to come out. It was a tasty meal and quite cheap too. The serving was huge and with all the variety I had to much on, I really enjoyed this.
I had try of one of the oat-battered prawns. We had debated about what on Earth 'oat-battered' meant. Who cares! They are SO delicious. Crispy and delicate with a sort of 'oaty' flavor I suppose. Really yum - thoroughly recommended. Again, the serving size was huge.
For desserts, we had chosen a sago pudding and an ice kacang. I've had ice kacang else where and this one was different to what I'm used to. It wasn't very milky but had a lot of sugar syrup. I wasn't a huge fan.
The sago pudding appealed to me though - thick glutinous pudding in a heavy coconut cream soup. It was decadent and filling. By the end of it, the cream got a bit tedious bit it's a nice dessert all the same.
I'm glad I gave Malaya Corner a go and I'll be going back to try more items on their menu. That is, if I can resist ordering the oat-battered prawns again.