I’ve actually been meaning to post about Petaling St Hawker for a long time. Well, “long” is relative considering they’ve only been open about five weeks. But I’m so excited about this place that I wanted to share it will y’all – just as soon as I had a bigger collection of dishes to talk about.
But that was never going to happen. Because I only ever eat three dishes at hawker places.
Although there’s been a recent boost of interest in Malaysian food, I still think it’s hard to find a really good Malaysian place. Sure, Mamak does a great roti, but they don’t serve the whole spectrum of classic Malaysian dishes like chicken rice, char kuay teow, har mee and the holy grail of Malaysian noodle soups, assam laksa. And believe me, I look hard for these.
So imagine my utter glee when Petaling St Hawker finally opens a branch in Sydney (they have multiple branches in Melbourne) and I can now not only get my favourite Malaysian dishes on tap, they’re good. And cheap! (We do like a bit of cheap).
I’ve been a few times now and honestly, I had all the intention of trying more dishes so I can show you but alas, I’ve only had my three staples:
The assam laksa –
Har mee (although my friend went on one occasion and said the soup wasn’t strong enough) –
Char kuay teow –
and Panu tried one of their specials, short rice noodles in clay pot –
God, it is just like being at home! Big love!
Petaling St Hawker
760 George St
Haymarket, NSW 2000
(02) 9281 6508