Grace Hotel, G8 Ground Floor
77-79 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Spicy & Tender Rendang
This Malaysian/Singaporean place is tucked inside the Grace Hotel and possibly overlooked by many pedestrians who aren't aware of it. The main things I like about this place is it's not as squashed and noisy as a food court, it has a nice decorative high ceiling and there's clean toilets available to use in the hotel lobby. It's also a great place to escape for lunch during really hot days because it's air conditioned. The beef rendang is quite nice today and the meat is tender enough. The curry sauce has a bit of a spicy kick to it which is good. I'm not sure why there's a side of capsicum, lettuce and cucumber salad (thinking it's very Italian) but it helps refresh the palette. I think having some large slices of cucumber would be a more welcomed side garnish to the dish. I was actually hoping to try the Hainanese Chicken Rice to compare to Jaya Malaysian and Sayong but it was sold out today.
Where's your favourite beef rendang in Sydney?
Rendang Lean Beef Curry Rice $10.50
Revisited 15 March 2012
Bak kut teh ($11.50) — quite a nice depth of flavour in broth
Hainanese Chicken Rice ($11.50) — breast ordered, rice flavoured, meat fairly tender but could be better, soup OK, chilli & ginger quite nice
Fair amount of seating although noticed a sign on the Grace Hotel entrance that toilets are only for guests
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