Shop 2020a, Level 2, 100 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000http://westfield.com.au/sydney
Nice broth but limited seating
Kung Fu Kitchen offers traditional Asian take-away prepared in accordance with the principles of Kung Fu: wisdom, speed and perfection!
A laksa special offer advertised in the Westfield Sydney e-Newsletter I received today tempts me to try this eatery which sits amongst a few other eateries in the underground passageway between David Jones Food Hall and Westfield Sydney. I still need to try their Wonton Noodle Soup, Crispy Chicken and there strangely named Chow Kuay Dew [Char Kway Teow] but I like their tag line promise of wisdom, speed and perfection. Apparently the part owner/chef has brought their 10 year restaurant experience from a previous Chatswood restaurant (under a different name) to the heart of the city. Upon arriving and presenting the voucher the service seemed a bit confused about the offer but soon validated it — perhaps they weren't fully told about it.
After managing to find a tiny table spot inside I order the Seafood Laksa ($11.80, $10 with Special Offer) which arrives pretty quickly from the kitchen. It's a rather small bowl but its broth is thankfully better than most around town. Maybe not quite as rich as the Malay-Chinese but it's perhaps less oily as well. It has the right mixture of ingredients you'd expect including about 3-4 large prawns to my delight. The Chicken Laksa ($9.80, $8 with Special Offer) also comes as the same small serving size and the same decent broth. In the end I actually didn't mind the small serving because laksa can be a bit too rich to finish but the prices are just as expensive if not more than most of the other laksa eateries around the city which is a shame. I look forward to sampling some of the other classic dishes on offer to compare. The closet competition in the area is Deli Choice and Jimmy's Recipe Malaysia.
PROS: Friendly and efficient service, Decent depth of taste in the laksa, Decent variety of seafood used including large prawns (albeit frozen ones), Central location in the city
CONS: Very limited and cramped sitting conditions, More expensive prices than the norm, Small serving size compare to other eateries, Disposable plastic bowl and cutlery used for eat-in which isn't the best for the environment perhaps
MUST TRY: Char Kway Teow next time
Chicken Laksa ($9.80, $8 with Westfield Sydney Special Offer voucher)
Me sitting at the very end of this very narrow side table
A customer finds a tiny spot to sit awkwardly at the service counter
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