18 June 2014

Sayong Curry & Laksa Malaysia Cuisine: Ipoh Fried Koay Teow, CBD Sydney (13 June 2014)

LG Food Court, Pittsway Arcade, 303 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

It was hor fun while it lasted

Winter weather means seeking out comfort food and the Ipoh Fried Koay Teow ($8.50) or as I like to call it Hor Fun fits the bill for me. One of my long time favourites is found at the highly popular Sayong Curry & Laksa Malaysian Cuisine. It's hidden away in the Asian food court underneath Woolworths Town Hall. Lose yourself in the medley of chicken, large prawn (singular, more if you're lucky), slivers of fish cake, half globes of fish balls and flat rice noodles buried underneath with a decent wok hei. This is all combined in a glistening egg gravy sauce that melts to a flavoursome sauce by the end of the dish. Don't forget to ask for the pickled green chilli sprinkled on top that goes so well with this one plate wonder. 

Service is fast and efficient but be prepared for a little wait as dishes are cooked to order in a bustling kitchen with sounds of banging woks. There's heaps of seating but that doesn't mean it'll be easy to find a table during lunch time peak hour. Turnover is fairly quick though to vacate the fluorescent filled underground eatery void of natural light. Lots of other cheap dining options to be found in adjoining eateries to satisfy your hungry stomach although I always go to this place which also does a nice Hainanese Chicken Rice and Penang Char Koay Teow.

Other visit reviews:

PROS: Reasonably priced menu, Authentic-like dishes, Generous serving size, Efficient service
CONS: Hard to find a table during lunch time, Not the most pleasant food court to be in
MUST TRY: Ipoh Fried Koay Teow with green chilli, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Penang Char Koay Teow
VERDICT: A long time favourite I keep coming back for as a comfort food dish
Ipoh Fried Koay Teow ($8.50)
Make sure you ask for the green chilli on top
Chicken, fishcake, fishball and a prawn
By the end of the dish you're left with a soup sauce
Always busy busy busy

There she is #1 on the menu
Penang Fried Koay Teow worth getting
Hainanese Chicken Rice is pretty good too

I've never tried their bain-marie but looks like it has many tasty options
Finding a seat is the most challenging

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Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

Love that little food court! I wonder how many people walk past it everyday and don't even realise it's there?

Unknown said...

I like the Thai joint next to it. They do a delish clear beef noodle soup.

Olivia @ mademoiselleinsydney said...

Wow! That's a well hidden food court! I only noticed that Woolies signed recently (like 1 week ago). Love the fish sauce/soup pic hehehe :)

MAB vs Food said...

That Penang Char Kway Teow is one of my fave CKTs in the CBD. Top stuff!

Simon Leong said...

hi helen, i reckon heaps of people that work in the city wouldn't know about it until someone told them about it.

hi rachael, oh yum i'll have to try one day. thanks for the tip.

hi olivia, hope you get to check it out soon

hi MAB vs Food, definitely one of the better ones you can get I think in the CBD.

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