The seafood curry laksa was actually quite good. The soup was rich and creamy (but not spicy enough), however it wasn’t as good as the old Laksa King’s version, but it was slightly better than the Laksa Lemak from Penang Coffee House…
Now to the star dish of the day. This was actually quite close to a good Hawker stall version of Char Kuey Teow… the noodles weren’t too gluggy or too dry and the seasoning did give me some sort of flashback to sitting on the road side and eating at Lorong Selamat in Penang (Malaysia)…. so I reckon it was a WIN!
Service was a bit over attentive at times, they kept wanting to be helpful and clear our dishes even after we told them we were quite happy to just chat and nibble on…
However, over attentive is better than not attentive at all I guess….
So well done N, I will return to this establishment, but it’d have to wait a while… I just have to be homesick enough to want to pay 5 times the amount of what I’d normally pay in Malaysia… but I think I will cave… February next year is much too long a time to wait….especially for good Char Kuey Teow =)
*Disclaimer: All food ratings are purely based on my own experiences and how I feel about the service, food and quality
Food/ Cuisine: Malaysian
Dining Style: Restaurant
Overall Food Rating (Based on the Dining style): 7/10
Restaurant ambiance: 7.5/10
Service/ Attitude: 8/10
Value for money: 7.5/10
232 King Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel:(03) 9600 3620
Little King Eatery is open from
Monday – Friday 12-9pm and
Saturday from 5-9.30pm
How to get there:
No I hate over attentive- that can ruin a meal for me- The soup looks amazing!
Omigosh, I am so mad at you – I TOTALLY discovered this place, woman. I think the Char Kuay Teow is as good as you're ever going to get in Melbourne. But yeah all the food's fantastic, I've got loads of pictures stored up, and one visit I scored free soup! Pity there are no desserts though! :))
Ren: It really depends, if it's over attentive (in an intrusive way) or just over attentive from being too nice…
Vee: The Boy says, "you snooze you lose!"
Hey this place is not far from my work! I'll have to go check it out. What are the prices like?
April: Oops sorry didn't see this.. the price is average.. about $10-$15 depending on what you order.. I think the laksa was about $12.80 and the char kuey teow was the same… it was worth it tho =)