We had salmon thawed and ready to bake but burger boy & I’s good mate regetable was talking about his dinner plans and his favouite dishes at Hawkers for at least a good half an hour…so by the end of that half hour, I was having major cravings for Malaysian food.
So off we went to Yip Kee in Maylands, a very casual Malaysian restaurant that I’ve visited a few times with my parents. From the front it looks dodgy as anything as there’s always broken glass in their car park and interesting characters walking by but the food is authentic and good value.
I was pretty excited when they said they still had their weekend specialty chai tau kueh (radish cake) available – so burger boy and I shared it before ordering our own mains.
The chai tau kueh was delicious even despite being served with beans sprouts which I had requested to be removed. It was super crispy and tasty enough not to have with any sauce. My mum actually makes really good chai tau kueh so I was hoping it was just as good, which it was
My mum’s chai tau kueh below – how does it compare?
I felt like subtle flavours tonight whilst burger boy always likes super tasty dishes so we opted to have our own meals tonight rather than sharing like we usually do.
For my main I had the hainanese chicken rice, the sauce was nice & sweet and the chicken rice was yummy. Again my mum makes hainanese chicken rice so I have high expectations for this dish – everything was good but I think mum’s chicken rice is slightly better – perhaps because more chicken is used in her stock.
burger boy had the rendang beef which was tasty and mostly tender, though there were some chewy bits – unfortunately the piece I chose happen to be one of them! It was exactly what he felt like too so we were both happy.
For $33.30 we both left very full and with our cravings satisfied – there was no room for dessert and that’s saying something! I’ve taken a take-away menu so I remember Yip Kee next time I have a sudden craving for Malaysian food.
Yip Kee is cash only though so be sure to bring cash if you’re heading there