I first ate at Mamak in their Sydney Chinatown restaurant a good 10 years ago. They eventually opened a Melbourne restaurant which I’ve eaten at occassionally over the intervening years.
I have a soft spot for Korean crispy fried chicken and there is a decent restaurant called CHIMAC up near the Queen Victoria Market on Peel St.
If you like laksa you’ll like Malaysian Laksa House on Elizabeth Street.
Sarawak Kitchen Express is a cheap and cheerful Asian eatery on Franklin St. We arrived around 7:30pm on a weeknight and the place was pretty empty. From memory there was only one or two tables occupied.
Mahn Doo is a Korean Dumpling Bar and Restaurant in the centre of Melbounre. It’s literally a stones throw from my place and I’ve been past it hundreds of times but never throught to go in.
This evening I was having a drink with a friend and we decided to give it a try.