It’s not the best Chinese, especially when places in the neighbouring surrounds have set the bar for budget takeaway and quick lunch options so high. What’s baffling are the repeated return visits just wanting this place to work for me. It has it’s moments but the general theme is hit and miss. Sauces can be sometimes bland, seasonings overly salted but when they get it right depending on the day, it’s actually okay.
Probably the eighth or nineth visit in the last four months and this visit is the consistency check having now sampled variations of the Seafood Laksa ($17.80) and Combination Laksa ($15.80). Typically charging $4-$7 for extra meat or seafood respectively, its a low budget outlet for those days you won’t feel like cooking and prefer a budget meal options that’s hearty and filling.
It’s a backpacker’s dream, it’s much needed relief for the student and its a quality option for the city worker and prisoners of mortgage repayments. It’s THE food court to end all food courts that sits somewhere in between shopping mall quickie and casual dining because of its location and because of the cuisines it serves. Take a hike Maccas, KFC, Oporto’s and Pizza Hut, there’s no room for you here…
Portion sizes seem to be bigger, its a no frills choice that presents restaurant like quality at food court prices without obviously cutting corners and its a formula that’s turned this venue into an icon in the Chinatown and Sydney markets experience with many food service owners outlasting so many over the decades.