Mamak ...

Last night Keenan and I ventured out to an amazing art opening which featured a collection of 365 paintings of consecutive sunsets (post about the artist / exhibition to come). After being overwhelmed by artistic talent and a lack of food, we had the best Malaysian food at a Sydney institution called Mamak.

When we arrived there was a line of about 15 people waiting to be seated, mesmerized by the roti making process. Roti is a traditional Malaysian bread served either with curry dips or with fruit as a dessert. Here is the roti master in action - I could've watched him work for hours ...

We also had teh tarik, a hot, sweetened Malaysian tea that is "stretched" to create foam, le art of stretching pictured below:

And then there was the maggi goreng and chicken satay. Food coma and art are a wonderful combination.

Over the past few years I've developed a bit of an obsession with laksa, but had been a bit scared to venture out - I'm so glad that I did as this was the best Malaysian food I've ever had! It's listed in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide and very modestly priced - definitely worth a visit!

Images via www.mamak.com.au

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