Perak Malaysian Cafe: Marpole Malaysian
Back in mid-August, we came across a newish Malaysian restaurant in Marpole called Perak Malaysian Cafe. I’m not sure if this place is related to Ipoh Bean Sprout Chicken in Crystal Mall but it seems vaguely familiar.
Although this restaurant is relatively new, the inside seemed a bit dated. Still, it was fairly busy which should be a good sign. We ordered a cold Milo ($4) and cold Lemon Tea ($1 with the meal) to start our lunch.
First out of the block was the Roti Canai ($6) which were light and crisp with a nice chewy centre. My main complaint about this dish is that the curry sauce had a decided lack of flavour.
The Home Town Fried Chicken Wings ($4.50) were quite good. Served with wing tips intact and with a juicy centre, the exterior coating was a bit interesting… a bit crumbly like Shake & Bake coating.
The Hainanese Chicken ($15.95 for half a chicken) was served with pickled veggies and dipping sauce. I thought they did a pretty good job with this poached chicken.
We ended our meal with an order of Mee Goreng ($11.50) with pork, prawn, fish cake, egg, and vegetables all stir-fried together. While okay, I think it was lacking in the wok heat department as the noodles lacked complexity.
Overall, the food was pretty good and a welcome addition to the limited Malaysian eateries around town.
8542 Granville Street
Posted on November 3, 2017, in Malaysian, Restaurant Review and tagged Chicken Wings, Food, Hainanese Chicken, Malaysian, Marpole, Mee Goreng, restaurant review, Roti Canai, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.