Sunday, 18 March 2012

Jimmy's Recipe, CBD

Been craving laksa every since coming to Sydney so was on a mission to find out the best laksa places around town!  Jimmy's Recipe was the closest one in proximity.  Tucked in the buildings of the Galleries Victoria complex in CBD, its a hybrid of a sit-down restaurant and food court takeway. 

Jimmy's Recipe serves Malaysian food.  I see most customers having the laksa dishes or the Char Guew Teow (Pan Fried Rice Noodle) so of course I choose the same.

We start off with the Chicken Laksa.  Quite a large portion for the price.  As with the traditional laksas, the noodles were a mixture of vermicelli noodles and yellow noodles.  The broth was not too creamy, which works for me.  Found the broth was not too spicy though, would have preferred a little more kick.  They do have hot oils which you can add to pump up the spiciness.

Chicken Laska ($7.80)

Second dish was the Seafood Char Guew Teow.  A mixture of flat rice noodles, pan fried together with Chinese vegetables and seafood.  Seafood consisted mainly of fish cakes, fish balls and a few prawns.  The noodles were then covered by an egg-like sauce. 

Personally, I found it a little salty.  I also would have preferred this dish dry - without the sauce.  Might try it next time without it at all, so I can get a true taste of the noodles.
Seafood Char Guew Teow ($8.80) 

Service was quick - order your food, pay and sit down.  Food usually comes out in 5 mins or so.  Good place for a quick, casual and affordable meal.

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