Killiney Kopitiam

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Nasi lemak, interior decor, kaya toast, street view

Killiney Kopitiam, Shop 11, 108 Bourke st, Melbourne CBD

I was craving nasi lemak the other week so Daniel and I ventured across the road to Killiney Kopitiam. From the outside I didn’t even realise it was an eatery but the kaya toast on the menu caught my eye. For those of you who have been to Malaysia I’m sure you would have seen the Old Town White Coffee chain there – I LOVE the kaya toast they serve and got excited to see it on the menu here.

We went during peak lunchtime hour and to my delight there was enough room for Daniel’s pram and I to sit comfortably and the staff were very helpful sitting us near the kitchen and counter. You pay as you order so it’s good for those work lunches as you don’t have to worry about whether they split the bill and the crowd seemed to reflect this – groups of corporate folk  grabbing a quick meal on their lunch break.

When my meal was served I was pleasantly surprised to see a generous amount of ikan bilis on my plate –  normally when I order nasi lemak at other places they tend to skimp out on that and the sambal sauce. The meal was big, hearty size and even though I was full from it I still decided to order the kaya toast to try it. The kaya didn’t taste exactly like my favourite from Old Town White Coffee but I guess I’d have to go back to KL for that! All in all it was a tasty meal, great value and friendly service 🙂

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Travel Tuesdays – KL during CNY

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Food. Kuala Lumpur. Chinese New Year.

With Chinese New Year coming up this Sunday, I had a flashback to when we spent CNY in KL a couple of years ago. Being of Filipino background we never really celebrate CNY so it was exciting to see so much colour and festivities taking place!

There was a dish they called Yu Shang that was made up of different colourful ingredients and together all the members of the family would use chopsticks to mix it all up and toss it around bringing prosperity the higher it was tossed! Kelly Siew has a great blog entry on this dish with a recipe for you to re-create for this weekend’s new year occassion!

Malaysia is rich with a never-ending array of tasty dishes and I couldn’t believe that I had never tried nasi lemak before! We stopped to eat at Old Town White Coffee whenever we could as I was obsessed with their nasi lemak dish and kaya toast (see pictures above)! A must-try if you’re in KL 🙂

What are some Chinese New Year traditions you follow? And what are some dishes that will be served on your dinner table this Sunday?