The first time, I know about Mamak was from my Malaysian friend who lived in New Zealand for majority of her live. She recommended me to visit Mamak while I visit Sydney, but I never did end up visit Mamak when I was in Sydney.
Four years later, when I visited Sydney last July 2014 I happened to stay in Sydney CBD, so China town was near by. I walked pass Mamak all the time while I was in Sydney, and has to say the queuing is CRAZY! I thought I had my fair share of queuing in the pass, but the queuing there was so long that during peak hours, I don't even want to think about how long it will take to get a table. Of course, before leaving I got to check out Mamak. I queue up in the line at 9pm on Sunday evening. Thinking that the wait will not be long. I was wrong. I still have to wait for just over half an hour. I didn't order much, just a taste of some roti and tradition Malaysian drink. Yet, Mamak in Sydney gave me a gracious memory that I just totally forget about the wait.
|Nasi Lemak with chicken curry|
|Nasi Lemak and Roti Canai|
|Banana Roti with ice cream|
If I do come back to Mamak again (which I will), I will for sure goes for the roti canai and the banana roti. I guess my theory of certain restaurant is special for certain element is proven here. Based from my experience at Mamak, anything to do with Roti is just yum. Everything else is a gamble but worth a try. Just has to say, roti at Mamak is gracious