Saturday, January 28, 2012

Albee's Ktichen - Campsie

My friends suggested a good Malaysian place in Campsie - so when we were lost on where to eat for the night, we decided to check it out. Albee's isn't a flash restaurant (looks kinda dingy) but is definitely buzzing with activity and pleasant aromas.

We decided to order the hainanese chicken rice ($10), kangkong with chilli and preserved bean curd ($12.80), and butter king prawns ($19.80). Drink wise, my hubby went for the milk tea and I decided on a white coffee. Drinks were not bad - but not as awesomely strong (ie. strong tea/coffee flavour) as some other places.

teh terik - $4

kopi susu - $3.80

The hainanese chicken rice was really good. The chicken was smooth and succulent and the rice was awesomely fragrant. The soup was meh - msged ish. The kangkong here was AMAZING. Maybe it's just that I haven't had it in a while but it was packed full of flavour. The preserved tofu bean curd thing was silky smooth and strongly flavoured. And the last but not least, the prawns were really something different. The shell was deep-fried and crispified and sprinkled full of this sweet ish powder. I think the "butter" bit may actually be pigs fat - which really took the dish to another level. I have to say, it was probably really unhealthy as I immediately felt the sore throat coming along. Worth it though I think :)

Hainanese Chicken Rice - $10
Kangkong with chilli and preserved bean curd - $12.80
Butter king prawns - $19.80

All up - don't come here for service or the ambiance. But the food here is worth a return visit.

Food - 8.5/10
Service - 7/10
Ambiance - 6/10
Value for money - 8/10
Overall - 29.5/40

Albee's Kitchen
282 Beamish St
NSW 2194
Tel: (02) 9718 8302

1 comment:

Rita (mademoiselle délicieuse) said...

As long as the food's good and it's a decent-valued feed, I don't mind the service of a place as long as it's not outright rude!