Friday, April 13, 2012

Istana - Thornleigh

Hubby and I wanted to try Alice's in Thornleigh. Unfortunately, as it was a public holiday, this popular makan @ Alice's was closed :( Next best option for a Malay fix in the Thornleigh area was Istana.

We ordered a Hainan Chicken Rice (1/2 chicken) and a homemade fish cake with egg noodles. When it came out, we were like... zomg. The chicken was much bigger than we had expected. Luckily, it was really tasty and tender and yummy. Also, when we asked for more shallot and ginger mixture, we were given a massive bowl of it, bringing a huge smile to hubby's face :) Though the chicken rice was slightly less tasty than normal, it was still deliciously satisfying.

Hainan Chicken Rice (1/2 chicken)

The handmake fish cake with egg noodle was also interesting. The fish cake was really quite fishy and relatively hard and tough. I can't say it was to my liking. The egg noodles were as normal, so nothing extraordinary here.

Handmade fishcake with egg noodles

Food - 7/10
Service - 6/10
Ambiance- 6/10
Value for money - 7/10
Overall - 26/40

238/230 Pennant Hills Road
Thornleigh NSW 2120
Tel: (02) 9481 8855


Simon Leong said...

i must revisit to try the chicken rice - looks good

bbsnoopy said...

yeh it's not a bad chicken :)