Petaling Street Malaysian Hawker Food, Sydney George Street

Happy New Year guys! Hope you had a fantastic break with your family and loved ones. I truly had a relaxing and lazy long break, other than the 3 days working through the Xmas break, only other things I did was eat, sleep and watch TV hehehe…

My bad that I should have catch up on my blog post, so here you go: Petaling Street Malaysian Hawker Food, my latest discovery during my break, such a great find! It is situated on George Street right next to an Adult shop… I mean next to Crocodile Senior Thai near the Central station. At lunch time it is quite packed already given the store only open on Christmas day, come night, it turns into a popular dessert place with over 10 pages worth of dessert menu to choose from, oh and also it open til 2am! Another option of Passion flower, I just love variety and competitions.


Food: 7.5/10
Atmosphere: 6/10
Service: 6/10
Value: 8/10

Average Price
Entrée: $6 – $10
Main: $10 – $20
Dessert: $10 – $15
Degustation: N/A
Corkage: N/A
Cakeage: Free

Ease of finding a car park: Hard
Ease of finding the restaurant: Easy
Brightness of restaurant: Bright
Noise Level: Noisy
Waiting time for foods: 15 mins – 20 mins
Booking time require: walk in
Child friendly/High Chair: Yes



Apparently Petaling Street has 6 branches and five of them are located in Melbourne. When there are so many branches of one food store, it gotta be a good one and it proves me right.

When we first walked in, we see a lot of food menu and pictures hanging on the wall, what a tricky way to make you salivating before even seeing the food, we walked downstairs for a bigger seating. The menu has a lot of variety, ranging from some street food entrée, noodle soup, congee, steam fishes, rice dishes to dessert. (Dessert in a separate menu worth 10 pages long! )


Steam rice roll, $6.80

I really like this dish, HK have a similar kind of food which we usually eat for breakfast except we don’t put fish ball and bean curd one top.


Fried Koay Teow, $9.50

The fried koay teow is more on the spicy side, I was sweating and tearing a little when I ate this dish, it has a lot of wok hey and it was piping hot straight out from the kitchen.


Hainannese Chicken Rice, $10.50

It has all the essentials that a good Hainannese Chicken should have, tenderness of the poached chicken and a good fragrance of the rice. If you are not a big fan of spicy food, this will be a good option for you.


Petaling street style short rice noodle in claypot, $11.50

I am a big fan of fat and chewy noodle, this fat glass noodle is chewy and absorb all the sauce. On the top it has a big chunks of fried onion, pork mince and Chinese mushroom. Also another good option for the non spicy lover, on the down side is, this dish is more oily compare to others because a larger amount of oil is needed to keep the noodle from sticking together.


Ice Teh Tarik, $3.50

A reasonable priced drinking menu in here, the cup is large compare those one in mamak village and it wasn’t overly sweet.


Kopi Ice, $3.50


Chicken Laska, $9.90

Firstly, the laska came with two different type of noodle so I believe that is the authentic way of how a laska should be. Secondly, the soup was rich and packed with lots of spice and aroma, but however, it was lacking a bit of sweetness but overall it is still not bad.


Roti Canai with chicken curry, $10.80

I strongly don’t recommend ordering Roti here, I believe it is not their specialties. If you like fluffy roti MaMak is still the best place. The curry and chicken was nice but the roti was too dry and hard. Some part was still a little bit raw when I bite on it.


Dessert Menu

Such a great find! Even though a little bit disappointed on the roti but still a good experience. Next time, I am going to try the fish head or steam fish, I heard some good feedback with their fish dishes.


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760 George Street, Sydney
opening hrs: Sun – Wed: 11:00 to 23:00, Thur – Sat: 11:00 to 02:00

Getting There:

Parking: Kent Street or Pitt St
By train: Central Station

Map picture

Petaling Street on Urbanspoon


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lenny
    Jan 06, 2012 @ 07:08:08

    Looks yummy! I tried the one in Melbourne n really love the food thr, so hopefully thy r as good 🙂


  2. Gaby
    Jan 06, 2012 @ 09:18:47

    And when are you going to review the adult shop? Haha, just kidding! Looks like a good place to eat, even when the roti is not as good as Mamak’s.


  3. Mary
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 10:17:42

    Oh wow! both the noodle dishes look too delicious for words! and i’d be OVERLY confused with 10 pages of desserts to choose from!!


  4. Simon Food Favourites
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 15:59:14

    that char kway teow and chicken rice looks worthy of trying. i must try and get down there 🙂


  5. Bernard (Makan1976 / Foodie Paradise)
    Jan 17, 2012 @ 01:05:55

    This place looks terrific. I better go check it out soon.. Making me hungry in the middle of the night 🙂 Thanks for the pics


  6. Food is our religion
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 07:12:21

    Noooo i just checked out this place to see if it was close to work but it’s a tad too far =/ nevertheless, the food looks good!!


  7. rosgl
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 20:14:33

    I’ve started going to Petaling Street (haymarket) restaurant for lunch. BUT NO MORE!!!!


    Their staff sat me down and took my order
    She left my table and when she came back she moved me to another seat.
    I sat there WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING for my food to arrive. I finally left and at the check out, I told the staff that my food never arrived. The girl there said that she did not put my order through… WHICH MEANS I WAS WAITING & WAITING & WAITING & WAITING & WAITING & WAITING wasting my lunch break for nothing. I GOT NO APPOLOGY and thanks to Petaling Street staff I went back to work with an empty stomach. I did not realise I’m suppose to run after every single staff there and tell them my order and hope it will get passed down to the kitchen!!! VERY BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!! IF YOU WANT FOOD THERE, TELL EVERY SINGLE STAFF THERE YOUR ORDER OR YOU WILL SPEND YOUR TIME WAITING FOR NOTHING!!!!


  8. Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan
    Mar 27, 2012 @ 23:21:48

    Dear Obese Baby,

    Shame about the roti, it looks pretty hard and lifeless from the photo although the laksa looks quite promising.


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