Thursday, January 22, 2009
Nasi Lemak at Angie's Kitchen
Traditional Malaysian Food From The Heart - reads the tagline of Angie's Kitchen, located on 17 Mount Street, Auckland Central (ph: 09 368 1618). One of the two places to have significantly upped my food enjoyment in Auckland in the past year, Angie's Kitchen delivers the authenticity one appears to be promised from the H-A-T-I. It's a strange solitary two-storey block sandwiched in between student accommodation apartments; it used to house another much-loved food institution, the Mount Street bakery.
This is the Nasi Lemak; the rice has a blue tinge served with two types of sambal, roasted peanuts and the chicken curry or beef rendang. (Mr.Paris, take note!) Over the ten years or so I have spent in New Zealand, this has to be the most effective method yet of staving off food depression. Most of us in Auckland understand that you need to travel to the outskirts for the real stuff so I understand any reservations/sceptcisim applied here: so I will emphasize this is really good, not just by CBD standards. The prawn noodles (Hokkien Mee) & Assam Laksa are fantastic too. I take my hat off to JB HI FI for the initial recommendation, my life in Auckland has changed for it.