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.

7 comments:

thenomadGourmand said...

good for u, to be able to chow Msian food while so far awy. Even for a week trip out of Msia, i was already havin withdrawal symptoms! i udrstd hw much one can miss the food here!

ck lam said...

That is a good looking plate of nasi lemak...sure is rewarding finding it over in your place.

Life for Beginners said...

I know exactly how you feel --- I couldn't find any decent Malaysian restaurants when I lived in Munich... that I had to resort cooking these dishes myself!

Lucky for you you've got a great place there in Auckland. :)

Poppy Seed said...

Yes, it is tough to be away from Malaysian food - which is why I rely heavily on food bloggers like yourselves to keep me happy! Keep it up!

worldwindows said...

Blue tinged rice and a big portion of curried chicken or rendang, who can resist? Life make bearable when homesickness strike.

rapscallion said...

Yuss!!
Looks and sounds like a deliciously decent feed! Mmmm.. As soon as Im done jetsetting, Im THERE.

landlawlect said...

Uncle is friendly, the nasi lemak is yummy, the portion is quite alright. As a Malaysian, I can verify that the taste is authentic nasi lemak. The blue tinge, however, more nasi kerabu than nasi lemak (quite strange to see blue nasi lemak). Other than that, it's highly recommended!