Australian Foodie Finds A Malaysian Hawker Centre In Sydney & It Looks Super Legit

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Australian YouTuber and social media influencer Lily Huynh has been a notable figure in discovering some of the hottest and most delicious food spots across her home country and beyond

Sharing her journey of becoming an avid foodie online, some of Huynh's most entertaining endeavours include visiting popular food festivals, trying new and interesting dishes, and even finding hidden gems within the food world.

In one of her most recent TikTok clips, Huynh went to a Malaysian hawker centre located in Guildford, a suburban city in Sydney.

Describing the experience as making her feel as though she was back in Malaysia, Huynh embellished on all the items she ordered and how they tasted when compared to authentic Malaysian food.

The roti canai stall (left) and the grilled satay stall (right) at the hawker centre.

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Sharing visuals of the surroundings, the ambience of the hawker centre was comparable to stalls we could find right here in Malaysia

The first item Huynh ordered was a nasi kerabu dish, consisting of blue pea rice and sambal chicken. In total, Huynh paid AUD20 for the meal (approximately RM60). Rating it a 9.5 out of 10, Huynh complimented the rice for being fragrant, and a side of fried chicken for how crispy and juicy it was.

Aside from that, Huynh also ordered chicken satay and a side of peanut sauce, with each stick costing her AUD2 (approximately RM6).

Another item she proceeded to have was the roti telur bawang, which consisted of eggs and onion with a side of curry sauce. Paying a total of AUD6 (approximately RM18) for the item, her only foul about the dish was the roti being on the thicker side than other rotis she tried before.

Huynh trying satay (left), nasi kerabu (middle), and roti telur bawang (right).

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The next item Huynh ordered was beef noodle soup, which came with a large piece of bone marrow and a straw for the broth

Costing her AUD16 (approximately RM48), Huynh stated that the bone marrow was fatty, buttery, and citrusy.

Closing off her food tasting, Huynh tried one of the stalls' fried banana fritters, also known as pisang goreng. Describing the item as hot and crispy on the outside, then gooey and sweet on the inside, the item was genuinely comparable to the pisang goreng in Malaysia.

Besides the food, Huynh also made space to try teh ais and sirap bandung for AUD5 (approximately RM15) each.

At the end of her video, Huynh revealed that the name of the hawker centre is Mamu Penang Coffee Stall, and all the items sold there are halal.

Huynh trying the fried banana fritters (left), beef noodle soup (middle), and teh ais (right).

Image via @biteswithlily (TikTok)

Going viral on TikTok, Huynh's clip has since received over 400,000 views and 60,000 likes at the time of writing

Many people were impressed by the food at the hawker centre, praising Huynh for finding this eatery.

"Oh my gosh, this is like, really authentic Malaysian dishes!" wrote one user.

When speaking on her review of the foods served at the hawker centre, others also stated that they were glad Huynh enjoyed the traditional Malaysian dishes.

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There were also a few commenters who were taken aback by the price of the items being sold in Sydney, as they were much steeper than the equivalent of what those dishes would cost in Malaysia, even after conversion.

"That uncle will be very rich for selling nasi kerabu at AUD15," wrote one user, while another couldn't believe that the teh ais was priced at AUD5 (approximately RM15).

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Nevertheless, a slew of commenters couldn't get over how similar the eatery looked to Malaysian roadside stalls, saying that they were in awe that this was actually in Sydney

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"Even the bihun is yellow! Haha, true Malaysian bihun sup right there," said one user in reference to the beef noodle soup.

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One of the most surprising and fruitful comments of the bunch came from a user who shared that her father is the vendor of the grilled satay stall at the hawker centre.

"Whoever is in Sydney, support my father who is running the grilled satay stall," she wrote cheekily.

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If you're ever in Sydney and missing a piece of home, here's where you can find Mamu Penang Coffee Stall:

312 Railway Terrace, Guildford NSW 2161, Australia

Operating hours
4pm - 11pm (Wednesday to Friday)
8.30am - 12.30pm, 4pm - 11pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Huynh outside Mamu Penang Coffee Stall.

Image via @biteswithlily (TikTok)

It's a heartwarming and lovely treat to see Malaysian culture be carried to many parts around the globe so accurately.

Watch the full TikTok below:

@biteswithlily Everything I ate at a Malaysian Hawker Centre Let me know your fave #hiddengem and check out the food festival hub for more #sydney #malaysian #food #hawkercentre #guildford #sydneyfood original sound - biteswithlily

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