Merah Northcote has garnered itself quite the following of foodies, and it’s not hard to see why. Located in the heart of this bustling suburb on High Street, the Merah menu is brimming with Malaysian dishes so delicious – and spicy – you’ll be coming back time and time again to sample them all. Definitely one for those who like it hot, the team here certainly go above and beyond to create flavoursome dishes you won’t be forgetting… and they certainly don’t skimp on the sambal either. We love starting at Merah Melbourne with grilled tiger prawns coated in ginger sambal, then moving onto the duck and jackfruit curry or mamak mee goreng. Whatever you end up choosing, your taste buds will be in heaven at this Asian delight. It’s a local favourite though, so reservations are essential to avoid disappointment.
First time at Merah and was very pleased! Lovely atmosphere and the food was excellent. Had the special chicken laksa and beef vindaloo which both were rich and spicey. Perfect for a winter meal. Will come back for sure.
We love Malaysian food and Merah met all our expectations - the rendang was amazing - the meat just falling apart. The roti was wonderfully flaky and hot. The laksa's curry was spot on with the right combination of prawns, noodles, tofu +++. Highly recommended with great service - would definitely go there again.
I have been wanting to try Merah for some time and I was not disappointed. The food was so fresh and warming, generous and flavoursome. I can't wait to return!