The hawker centres of Singapore and Malaysia are legendary hotbeds of Asian cooking, and ones that definitely aim at one end of the market. This is where fresh cooked, down to earth street food is produced and consumed and where the common man or woman goes to pick up a quick feed on the go. That isn’t to say that this fast food is poor quality, however: quite the opposite. The standard is unbelievably high, and if you want to try some of these Asian specialities in Perth, then you need to get yourself down to Mr Hawker on Guildford Road in Maylands. They’re easily accessed via Maylands railway station, and when you arrive, you’ll be met with a menu that takes in Malaysian, Singaporean and Chinese specialities from Nasi lemak to Penang kiew toy, curry laksa and Hakka pork ball noodles among just a few of the options. The beauty of the hawker centre is the diversity of dishes, however, so head in yourself and try it out. It’s BYO too, with only a dollar corkage – so book a table now!
We weren’t too hungry so thought to share a plate of fried char kway teow and to make it spicy. It was so delicious we ordered another plate. That’s how good it is!
Tried the KL style hokkien mee and enjoyed it. It was sticky and had bits of pork lard so made it extra tasty! Definitely recommend this dish.
Our booking was at 6pm but we were about 20 minutes late and they were fine with it. We had the bbq pork noodles which was huge and tasty and the mee Goreng was spicy.