Orient East brings the heart of Malaysian food along with a contemporary twist to Australia. Keep a look out for retro posters of Penang pin-up girls inside the Seasons Botanic Hotel in Melbourne: when you see them, you’ve located Orient East. Find breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from Mondays to Friday in this Malaysian-themed eating house where you’ll find a combination of traditional and creative takes on Malaysian delights. A trip to St Kilda’s Orient East is an experience not to be missed, so make a reservation now.
Smelled like cigarette smoke and lots crossed off the menu. Food ok
Food was great but something needs to be done about the service
Everyone at our table was happy with the whole meal and service
Influenced by his childhood in Malaysia back in the 1950s, Mr Li has built the Orient East to reflect his animated personality. Orient East brings both classic and contemporary Malaysian food to Australia, and can be found in St Kilda’s Seasons Botanic Hotel. Popular breakfast food includes congee with foo yee tofu, black olive mustard, shredded ham and crispy you tiao (fried Chinese dough sticks).
Other favored dishes for lunch includes the beef cheek rendang, wok charred char kuey teow noodles, and Flinders Island lamb ribs braised in a secret stock and then glazed with rich gula melaka. Mr Li takes no shortcuts when recreating the Malaysian experience, and he goes the extra mile with vintage posters of Penang pin-up girls as well as plenty of Malaysian collectables and his family photos can be found on the menus and walls. A less-than-typical eating house in Melbourne is definitely an opportunity not to be missed, and online reservations at this St Kilda hotspot are highly recommended.