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.
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.
Great service and consistently good food! The menu is varied with good lunch time specials and old favourites with an Asian Fusion mix. Excellent wait staff and fast with orders and delivery.
Fantastic food - the duck laksa was yummy and it was great value for $20 with a glass of wine. I will definitely go back again.
The food was great so was the deco which was reminiscent of 1950's Malaysia. The prices were very reasonable. Good wine selection too. Would go back.