Asian food in Melbourne is among the best found anywhere outside of the continent itself, and whether you like your dumplings or your sushi, your bibimbap or you pho, you’re never that far away from a restaurant that will serve you something special. What is lesser seen on the streets of the Victorian capital is Malaysian food, but if you head to Camberwell Road in Hawthorn East, you can pick up some of the best Malay food this side of Kuala Lumpur. Tahniah by Grace bring the flavours of Malaysia to Melbourne, courtesy of a menu that encapsulates all the best that the cuisine has to offer, from fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes to fiery curries and sticky sweet desserts. Book a table and prepare yourself for a culinary journey to remember.
I booked it do 5 people at 7:30, we turned up to see it was closed. Staff were inside but didn’t really want to acknowledge when we looked through the front door.
We were a party of 4 and the food was great. Just right for such a hot night. Service was a little slow but friendly, a busy night.
Went on Sunday for lunch. Easy to find. No other patron. Good service. Close enough to the authentic flavour. Could be a little more spicier.
Tahniah by Grace is the brainchild of Grace, a lifelong traveller and lover of Malaysian cuisine, who is dedicated to ensuring that the authentic taste of Malaysia can be found in Melbourne. Malaysian cuisine is a mashup of all the migrant groups that have converged on the islands over the last millennium, from the ethnic Malays to the Chinese, Indians, Indonesians and Borneans, as well as colonial settlers from Portugal, the Netherlands and Great Britain. Take a trip into the heart of Hawthorn East and Camberwell Road to discover what they have to give at Tahniah by Grace.
If you’re a novice in the world of Malaysian food, then you’ll head straight for one of the banquets that they have arranged at Tahniah by Grace. They include all the classics of the Malaysian culinary canon: nyonya dumplings or minced meat soya rolls at the beginning and Penang prawn noodle soup, nasi kunyit – spiced chicken braised in turmeric – and Hakka yong tau fu, with minced meat or seafood stuffed inside tofu. The fun doesn’t just stop with the savoury options too. There are super sweet desserts such as baked rock melon agar-agar or a healthier choice like a banana boat – or even an Aussie’s favourite, honey and avocado ice cream. Reserve a table and jump on the train to Camberwell Road for a Malaysian meal to remember in Melbourne’s Hawthorn East.