I ended up having a free Friday night. I was considering what I could do then the thought popped into my head, Why don’t I go to Spencer village and continue on my task of reviewing every single stall there. For the uninitiated Spencer village is a food hall in thornlie that lays claim to some of the most authentic Singaporean/Malaysian food in Perth. After a short journey I arrived at Spencer village and started to think of where it would be that I would review next. The smell of slow roasted curries led me to a small cafe that is on the outskirts of the Spencer village building, Cafe Rasa Sayang. Read more →
I had been back from my holiday to Singapore/Malaysia for about 7 days and I started to miss Singapore. I was mainly missing the availability of fresh and delicious food around every corner. It was at that moment I decided that I needed some good hawker food in my life and I knew just the place to go and get it. Read more →
At work the other day i was thinking of what i would like to do on the weekend, the thought of going to spencer village popped into my head mainly because i haven’t been there in a while. So on a very wonderful sunday i made my way to Thornlie again. While I was on the way there I was thinking that every time i go to Spencer Village I am by myself, I suppose it has something to do with most of my friends being scared of the cleanliness etc. of Spencer Village. I think that this is all perception as when I go there I don’t often see anything dirty at all.
Choosing a stall was fairly hard this time as I didn’t really know what I wanted so i lapped around the food court a couple of times. Eventually my eyes were drawn to the golden brown glow of some deep fried chicken wings and i knew that I would be having something from izyan. I place my order and sit down, relax and wait for my delicious food to arrive.
The first thing that arrived was my plate of nasi lemak, as soon as i smelt that wondefully fragrant coconut rice i knew i was in for a great meal. I tried a little bit of the ikan bilis first and I wasn’t a huge fan, rather than being light and crispy these were thick and chewy. Next up i found the omelette just average and the same could be said about the chicken wing. I really liked the chilli sambal that accompanied this meal. As I was enjoying my meal I noticed that my nasi lemak rice was green…
Why was my rice green? When i got home i had a little look around google regarding this green nasi lemak rice and it turns out that the green rice comes from adding pandan oil or pandan leaves to the rice as it’s cooking.
I didn’t mind my nasi lemak from izyan, but other places in spencer village do better nasi lemak.
The second thing that i ordered was roti prata with a chicken curry. The last time I had roti prata was when i was in malaysia so it will be interesting to compare the two. My first impressions are that his roti is more of a ‘roti lite’ as i dont think as much margarine/ghee are used in the cooking process, its not as crispy and flaky as in malaysia. The second thing is that I really liked the curry, there was a lot of flavour and it went really well with the bread.
I didn’t mind my meal at izyan but i didn’t love it. There are a lot more places that i haven’t tried yet at spencer village and i would like to give those a try before i return to Izyan.
For my birthday I decided to go out to lunch by myself, I decided to treat myself to some yummy hawker cuisine and I knew just the place to go to. I was on the way to spencer village and I was thinking about how I would write-up this review. I mean if you look at the above picture you can see that there are such a wide range of stall with different cuisines that it isn’t fair to group them all in one review. Read more →