For our very last meal of the Malaysia Kitchen campaign, we decided to do something different - having been out as a family, taught our little one to eat spicy foods, and had a date night, we thought it would be fun to have Malaysian as it's (in my mind) really intended: with friends.
Sharing big plates of delicious food is the ultimate in eating with friends, and I have a real soft spot for cuisines which offer that.
This time we ate:
Wontons, Lohbak and Peking Duck
Beef rendang, basil chicken, prawns with curry leaves, roti and peanut sauce, nasi goreng
And for the first time EVER, I ate with chopsticks! I was unbelievably proud of myself.
Best Malaysian dessert I've tried - Penang Crepes with coconut filling
We had a great night - lovely company, good food (not the best Malaysian we've had, but still good), nice wine.
The whole thing was tainted by a little sadness on my behalf - I've really enjoyed being part of the Malaysia Kitchen campaign, and I'm sad to see it end. There are some amazing Malaysian restaurants hidden throughout Melbourne - all you have to do is look. Thanks for having me, MK!
And a HUGE thank you to the lovely people at Ogilvy PR for inviting me to be part of this.
We ate at Cherating in Kew East, an inner suburb of Melbourne, with thanks to the Malaysia Kitchen campaign.