In all my culinary adventures, I have never experienced Malaysian food, until yesterday. How lucky we are here in Seattle to have this gem of the restaurant open, serving up the flavors of Malaysia.
Up until now, Kedai Makan was a small walk up, where you could pick up Malaysia’s traditional dishes, without much of an opportunity to sit down and enjoy the food right then and there.
Recently, the restaurant has moved to its new location, with plenty of tables for you to sit and enjoy the food. I might be a bit biased, but the combination of bright turquoise with the orange containers that hold silverware and napkins is fantastic!
Find Kedai Makan at 1802 Bellevue Ave, Seattle, WA
Being warned that the restaurant fills up pretty quickly, my friend and I showed up at 4:45pm, 5 minutes before they open, and were the first ones in line.
What did I tell you? How gorgeous does the orange look against the bright turquoise walls and the dark, lacquered tables?
We started with Padam Masala, a crispy papadum with tomato, cucumber, cilantro, chili, chat masala. Perhaps a version of Mexico’s chips and salsa. This was bright, crispy, light, and packed with flavor.
For our second course, we went with Roti Babi, bread stuffed with pork, mushrooms, coriander, and nutmeg. This whole sandwich is dipped in egg, and served with worscheshire and thai chilis. This was outstanding and I would be happy to eat it at any point for breakfast. Both my friend and I were not fans of the dipping sauce. Good thing, the sandwich didn’t suffer without it.
Finally, a bowl of noodles arrived at our table. Mee Hoon Kueh, the hard torn and pinched wheat noodles were served with mushrooms, ground pork, crispy anchovies and a bowl of earthy broth. And you know what? They put an egg on it! A perfectly poached egg that we stirred into with the noodles for a decadent sauce.