Friday, August 26, 2011

Malaysia Kitchen Summit Competition - Rasa Malaya vs Homer Simpson

272 Blackburn Rd
Doncaster, VIC 3109
Ph: 9842 4797

Malaysia Kitchen Competition
Malaysia Kitchen is an initiative set up by the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and aim's to increase Australian's awareness of Malaysian food. I have been chosen as 1 of 12 finalist for the Malaysia Kitchen Blogger Summit to be held later this year. Each blogger will write 4 posts on various Malaysian restaurants of their choice, which will then be posted on the Malaysia Kitchen Summit Website and voted on by readers. The 3 bloggers with the greatest total votes will get to go to Malaysia later this year to join the summit.

For my last post on this series about Malaysian food, I was thinking what other way could I use to promote it when I've already drawn on such heavy weights as Star Wars, Lady Gaga and Hollywood Movies. Well, after much thought, there was only one candidate who could promote Malaysian food better than anyone else, Homer Simpson. Homer is a food icon. He of "Mmmmm Donuts" and an endless pit of a stomach that could make a buffet restaurant kick him out. Homer also has a love of beer, burgers, hot dogs, pizza, chocolate, pancakes, and little known by most people, Malaysian food.

Homer likes to start his meals with Lobak. These deep fried parcels of goodness from Rasa Malaya are extremely delicious and come with a slightly hot dipping sauce.

After entrees, it's a matter of bringing as much food to Homer as possible. He loves Roti Canai, with the flaky roti being really great. The curry has quite a good flavour too. While eating his Roti, Homer would also sample some Belachan Fried Chicken, Chilli Beef and Stir Fry Squid. The fried chicken was a bit lacking in flavour, the squid had a sweet spicy sauce and the beef being his favourite with a robust flavour.

Crispy Fried Chicken is surprisingly served with prawn crackers. The two flavours don't exactly meld together but each alone does taste good. The chicken was nicely fried and went well with the dipping sauce. A plate of Fried Eggplant was a highlight, with soft eggplant packed with chili flavour.

Homer would finish off his meal with Char Kway Teow, a Malaysian classic. This char kway teow, like most of the other dishes was fiery hot. He loves it like that. There was no holding back with the spiciness, which is fantastic. The Seafood Hor Fun was the mildest dish and serviceable.

The atmosphere at Rasa Malaya is bustling and feels really comfortable. The tight seating, old decor, mis-matched plates and waitresses dressed in Singapore Airline hostess costumes made for a fun night where you feel transported back in time. The food was really good and so cheap. It's no wonder they are so busy. Homer would go back to eat there any day.

Please check out the Malaysia Kitchen Summit website to vote, hopefully for me, Thanh Do from I Eat Therefore I Am, if you like my post.

Voting period: Friday, 5th August, 2011 (15:00 AEST) – Wednesday, 31st August, 2011 (16:00 AEST)


*Vote for my previous post, Omah's vs Lady Gaga
*Vote for my previous post, Kuala Lumpur vs Star Wars
*Vote for my previous post, Lim's Nyonya Hut vs Hollywood Movies

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I dined at Rasa Malaya courtesy of Malaysia Kitchen.

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  1. hehe love the homer simpson. you should win with this one :-)

  2. I'm pretty sure Homer would love this post! I haven't seen anyone who's given this great tribute to some cartoon character. Oh well, it's Homer and his love for food is truly fascinating. Didn't notice him gaining weight, though. Maybe I wasn't paying attention, lol.

    Oh good luck on the Malaysian Summit! This post is rockin'!

  3. I don't think I've ever been here before. Doncaster is too far!

  4. I think Homer would enjoy the lobak and dipping sauce best, him being such a chilli fiend ;)