Updated: 4th July 2012; This restaurant had closed according to Urbanspoon.com.
There is a new kid in town and it is called Mamak Cafe. I am sure many of you foodies have heard about them already and some of you have even tried it already. But for those of you who have not try Mamak Cafe’s food yet, here is a great opportunity to taste it.
How does this sound?
- Private dining room (oh yeah, we have the entire private room just for ourselves!)
- You get to try Roti, Satays, Bak-Kut-Teh, Curry Chicken, Beef Rendang, Prawn Sambal, Mee Goreng, Acar, Coconut Rice.
- For drink you get a choice of draft beer, teh tarik or refillable pop.
- $12; only for chowtimes readers … and that includes HST!
The Mamak Malaysian Cafe is located in Gastown. I have never been there but I heard that it is located inside a bar.
The people behind Mamak Cafe is Charles. Charles was behind the popular Jonker Street in Yaletown which is now closed.
I hope some of you can make it a point to attend this event and I know there are a lot of Malaysian food fans out there judging from the responses we had on the Penang Delight Restaurant. Besides enjoying the food, come also for the learning on Malaysian cuisine.
Here are the details of the event …
Date: January 15th, 2010
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: Mamak Malaysian Cafe (inside Pub 340)
Address: 340 Cambie Street (near intersection with Cordova)
Cost: $12 (inclusive HST, tips extra)
Because Charles wanted you to try as many dishes as possible, the dishes below cannot be the full servings as you won’t be able to finish them! The menu will include:
- Drinks: Choice of one draft beer, one teh tarik or refillable pop
- Roti canai with curry gravy
- Beef satay and chicken satay with peanut sauce
- Main dish with:
- Curry chicken
- Beef rendang
- Prawn sambal
- Mee goreng
- Coconut rice
I want to mention right off the bat that Suanne and I have no affiliation to Mamak Cafe. We are NOT paid for doing this and we are doing this with chowtimes readers in mind. I also want to say that I had never been to Mamak Cafe (nor Jonker Street) before. It is just that a friend of Charles knows Whitney who told them she knows Suanne and I and so connected us. Instead of us being invited for a personal tasting (which we normally don’t do these days), I floated the idea of Charles hosting a tasting for chowtimes readers. He liked the idea as it is a win-win-win plan.
Since I have never try Mamak Cafe’s food before, I can point you to the discussions of Mamak Cafe on chowhound entitled “Any Intel on Mamak Cafe?” here. For more information, you may check out Mamak Cafe’s website here. Joe had also written a piece on VancouverSlop here too.
Update 06-Jan-2011: I am afraid Charles will have to cap the number of people to 50. We currently have 42 people signed up up this this point.
If you are interested or if you have any questions, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will gather the responses and be in touch with you via email.