There's a Killiney Kopitiam in Melbourne. Is it any good? Well.
That's a tough one.
I'm a big fan of Killiney in Singapore, in fact, I don't mind any of the kopitiam chains there, as long as the bread is toasted properly and the milo peng is not diluted, I'm a fan.
Hm, Killiney in Melbourne. It's on Lygon street, which is on the other side of town and I don't really venture there that often, though I can see why seeing as it's near Melbourne uni, which has a fair number of overseas students.
So the opportunity came up to go and I happily went. Ordering was easy and for drinks, I ordered a teh tahrik, which was quite awesome, so awesome I had a second mug after dinner.
There were 4 of us so we decided to order dishes to share amongst us, they were Mee Siam (a killiney specialty in Singapore), Mee Rebus, Nasi Lemak, Char Kuay Tiao, Kaya toast (an absolute must!) and Prata.
First up, the Mee Siam, I thought it tasted very similar to the one in Singapore though Celeste felt it didn't compare to other mee siams. I don't usually eat mee siam so couldn't really compare but if you like the one from Killiney in Singapore, you'd like this.
Mee Rebus, this was yummy, tasty.
Char Kuay Tiao, I honestly didn't like this, it was basically fried noodles without any of the signature kuay tiao taste.
Nasi Lemak, this wasn't so bad, rice was rather plain but I liked the curry.
Prata, the menu only has plain prata but I asked if they would do one with teloh (egg) and they happily agreed, however, it seems they didn't quite know how to make one as it tasted nothing like an egg prata. The plain prata however, was pretty good.
Not pictured but we ordered a serving a toast to try and it was pretty good, I would go back again just for the toast.
Like most Malaysian/Singaporean places, this one is so-so, some dishes better than others, I would recommend deciding what Malaysian classic you're craving before picking where to eat.