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Ho Jiak

This Penang-style spot serves up some of the best laksa in town.
By Concrete Playground and Gary Brun
June 25, 2019
By Concrete Playground and Gary Brun
June 25, 2019

One word: laksa. Ho Jiak's laksa is one of the absolute best in Sydney. But if you're in the mood for other Malay favourites like chilli crab, mie goreng (try it with lobster and you'll never look back) or Ipoh hor fun, then you're in luck because Ho Jiak does it all flawlessly. For the most part, the eatery makes you feel as though you're in Penang, devouring street eats — but with a few modern twists here and there (and sturdier chairs). So, if you're craving that essential street food travel experience, a visit to Ho Jiak to eat traditional recipes handed down within the family of chef Junda Khoo is worth your time. Just be sure to make a reservation because this spot has a line out the door most days.

Trent Van Der Jagt

Highlights include the Ichi Kabin for a starter, a delicious serving of deep fried chicken wings, or the stir fried crispy fish skins with salted duck egg yolk, butter and curry leaves. From the sea try the steamed barramundi with soy sauce and shallots, while the paddock provides succulent wagyu with black pepper and oyster sauce or braised slow cooked pork in soy sauce. There's an entire menu for vegetarians to pick from too, as well as gluten free.

Images: Trent van der Jagt

You'll find Ho Jiak in our list of the best degustations in Sydney. Check out the full list here.

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