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.
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