after a hellish 1hr & 30 minute commute driving on a friday night in peak hour & on the eve of a long weekend, with a 5yr old wailing she needed to wee the whole way (which i in turn lectured her about not going to the toilet before leaving & also having drunk her water bottle like she was a camel)...we arrived at glen waverley to have dinner with matt (this is where his work office is)...
my main thought was i hope we can find delicious food to compensate for the awful trek...and make it all somewhat worthwhile.
sometimes pressure like this has ended us up in the worst restaurants with whingy, overtired, scwabbling children and you simply sit, order, poke the food around your plate and say 'well we won't do this again'.
kingsway at glen waverley is buzzing with people spilling out onto the street drinking and welcoming the long weekend. there are many restaurants, mostly asian, to choose from. one of the first things that caught my eye with petaling street was the two words 'hawker food'. the place was packed inside and out. we were fortunate to get a table quickly (the awful trek was becoming a distant memory) and sat with the extensive menu eliminating and selecting.
first things first...tsing tao beer arrived and the rest of the dinner was a truly delicious and awesome experience! the children were happy, the husband was happy...the diners around us were happy...oh and i was so happy! this is what good food...& a little beer can do to your spirits!
family of 4 ate for $49.20:
traditional malaysian roast chicken (half chook) $12.80
wonton dry noodle w eggs noodles, wonton, vegetable & bbq pork $9.20
malaysia tradition coconut rice w sambal, peanut, cucumber, egg & crispy ikan bills $7.00
chicken fried rice w egg $9.20
+ 2 beers & complimentary tea
petaling street has 4 restaurants...glen waverley, box hill, melbourne city & hawthorn