Are you a Malaysian feeling a little homesick or a person who simply loves Malaysian food? Well there is another place in town where you get that sorted. Located in Manning, MyRasa opened a couple months back and with good reviews of the place, I was super keen to try it out. MyRasa’s interior is bright, spacious, and modern. More importantly, the greeting was friendly. Sitting down, I already knew what I was here for! Satay and Nasi Lemak.
.. and that is exactly what I ordered!
The Satay Chicken.
The Nasi Lemak:
A quick scan of the plate and it was all there. The crispy anchovies, fried peanuts, hard-boiled eggs, cucumber and sambal. The rice portion was seriously generous too! I really enjoyed the sambal. Sautéed perfectly, the sambal at MyRasa was more than just chilli! There were heaps of other stuff in there that gave it an amazing flavour. Just as the going was getting great, the Nasi Lemak hit a hump in two areas. The rice on the inside of the mound was very wet for some reason and felt overcooked. And I ran out of sambal haha. They definitely need to fill up that little sauce bowl with sambal! Next time I will ask for more!
My Nasi Lemak came with a Spiced Fried Chicken commonly called Ayam Rempah in Malaysia.
The chicken also cooked spot on and I really enjoyed it. While it was good, it came to mind as I was driving home that MyRasa could make it even better if they had more of the Spiced Batter fried up and topped the chicken with it. The way Malaysia does it!
Sister’s Beef Rendang was fork tender and no chewing effort required there!
The over all experience at MyRasa was satisfactory. The Chicken Satay for me was the star of the night among the food we ordered. Its smokey turmeric and lemongrass flavours were just spot on! Nasi Lemak could have definitely been a hit if not for the technicalities faced halfway through. Price-wise, you get what you pay for. The serving of the Nasi Lemak not cheapest but its size is humungous and two plates could easily have fed three. Just do not forget to ask for more Sambal!