Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Valencia Cafe Kitchen, Doncaster East by Big Fil

I know we see fusion styles of food around town all the time but a nasi lemak burger? Who’d of thunk it? Nasi lemak is one of my all-time favourite breakfast/lunch/dinner options and I was intrigued when Ms Counting her Calories suggested a nasi lemak burger lunch with the family at Valencia Cafe Kitchen.

First the practicalities. Valencia Cafe Kitchen offers up a mix of typical Melbourne café style options, a small but interesting range of burgers and some Malaysian classics that rotate through the week. I particularly noted the Hainan Chicken Rice Balls, which I understand is a mainly Malaccan thing. While we were too full to try any they also offer a selection of Malaysian style kueh (cakes), something that is hard to find around town.

Valencia Cafe Kitchen, Doncaster East, nasi lemak burger
Nasi lemak burger

The café is fairly small and basic and if you are planning to visit for a Sunday lunch like we were booking ahead is probably a good idea. While not rude service was a little brusque, although it should be said we weren’t the most organised when deciding what to order.

Three of the four of us decided on the nasi lemak burger (see first pic). A piece of fried chicken with a lightly fired egg, cucumber, peanuts and while not on the menu a few little dried fish (ikan bilis) sauce in a brioche bun. The fried chicken was generous and tender, the sambal of the slightly sweeter and less heat variety. I have been a bit over the whole brioche bun burger thing for a while but it does suit fried chicken. Large and in charge, full of flavour and within the normal price range of café burgers around town, it was an interesting and tasty experience that I’d be happy to sample again.

Ms L was the only one opting for the eggs benedict. This looked fine but she did note that the bacon wasn’t as warm as it should be.

Valencia Cafe Kitchen, Doncaster East

Verdict

We really liked it
We really liked it.
Mid value
Mid value.

Overall

Overall, a typical looking Melbourne café was some tempting untypical options.

Find it at

Valencia Cafe Kitchen
270 Blackburn Road
Doncaster East VIC 3109
Phone: (03) 9894 5114

Valencia Cafe Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks cool. Can you post an email address, so I can contact you. I'm an oldy, and not on Twitter

EatAndBeMerry ForTomorrowWeDiet said...

Hi there, you can contact us at eatandbemerrycrew@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I agree, I'm over the brioche bun. Does my head in. But this looks like a cool joint to check out (ps, good to see you back Big Fil)
Nean

Anonymous said...

Thank you Nean.

Phil

Foghorn Leghorn said...

Good to see you back here, Big Fil.

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