Kitchen Inn Cafe | Thornlie
I may have developed an (unhealthy) obsession with Kolo Mee at Kitchen Inn Café. The texture of the homemade egg noodles plus juicy minced pork in a light gravy instantly brings me back to my childhood years growing up in Asia. Absolute comfort food.
I’ve been here at least six times in the past few months & rarely do I get so attached to a dish that I refuse to order anything else now. Oh sure, I’ve tried other menu items, but nothing compares to my Kolo Mee. Hainanese Chicken Rice was a complete disappointment. Diminutive pieces of chicken soaking in a watery sauce, with no discernable sign of moisture or flavour. The famous Sarawak Laksa didn’t hit a high note either. This is likely due to the fact I personally prefer Penang-style or Singaporean-style curry laksa.
Ba Ku Teh (literally known as Meat Bone Tea) is one of the best I’ve tasted in town. The gloriously rich broth, bursting with Chinese herb & spice flavours, marinates the pork ribs until wonderfully tender.
A tall glass of ice cold Teh C Peng (tea with evaporated milk) is an excellent accompaniment as well.
Food A welcome addition to the Malaysian hawker food scene in Perth. This place could easily expand into another tenancy due to the regular customer demand. As for tackling the queues of hungry diners waiting for a seat? Get there early when the doors open & avoid the crowd.
Service As expected in a hawker food establishment, their service style is no-fuss: simply order, eat & go.
Design Very utilitarian.
Highlight Simply, the food.
Lowlight There seems to be a good number of staff around, but they could do with more efficient table clearing, ordering & prompt & correct delivery of food.
Rating 3.5 noodles out of 5
Will we be back Maybe even tonight! See you there.
Details Kitchen Inn Café Shop 32 Thornlie Square Shopping Centre Spencer Road Thornlie T 9452 7559