28/3/2014 – Gurney Drive, famed for their Penang street food, has started a new concept titled Mamak Culture a few months ago in the new wing of Toa Payoh HDB Hub, which specializes in Malay and Indian cuisine.
Get local drinks such as the Teh Tarik ($1.90), Teh Halia ($2.20), Kopi Tarik ($1.90) and Milo Dinosaur ($3.50)
The Nasi Briyani with Mamak Fried Chicken ($8.90, with choice of Teh/Kopi Tarik; $7.50, a-la-carte) tasted rather ok. The briyani rice tasted ok and the fried chicken is great (tender on the inside) but the pappadum that comes with it is not crisp and might have been left out in the open for too long.
Nasi Briyani with Mamak Fried Chicken
The Roti Egg (top) ($2.30) is soft to tear off and the egg seems to spread evenly on the roti canai. The Roti Onion (bottom) ($2) is less plausible though, as there was huge chunks of onion that wasn’t spread out evenly. Best to accompany them with the curry sauce.
Roti Egg & Roti Onion
Get the Roti Plain ($4.20, 2 pieces and with choice of Teh/Kopi Tarik; $1.30 per piece, minimum 2 pieces) if you want it original.
The food may be priced slightly higher than other restaurants of its type, but it is nonetheless an inexpensive option to choose from if you are around the Toa Payoh area.
Food: 7.5/10 (great drinks and coffee)
Ambience: 7.2/10 (simplistic; rather dim)
Comfort: 7.3/10 (ample seating but rather cramped)
Service: 7.2/10 (good service; buzzer system)
490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
#01-15 Toa Payoh HDB Hub
Operating Hours: Unknown