Lepak Kopitiam

When my parents asked me to recommend a place to eat tonight I knew instantly where to go! I have been dying to try Lepak Kopitiam ever since seeing drool worthy food porn on Instagram.

Expecting it to be really busy, I got my parents to go and get a table first. They were allocated a table straight away so instead of making them wait for slow poke me, I insisted they order first.  Oh, and to take food pics on my behalf! Now I kinda wish I had arrived on time to prevent them from ordering average dishes for themselves.

WHAT WE ORDERED & THOUGHT

Yong tau fu in curry soup ($9.80)
Yong tau fu in curry soup ($9.80)

My dad felt like something soupy so he ordered the yong tau fu in curry soup. I didn’t get there in time to try the yong tau fu but he said it was really average.

Wat tan hor fun ($9.80)
Wat tan hor fun ($9.80)

My mum can never go past ordering noodles whenever we eat Asian food so she ordered the wat tan hor fun (hor fun in egg gravy). She is a pretty mean eater and can usually finish her own dish plus ours. But this time she barely even ate half. There was so many thing wrong with the hor fun…It was all clumped together, lacking in “the char”, and super flavourless. We combined dad’s curry sauce with the hor fun to help enhance the taste.

Nasi lemak kampong style ($9.80)
Nasi lemak kampong style ($9.80)

My heart was set on ordering the nasi lemak for myself after admiring someone else’s dish when we walked in (ok, I may have been staring and drooling just a little bit).

I’m so glad I ordered this! This was the first time I’ve ever eaten a scotch egg with nasi lemak (yeah, yeah… I do live under a rock) and boy was it amazing! What was even a million times better was the generous serving of sambal sauce. The combo on my plate was amazing! I don’t eat rice often but I couldn’t restrain myself from finishing every grain of rice. As I wrote on Instagram “the scotch egg and sambal sauce were to die for”.

Pan mee dry style ($9.80)
Pan mee dry style ($9.80)

The dish pig tagged along to dinner and ordered the pan mee. It was a generous serving with noodles cooked nicely with just the right amount of topping/ingredients.  Unfortunately, the dish pig ate some of my nasi lemak before he received his pan mee and in comparison the pan mee wasn’t as full of flavour as the nasi lemak. We ended up stirring a bit of sambal sauce throughout and that made it perfect.

Teh C ($3.80)
Teh C ($3.80)

I had a sip of the Teh C and was instantly disappointed the moment it touched my tongue. It was very powdery and metallic tasting. I had to wash the strange after taste it left in my mouth with food.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Hmmm it kinda sucks that we walked away half satisfied, only 2 dishes out of the 4 ordered were good. The hor fun was the worst we’ve all had in a long while! I’m hoping the restaurant are just having  teething problems, since they’ve only been open for 10 days today. But good save by the nasi lemak and the pan mee! Restored my faith in this kopitiam. 

I will be back to try some of the other dishes on the menu such as the dong pork cooked in chinese wine, guiness ribs, and one of my hakwer faves, the marmite chicken and ribs!

Food menu
Food menu

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  1. I Hv bn to Lepak many times and I understand what you are saying. Food is not great. I believe the many patrons including myself will still continue to go not because their food is fantastic but for the Asian atmosphere that is well created, especially when one goes for breakfast. Lepak is so far the only one that serves asian kopitiam style breakfast. This alone is already a winner in Perth.

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