In Melbourne… I don’t think you can go wrong with having Bak Kut Teh for the cold weather ahead! Been here twice now using the Liven app and it’s always busy whether it’s the early hours of Thursday night dinner or a Sunday lunch. Known for their Bak Kut Teh but their beef ribs are also quite tasty.
On our first visit we ordered the lunch special Bak Kut The with rice, $10. Nice of it to come with multigrain rice. The teh has a herbally golden aftertaste. The ingredients that come with it are all what I enjoy eating – meat balls, ribs, belly, tofu and enoki mushrooms. I reckon the size is good enough for any quick lunch. A good value lunch!
J ordered the Beef ribs (400g), $16 without rice, the meat fell of the bone and the peanut sauce was delicious. Quite similar to kedai satay, not has much of its “bbq/grilled” flavour as Kedai satay but comparable. The pickled cabbage and relish was good to freshen the thick flavours from the peanut sauce.
On my second visit for dinner I went with a friend J who is Indonesian and she also enjoyed the old fashioned Bak Kut The with rice, $16.50. The bowl was a lot bigger than the lunch special and we were able to share the Teh and order their Char Kuey Teow, $14.50. The colour looked just like any other wok fried rice noodles. Love the addition of chinese sausage and there were about 4 prawns tossed in the dish. I prefer a little more egg – perhaps I could request this next time?
For drinks we ordered the Borneo Milk Tea, $4. I usually get headaches from Teh tarik these days, not sure if it’s because of the milk or the tea. But this one didn’t affect me, it was good. My first sip was creamy and it was still very warm for a while. Love a good hot drink especially the coming of winter! J ordered the Pear and White Wood, $4.50 which had goji berries, dried longan and dates. She loved it, she drank all the water and left the ingredients for last…
I enjoyed both my experience at Aunty Franklee – Russell Street. The service was fast, staff were friendly and helpful. Dining area is a cosy one. Quite a few tables reserved for 4 or more people to ensure they make the full use of their dining area. A place I will revisit when I need a bit of warmth in my belly on a cold night! It was a plus having the LIVEN app 10% discount. Click here to find it on LIVEN app!
Aunty Franklee is also on EatClub, but it was quite hard to book a time to dine. The staff said that they see people with the EatClub app every now and then, so it’s not because of technical issues, it’s perhaps they are too popular!