Lazy Suzie is the new eatery from the team behind the trendy Devon Cafe, serving up Malaysian hawker dishes in a modern, industrial chic setting, along with some more contemporary fusion dishes.
We started off with some Salt & Pepper Tofu to share and they were delicious little morsels, coated with a light batter and paired with a mild chilli sauce for a kick. The other starter we tried was the Spring Roll which sounded interesting as it features lobster thermidor with a yuzu mayo, but the super creamy filling didn’t do the lobster justice and was a bit of an odd combo with the flaky pastry that enveloped it.
Salt & Pepper Tofu, $14
Spring Roll, $6 each
Then we got straight into the hawker dishes with their Penang Char Koay Teow, which was tasty but didn’t have as much charred flavour as expected. The standard version just has prawns and Chinese sausage, but you can level up with their supreme version which features more seafood.
Penang Char Koay Teow (Standard), $15
The Malaysian Vegetable Curry featured some deep fried leafy vegies on top for crispiness and a whole lot of potatoes, served with some buttery roti on the side. But it wasn’t a particularly saucy curry, so there wasn’t much for the roti to mop up.
Malaysian Vegetable Curry with Roti, , $17
The Nasi Lemak wasn’t as flavoursome as the Char Koay Teow, even with the addition of the beef rendang on the side and some sambal on top of the fragrant coconut rice. The mound of crispy anchovies added a nice crunchy touch, but wasn’t quite enough to make this dish on par with the others we tried.
Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang, $18
The unexpected star of the meal was actually the simply named ABC dessert, which features shaved ice, blue pea flower, some bubur cha cha (a Malaysian mix of taro and sweet potato cooked with coconut milk) and an incredible (and vividly coloured) taro ice cream that elevated this dessert to the next level – to the extent that this might just be one of our new favourite desserts in Sydney. This is a must order, for a satisfyingly sweet ending to any meal here.
It’s not all hits over at Lazy Suzie, but their innovative approach to Malaysian hawker cuisine makes it worth a visit – even if just for that amazing ABC dessert.