8 Quay Street
Haymarket, NSW 2000
Was running some errands today and so was in the Chinatown area. Since it was lunchtime, I started poking around and trying to figure out where to eat. Was going to try the handmade noodle place that
Anyway, so nearby I saw this Indonesian place called Cafe Joy. It was on the corner of Quay and Thomas street and looked quite bright and open, with a fair few people in there munching away. So I just decided to head in there to grab a quick, cheap meal.
After asking the lady at the counter “What’s your most popular dish?” I decided on the Bakmi Ayam – which is basically “chicken noodles”. 5 mins later, I was called to collect my meal.. along with steaming bowl of hot soup. When I first looked at the dish, it looked quite bland and uninteresting. But at $6+, I couldn’t really complain. However, one bite and I was more than satisfied – it was full of flavour! The noodles had a nice crisp bite and it tasted better with a few spoonfuls of soup mixed into it. The chicken cubes looked, erm, quite ugly.. but tasted terrific – I think they were marinated in some sort of soy-hybrid sauce, they were so tasty. I ate the bowl in about 5 mins flat – it wasn’t too big or small a portion and was really satisfying and at a decent price (considering it’s in the city).
Having said that, I’m glad I didn’t succumb to the Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice) which I nearly was tempted to get. The lady next to me got it and it looked quite dry and not-so-great. Then again, my noodles (below) didn’t look that fab either, and they tasted great! Too bad it’s not closer to work, or I’d visit more often..
Cafe Joy And Take-Away
Bakmi Ayam and soup
I also received Karen’s lovely package of Fruit Parfait kit kats and Green tea kit kats!! Shared the Fruit Parfait around and the consensus was either a “love it” or “errr… tastes funny” 😉 I quite liked it, but still prefer the Lemon Cheesecake kit kats! Haven’t tried the Green Tea ones yet.. but I bet I’ll like ’em. Flavoured kit kats are the best, I don’t like ‘regular’ kit kats anymore 😉
Fruit Parfait & Green Tea kit kats