Price: Cheap but not too cheap (we over ate so maybe it would be "cheap")
Uncle Jim started cooking in Penang and has cooked and consulted all over the world including for Petaling street and Sedap. He's taken over a spot at Spit Junction where numerous Chinese restaurants have struggled to compete with the noodle place next door but we think (and hope) that Uncle Jim and his team are here to stay.
Just opened in March but so far so good.
Generally authentic food on this sitting aside from the apple salad which we think is more Thai (although Penang has a fair bit of Thai).
Lobak - good
Teh tarik - tea is a little on the weak side but still good (we also noticed that it looks like they make coffee the proper Malaysian way too)
Rice cake (Cha Kueh Kak) - good, fluffy rice cakes and a flavour that just says "Malaysia"
Appke salad - a bit Thai but refreshing
Salted egg prawn (off menu) - good. comes with the shell on, just eat it all.
Chicken rice - just ate the rice not the chicken. Rice was authentic tasting.
Assam laksa - pick of today's dishes. Possibly the best we've eaten in Sydney. Possibly the same as Penang. That's a huge call but on this sitting it was very impressive.
Pumpkin jelly, red bean and something? - haven't come across it before but good.
Menu has clever things like soft shell chilli or black pepper crab to give affordable variants of Singaporean/Malaysian favourites.
If Jim and the team keep their standard and throw in the occassional off menu innovation then this small restaurant has potential to be an institution. We hope it is popular enough to generate good business but not overly popular so that standards slip and ridiculous Haymarket Mamak-esque lines form. Malaysians don't like to queue for food.