Sawak Cafe is a small take-away and café serving pleasant Malaysian food that has some influence from Sarawak where the chef hails from.
They also do a very good Nasi Lemak (our go to dish) with crunchy ikan bilis (dried anchovies), egg, maybe a rendang curry or a fish curry and some condiments. The other thing to look out for here is the Roti Canai which is flaky, fluffy and truly delicious.
If you are looking for a laksa then they make their own laksa paste and the noodles are quite good as well. Even the wok-fried dishes are good and we enjoy the Char Kway Teow.
We also often order the Har Mee which is a noodle soup based on a prawn stock with a kick from balachan.
They are open for lunch and in the evening and you can take your own wine. If you forget, then you can call into nearby Lucinda and select a bottle to take away!
We love Malaysian food from every region of that complex country and this provides us with some glimpses of the many times we have visited.
Street: 131a Collins Street
Town/Suburb: Hobart, 7000
Phone number: +61 3 6234 3622
Opening hours: Lunch and dinner Mon – Sat