Cheap, BYO, open late and delicious are words not usually strung together in a sentence. That is unless you’re talking about Old Lane Street Eats—Perth’s hotspot for scrumptious Asian street eats.
Tucked into China Town (right next door to old mate Billy Lee’s), the menu at Old Lane Street Eats really packs a punch. Divided into snacks, meats cooked on charcoal, bao and buns, curries, as well as rice and noodle dishes, everything ranges between a very reasonable $4 and $11.
While the decor is fairly simple, the food is certainly far from it. Kicking things off with some good old Chinese tea, we perused the menu for a good while before settling on the Marmite chicken bao, Old Lane candied pork bao, roti John, beef satay and KL wanton noodles.
Sitting under the heat lamps in the semi-outdoor patio, the bao was the first to arrive and with one look we knew we were in for a real treat. The roti John pretty much tasted like a cheeseburger jacked up with a bunch of chilli—filled with minced beef, egg, onion, sambal, kewpie mayo and sriracha—and we were soon wishing we’d ordered more of the pork and chicken bao, it was soooo good.
The beef satay was peanutty and delicious, as any good satay should be—served with extra cucumber and red onion to mop up the remaining sauce—and when it came to the KL wanton noodles, we could not get enough. With a super juicy and delicious chasiew sauce, this guy was served with Chinese broccoli, spring onion, crispy shallots, as well as the tasty pork and prawn wantons. It’s safe to say we devoured every last noodle!
Drinks wise, Old Lane Street Eats is BYO, so you can bring your fave beer or wine to enjoy with dinner at just $3 corkage per head, but after hearing good things we’re super keen to try the non-alcoholic Grandma Seasonal Street Brew next time around.
Open for dinner Tuesday to Sunday ‘til late (that's midnight on Friday and Saturday nights!), you can find out more about Old Lane Street Eats here!
Image credit: Elle Borgward