Here’s the Sydney home of fragrant Malaysian eats. If you’re familiar with the playful dishes of Devon Cafe and Devon on Danks, then you know that Lucky Suzie is going to serve up the goods in the deliciousness department.
Chef Zachary Tan has spread his Devon enterprise to bring the best of Malay street-food to Sydney.
“I spent a month last year in Malaysia eating and drinking in Penang to research the street food by hawkers who have been perfecting their craft for years,” says Tan.
The menu at Lucky Suzie is all about local and seasonal produce. Be sure to try the bar-style dishes available too including Aunty Yulia's beef rendang, crispy-fried quail, pork belly satay and pandan custard spiced layer cake.
Not to be outdone by the food, Marco Giron heads up the bar and is creating Asian-inspired drinks, a few of which involve the shaved ice machine imported from Malaysia.
“I wanted to pay homage to Malaysian flavours in drinks derived from the Kopitiams (coffee shops) and mamak stalls, but putting a twist on them in a non- conventional way,” Giron says.
You can see these flavours come through in his use of pandan, jasmine and lemongrass and we suggest you sample a few signature cocktails like the Kopi Tiam (cognac, cold drip coffee liqueur, coconut, cardamom and espresso) and Rama-Rama Spritz (gin, blue-pea flower, jasmine, citrus, dandelion and Burdock bitters) while you're there.
Head in for their "Lucky Hour" where you can enjoy $10 cocktails, and beers and wines for $7.
Image credit: Lucky Suzie