Visited as result of a good YT review. Solid menu with both Malaysian and Chinese options. A few other diners but not particularly busy - was mid week though. Service casual but attentive. Wait was longer than I would have expected given that there were maybe only 3 other tables of diners. When the food arrived it was large portions and smelt great. Lots of flavour and very fresh. Prices quite reasonable. We over ordered and got containers to ta the left overs. Worth a return visit for sure.
Under new management; good authentic Malaysian food, priced really well; and has a healthy menu with good service. The only few things are its limited seatings, old artless interior; and extended wait times on certain food items (fried flounder) but given its Underwood location and price point - it’s definitely a worthy visit! Tip: you can order first so you get it quick!
The meal is delicious, the taste of the ingredients is distinct and delicious! 😃😃😃
It’s best to book a meal before you go.
It will take some time after the on-site order is completed.
If you are not very hungry, it is ok.
Been hearing good things about Mama Malaya since their latest change of ownership maybe a year or so ago, and planned a dinner visit with some friends. Ordering 6 dishes for 6 people was a case of eyes bigger than stomach, and we were all pretty stuffed plus took back 2 containers of leftovers. I think we could have safely ordered 4 dishes and that would have been just right. Still, with 6 dishes, rice, and a drink each (coconut juice / teh tarik, all $5 each), the bill was about $23 a head which IMO makes this a super good value feed.
We mostly chose from the specials board, and I would totally recommend all of those picks. Special mention to the tofu vegetables, flounder, and Hainan chicken, but seriously all these dishes were 👌Unfortunately my photos of a couple of these dishes were a fail so you'll just have to order them yourself to see their true glory.
The only item from the regular menu was the CKT which I don’t quite recommend. It didn’t meet my expectations, being on the dry side (perhaps they used dried noodles rather than fresh?) and featuring thinner noodles (more like what you’d see in pad Thai for example) than the thicker (1cm+ width) ones I’m more used to. I did learn however that the apparently the thinner noodles are more common in northern Malaysian versions of CKT, so this may also explain it.
* Marmite pork ribs 妈蜜排骨, $15.90
* Home made tofu vegetable 茉香自制豆付, $15.90
* Salt & pepper flounder 椒盐左口鱼, $20.90
* Hainan chicken (main) 海南鸡, $14.90
* Braised pork belly w/ preserved vegetable 梅菜扣肉, $18.90
* Char keow teow 炒粿条/炒贵刁, $12.90
Some things to note:
* The restaurant is pretty small, so bookings are recommended and I wouldn’t really suggest too large a group.
* They close on Tuesdays and can run out of some items by Sunday/Monday, so if you know you want something on those days you can call ahead to reserve a portion. We went on a Monday and quite a few items we tried to order weren’t available.
* Card surcharge of about 1.2% applies.
Been to this restaurant a few times the food are of great quality and consistency. Easily become our "go to" option for takeaway night.
Mama Malaya located at 1/2802 Logan Rd, Underwood Qld, serves delicious and mouthwatering authentic Malaysian cuisines. Try the spring rolls, spicy herb calamari, sweet and sour pork and malaysian curry chicken with flavourful sauces. Order online via our website today!