Amma's Modern Kitchen

Tuesday
9:00am - 10:00pm
146 Pendle Way Pendle Hill 2145

Amma’s Modern Kitchen is owned by siblings Amy Ramachandren and chef Devan Vallipuram. It’s famous among local Malaysians for doing some of the best Malaysian-Indian food in town. The most popular dish – despite only being available on the weekend, or by ordering ahead – is a tangy and pungent salmon-head curry with okra and tomatoes.

The best-known of all Mamak (Malaysians of Muslim-Tamil descent) dishes is roti canai, a buttery flatbread usually served with dal and sambal. Amma’s Kitchen makes its own.

For a more distinct Malaysian-Indian experience try the murtabak. It’s like a gozleme made with roti and filled with spiced meat. Or the rojak, which is a salad of yam beans, cucumber and boiled egg dressed in a rich sauce made by slow cooking sweet potatoes and dried prawns. The sup kambing is worth trying, it’s a rich and peppery goat soup.

Amma’s Kitchen also has an extensive range of South Indian and Sri Lankan street foods, and many Chinese-Malaysian staples. The front of the restaurant has a well-stocked takeaway counter with various curries, deep-fried snacks and Indian sweets.

Updated: September 19th, 2019

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