Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Jimmy's Recipe - World Square, Sydney

Everything is back to normal as my month of April holiday's just flew by, so I'm going back to my routine and the weekly Friday lunch catch ups are back on track.  I was in the mood for Malaysian and thought Jimmy's Recipe would hit the spot.  I've never been to their Galleries Victoria store near the Art House, but some of my Malaysian friends think that their laksa is better at the World Square premises.  However, I'm never up for laksa when I visit and this time was no different as I was feeling a bit under the weather.

From ordering the food comes out in minutes.  My friend orders the simple Ipoh hor fun, that is basically a shredded chicken noodle soup with some garlic chives, prawns and a sprinkling of shallots.  It's the nice and simple healthy choice.

Ipoh hor fun, $8

I always order the beef kwetiau siram here.  I know I should try new things, but I don't come here often enough to want to branch out at times.  I have an infatuation with generous poured thick sauces over hor fun noodles, it's a dish that I always choose if I see it on any menu.  The beef kwetiau siram was simple and comforting.  That's all you need sometimes.

Beef kwetiau siram, $8

Yes you're eyes are not decieving you, that's definitely a laksa you're looking at.  Yesterday was freezing, and I finally felt like some laksa.  I decided that I was going to drag Pho Girl down to Jimmy's recipe, so that I could get my laksa fix.

Chicken laksa, $8

The laksa looked wonderfully warm and inviting.  I really needed a warm up and hoped my laksa would deliver.  Now, I am no expert when it comes to laksa far from it.  However, there's a good dose of coconut milk, but it's not overwhelming and a nice, but mild hit of chilli when it goes down.  Enough to give you warm fuzzies on a cold day.  One man there who was eating the laksa yesterday was sweating, so depending on your tolerance you could be in the same boat too.

I spied someone's Hainan chicken rice, and it looked lovely, so will have to give that a try next time.  If you're up for a quick and cheap feed with generous servings, than Jimmy's Recipe will be right up your alley.  Be there early if it's a weekday lunch break, as this place gets awfully busy with people after a laksa fix.

Happy lunching, Dumpling Girl.

Jimmy's Recipe
World Square
50 Goulburn Street
Sydney  NSW  2000
Ph: (02) 9267 2288

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Jen said...

The weather's been miserable lately so this type of comfort food looks so good right now!

Mel said...

I love the Laksa at Jimmy's...I've only been to the place in the GV I think. Although now that I think about it, perhaps I've been to World Square too. I want Laksa...now!

chopinandmysaucepan said...

I find Jimmy's laksa to be pretty spot on. You need the sambal as dipping sauce for those lovely shreads of chicken meat as well. All the rest of the dishes are pretty ordinary.

Dumpling Girl said...

Hello Jen, can't agree more with you about the miserable weather and this type of food, they really go hand in hand.

Hi MissPiggy, hope you work close by and got your fix today. Perfect weather for laksa today for sure :)

Hey chopinandmysaucepan, don't eat here too often to compare the rest of the dishes, but for about $8 a dish I can't complain.

Good to know that the laksa here rates well, as I really enjoyed it. The last laksa I had at another place, scarred me, so I haven't had a laksa until yesterday for over a year. Terrible when these things happen, now I'm all for laksa again, lol.

bellyeats said...

Oh jimmy recipe's laksa is one of the better ones i've tasted in sydney! love their murtabak too!

Dumpling Girl said...

Hi bellyeats, I saw the murtabak too, thought about ordering it, but stuck with the laksa. Need to fill my lunch times with more Jimmy Recipe lunches, to fit all of these wants in.

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

I keep meaning to check out this branch of Jimmy's Recipe. I don't often eat laksa but as winter sets in, it starts to look a lot more enticing!

Dumpling Girl said...

Hi Helen, laksa cravings are also seasonal for me as well :)

chocolatesuze said...

oh man laksa in this weather sounds perfect!

Dolly said...

at world square.. ooo ive got to try..

the food loooks good and oooo so cheap too :)

Dumpling Girl said...

Hello chocolatesuze, totally agree that laksa and this awfully chilly weather are made for each other.

Hi Dolly, definitely a cheap eat for what you get :)

thang @ noodlies said...

One of my very, very fav places, queues are terrible during work days.. but it's really good to go there on the weekends!

Dumpling Girl said...

Hi thang, some many things there that I need to try. Thanks for tip, will keep that in mind.

Simon Leong said...

i always seem to be very disappointed with the hor fun style Beef kwetiau siram at jimmy's. it comes out too luke warm and not enough heat or char factor. i much prefer Sayong under Woolworths for hor fun cooked to order and even though it takes about 10 mins it's worth it because you know they've taken the time to make it right rather than rushing it. if you get this meal in less than 10 mins then it's not going to be great. Singapore Shiok do a good version as well of the hor fun worth trying.

Dumpling Girl said...

Hi Simon, I actually waited a while for this dish, my friend was half way through her Ipoh hor fun by the time I got the beef kwetiau siram.

I have only ever tried kwetiau siram at Jimmy's and To's at North Sydney. The char factor is not so much an issue for me as I am a big fan of lad na. I rarely eat Malaysian. However, if I am in the area of your recommendations and am in the mood for kwetiau siram, I'll give them a try.

Pho Girl said...

I love the eggy clear gravy that comes with the beef kwetiau siram and Jimmy's. Never had anything like that texture before. Amazing how varied asian cooking can be. I do have to say though that i prefer the Hai nan chicken from Won Kee to Jimmy's. I know the won kee one isn't traditional but it is my fav hai nan chicken to date.