Just the right place to go if you want to grab something quickly. I had the pan fried pork dumplings and it was unbelievably tasty beside its unusual shape. Service was quick and friendly. Price was reasonable but disappointing that they don’t take card but only cash. Would definitely love to try other items and dine in but only if they are changing their payment method.
It’s well known that my favourite food is Malaysian, although other cuisines do come in a close second and third. For my birthday, my partner Jim, took me to a restaurant in Newport right near Newport Railway Station. The owner Noel and his delightful host Veronica make a fabulous team. Noel has not just a passion for his food but for life itself. He creates a welcoming atmosphere of warmth and generous hospitality. Kuala Lumpur born, he learnt to cook from his mother and carries on that tradition for his loyal customers in little old Newport. While we dined, time and time again, people would drop in to place or pick up their order and everyone is on a first name basis. Noel asks about their day, their family and connects with them in a way that is authentic, genuine and frankly, quite refreshing. Noel took our order of vegetarian curry puffs, beef rendang and a roti with peanut sauce but for me, he made something not from the menu but his own creation of noodles, vegetables and chicken. So let me unpack the awesomeness of our meal. Vegetarian curry puffs. Who hasn’t had curry puffs where the pastry around the edges was thick and a little crunchy and lacked plenty of filling. Me! All the time! Well not here at Hawkers Lane. The pastry was delicate and light, generously filled with vegetables. I could order a half dozen just as a meal in itself. As a Malaysian food aficionado, these are by far, the best curry puffs ever! Beef Rendang. A popular menu favourite and Noel’s version was gently spicy with a sauce that wasn’t too sweet. Served with steamed rice, Jim said it was the best he’s ever had. My meal. Chicken, vegetables and noodles was made by Noel for me. Wasn’t on the menu, just made for me with ingredients I told him I love most. Fresh and generous portion size. Roti with peanut sauce. The roti was well cooked but the peanut sauce was a ‘jammy’ combination of peanuts and other ingredients that were luscious and saporous. This should be bottled and sold to the public. Before we left, Jim tried a seafood curry puff and again, a culinary treat. There’s a rumour that people ring through their takeaway order at Yarraville, jump off at Newport and pick up their order and get back on their next train. Obviously as a traveller and reviewer, I’ve dined across the globe and I’m always on the hunt for good Malaysian food and here it was - only a few suburbs away from my home. We shall return - soon! Tera makasi Noel. Notes: cash only but ATM next door. A total of 9 stools indoors and occasionally outdoor dining. Wheelchair accessible but tables are high so would be challenging to eat at a table. BYO is fine. Good parking. Kid friendly. Awesome takeaway service. Accessible by public transport. Dietaries catered for if you let them know.
- Nice unique and cozy spot - Very good food. Almost takes you back to the origins of where some of the dishes are from. Authentic in its own way. - Ordered Tom Yum noodles, Beef Rengdang and Chicken Wrap and drink $55 - Taste was uniquely good, havent came across something like it in Melbourne - Very friendly staff and even friendlier owner who is very passionate about what he does - Also they accomodate for Halal requirements confirm when ordering
Ordered Curry Laksa and Mamak Mee Goreng. Both hit the spot. Didn’t bother to take the photo, but this picture says it all. Taste like hawker style and very satisfying portion. Only imperfection is they only accept cash.
Has been a while since our last visit but the food is just as fabulous as it always is, took some fresh menu photos too as the menu I had at home was out of date. Parking: Small shopping strip with timed free parking Wheelchair accessibility: Step free access to shop
Hawkers Lane in Newport is one of the “secret gems” of the local Newport/Williamstown community. Not only do you get to “transport yourself” instantly to a variety of Malaysian/Indian/Indonesian type locations with their delicious & authentic street food selection, but the owner “Noel” is, quite simply, a Hall Street favourite. He infuses his love and positive character into every dish that leaves the kitchen, and I can tell you after eating there a few times a week, every week for a number of years now, he never fails to deliver a delicious meal with a smile and friendly chat. Do yourself a favor and go discover what all of the locals already know… Hawkers Lane is fabulous
Came here because we miss Singapore food and it definitely met our expectations. Loved their char kway teow and dumplings. The owner and staff were super friendly too. We will come back for sure!
A very decent Malaysian feed on this side of town. The rendang was rich, aromatic and lemak enough. The beef was juicy and tender. The seafood Laksa was not too bad. Similar to the ones you get at the other Singaporean/Malaysian restaurants around Melbourne. The biggest difference is the size of the mussel you get! It's huge! Keen to return to try the other dishes.
Outrageously good. So grateful to have this little local. Wonderful laksa, good prices and friendly people.
I ordered the Char kway teow, takeaway. Serving size was very generous for such a standard price. Quality was more than satisfactory. It's a quite place to take the wifey for lunch or dinner. Staff were polite and friendly. Will be returning to try many more items from the menu.