When I first came to Perth, I knew I will have to dig out a lot from my shallow pocket to fulfill my everlasting hunger. Me and my housemates here do take turns to cook most of the days, but that would just specifically for the dinners. For lunches, I usually have something very light, toasts or sandwiches, or anything of that sort since I could not find much time in between lectures and tutorials to prepare proper meals. Something simple, quick and filling are enough to kill off part of the hunger till dinner time. What a sad life.
It did not take me long to discover this place near my house, probably 5 minutes walk away only. It is called the Student Cafe, where Malaysian and Singaporean food is served at comparably lower prices that standard meals in Perth.
A plate of decent meal in Perth, say Fried Hor Fun, Kebab, or Spaghetti would cost somewhere around 7-10 bucks. In Student Cafe, you can get a decent serving for only 3.50 bucks !! CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP !!! For people
Student Cafe will always be jammed during lunch time.
Besides the pricing being super cheap, Student Cafe is also known to serve good Malaysian and Singaporean dishes like Chicken Rice, Fried Rice with BBQ Chicken, Nasi Lemak and Curry Chicken Rice. Being away from home for so long, and having those home-alike food served just 5 minutes walk away from house here that costs around 3-4 bucks, it is truly a blessing.
Not to mention the food they serve is quite good too. The servings may appear to be slightly inadequate in portion when you go there with huge appetite and superb hunger. However, you can always add on extra rice, noodles, meat or vegetables at reasonable costs. I usually would add rice for only extra 50 cents. I know I know, I eat a lot. But hey, food is one of the reasons that kept me alive.
BBQ CHICKEN WITH FRIED RICE
HONEY CHICKEN RICE
PLAIN CHICKEN RICE
BBQ CHICKEN WITH NOODLES
I usually would visit the Student Cafe once or twice a week. During examinations period, when I cannot find any more time to set aside for cooking, you may probably find me there quite often. Oh, not to forget the people there are super-friendly as well.
I guess it is good to see good Asian food, more importantly, they are really cheap comparatively.
HOT AND SPICY ROASTED CHICKEN with rice, anyone?