Masak Ku

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of MATRADE's Malaysian Kitchen Program.
Meaning “my cooking”, “Masak Ku” is wonderfully Malaysian. Showcasing the melting pot of cuisines and culture that is Malaysia, Masak Ku serves a cosmopolitan of delicious food that has predominantly Malay, Chinese and Indian influences.
The menu encourages sharing with friends and family (the Malaysian way!) with an array of dishes that range from small portioned plates to larger mains. We absolutely adored all the dished we sampled.
Soft shell crab salad

Our meal began with the simple, yet ever so enticing, soft shell crab. The deep fried crustacean pieces were coated in a semi-thick crisp batter that encapsulated firm, sweet flesh. 
Chicken 55 - Succulent morsels of marinated chicken flash-fried and wok-tossed in a chilli spice mix with garlic
Malaysian chicken satay

We adored the succulent, aromatic, freshly grilled chicken on skewers. We loved how the satay was authentically served with cucumber and delicious ketupat which helped soak up the decadent and perfectly spiced satay sauce.
Sambal Fish Char-grilled in Banana Leaf

The Sambal Fish Char-grilled in Banana Leaf was a modern interpretation of a favourite hawker dish.  Beautifully smoky, the deboned whole trout was stuffed and smothered with a beautiful belachan based sambal paste and wrapped in a banana leaf parcel then chargrilled. It had the perfect level of heat and was cooked very well.
Kelantan Chicken
Chicken Maryland marinated in a tamarind, turmeric and coconut milk mix then chargrilled. Served with a sauce reduction
Fried Duck

The fried duck was another crowd pleaser. Deboned and braised in master stock, the duck had then been lightly floured and flash-fried. Of particular note was the tender duck’s velvety texture and crisp skin.
Lamb Pepper Curry

The lamb pepper curry was decadent. The melt in your mouth morsels of lamb were full of flavour. The full-bodied, pungent rendang gravy had been cooked with a fragrant selection of spices, coconut cream and boasted lovely notes of crushed black peppercorns. 
Purple Rice Pudding with Coconut Milk

The desserts at Masak Ku were outstanding.
Mango Sago Pudding

The Mango Sago Pudding was scrumptious with beautiful mango flavours infused into the sago and topped with pomelo, lime zest and dried mango and drizzled with creamy coconut milk - yum! 
Mango Jubilee

Visually attractive, the mango jubilee was a delight. We enjoyed the fresh mango served with two creamy scoops of house-made mango ice cream. It was refreshingly light, well balanced and cleverly constructed.  
Durian ice cream

The durian ice cream (strictly for Durian lovers ONLY), was a stand out. The decadent durian ice cream was a welcome departure from the usually weak flavours and instead was vibrant, creamy and absolutely moreish.
Masak Ku presents an elegant and skilfully restrained take on Malaysian cuisine whilst remaining true to its origins. 

Location: 732 Burke Road, Camberwell
Phone: 03 9882 3812
Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian

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Run free and carry on @ Frolic

Frolic's new Fitzroy store

Frolic Frozen Yoghurt has just opened a new store on Brunswick Street just in time for the warm weather.
Frolic's Camberwell store

We met passionate owner Rafi who explained that only the best and freshest ingredients are sourced for both his Frolic stores.

To ensure that guests have a consistent experience whether they are in the Fitzroy store or the Hawthorn store, Rafi takes pride in having invested in the best froyo machines available and carefully calibrating them to ensure the texture and consistency the yoghurt is perfect across the venues. 
To build a Frolic Froyo creation, guests can first choose from a selection of cup sizes, and fill that cup up with any yoghurt flavour they like.
Guests can then add to their favourite froyo flavour any combination of candy, fruit, nuts, or other treats from Frolic’s do-it-yourself toppings bar.

Our favourite froyo flavours were the coconut and the original (vanilla). 
The coconut froyo is beautifully creamy and there was an ample amount of sweetness that did not overpower the twang that comes with a good frozen yogurt. The coconut flavour was beautifully light and refreshing version. 
Frolic’s original (vanilla) flavour was delightful. The sweetness and the tanginess of the yogurt was perfectly balanced. 

By far our most favourite topping at Frolic was their Halva. It was the best Halva we have ever tasted. The heavily sesame-flavoured halva had an almost creamy consistency, a vanilla after-taste and was simply a beautiful addition to Frolic’s yoghurts. 
Frolic yoghurt is a self-serve, choose-your-own-toppings froyo store with 2 locations in Melbourne. Frolic offers a multitude of delicious, traditional and original froyo flavours to suit any taste. Customised with a generous selection of do-it-yourself toppings, Frolic provides a tailored experience that can either be extremely indulgent or innocent fun, self-served in a lively atmosphere.

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