* Updated 2012 : This restaurant is no longer operating

* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Northern Streets) on 10th August 2011.

Located on the ground floor of a shophouse near Queensbay Mall is Woolloomooloo Modern Australia Cuisine Restaurant. This restaurant is led by chef Rico Teh, who has more than 15 years of cooking experience in Sydney, Australia. The menu is kept simple with Australian dishes as well as some Western fare.

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The menu has about 10 main courses, several starters and even a set lunch menu. Its grey flushed walls, contemporary chairs and tables coupled with abstract art adorning the walls, the restaurant provides a nice, cosy setting for meals with friends and loved ones. It’s ideal for private parties as it only has 10 tables.

Woolloomooloo has an interesting drink menu with unique names. Among them are hanky panky RM8.90 grape fruitepassion, dragon mango and cucumber with sour plum RM6.50.

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The tomato basil bruschetta is a lovely starter. It comes with four pieces of crusty bread with lightly browned edges and is topped with the right amount of sauce, oil, basil, ripe tomatoes and capsicum.

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Priced at RM24, the grilled blackened chicken salad with Tzatziki is a heartwarming course. The traditional Greek sauce, Tzatziki, which is made of yogurt and cucumber complements the grilled chicken well.

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Then there’s the rich beef and cabernet casserole with mash. Chunks of beef are simmered under low fire with plenty of herbs, carrots and wine. This tenderises the meat, and reduces the gravy, giving it a smooth concentrated flavour which pleases the palate. It costs RM26.

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Another good option is the rack of lamb, which is cooked to perfection with rosemary juice RM39. The presentation is a visual delight, with the rack of lamb perched enticingly on a bed of potatoes, carrots and vegetables and surrounded by the sauce.

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As for desserts, chef Teh has prepared the unique red wine glazed pear RM9.90. Poached pear is sliced and fanned out on a beautiful red colour sauce with hints of star anise and cinnamon sticks. The dessert is both refreshing in taste and texture. It also comes with star fruit.

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Woolloomooloo is open daily from 11am to 3pm and from 6pm to 10pm. There are plenty of parking spaces in front of the restaurant. The outlet is closed on Mondays.

Woolloomooloo Modern Australian Cuisine by what2seeonline.com

Woolloomooloo Modern Australian Cuisine
21-G Persiaran Bayan Indah Bayan Bay
11900 Bayan Baru

Tel: 016-404 9118

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9 comments so far


i was suprise by the dollar, it was really good deal.

September 22nd, 2011 at 9:48 am

Oh wow.. Woolloomoolloo! I have been to the actual place before in Australia… can’t believe there’s a restaurant now in Penang :) Brings back memories indeed!

September 22nd, 2011 at 2:55 pm

didnt know that pg fnb now have so much to offer and it looks good eh~

September 22nd, 2011 at 7:02 pm

I am really surprised by the word “Tzatziki”, and after looking through the web, I am still unsure of what that is… I guess I am planning a visit right after I read that word, just to see what that is… A superb introduction, CK! ^^

September 26th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Am a spaghetti lover and this is definitely not the place for it. Had anchovies, capers spaghetti. It was dry without a single drop of sauce and not al dente. Beer fried fish n chips were acceptable.

October 3rd, 2011 at 12:58 am

I honestly don’t think the food is anything Australian. First of all the tzatziki is nothing near the ones I have in Aussieland and I have lived in Australia for more than 10 years. There is nothing to shout about. Poor decor, poor service.

October 21st, 2011 at 2:34 pm

was surprised to see this while on our way to queensbay. no kangaroo meat on the menu? :P

October 24th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Food was so so, nothing very fanciful as per said in the menu. I find it very common as any other western food. Nothing too uniquely Australian.

November 27th, 2011 at 11:56 pm
Adrian Lim

I have a suggestion. I’m not sure if it’s convenient for you to take off the articles on the eateries which have already closed down? My 2 cents worth :) Cheers

CK Lam Reply:

Thanks for sharing! I have already updated the article with the closing down info…

July 8th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

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