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Insans Cafe

Address
Address:
113 Murray Street
Perth CBD WA 6000
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 8 9221 0588
Cuisine
Cuisine: Halal , Malaysian
Chef
License: Unlicensed
Chef
Price Range: $$
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For a taste of traditional Malay cuisine right in the heart of Perth's CBD shopping precinct, visit Insans Cafe and prepare to have your tastebuds wowed. This is traditional Malay food with an added twist from the owner's homeland: the Christmas and Cocos Islands. Nasi Goreng Kampung, a spicy Malay style fried rice, is one of Insans' specialties. A great place to stop when you need a break from your retail therapy.

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When choosing an Asian restaurant to dine at, my rule has always been to stick with the ones which attract their own. Often they are not the most glamorous restaurants but what they lack in decor they make up for in flavour, and in abundance at that. Every time I’ve walked past Insans it has been full to the brim with hungry office and retail workers of all nationalities, but the majority appear to be Malay. With no formal advertising carried out for Insans, it seems the food has spoken for itself and the news is spreading quickly. This is traditional Malay food at its best with an added twist from the owner’s homeland: the Christmas and Cocos Islands. All meat used at Insans is Halal, which I am beginning to believe is often of better standard than non-Halal meat. Take the Nasi Briyani for instance. A dish commonly seen at traditional Malay weddings, the lamb was so tender I was able to pull it apart with a spoon before scooping up mouthfuls of saffron-infused rice and very more-ish gravy, similar to a curry sauce but with much more flavour.

There’s a wide range of dishes on offer at Insans from rice-based meals such as nasi goreng or nasi lemak with fried chicken, to noodle-based meals like mee goreng mamak or kway teow soup. Most dishes have an illuminated photo on the menu board so if you’re unfamiliar with Malay food your decision is made a little easier. All in all, there are about twenty mouth-watering dishes to choose from, but if you have the time (allow 15 to 20 minutes), try the beef or chicken satay sticks. They’re well worth the wait.

Karen Bilsby-Butler
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Insans Cafe - User Reviews

simone:

I also had a voucher and found it hard to make a booking, so in the end we just went in. I must say that the outside looks alot better than the inside, not very clean, the food was not very nice at all, I ordered the nasi goreng, the rice was clumpy and no flavour, my boyfriend ordered a beef soup, the beef looked like it had been left over and cooked again, we left before our dessert. The nicest thing was the freshly made apple juice. Wish I had checked reviews before I purchased the voucher.review  19/11/2011

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chirp:

Insan's cafe would not take a booking for a scoopon type of voucher PREPAID despite several...I mean several attempts to redeem the offer. It is quite obvious as the reasons they would give in order not to take the booking are as follows. "we are not open for business for the next few days as it is Ramazan festival" or " we are not open for the next full week as we have a private function" or if I try to book in for the following week despite their unbelievable reasons the manager says "we don't know for sure when we will be open".. So literally I have paid for it and chasing to get my money's worth and wasting lot of time, frustration, pain and embarrassment in front of family! Would never consider them or recommend them!review  10/11/2011

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