This cheap and cheerful, no-frills diner offers home-cooked food at bargain prices. Norsiah's proximity to Melbourne Univeristy and location at the base of a university housing block mean that it's thronged with students at most times of the day. However, this family-run eatery is also worth checking out for those lazy nights when cooking is just not an option.
Specialising in Malaysian, Singaporean and Indonesian cuisine, what Norsiah's Kitchen lacks in decor and amenities it more than makes up for with food.
At the counter, cafeteria-style food is available from the bain-marie which can include anything from sambal eggs or deep-fried eggplant to beef rendang and curried chicken. At $6.50 for three choices with rice, it's a student budget-friendly affair. Delicious stuffed roti breads and sambals round out the options, while dessert is a simple choice of black glutinous rice. An unassuming nature and cheap and cheerful meals that fall under $10 makes Norsiah's a regular haunt for students and locals alike.