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Nick sucks at being sad


August 1, 2013 by a UTS food guide

Yesterday I found out ATL Maranatha closed.

The owner said her husband broke his arm so they had to shut BOTH of their stores down. ?!?!?!? What an incredibly crucial arm that must of been. The fucking best cheffing, businessing, money making arm in the East no doubt.

Well get better arm because until you’re waving your chicken wizard wand again I can never be completely happy.

The saddest thing about this whole incident is I never got to eat enough squishy bone fried chicken. I spent so much time looking for other places that did nice chicken I rarely ate the best of them all. I didn’t enough get to say goodbye.

“I love you chicky”

. . .

“oooohhhh my gooooddd you’re so good.”

. . .

(starts crying) “I’ll miss you. Good bye”

Yesterday I was planning on going to a new restaurant I’ve been excited about all Winter but I didn’t seem right. I couldn’t go to a party after a funeral. I had to have some Indonesian food to settle my grief so I went to Pinangsia Noodle House.


I’ve never been very good at being sad. As much as I wanted to mourn chicken wizard’s broken arm, as soon as they brought out my meal I was just way too excited to eat. The noodles above are called Bakami Ayam – they’re really thick almost meaty egg-noodles with spiced soy chicken and mushrooms. It comes with a bowl of wonton soup and it’s only $7.50 (I wish you could upper case numbers because I wanted to yell that).

Chicken, Chicken, chicky, chicky, chicky chicken. I've never been very good at being sad.

A song I sometimes sing when I’m thinking about chicken: Chicken, Chicken, chicky, chicky, chicky chicken.

This is a mighty fine piece of chicken everyone. I feel like I don’t even need to describe it because it just looks really tasty in that picture and it tastes exactly how it looks.

You can also get it in a Balinese crispy style with coconut sauce, which is even better. WA HEY.

What is this ball? It's quite heavy.

What is this ball? It’s quite heavy.

I ordered this thing blindly because it was on their ‘must try’ dishes. I suck at having any kind of independence from menu suggestions so I just bought it. I still don’t have a good idea of what it is. It’s really chicken nuggety – you know that blended grey meat taste, it’s like that but fried and ball shaped. If you like junk food try it, it’s kinda nice in that way.


Another thing I ordered blindly was this Murtabak – well ignorantly anyway. I thought Murtabaks were fried bread packages of meat, egg and onion – turns out they are also pancakes soggily wrapped around shredded coconut, crushed peanuts and syrup (probably of the chocolate variety but potentially just generic sweet flavour). I also ate it quite ignorantly, even though it looks like a wet pancake hugging some desserty stuff I still ate it thinking about egg and meat. I thought this when I ate it:


I was so shocked I couldn’t even enjoy it. All I can say about it now is that it’s sweet, ultra filling and probably easy to enjoy if your hangover.


Pinangsia Noodle House, you’ve got great chicken, great noodles, a bunch of weird ambiguous stuff and every thing is cheaper than a dead man’s sheets. Sound’s like my cup a tea.


Distance from uni: across the road from the library

Price: $2 for ball of strange stuff and $7.50 for chicken noodles with a bowl of wontons.

Taste: 3.5/5




8 Quay Street 

Haymarket 2000


Closed on Monday

 Pinangsia Noodle House on Urbanspoon


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