HIYC Cafe

This is another community-based halal restaurant that should be supported by Muslims in general especially those who live in the surrounding area. When we ate there the restaurant was offering the Ramadhan menu for which you must book ahead. On other days there are other menus to choose from. Actually we have visited this restaurant several times but every time we come the place seems to always change management. So it wad a little difficult to review it. This time we’ll try to give a detailed review. For starters, we were given dates, several drink choices (water, yogurt, juice) along with pastry filled with soft cheese inside in the shape of a triangle, falafel and dolmade, as well as lentil soup which became a favorite of ours that night. Everything was pretty good, on the whole.

My grandchildren liked the pastry for which one diner was given one piece each. For mains, the children received very basic nuggets & chips – perhaps something more could be offered for young diners. For adults there were several choices including fish or meat. We chose tasty lamb and fish dishes. The mandhi rice that was provided was very generous-we had one serving eaten by three people. That night we had to take one portion of meat and one portion of fish home because the portions were so large. They also served salads which were quite suitable as side dishes. Our iftar ended with many pieces of delicious chocolate cake based desserts but without coffee or tea. Very friendly service with standard wait times, not too fast and not too slow. That night we enjoyed ourselves and we ate happily having come all the way to support this halal business.

Satu lagi restoran halal yang patut disupport oleh orang Islam pada umumnya dan terutama untuk yang tinggal didaerah sekitarnya. Saat kami makan disana menu restaurantnya adalah menu Ramadhan yang harus booking sebelumnya. Hari-hari biasa mereka ada menu-menu lain yang bisa dipilih. Sebetulnya kami sudah beberapa kali mengunjungi restaurant ini tapi setiap kali datang tempat ini sepertinya selalu mengganti pengelolanya atau managementnya. Jadi agak sulit untuk me reviewnya. Kali ini kami usahakan untuk mereview sedikit. Untuk pembuka kami diberi dates, drink pilihan (air, yoghurt, juice) serta pastry dengan keju berbentuk segitiga, falafel dan dolmade, juga sup lentil yang menjadi favourite malam itu. Semuanya lumayan enak.

Cucu-cucuku suka pastry yang disediakan hanya cukup satu orang satu . Untuk makanan utama seperti biasa anak-anak menerima sangat basic nugget & chips seharusnya aku rasa bisa lebih dari itu. Untuk dewasa ada pilihan ikan atau daging. Kami memilih daging kambing & ikan. Nasi mandhi yang disediakan terlalu banyak bukan untuk porsi satu orang jadi kita makan satu porsi untuk tiga orang. Malam itu satu porsi daging dan satu porsi ikan terpaksa kami bawa pulang karena porsinya yang terlalu besar. Juga tiga piring salad yg lumayan cocok sebagai makanan samping (sides). Buka puasa kami diakhiri dengan beberapa potong kueh chocolate tanpa kopi atau teh. Pelayanan sangat ramah dengan waktu normal, tidak terlalu cepat dan tidak terlalu lama. Malam itu kami rasakan special dan kami makan dengan bahagia karena kami telah datang jauh-jauh hanya untuk mendukung business halal.

Details

HIYC Cafe & Restaurant

1-15 Motto Drive, Coolaroo, Victoria
https://goo.gl/maps/MPGs8nC5n6nj8qQC6

Ramadan trading hours 5-8pm but must pre-book – details on their Facebook page at this link

Normal trading hours:

Tuesday to Sunday 2:00pm – 10:30pm

Monday 4:30pm – 9:30pm

Muslim owned; all halal menu

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