Chinta ria, Westfield, Sydney CBD

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Chinta Ria....mood for love.... is the enticing name given to the Chinta Ria restaurant conveniently located in the level 6 restaurant level of Westfields Sydney. It serves a classy version of some classic Malaysian cuisine, with impeccable service, and dim ambient lighting, and the decor of a mix between an Asian temple and a olden day Chinese restaurant, it actually is a pretty good place for a romantic date ;)

Rocking up early on a Friday night is always a decent decision as the restaurant itself isn't overly large, especially if you don't have a reservation. We managed to squeeze into a table for two at around 6pm and the place was already pretty full.

We perused the menu and picked out a couple of dishes that sounded tempting.

$3.50 - Chicken rice and Coconut rice - years and years ago I went to the Chinta Ria restaurant that used to be in Darling harbour. I remember back then their coconut rice was super fragrant and delicious. I tried it again this time along with the chicken rice. Surprisingly, whilst the coconut rice was still quite fragrant and light, I found myself preferring the more flavoursome chicken rice instead. My taste preferences must be changing as I get older.

Light crispy prawns cutlets tossed in blended egg butter  - $27 - Regular readers of this blog may have realised this dish is one of the dishes that is a must order for me whenever I get the chance. Pretty much anything with an egg butter sauce sends me to the drool factory as soon as I see on the menu. Although not a large number of prawns, this was compensated by the size and flavours of the prawns. Plump, juicy with a crispy and salty sauce, the prawns were seriously to die for. Having said that, the amount of cholesterol from this dish will probably cause you to die if you had too much of it :P A great version of this dish.

Ayam ria $23 - Chicken fillets, diced and wok-tossed in a blend of spices, fresh ginger root, dry red chilies and finished with crisp carrot slices and snow peas - This was on the specials menu and so we had to try it. The chicken was super tender and moist and the sauce a tad spicy but too much. It went very well with the coconut rice.

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