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Baba Chef

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Malaysian restaurant

Springvale, VIC

4.3
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Malaysian restaurant

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Malaysian restaurant
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JY Aug 01, 2021
Surprise find 🧐 Usually hidden behind the queue for Bun Bun Bakery’s bahn mis, this unassuming shop has an outstanding winner here in its fish head curry laksa. Generous fish head chunks with toothsome flesh - fresh and succulent, fried perfectly, and served with tofu puffs and bean sprouts atop your noodle of choice in a tasty curry gravy. Not too salty like so many other ‘laksa/curry’ offerings here in Melbourne. Portion is huge enough to share - and simply awesome for cold days. Also popular here are their handmade fishball noodles and assorted made-to-order seafood dishes. Service here is friendly and personable, and the premises neat, clean and well lit. While I was here, a table of students, an elderly couple and 6 blue-collar workers were smashing their way through an assortment of ala-carte dishes with rice. See less
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Betty Lee Jul 09, 2021
If you are looking for KL style Malaysian curry fish head claypot, look no further as this is the case place The claypot is packed with flavour (but a bit heavy handed on the curry powder) and very generous serving of the fish fin slices Perfect for a cold winter dinner to sweat it out See less
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Tracy Tsai Jun 28, 2021
Very authentic Malaysian food, reasonable prices and servings. Must try the claypot curry fish head and salted egg chicken ribs/prawns See less
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Ling Wei Wei Jun 14, 2021
Very nice Malaysian flavour which I look for. Mihun goreng, XO sauce lala Must come to try other dishes See less
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Peter Ooi Jun 14, 2021
Simply the BEST KL style dry egg noodles, super springy, paired with excellent home made fish balls - a winner!! Their Hainanese Chicken Rice is served with free range chicken and chilli ginger sauce, just like my mum used to make - simply the best! A true hidden gem in Springvale! See less
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Eugene Chai Jun 02, 2021
Love the fish ball noodles and the fish head curry. Assam fish and the sizzling Japanese tofu See less
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Mark N May 26, 2021
The fish head curry with noodles is a must! There is only one superlative and that is amazing. See less
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Andrew L Apr 25, 2021
The best fish balls in town. Pork belly taro hot pot and fish head curry are also highlights. Super friendly service too. See less
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kimberly JH Apr 24, 2021
Generally a great restaurant with wonderful hand made fish balls. We tried their fish head curry, fish ball noodle soup and hainan chicken. All really nice and tasty! Big portions too. The decor might be lacking but who cares when the food taste good 😌 Friendly service with a smile. See less
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Wai Loo Apr 10, 2021
Tasty authentic Malaysian Chinese dishes with reasonable serving sizes. The place is small with little basic decor but the good meal at decent prices compensated for it. They also accepted credit card payments without any surcharges unlike many asian restaurants. See less
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Susan Wee Mar 24, 2021
Malaysian cook. Knowledgeable. Food good tasting. Fishball to die for. See less
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Sin Fong Chan Feb 13, 2021
Baba Chef at Springvale Visited on 9/2/2021 I learnt about this restaurant from a friend who drove many kilometres from the northern suburb just for the fish balls. She really enjoyed fish balls which were "so good and so bouncy". Such recommendations really made my mouth water. I need to check this place out myself personally. A few weeks ago, my wife and I passed this restaurant during lunch time. There was a long queue outside the restaurant, but those people were queuing for the Bahn Mi next door. I opened the door and peeped inside the restaurant. There was not a soul. I told my wife to cross off this restaurant from our Makan (eatery) Place list. As Chinese New Year approached, we went to Springvale to shop for ingredients to cook for the many days of feasting yet to come. I had a change of heart to give Baba Chef another shot. It was just after midday. We walked on a wheelchair friendly, gently sloping ramp, almost halfway to the end of the restaurant, then made a U-turn to the dining area. It is a big and long premise compared with many shops along the shopping strips, but had only four other customers occupying two tables then. The open kitchen is on the left side of the ramp. Only the cook and the waiting staff were at work. After we had sat down, the waitress brought over a clip board for us to "sign in" as part of COVID Safe requirements. My mission was to test out the fish balls, and so I ordered a plate of dry-mix noodle with fish balls. Furthermore, I had a bad vibe about the quality of food. The dry-mix noodle dish comprises a plate of thin noodle, and a bowl of soup with bok choy, and fish balls. I was unimpressed with the look of the very dark brown noodles served, because fresh plain noodles are yellow. Normally dry-mix noodles are mixed with soy sauce, giving a light brown colour. Besides the unimpressed near black colour caused by excessive use of soy sauce which also made the noodles disastrously salty. Last but not least, the noodles were undercooked - definitely not close to al dente. I believe the fish balls were made from finely minced Blue Grenadier. Although the texture is firm and “smooth”, it lacked the bounciness. It is likely that during the process of making surimi or paste, it was not pounded sufficiently, with a weak saline solution added sparingly. The noodles with fish balls did not come up to our expectations, and therefore we decided not to try any other dishes. Another disappointment was that a couple of customers had finished their meals and left. After I paid my bill, I decided to take a couple more photos. The table used by the previous diners was still not cleared, and I realised the customers did not eat much of their meals. Was it that they did not enjoy the food? The table was not wiped down and sanitised as soon as possible. See less
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John Lee Feb 01, 2021
First time there as we heard about their hand made fish balls. So ordered their bee hoon fish ball soup. Wow !! No regrets. Portions are reasonable and prices too. Menu easy to read and make decisions. Services are efficient and friendly. Highly recommended. Will certainly revisit. See less
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George Lewandowski Dec 28, 2020
We stopped in for some noodles. They were excellent. Very authentic and one of the best tastes. The place is very clean and service was very good. We are going back for a full lunch or dinner. See less
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Chia Taing Sep 20, 2018
Popped in to check out noodle dishes at this fairly new restaurant. Portion sizing is way too big for us, mainly disappointed by fusion Malaysian style cuisine. See less
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FAQs
Does Baba Chef offer takeaway?

Yes, Baba Chef offers takeaway services. However we encourage you to call us first.

Where is Baba Chef located?

Its located at shop 2/288 Springvale Rd, Springvale VIC 3171, Australia

About Baba Chef

Malaysian restaurant

Contact Details

shop 2/288 Springvale Rd, Springvale VIC 3171, Australia
+61 484 007 132
Opening Days
Baba Chef is open 6 days a week ( Monday to Sunday) and closed on Tuesday. Please contact the business for actual opening hours.
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