Yeay!!! we had a chance to review Aunty Franklee (thanks Martin and Andre for looking after us).
Aunty Franklee was originated name as Sugar Bun, it’s the East Malaysian family business restaurant motorised by twin sisters, Francesca & Fiorn Lee.
As what is written as the slogan of this restaurant “I’m all about the Bak Kut Teh”, you’ll have the idea that this Malaysian has the specialty in Bak Kut Teh.
Bak Kut Teh (Pork Ribs Tea) is a typical Chinese herbal and this dish becomes very popular in Singapore / Malaysia.
The restaurant was very clean, bright with the modern rustic style of interior design.
The restaurant is not too spacious, but the vibe and atmosphere is really good and cosy.
The customer service is extremely nice, friendly and polite.
– Old Fashioned Bak Kut Teh (including multi grain rice), add on : Chinese donut and Tea egg.
(The 23 herbs broth consists of pork slices, meatballs, ribs, belly, tofu, shitake mushroom, enoki, bok choy)
Aunty Franklee totally nailed the Bak Kut Teh and the soup base was absolutely fantastic, had rich taste.
The pork slices, meatballs and ribs were tender, soft and juicy.
It was served in generous portion, definitely recommended.
We couldn’t stop having the Bak Kut Teh soup though we’ve finished eating, it was fantastic as it wasn’t oily and fatty (clear soup, but flavourful taste).
We reckoned it’s the best in town so far.
– Meat The Bakars Grills – Beef Ribs with the add on: Tumeric chicken.
The beef ribs were perfectly grilled and well seasoned served with peanut sauce.
The portion was pretty generous and you could ask for additional peanut sauce and chilli if needed without additional charge whereas
some other restaurants would charge for this.
The beef was very tender and juicy, we loved it. It was added to one of our favourite lists of beef ribs dish “to go”.
It was yummy and scrumptious dish!!!!
Not forget to mention on the Tumeric chicken, it was perfectly cooked and balance taste.
It wasn’t too sweet either, everything was just right.
– Pear & white wood (slow brewed with goji berries, dried longans and dates).
We loved the pear & white wood as recommended by the friendly staff, the freshness of this drink come from the combinations of pear, goji berries, dried longans and dates.
It was one of their most favourite drinks to order and recommended to try this one if you have a chance to dine in this restaurant.
– Borneo milk tea.
Perfect drink for the milk tea and sweet lover (*fully stirred up the drink, I didn’t fully stir up the drink as I don’t like something too sweet).
Overall, though the weather was really windy, cold and wet; We had really great time having dinner in this restaurant.
Our tummy was spoilt by the delicious food from Aunty Franklee.
For sure Aunty Franklee puts so much pressure for other Malaysian restaurants.
You’ll be looking at around $40.00 – $45.00 for two which was really reasonable price for this decent food.
*Won the Raffle*
Yay: Old Fashioned Bak Kut Teh, Meat The Bakars Grills, Pear & white wood
Location: 205 Russell Street, CBD, VIC
Phone: 03 9650 4336