Indonesian street food is commonly known as “kaki lima” which Indonesian for “five feet”. This refers to the width of the pedestrian sidewalks where street hawkers in Indonesia sell their food. Since we can’t travel due to COVID, the next best place to experience Indonesian street food is right here at 5 Feet Street Eats.
With its narrow frontage on Waymouth Street, the restaurant is deceptively spacious. There is exposed brickwork on one side, and posters and signage on the other. The low hanging lanterns are a feature, and there’s plenty of seating with a combination of normal and bar stool seating.
Adelaide Food Central was invited to today to taste their new breakfast and winter menus.
Nasi Lemak Roll
Whoever decided to put Nasi Lemak into a roll was a genius! This was pure deliciousness. The well seasoned chicken was crispy, and the slices of cucumber were firm. The anchovies and roasted peanuts were crunchy, and really made the dish!
Kaya Toast Roll
We were really in love with the kaya on toast. The subtly sweet coconut jam was further heightened by the buttered toast.
Bacon & Egg Roll
If you’re looking for something more mainstream, you can’t go past the classic bacon and egg roll. The sunny side up cooked egg was paired with crispy bacon and loads of tomato sauce.
Ham & Cheese Croissant
Another classic is the ham and cheese croissant. We love how they loaded the croissant with plenty of smoked ham and melted cheese. One of the best we’ve had.
We tend to shy away from anything vegan, but this was a pleasant surprise. The avocado, pumpkin and hummus filling was soft and delicate while the canneli beans added a nice textural element. So delicious and full of flavour!
We always like to start a meal with delicious chicken satay skewers. Thin strands of well seasoned, crispy chicken were perfectly cooked on the skewer. The starter is then topped off with a deliciously mild peanut sauce.
Quite often vegans miss out when it comes to delicious food, but not so at 5 Feet Street Eats. This delicious cauliflower rice will get your tastebuds pumping. Full of cauliflower morsels and confit mushrooms, this dish will turn you vegan. There’s a side of sriracha based sauce for those who like things more exciting.
South-East Luxury Seafood Burger
This is the very definition of a seafood burger! The lightly grilled prawns and slightly battered squid rings were perfectly cooked, as was the soft and delicate crab meat mix. The Thai slaw was crunchy with loads of dressing, and really did well to combine all the elements together.
5 Feet Seafood Laksa
The perfect winter dish is a hot bowl of seafood laksa! The generous dish was loaded with prawns, tofu, bean sprouts and noodles. It was all brought together with a light and flavoursome broth.
Infamous Hainan Chicken
Believe it or not, but it’s really hard to find really good Hainan chicken in Adelaide. At 5 Feet Street Eats, they have got it right! The chicken is juicy and succulent, and cooked to perfection. It comes with a spicy dipping sauce which really hits the spot. Customer also have the option to order chicken rice, which is equally as good!
5 Feet Street Eats is open for breakfast from Monday to Friday 7:30am-10:30am, lunch Monday to Friday 11:30am-2:30pm and dinner, Thursday and Friday from 5:30pm-8:30pm.
WHERE: 24 Waymouth St, Adelaide