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— by Natasha Shan: Behind a dark door in the quiet of the Narrabundah shops is the white fluorescent glow calling you to XO. Inside, the restaurant is minimalist chic: woven cane chairs and simple marble-topped tables, a stylish modern fit out that’s somehow reminiscent of traditional coffee shops in Malaysia and Singapore.

From the same team behind Morning Glory in New Acton, the XO menu leans on head chef AK Ramakrishna’s Malaysian heritage.

Dishes playfully mix Malay and Cantonese words with English, just as they are ordered on the streets of Malaysia, and influences from throughout southeast Asia are evident throughout the one-page menu…

Image courtesy of The Canberra Times/Karleen Minney

April 16, 2019