A young Warrnambool man is following in the footsteps of his grandfather by bringing Malaysian cuisine to the city.
Dujon Neoh, 19, had a soft launch of his pop-up cafe Penang Alley on Sunday.
Friends and family members were treated to a feast for the senses as mouth-watering dishes such as Penang Asam Laksa - a hot and sour soup noodle featuring mackeral - and Nasi Lemak (coconut rice) with Malaysian curries were served at the hawker-style kitchen in the Ozone Carpark.
Mr Neoh said he was delighted to be able to follow in his grandfather Francis Neoh's footsteps.
He introduced satay to Warrnambool and has been a life-long mentor to his grandson.
Mr Neoh said his love of food led to him studying hospitality and cookery at South West TAFE.
In the past three months, the idea to open an eatery featuring Malaysian street food was born.
"It is great to continue on with the family tradition of running a food business and sharing our culture and cuisine," Mr Neoh said.
He said food was in his DNA.
Mr Neoh said the food would cater to all tastes and dietary requirements, with gluten-free, dairy free and vegan options available.
The only person missing from the soft launch was Mr Neoh's grandfather, who was unwell.
But he is very proud and keen to visit the business when he is well.
"He's very excited because he wants to see the next generation do well," Mr Neoh said.
The name Penang Alley is a nod to the birthplace of Mr Neoh's grandfather - Penang Island.
Penang Alley will officially open to the public on Boxing Day.