What to expect at London’s Malaysian restaurants
Malaysian cuisine is best described as “rojak” (Malay for “mixture”), which coincidentally, is the name of a popular salad-like dish that is a mishmash of fruits and vegetables drenched in a sweet-spicy sauce with bits of crushed peanuts. When you walk into a Malaysian restaurant in London, the heady blend of spices wafting in the air will hit you before you’ve even laid eyes on the menu. Pay attention to the following paragraph, where we’ll provide tips on the items you should be looking out for once you’re there. Rice staples feature heavily at any Malaysian restaurant, whether in London or further afield, with nasi lemak being the undisputed national dish. Few will be able to resist the rich fragrance of nasi lemak rice – steamed with coconut milk and pandan leaves – to be consumed with small servings of anchovies, sliced cucumber, hard-boiled egg, fried chicken and sambal on the side. Other noteworthy dishes you might come across at Malaysian restaurants in London include nasi goreng (fried rice), chicken or beef rendang (spicy stew of meat and coconut milk), lontong (vegetables cooked in mild coconut milk) and keropok udang (fried prawn crackers). Need something to quench your thirst? A traditional pulled milk tea known as teh tarik would be the Malaysian beverage of choice, while we reckon the saccharine sweetness of bandung would do a better job in washing down that spice. Savour the abundant flavours, colours and textures of Malaysia’s cuisine at one of these restaurants in London – we promise you won’t regret it. Simply find and book a table now with Quandoo!