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Dec 27, 2006 07:08 PM

malaysian in london

So I just had an absolutely amazing meal at Satay House -- -- on Sale Place, in Paddington, and was wondering if others had advice on more good Malay food in London?

By 7pm, Satay House was jam packed with (mostly malaysian) customers, which I took to be a good sign. The Nasi Lemak, 7.50, was really great. Spicy, flavorful, I was extremely happy. For dessert, I ordered the Pisang Goreng (Banana Fritters). Less exciting than the Nasi Lemak, but still quite tasty.

A few nights ago I ate at Mawar, the downstairs smoke-hole on Edgware Road (around the corner from Satay House), and it was cheap, but I wasn't so thrilled. Three visually similar curries, from a "point and choose" collection of lamp-heated vats, over rice... not so great. The Gado-Gado was extremely lacking.

I haven't been to the Student Union off Bayswater Road since I was a kid, but looking forwards to it. A lunch next week, I predict.

Any ideas or recc's would be much appreciated!

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  1. have you tried c&r in rupert court (off shaftesbury ave)?

    good stuff. way better than the more upscale version on westbourne grove.

    the sambal in the students union rocks, btw.

    1. Champor Champor near London Bridge is a very pretty restaurant serving pretty food from Malaysia and Indonesia. Its a bit girly for me but others rave about it and it's certainly interesting