Delima, Brick Lane, London
Chicken satay is tender and deeply marinated, the lemongrass and spices come across smoothly integrated. Good chucky peanut sauce, and decent kueh tupat, cubes of rice cake steamed in pandan leaves, appropriately soft, but a couple of pieces were a little dry in the centre. Still surprised to even see kueh tupat, and the satay was excellent.
Mee goreng mamak is nicely homey. The noodles are pleasantly soft without being mushy, and coated with lovey bits of egg, and full of contrasting and varied textures, from meaty chicken breast, to crunchy bean sprouts. Balanced sweet, spicy and salty.
The coconut milk and pandan aroma in the nasi lemak is pretty good, certainly one of the better ones I've encountered in London. The samba/chilli sauce is also just rioght - a rich earthy chilli flavour, along with spiciness, and balanced with sweetness and umami. I found it a bit weird to have prawns in the sambal for nasi lemak, but it wasn't bad. There's also a piece of ok fried chicken, some ikan bills/crispy anchovies, peanuts, cucumber and egg -- the usual accompaniements.
Pretty good Malaysian food, worth deeper exploration.