Finding authentic Chinese food in Finland is rather difficult. Malaysian food is even more scarse. On two previous visits to London, I enjoyed delicious Malaysian food at C&R Bayswater. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed for renovation when I was in London and as a result of the renovations, the whole concept of the restaurant sadly changed. But no fear – I still managed to find some good restaurants thanks to a dear friend who lived in London at the time of my visit.
The first restaurant we visited turned out to be my favourite. It was a Chinese restaurant called Sichuan Folk near Brick Lane. I noticed later that they even have Hotpot!
As there were only two of us, we could not order a whole tablefull of food. What a pity! But the dishes we did have were so good that my mouth waters when I think of them. Traditional boiled fish slice – it’s white fish in oil, laden with chillies. The other dish was bean curd with tofu skin. Soooo good. The dishes were big and we were very satisfied afterwards.
Dinner at Satay House in Paddington was also on the cards.
The restaurant is quite small, so a table reservation is recommended.
I can’t remember all the dishes names but there was satay, veggies, squid, chicken and lamb. Yum!
C&R’s Chinatown branch was on my list, as I was craving a Nasi Lemak.
Just looking at this pic makes my mouth water. I can’t say it was the best Nasi Lemak I’ve had but it helped my cravings quite a bit.
I spotted Gula Sago Melaka on the menu and couldn’t stop myself. It was divine. In case you have never heard of it – it’s chilled sago pearls with palm sugar syrup. So good.
Last but not least, we went to Yauatcha City at Broadgate Circle. Now the only thing that went wrong here was that the restaurant is famous for it’s dim sum and we had none!
The crispy duck salad, doesn’t this make you hungry?
Do you have a favourite place for Chinese or Malaysian food in London?