Exotic, Authentic Malaysian Food in London

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Beef Rendang Rice

Beef Rendang Rice

Malaysian food…….the spices, the seasoning, the tastes……..oh, nothing beats that. There are some Malaysian dishes that lingers on in your mind even after a few months. That’s what I would call a great dish.

Got up this morning and really miss some of the Malaysian food. I mean I can cook well but the preparation can be very time consuming. It would be so easy to be able to just go out and eat. Sadly, it’s just my dream because there’s no Malaysian cafe in Aberdeen. Maybe my next dream should be to start one. It’s always exciting to dream. Dream….dream….dream…..I love to dream…..and see my dream come true.

Well, for those who love or miss Malaysian food in UK, there’s great news for you. The cafe at the Malaysian High Commission in London, also called Malaysian Hall (opposite Kensington Gardens), offers great Malaysian food at a good price……..a MUST to visit if you are there.

This is what Steven and I ate on a recent visit there.

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak

Teh Tarik

Teh Tarik

This lovely meal cost about £10.00 and that’s a good price for 2. That was such a satisfying meal to be in London. There are a lot of other nice food and also Malaysian desserts. The place is very packed during lunch time.

A Malaysia favourite eating place in London.

A Malaysia favourite eating place in London.

Right, I’ll definitely start cooking myself again when my craving gets too strong and I’ll share with you my cooking. But for today, I’ll just be happy with some simple cooking.

Have you tried any Malaysian food? What is your favourite Malaysian food? Do you have any favourite Malaysian food that you miss while living overseas? Have you tried cooking some of the popular Malaysian dishes? Do give your comments and share with us your experiences.

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Thought of the day……

‘Most of us are either too thin to enjoy eating, or too fat to enjoy walking.’

Edgar Watson Howe


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9 Comments

Mark  on July 15th, 2009

the teh tarik is the best drink there. different from the normal teas but tastes very good.

Mary  on July 18th, 2009

it’s so difficult to get teh tarik in UK. The tea used is very different. I miss teh tarik.

Harry  on July 23rd, 2009

It’s always difficult to find delicious and reasonably priced food in London, but the Malaysian Hall definitely looks like one of the best places I’ve seen. I will making a visit there for sure the next time I am down in London!

Chris Nyles  on August 20th, 2009

I got excited when I saw the picture of the Nasi Lemak. I have been looking for a recipe so I can cook it. Do you by any chance know the recipe? Do you think it is asking too much if you could post the recipe? Thank you very much.

Mary  on August 21st, 2009

I love nasi lemak too. Lovely to know you like it too. A pleasure to be able to help. You can try the recipe here at http://rasamalaysia.com/recipe-nasi-lemak-coconut-milk-rice/. It looks good. Enjoy cooking and enjoy eating!

LeQuan  on March 6th, 2011

i must look for this teh tarik drink next time i am at a Malaysian restaurant. i keep hearing such good things about it. and yes, i am stalking your bloggie ;-)

Mary  on March 9th, 2011

@LeQuan - Yes, give a try. We really like teh tarik. You can practise at home. Have fun stalking. Hope it puts lots of smiles on your face :D

gokkok  on December 15th, 2011

Is the cafe still there? Hope to be going there next week.

Mary  on December 17th, 2011

@gokkok - Yes, it’s still there. I was there a few months ago. Give a try. Enjoy all the Malaysian food there! :D

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