Shoot and Eat: Rasa Sayang

By sulin Last edited 110 months ago
Shoot and Eat: Rasa Sayang
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Rasa Sayang is one of the few Malaysian restaurants in Chinatown and Londonist ventured in one night looking for some spice; we encountered some very delicious dishes. Nasi lemak (pictured above) is a one dish meal of coconut scented rice served with acar (spicy pickles), sambal (a chili relish), chicken curry, fried anchovies and peanuts, and a boiled egg. Hokkien mee (below) is of the Malaysian style and has thick noodles in a dark soy sauce with bits of fried lard scattered throughout. Finally, peruse the possibly unfamiliar offerings in the dessert section of the menu. Londonist has not found ondeh-ondeh (the final and very green photo) at any other restaurant in the city. These orbs of green are of glutinous rice flour and their chewy shells hold palm sugar innards; fresh grated coconut dust the outsides. We had a fabulous meal here but the best part about the place is quite possibly the price - most dishes are under the £7 mark.

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Rasa Sayang

5 Macclesfield Street

London

W1D 6AY

Last Updated 12 March 2009

wombatman

The food certainly captures the strong and varied flavours of Malaysian cooking. The spirit of good Malaysian dining is also reflected in the generous portions, great taste and good value of the food served. I have only been to this restaurant cafeteria once and will certainly return to sample the other dishes I missed.

sulin

wombatman: I just heard of another good Malaysian place on Old Street called Sedap (translates to Delicious). Definitely got to try that one too!