Photography by Chris Osburn
Friday evening's Malaysia Night festival offered an excellent opportunity to dabble in a bit of exotic snackage with several of London's most noted Malaysian restaurants selling (mostly the same) dishes from stalls around Trafalgar Square that is if you didn't mind queuing up with everybody else who seemed to think this was a great way to kick off the weekend.
Londonist was on hand around six-ish and found the crowds mostly tolerable (well except for one particular queue jumper who, whizzing her way past us and two other patient folks, bragged loudly that she was just doing things “the Spanish way” - tisk tisk). Luckily the food we sampled made up for much of the hassle. We enjoyed Delima Restaurant's perfectly edible beef rendang with roti (around five quid with a canned drink) and thought the £3 for a small portion of delectable laksa from C&R Cafe was well worth the wait and actually quite filling. The free entertainment such as gamelan performances accompanied by tradition dance from a colourful central stage helped set a pleasant tone as well.