An authentic Asian food experience is enhanced by the dining room decorations - which include Buddhist statues, floating candles and Asian modern art. The Malay name means 'Mix and Match', and this is certainly the case - for although most of the dishes offered have Malay roots, south east Asian influences creep in everywhere.
Perhaps start with 'Sardine Curry Puff with Lime Yoghurt'; 'Deep-fried Frogs Legs with Shitake Mushroom and Truffle Oil Sauce'; 'Cream of Cantonese Roast Duck Soup with Garlic and Coriander Bread' or 'Spring Onion, Edamame and Water-Chestnut Salad with an Indonesian Green Sambal Dressing'.
Maybe follow by the likes of 'Roast Fillet of Ostrich, Black Pepper Sauce and Sweet Potato Mash'; 'Lamb Shank Tagine with Red Lentils and Deep-Fried Curry Leaves' or 'King Prawns in Turmeric Root Curry, Beansprout Urab and Basil Rice'.
Desserts vary during the seasons, but 'Soft-centred Chocolate Cake with Raisin Ice Cream'; 'Green Tea and Coconut Jelly with a Sweet Basil Sorbet' and 'Spiced Red-Wine-Poached Chinese Pear with Pandan Syrup' set the style - and have all proved popular.
A refreshing inter-course, possibly a Papapya and Nutmeg Ice Cream, can be taken between the starter and main course for a small supplement.
The guidance of the friendly and helpful service might be needed, for the uninitiated, when ordering.
- Food Style: Malaysian
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.30, mains about £8 to £10
- Dinner: all week 18.00-22.00; mains about £13 to £20
- Seats: 46
- Wine: a short, but adequate list kicks off in the early £20's; they also offer a good selection of Asian beers
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: London Bridge, Rail & Underground (Joiner Street exit).
- Directions: just south of the railway station - see the map on page
- Parking: Street parking or Snowsfield multi storey
- Closed: all Sun; L Sat, 1 week Christmas, 4 days Easter, some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned