Well, Singaporean really. But hey, once upon a time, Singaporeans were Malaysians so… same difference? Certainly when it comes to the food, at least 🙂
My Mom was in town, and she wanted to take 1 of my friends out so we decided to go local with Satay House. I’d heard a LOT about Satay House in the year I’d been to London but never dined there because the last time I’d craved local food, silly me had just turned up, not realising we had to make reservations. Hey, it was a Tuesday night!! So, this time, I made sure to call in advance!
First impressions of the restaurant weren’t great. It was packed on a Sunday afternoon and the acoustics were awful! It felt like we had to almost shout to hear each other (yes, I realise it’s an Asian restaurant, but the others were’t THIS bad :P) The tables were also really close together, so it was very squeezy.
But- if the food was amazing, all would be forgiven 🙂 So it was with much trepidation that I awaited our order of:
Ayam masak manis (chicken in spicy tomato sauce)
Grilled fish stuffed with chilli
Tahu telur goreng
which looked NOTHING like the version we get back in Asia! 🙁
Overall, the food was decent- OK slightly better than decent- but not good enough to make me want to return to such a crowded and noisy restaurant, sad to say. Unless I happen to be in the area of course 🙂