We once went to Malaysia, and came back to Bethnal Green with first-degree sunburn, a pet monkey, and a horrible stir-fried noodle habit. We’re happy to report that Bieber, our new pet macaque, has found a good char kway teow (smokey stir-fried flat noodles with pork and prawns) at Malaysian spot Rasa Sayang. It’s probably the best £8 you’ll spend, even in this part of town, and everything else on the menu (like the beef rendang) is good as well. Head there for a casual dinner or catch up. Bieber will also be writing all Malaysian restaurant reviews from now on.
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Ba Shan is a Chinese restaurant with a focus on cuisines from the Hunan province, which means the food is spicy. Very spicy.
Jen Cafe is the easiest dumpling fix in Chinatown. This Chinese cafe is basic i, so you really just want to hit it for a quick snack before moving on.
Olle is a Korean BBQ spot on Shaftesbury Avenue where you’ll get to cook things like like wagyu beef on a grill in the middle of your table.
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Just off of Oxford Street, this spot is just as perfect for an affordable group meal as it is for a solo bowl of udon.
Shambol Shiok is a casual spot serving hot and spicy Malay specialties on the Holloway Road.
Uli has one of the best outdoor terraces in Notting Hill, and their noodles and dim sum aren’t bad either.
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Roti King is a cult Malaysian restaurant that does a great roti canai, and excellent Malaysian noodle and rice dishes. It’s cheap, BYOB, and cash only
Four Seasons | 文興酒家
The Four Seasons in Chinatown is famous for their roast duck, which is not only excellent but one of the best things you can eat in London.
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