For those of you who missed out on Sambal Shiok’s past, sell-out residencies at Newman Arms and Salvation in Noodles, cheer up, as they have just recently started their new residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho – for a whole THREE MONTHS (!)
So there’s definitely plenty of time to seize this opportunity to sample Sambal Shiok’s delicious take on modern Malaysian food.
Like the past residency, the menu showcases a selection of Spicy Laksa Soup Noodles that are sure to get your tastebuds tingling. The spicy coconut chicken and prawn broths have a great kick to them and are greatly comforting especially when the weather is chilly. But not to worry, for those of you who can’t handle that much spice, you may order an extra portion of coconut milk to tone it down – nobody will judge you (!)
I’m sure most of you would be familiar with the ever popular signature Malaysian dish, Nasi Lemak – a dish consisting of fragrant coconut pandan rice, spicy sambal chilli, cucumber, sweet pickled red onions, peanuts, deep fried anchovies and egg, that you can also choose to have it plain, with ayam goreng (fried chicken), beef rendang, or the vegetarian dahl version.
Furthermore, you can order some small dishes/bar snacks on the side to share, such as the Hainan Dumplings (‘pot-sticker’ dumplings with Hainanese ginger chilli sauce, that I would highly recommend!), Ayam Goreng (Malaysian fried chicken) or Vadai Kerepek (lentil fritters). For those with larger appetites, there are plenty of extras to add on if you wish to do so.
For those with a sweet-tooth like myself, there are some Malaysian-inspired desserts available to order, such as the Malaysian peanut pancake and bubur cha cha.
To quench your thirst, there is hot teh tarik which is one of my favourite Malaysian drinks, as well as cincau and limau ais.
And if all that mentioned above hasn’t gotten you salivating and craving for some Maaysian food already, then I’m sure that the photos below will…
Centrally located in a renowned Soho institution, the residency runs from 29th March 2016 until 1st July 2016 – Lunch is available from Tuesday to Saturday (12pm – 3pm), and dinner on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays (5.30pm – 9.30pm).
Walk-ins and takeaways are also available at all times.
If you fancy a taste of Sambal Shiok’s hearty burgers and mouth-watering rice-boxes with a Malaysian twist, you can also find them trading at Street Food Union (Fridays) and Southbank Centre Market (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) – check out the website for full details on trading hours.
The Cheekster, signing out x