The great thing about best friends is that no matter how much time you spend apart, when you finally do meet again, it feels like nothing has changed! I hadn’t seen one of my closest friends in almost six months and just a few days ago we finally reunited over our favourite cuisine – Malaysian food! The last time we met up, we visited Roti King in Euston (read all about it here). It’s one of our favourite restaurants, so when the owner opened up a new branch called Gopal’s Corner, it was obvious we were going to check it out!
Gopal’s Corner is located in Market Hall Victoria, a food hall consisting of numerous eateries!
Gopal’s Corner pays homage to the restaurant his parents opened in Malaysia in the 1970s and serves Malaysian Tamil cuisine. The menu is not as big as the one at Roti King, but it has a good variety of options and we couldn’t wait to dig in! Here’s what we ordered…
ROTI CANAI WITH DHALL (£6.95)
You cannot leave without trying the roti canai! I personally like the simple dhall option the most but there are meat options available too.
The roti is phenomenally buttery, flaky, warm and soft! The classic dhall is velvety and heartwarming and is the perfect dish to enjoy on a cold, rainy day!
MUTTON VARUVAL – BANANA LEAF RICE (£12.95)
This dish gave me flashbacks from my trip to Malaysia last year! Pan-roasted mutton fry cooked with caramelised onions, ginger, garlic and chilli. It’s served with rice, appalam and veggies on a banana leaf – a traditional method of serving rice dishes in South Indian cuisine.
The leaf imparts a subtle aroma that makes food more fragrant and extra delicious!
It was full of flavour but I would have preferred it to be slightly more spicy. Having said that, both me and my friend agreed that it tasted incredibly homely!
MAMAK MEE GORENG (£8.95)
We also ordered a plate of mee goreng – stir fried egg noodles coated in a chilli based peanut sauce, tossed with tofu, chicken & prawns. It had a delicious kick to it and we devoured it super quickly!
This was our second favourite dish (after the roti) and I’d highly recommend you try it!
ICED MILO (£3.50)
I used to have Milo all the time as a kid! It’s incredibly popular in Malaysia and I love that it’s on the menu. I opted for the iced milo which was sweet, chocolatey and refreshing. I enjoyed it but for £3.50 I thought it was pretty overpriced!
Overall I think that Gopal’s Corner is great! I thoroughly enjoyed the food and I would definitely visit again. If you’re picking between Gopal’s Corner and Roti King, I would recommend the original Roti King as the menu is bigger and the food is cheaper too!