Having come back from my incredible trip to Southeast Asia, I was definitely missing all of the amazing food! The heartwarming laksa, the buttery roti canai, the sweet teh tarik and all the yummy pandan desserts! So when my Malaysian friend, Chef Norman Musa, announced that he was hosting a supper club in London… I had to go! You may remember that I told you about his supper club in the past which was spot on, so I was super excited for his next one!
The supper club was held at The Grocery, a cute small place located in East London. My friend Monia and I were seated, and immediately got chatting to the lovely ladies next to us.
When I was in Penang, Norman actually recommended that I visit a rose water stall which he loved! This one reminded me of the stall in Penang, and it was really refreshing and a nice start to the five course feast ahead.
Exotic Malaysian Black Rice Canapé
First up was a canapé of black rice. I’ve never had black rice before and I thought it was delicious. It had a lot of flavour which was broken up by the sharpness of the pomegranate.
Prawn Laksa Bisque
The first course was a rich, thick laksa and prawn bisque which tasted like a bowl of hugs. It was delicous and I loved that it had a bit of a kick and was flavoured with lemongrass. It was served with a slice of bread infused with sesame and garlic.
The bread was great however it was served well before the laksa, and we all ended up eating it before we could dip it in!
Crispy Salmon with Curried & Herbal Mashed Potato
I’ve never been the biggest fan of mashed potato and always found it to be quite boring. However, the chef’s take on the mash was so unique as it was infused with Malaysian herbs and spices.
Alongside the mash, was a spicy, crispy piece of salmon that tasted fresh and delicious. This dish was so different and I really enjoyed it.
Nasi Lemak with Squid Sambal
Nasi Lemak is the Malaysian national dish, so a Malaysian feast just wouldn’t be complete without it! It consists of traditional coconut rice, cucumber, peanuts, boiled egg, anchovies and squid sambal.
The dish tasted good, but I found it to be super spicy! Anchovies are also quite an acquired taste so it’s not for everyone – but it was incredibly flavoursome and went well with the squid sambal.
Chicken Nyonya Kapitan with Glutinous Rice
My favourite dish of the night was Norman Musa’s chicken curry which tasted fresh and was full of flavour. It was served with glutinous rice which means it was sticky, and different to the usual rice I have with curry at home. I love the taste of lemongrass and coconut, making Malaysian curries one of my favourites!
Can you spot the blue rice? It’s colour comes from blue pea flowers!
Teh Tarik Shot, Peanut Cookies, Onde-Onde Buah Melaka & Exotic Chocolate Brownies
My favourite out of the four was the onde-onde, which is a gooey pandan rice flour ball with a blob of sweet palm sugar inside. I also really enjoyed the teh tarik which is pulled tea made with condensed milk – you must try this if you ever come across it!
I struggled to finish my desserts after all of that food! It was a great evening out and I would recommend you visit if you are up for trying something different. Chef Norman Musa was a great host and continuously made sure all of his guests were happy and satisfied with their food! He is incredibly passionate about what he does and you can see this through his creative recipes. Thanks Norman for allowing me to relive my summer holiday in Malaysia! 😉
The next supper club in London takes place between the 18th and 20th October.
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Other locations include Birmingham, Essex, Munich and New York! Click here to find tickets!
Note: I was invited to dine at the supper club. All opinions remain honest and are my own.