You know the saying, “never judge a book by its cover”? Well let me tell you about a not so very pretty restaurant, tucked away in a scummy side road in Euston. It’s a little old thing… a bit dingy, with slightly sticky menus and a very tight space. But what’s inside this dingy place you may ask? Magic!
Truly authentic, amazing Malaysian food that I can definitely say tastes likes the food I had when I visited Malaysia this summer!
And I’m not the only one who thinks so! The queue speaks for itself…
I’ve been here a few times now so I know exactly what you should order!
Roti with Daal (£4)
You can’t come to Roti King and not try their rotis! Skip the meat options and opt for their classic rotis with daal. Trust me on this one!
Roti canai is kind of like a paratha but way better! It’s got a number of layers that are super buttery, flaky and crisp, making it absolutely delicious when dunked into the daal.
Nasi Goreng (£6.50)
Anyone who knows me will know that I love rice. Nasi goreng is a great rice dish that’s stir-fried and filled with seafood, chicken and veggies. It’s got a slight smoky flavor from the caramelized soy sauce, which tastes delicious.
Nasi Lemak (£6.50)
Nasi Lemak is the national dish of Malaysia, so it would be a bit awkward if it was a let down…
Not to worry, Roti King smashed it! The coconut rice was fluffy, the chicken was perfectly crispy, and the famous Malaysian sambal was packed with flavour and spice.
Roti Kaya and Roti Planta (£3 each)
Malaysian sweets are absolutely delicious and if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen me raving about one of my favourites – kaya! It’s a sweet pandan and coconut jam that is so addictive! Roti King has an option of roti that’s slathered with kaya making it a perfect way to end to your meal.
The roti planta is filled with butter and condensed milk and is also another great sweet option!
Teh Tarik (£2.80)
And just before you go… be sure to down your dessert with a classic teh tarik! Their iced version is pictured below.
Overall Roti King is a great place to head to for an authentic Malaysian meal! I always pay under £10 every time I go and I leave with a huge food baby, leaving me full and satisfied. There is usually a queue but you can try to avoid it if you go either early (5pm) or late (9pm). Don’t let the queues put you off though… bring a friend, catch up and know that once you get inside, it’s going to be worth it!