Tuesday 10 April 2012
Malaysian Street Food That Warm The Heart - Brunchtime In New Malden By Wild Serai
As I approached the flat, I was immediately greeted by a very cheerful and friendly lady, who turned out to be one of the two helpers to the hostess. I make my way into the dining room. Two beautifully laid out dining tables, draped with what appeared to be traditional Sarong (my dad used to wear one of these). Elegantly arranged floral centrepiece in the middle and Keropok (prawn crackers) of humongous proportion were strategically placed on plates to form intricate displays of their own. Together with the mandatory tiny dishes of chili sauce on the side, this had been really well thought out as it almost managed to recreate a typical street hawker scene that you'll get in Malaysia, all you need now were the roaring traffic that passed by every so often. This brought a tiny smile onto my face.
The first dish of beef and chicken satay arrived into the room and were met with great anticipation and gasps were heard. Everyone was obviously excited. The tiny morsels of grilled marinated chicken were very juicy and sweet; the beef version were just as good but not as tender as the chicken due to the lack of fat content but flavoursome nonetheless. The true star was the satay peanut sauce; rich and nutty with big flavours yet it all harmoniously combined to give a thrilling taste sensation. Perfect start to the meal!
Hae ko/petis Udang)were beautifully balanced and authentic inclusion.
Amid all these, I've forgotten to mention the perfect hosting skills of the hostess Yolanda. In between courses, she never failed to introduce and explain the food that's been dished out and the helpers were amiable and very helpful too.
The meal cost £25 and more supperclub events by Wild Serai can be found here on the Edible experience website.