We once went to Malaysia, and came back to Bethnal Green with first-degree sunburn, a pet monkey, and a horrible stir-fried noodle habit. We’re happy to report that Bieber, our new pet macaque, has found a good char kway teow (smokey stir-fried flat noodles with pork and prawns) at Malaysian spot Rasa Sayang. It’s probably the best £8 you’ll spend, even in this part of town, and everything else on the menu (like the beef rendang) is good as well. Head there for a casual dinner or catch up. Bieber will also be writing all Malaysian restaurant reviews from now on.
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If you’re looking for some great soup dumplings in Chinatown, head for Beijing Dumpling.
Jinli is a Sichuan restaurant next to Leicester Square specialising in hot and dry pots. Come hungry and bring friends.
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Phat Phuc Noodle Bar
Phat Phuc is a casual and affordable pan-Asian noodle bar in Chelsea, doing everything from laksa to pho.
Bang Bang Oriental Foodhall
Bang Bang Oriental is a massive Asian food hall in Collindale, that’s worth a visit if you so happen to be in Collindale.
Just off of Oxford Street, this spot is just as perfect for an affordable group meal as it is for a solo bowl of udon.
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Roti King is a cult Malaysian restaurant that does a great roti canai, and excellent Malaysian noodle and rice dishes. It’s cheap, BYOB, and cash only
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The Four Seasons in Chinatown is famous for their roast duck, which is not only excellent but one of the best things you can eat in London.
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