Category: Le Budget (Â£)
I was meeting lovely LoveLeluu for dinner and as we were both rather broke we ended up at Sedap, a little Malaysian restaurant characterised by small prices and equally tiny portions. The restaurant is rather basic but nice enough for a quick bite to eat.
We started with Pork Dumpling (3.80), which were entirely indistinct and I would not order again. The Kerabu Vegetable Salad (4.20) however was delicious. Slivers of cucumber in a fresh and zesty dressing were beutifully complemented by fresh mint and just a hint of chilli.
Of the three mains, one was very successful: The Beef Rendang (6.90), sweet and savoury at the same time with the lingering flavour of coconut and chilli, was among the best Beef Rendangs I have ever eaten. Unfortunately I was less convinced by the other two dishes. The Sambal Okra (5.20) consisted of nice and not so nice components as the okra itself and the spicy sambal sauce were quite tasty, but the prawn pieces had some weird consistency and flavour. The Malaysian Tofu (4.20) (see below) was boring. The tofu did not taste of much and neither did the peanut sauce or the vegetables.
Even though I really liked some of the dishes we had ordered some were definitely not very successful. Having said this, Sedap is really cheap and I don’t mind so much actually that the portions are on the small side. So I might go there again if I was in the area but I clearly would not go out of my way to revisit.
- Food: 5/10
- Service: 7/10
- Atmosphere: 5/10
- Value for money: 6/10
- Chances of returning: 5%
- Verdict: nothing more than ok