From laksa to satay, roti canai to beef rendang, we can’t get enough of Malaysian cuisine with its melting pot of influences, so it’s great news to hear that the Malaysia Night food festival is back!
Now in its fifth year, the free festival, organised by Malaysia Kitchen, will be taking over London’s Trafalgar Square on Friday 26 September. From noon until 10pm, you can feast to your heart’s content on Malaysian dishes from twenty restaurants and street food eateries. Live entertainment including songs in Malay by Bonnie Freechyld and performances by traditional Malaysian dancers will also be bringing a piece of this corner of SE Asia to the capital.
Interactive cookery demos and food market
Enjoy interactive cookery workshops with Malaysian chef, Norman Musa. Watch cookery demonstrations by BBC Masterchef Champion 2014 Ping Coombes and Masterchef Champion 2011 Dhruv Baker alongside Caroline Mili Artiss, TV chef and one of the original Youtube chefs.
Inspired by some authentic recipes, you can then shop at the Malaysian food market selling everything you need to recreate those mouth-watering dishes at home. (We’re told the infamous durian fruit will be on sale – try it if you dare…!).
Visitor info: Entry is FREE; 12noon to 10pm (live entertainment from 5pm), Friday 26 September 2014.
Where: Trafalgar Square, London (nearest stations – Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Picadilly Circus)
For more information visit: www.malaysiakitchen.co.uk
Restaurants appearing at Malaysia Night
- Resta Sambal Shiok
- Puji Puji
- Rasa Sayang
- Uncle Lim’s Café
- Azi’s Kitchen & Catering
- Satay House
- Pak Awie
- Bonda Café
- Makan Café
- Malaysia Corner
- Malaysia Deli
- Pan Chai
- Bunga Raya
- Penang Laksa Co.
- Roti King
- C&R Restaurant