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Melati (Peter St)

I have read some pretty mixed reviews of Melati, quite surprisingly! I went there yesterday on the recommendations of friends, and i have to say it was the BEST malaysian food i have ever had!!! absolutely delicious! Me and my friend actually ordered a lot of food- three dishes each (no I'm not 20 stone!) and every dish just hung another medal on my taste buds. The waiter seemed quite amused and pleased at my very obvious and loud appreciation of the food, and was very eager to look after us. i had the lamb murtabak which is incredibly moreish, and the noodles which come with beef rendang, chicken satay, beef satay, pickled vegetables, and fried egg! this is a meal in itself for £7.80, so i was very surprised to read a review of pricey sub standard food. The food, is fresh, hot, rich, sumptuous, luxurious and soul pleasing. all they need to provide you with is a bed so you can fall asleep afterwards! Very wide menu, with a massive plethora of options to suit every taste. Regarding reports of oilyness- the food IS rich, but malaysian food can be very similar to indian food, and that has an abundance of oil! sometimes, you just have to break loose from the salad and try something that makes you smile from head to toe, and has you begging to marry the chef!! :)

Thursday, January 31, 2008
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8

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