Feast like a King

Esquire (UK) - - Style -

To be hon­est, we’re re­luc­tant to tell you about how good Roti King is. You’ll tell some­one and they’ll tell some­one else and then Lon­don’s Eus­ton will be over­run with peo­ple look­ing for a base­ment serv­ing the best Malaysian food in the city. But we’re paid to make rec­om­men­da­tions, so here it is: there’s this place called Roti King and it’s in a base­ment in Eus­ton and it serves the best Malaysian food in Bri­tain. You gotta go. “Roti King is cheap, low frills and cramped, yet also ad­dic­tive, ex­otic and so damn tasty,” says food critic Ed Smith, au­thor of On the Side: a Source­book of In­spir­ing Side Dishes. “For me, it’s all about the £5 roti canai: two tex­tured, flakey, hand-stretched then smashed roti served next to, and to be dipped into, a bowl of thin, deeply savoury and spiced dhal. I gen­uinely don’t think there’s a bet­ter way to spend the small­est of our notes.”

40 Doric Way, Lon­don, NW1; rotik­ing.info

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