Step forward Melur, an unassuming subterranean Malaysian and Indonesian restaurant on Edgware Road. If it wasn’t for a recommendation from Marina O’Loughlin then there’s no way it would have been on my radar.
Enticing dishes on the menu include lamb satay, nasi lemak, beef rendang and gado-gado (all of which were recommended by MO'L) whilst there’s also an Indonesian rijsttafel for a very good value £11.90.
There was only one starter I was ever going to order, roti canai (£4.90). The buttery, elastic and flaky bread was the second best example of its type I’ve had in the UK (after Roti King, natch). Served with a bold spiced curry sauce dip, the bread was let down by a few little bits of slightly tough dough.
A chicken kari laksa (£8.20) was a cauldron of hot and fragrant spice. The soup bobbed with al dente egg noodles, fresh beansprouts, fluffy fried tofu and slightly non-descript chicken breast pieces. This was a proper bowl of comfort food.
I had a delicious, quick and cheap bite to eat at Melur. If you’re killing time waiting for a train back to Wales then I recommend a visit.
Address - Melur, 175A Edgware Road, Paddington, London W2 1ET
Web - http://www.melurlondon.co.uk/
Telephone - 020 7706 8083