Wednesday, October 19, 2011

London for a few days last week - Maximini Chinese Restaurant

... and did I mentioned S & I will be off to Bali next week for a wedding?!...

Anyhow, London was fabulous last week, was all sun (unlike Sweden.. Sigh!).  I was wearing short sleeves in the day time and only a thin cardigan at night.  Considering I just came back from grocery shopping today (in Stockholm), layered with 3 long sleeves. (a long sleeve t shirt, a hoodie and a water/wind proof long sleeve jacket) Cold, anyone??

A friend of mine mentioned that Jimmy Choo (yes, the shoe designer) had just opened a new Chinese Restaurant, called Maximini, so we decided to have a taste.  Surprisingly the dishes were pretty tasty as there were a mixture of Malaysian and Chinese dishes (Jimmy Choo is originally from Penang, Malaysia)

31 - 33 Sussex Place

Complimentary starters - peanuts and some pickled dish

Yes, that's me with my too bright red lipstick =P

The menu

The interior

Our tea - I can't remember what it is but vaguely I do remember lemon grass in it..

Our starter - Satay Chicken Skewers x 6 - £6.90 (quite satisfying..)

Left is the curry chicken - £8.90 and to the right is the kangkong belacan (a typical Malaysian dish!!  This was GLORIOUS!!!) - £8.10

Dinner companions..

Beef Rendang - £9.30 

Ayam Masak Merah (Red Cooked Chicken - consist of aromatic spices e.g. cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves and cardamon pods.  The spice paste which is in powder form consists of coriander, turmeric, cumin and fennel).  It sounded impressive, but IMHO, I thought it tasted just like sweet and sour chicken *blush*

Lots of food, but we went home happy!!

Ahh London..  Always fond memories of food...  If you know where to look that is ;)