This cheerful eatery on the ground floor of St George's Studios is dishing up genuine Malaysian-Chinese cuisine, plus a range of Asian desserts.
This down-to-earth diner serves up a genuine taste of Malaysian-Chinese cuisine with flair and good humour. The open kitchen takes up one side of the dining room, meaning meals are punctuated by clattering pots and flashes of fire. Meanwhile delightful waiting staff give pointers to diners unfamiliar with the cuisine on offer. The menu covers a broad range, but of particular interest are the signature dishes. Many dishes have a chilli undercurrent and a deft hand with spicing enhances rather than overpowers. Malaysian-style chicken wings have crisp skins dusted with aromatic salt, while hard-boiled eggs are deep-fried and topped with a punchy anchovy and chilli sambal sauce. King prawns, peppers and stink beans (a delicious crunchy legume) are fried with a complex, spicy belachan sauce and served with boiled or coconut rice. Owner Vivianne hails from Hong Kong, where desserts are a national obsession, and she’s brought many of her favourites to Glasgow – good picks are cooling red or green mung bean sweet soup, squidgy peanut-filled dumplings bathed in hot coconut milk or mango pomelo sago.
- High point: Exciting Asian desserts
- Low point: Noisy air conditioning
- Notable dish: King prawn and stink bean belachan
- Delivery: from £2
- Provides: Halal options, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Pop music
- Capacity: 28
- Largest group: 30
- Open since: 2016