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|Address:||5-7 Pall Mall East, London SW1Y 5BA|
|Tel:||020 7925 2402|
|Price: £27.00||Wine: £12.50||Champagne: £40.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10pm)|
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Unalike Chinese and Thai, Malaysian food in London is a bit hit-and-miss and Jom Makan, whilst a great idea, teeters on the edge of ‘Miss’. The starters are ok, they are varied and tasty enough, but in my opinion a good Malaysian restaurant should be able to produce an excellent beef rendang and this is where I was left utterly disappointed. The beef was stringy and very dry (even more dry than a rendang should be) and any ounce of sauce was watery and unpleasant.
I also find it annoying that every dish needs to be garnished with cucumbers or cherry tomatoes, which aren't quite right as a garnish at the best of times. The head Chef, bizarrely, was Austrian/German when we visited… Something I found to be quite bizarre as most of the best Asian/Oriental restaurants in town, have Chefs that come from a similar background of that of the restaurant itself. Service, whilst polite, is a tad erratic with staff looking a bit confused and lingering in corners.
I wouldn't feel the need to come here again and so the hunt for truly great Malaysian food in London continues!