In London, every home-food-sick Singaporean/Malaysian will know restaurant C&R (in Chinatown) and Nonya (even my French cuisine chef knows it… hmm but he has a Singaporean girlfriend). I went C&R last Saturday with my classmates and we had pad thai (*), laksa (***), nasi goreng (**) and tom yum soup (*).
The next day, I went Nonya with Z. for lunch and had Penang assam laksa (****). Quite authentic and had real assam fish flakes. My mum used to make assam laksa and you cannot just use any fish – it has to be ‘assam’ fish and you have to put the black fermented prawn sauce. *slurp*