October 14, 2012 at 6:20 pm
History buffs would know that one of the oldest surviving cities in the world is London, with an uninterrupted history stretching two thousand years. Others would recognise London as the capital of the United Kingdom, and the centrepiece of the great British Empire. To me, London represents all that, but more importantly, London means fish and chips and the English breakfast.
But like Mohammad and the mountain, I do not have to go to London to enjoy great London fare. I just need to drop by London Town at Publika. London Town is a chic and modern casual dining spot, and at the time of my visit, still in what I call, ‘the experimental stage’. It has a laid back atmosphere, and embodies the ‘New Britain’ feel, the upscale, chic and trendy vibe synonymous with 21st century British lifestyle. My visit to London Town was courtesy of Moola, the first ever homegrown Cash-Back Lifestyle programme by ICT Utopia, and I was joined with Miss Kelly Chin of Miss Sunshine that afternoon. Want to know whether she liked London Town? Check out her article at her blog right here!
Owner Nima Naserbakht, a Londoner of Iranian descent, is proud of his British roots and of British grub. Like the latest generation of Londoners, he believes in practicality where food is concerned – good quality at affordable prices, great tastes that are authentically London, with a slight local twist when needed. The great British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver would agree with Nima, I think, and approve of London Town as well. The restaurant is unpretentious, even understated. In its own way, it represents an ‘experiment in dining’, constantly evolving as it grows. What remains constant of course, is the great dishes that London Town serves up daily.
First up would be the All Day English Breakfast. Yes, you don’t need to wake up before the sun is high in the sky for this lovely fare. Simple classic English fare, it has toast, sausages, eggs sunny side up, beef bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms and baked beans. Yes, it’s good.
London Town also serves the standard ‘European’ dishes that most Malaysians have come to expect from a ‘Western’ themed outlet. While the dishes might be standard, the taste and quality is way above par. We had a very ‘standard’ simple pasta dish, Aglio Olio, which came with mushrooms and a slight dusting of chilli flakes. The result is a great refreshing dish that leaves a slight spicy lingering taste.
Next up is London Town’s Fish and Chips, a dish born and made famous on the wharves of London. The dish is served with customary tartar sauce and mushy green peas, which taste really good. The fish and chips? Simply superb authentic London fare.
Fish and chips isn’t the only thing that London Town is good at, and we sampled two mains that proved that beyond a doubt. The first was the London Town Special Fried Steak Role, twin steak rolls served with asparagus and the Chicken Chop, a lovely well prepared piece of chicken served with great tasting brown sauce. Both dishes were served on a bed of mash potatoes.
What modern restaurant would go without having a burger in the menu? London Town’s burgers don’t disappoint, and we were lucky enough to sample the Waterloo Beef Burger. Everyone agreed that it was really good, especially the beef patty. Juicy and tasty, it makes other burgers pale in comparison.
When it comes to drinks and desserts, London Town’s no slouch. We tried several milkshakes, but my favourite still remains the Oreo Royal Milkshake, a sinfully sweet chocolate delight made with oreos of course!
So the next time you’re craving for something British or English, remember, you don’t have to go to London, just drop by London Town at Publika!
This Dining With Moola experience is courtesy of Moola, the first-ever Cash-Back Lifestyle Programme specially designed for shoppers to enjoy free shopping, great savings and best deals in town. Moola is a mobile application that utilises QR code technology for all interactions; from member registration, Moola accumulation and redemption, to the actual shopping.
Moola Frenz who dine at London Town are entitled to a 10% cash back everytime! What’s more, you can also grab FreeMakan vouchers for even MORE savings here!
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