Kopitiam, the Malaysian stalwart has closed. I discovered it several weeks back to my shock and horror.
Happily, a new Malaysian restaurant with the bizarre name of "Asian Twist Delicious", owned by the owners of the now-defunct Kopitiam, has sprung up next door to replace it. Asian Twist Delicious is run by a family from Ipoh. There is even an Ipoh Indian chef manning the hot plate where roti canai (and all sorts of roti, tosa, and even murtabak) are freshly made to order, which is very rare and a clear differentiating feature in the UK!
I ordered a Hainanese Chicken Rice, which used to be my staple at Kopitiam. While the rice was as fragrant and delicious as before, the chicken was clearly a notch below the old Kopitiam standard - not as smooth and juicy as I had been used to.
We ordered a Roti Canai with Fish Curry - The roti canai was really good, being freshly made. If I were to nitpick, I would say that the roti canai could be slightly lighter and fluffier, if the chef had beat it up a bit more. The fish curry was thick, aromatic and tangy, like a good fish curry should be - full marks here! The fish itself in the curry was deep fried... which I'm less in favour of.
The restaurant very kindly let me try a piece of their chicken curry. While I prefer the old Nyonya Chicken Curry at New Fook Lam Moon, given they have now changed chef / recipe, the point is moot, and the Chicken Curry at Asian Twist Delicious definitely a contender for the top 'Malaysian chicken curry in London' spots (happy to hear views on where else I can get authentic Nyonya Chicken Curry)