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13 Sep, 2011

Tuk Din Restaurant

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Malaysian Food|United Kingdom

A while ago we were in London for a short trip. We had gone a rather long time without Malaysian food at the time, so we decided to head over to Tuk Din for dinner as it looked attractive from our internet search.

Tuk Din Restaurant
It was not difficult to find at all, being very near Paddington Station and on a fairly busy street that connects to the main road outside Paddington Station.

Interior, Tuk Din Restaurant
The inside was nicely lit and had a sense of class whilst still maintaining a traditional Malay décor and atmosphere.

Teh Tarik (tea with condensed milk), Tuk Din Restaurant
We were really in the mood for a real taste of Malaysia that evening, so we got ourselves a Teh Tarik (a tea drink mixed with condensed milk) for £2.00. It was a good, authentic taste of home and not too sweet as well.

Terung Berlada (aubergine with chilli paste), Tuk Din Restaurant
One of the dishes we ordered was the Terung Berlada (aubergine with chilli paste) for £4.50. We were very happy with this dish as it was full in flavour. It was mildly spicy with a strong lemongrass taste. It went perfect with rice!

Ayam Masak Merah (chicken cooked in spicy tomato sauce), Tuk Din Restaurant
We also had the Ayam Masak Merah (chicken cooked in spicy tomato sauce) for £6.50. The chicken breast pieces were tender and not hard to bite through, but the sauce lacked that certain finish to it. This dish is usually served mildly sweet and mildly spicy. Tuk Din got the latter down, but the former could possibly be enhanced slightly.

Sambal Sotong (squid cooked in chilli paste), Tuk Din Restaurant
The best dish we ordered that evening was the Sambal Sotong (squid cooked in chilli paste) priced at £7.90. This dish cannot be faulted at all in terms of taste. It had a delicate balance of sweet and spicy and managed to pull off a very authentic ‘sambal sotong’ taste.

As a whole, we were quite satisfied with the food from Tuk Din. It did well to satisfy any cravings for Malaysian food that we had that day, but perhaps the portions were not very big. We left still feeling slightly hungry and got ourselves a snack later that night. For contact information, do visit their website but note that the menu section of the website is incomplete at the moment.

Restaurant Information
41 Craven Road
London W2 3BX
United Kingdom.
Tel: 020 77236955

4 Responses to "Tuk Din Restaurant"

1 | ai wei

September 13th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

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let’s go mamak! hehe.
miss teh tarik e

2 | Choi Yen

September 14th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

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antidote to your homesick huh :)

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September 15th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

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[...] a scrumptious dinner at Tuk Din, we decided to go to China Town for a walk and also for some [...]

4 | eatonlylar

September 15th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

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Ai Wei: Hehe, jom!

Choi Yen: It definitely did the trick at the time! :P

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