With the temptation of pillowy rotis and delicious curries, I ended up going twice for lunch in the same month.
The entrance is pretty missable if you're not on the lookout for it. Located on a side street with mysterious steps leading downwards into a basement door is not the most inviting, but once I reach the top of the stairs, the queues are already out of the door with lunchtime customers waiting for a table or takeout.
On the first visit, I ordered the curry lamb for takeout and on my second visit, dine in with the curry chicken. The star of the show was definitely worth the queues and sharing a table with strangers.
It's pull-apart flaky and crispy with a fantastic chew and bite to the dough, whilst remaining fluffy and not too greasy. Oh my god. I could have eaten a stack of these.
Unfortunately, the curries were quite a let down. They were both rather salty and pretty 'flat' tasting on the palate. Perhaps there were not enough spices to add to the depth of flavour and whilst I loved picking at the lamb bones and sucking the rich marrow, there's just not much meat on it and not great for a desk lunch. The chicken tasted over braised and was dry to eat.
But roti dunked into curry is the ultimate combo so out of the two, curry lamb wins.
The other Malaysia food on the menu sounds really good and hopefully I'll be back to work through those too.
40 Doric Way
Kings Cross (but it's right next to Euston Station)