Rasa Malaysia

Okay so people that know me know I visited Malaysia this summer on holiday with my family (and haven’t stopped banging on about it since), and I am positively obsessed with Malaysian cuisine. So, when I was out with my dad at Westfield Shopping Centre and we wandered past Rasa Malaysia, we had to pop in for some food.

The cozy fast food restaurant has quirky seating areas, allowing customers to relax while they eat, and then are easily able to get on with their shopping.

The food itself is delicious! We were positively surprised at the dishes being whipped up so quickly and still retaining that authentic taste.

I opted for a Chicken Mee Goreng Mamak, which is a ‘Fried yellow egg noodles cooked with our special blend of chili paste, bean sprouts, tofu and selected vegetables’. As previously mentioned, I love spicy food, so this was right up my street. The freshness of the food was paramount, having been cooked in front of me I could tell it would be delicious.

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My dad chose the Roti Canai with a chicken curry. This honestly was one of the nicest Roti’s I have ever eaten. The fresh taste was amazing, and dipped in the curry it was a proper delight. The sweet and spicy flavours in that chicken curry were to die for and I would definitely recommend!

This place was great as it allowed customers to speed in and out, but still get that authentic and amazing taste, at a reasonable price. I would give it an 8/10 for value, as this restaurant is a ‘fast food’ outlet, however, the actual taste and quality is amazing, and I definitely think it is worth the money you pay!

For more info about the Westfield Rasa, please see their webpage!

Prezzo – Glasshouse Street

A group of friends and I visited Prezzo for an evening meal in London. We were seated in the window of the classy restaurant and took a look at the menu. I opted for an Amaretto Sour cocktail, something that definitely went down a treat!

We then ordered our food, choosing a garlic pizza bread for starter, which was covered in caramelised onion and honestly was insanely delicious! I then chose the Spicy Carne Calzone and my friend opted for the Pappardelle Gorgonzola.

The calzone was called spicy on the menu, and usually I’m very good at handling my spices, however on this occasion, the spicy calzone was the spiciest pizza I have ever eaten! It was so tasty and the service was really good, but for me there was just a touch too much chilli (never thought I’d say that!)

The starter was insane and the tastiest part of the meal! The main meals were also delicious and really enjoyable, I would definitely recommend the calzone as it was super filling and full of flavour, just make sure you’ve got some water if you’re not keen on the spice!

The main reason for choosing Prezzo was due to the amazing deal that they had on offer. It was 50% off of mains!!! How incredible is that! It’s such a great deal and makes the meal actually more enjoyable!! I would rate the value of this meal 9/10, my whole meal, with a cocktail, shared starter and main came to less than £15, which in central London right next to Piccadilly Circus is an absolute bargain!!!!

I would definitely recommend and as you can see we managed to polish it off!

For more info about the deal and other great offers please see here!!

Salvador and Amanda

So last night I headed out to Salvador and Amanda in Covent Garden with friends for a birthday party meal!

We walked in down the stairs into the main restaurant and were seated in one of the booths. Very quickly we ordered some jugs of sangria (of course) and opted for an array of tapas!

(Apologies for the poor picture) The lighting inside the restaurant is red and so isn’t best for the iPhone pics!

I ordered the Albondigas and some patatas bravas (classic). We also ordered some Chicken wings with lemon, the pork ribs, calamari and fries.

The food itself was so delicious, the tapas selection was really appetising and presented very nicely. The food was brought out as it was ready which was great for us in a larger group as we could all pick at the food as it came! I think this actually fills you up more!

As you can see it didn’t take long to demolish the meals! The ambiance of the restaurant was great and the music was fantastic to fit in with the theme and the tapas food.

I would also rate the value for money at a 7/10. The dishes were about £5.00-£7.00 each, which I think is quite high for tapas dishes, however, the quality of the food was to a high level, plus considering we were in central London on a Friday night it was good value for money too!

The best part of this restaurant was the happy hour deal!! The sangria was £11 for a jug, which was happily received by all the guests! I would definitely recommend, for more info please see their webpage here!

Disclaimer: as my photos were all super dark, I used a photo from the website as the header image on this post!

Let me know if you’ve visited Salvador and Amanda, its a great party place to go!

Love, Maddie x

Megan’s Kitchen

So recently at Battersea Park Exhibition centre has been the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair, with the food partner being Megan’s Kitchen.

I had the pleasure of eating their Aubergine, Potato and Pea Masala with Turmeric Rice. The food was seriously tasty, each bite had distinct flavour and the balance really worked together. The presentation was also to a very high standard, which I was surprised at, as the food was served in a canteen like setting.

I would rate the food an 9/10 for Quality, it was obviously quality ingredients used and very tasty as a result of this.

For me, the main drawback of the food was the price, this vegetarian dish cost £10.50. Usually for a restaurant setting this would be to be expected, however as this was such a casual setting I was surprised at the cost. I would rather this dish a 7/10 for Value, as although the food tasted delicious, perhaps the price is slightly high for the setting.

Overall I would definitely recommend a visit to Megan’s Kitchen, their pop-up brasserie was a real treat!

Please stay tuned for further food updates coming soon!!

Love, Maddie x

1st Post

So it begins….

Anyone that knows me knows that I love a good meal (lol) and also love to get a great deal! This combined with my fave hobby (writing reviews) has led me to ‘What Maddie Says’, my new venture, and hopefully an exciting new hobby!!!!!!

‘What Maddie Says’ is basically my personal review on the places I go and the things I see/eat there! I’ve been reviewing restaurants and hotels and various other places for an array of websites for a while, and decided why not just do it all in one place! So here we are, hopefully this all makes sense and I’m not just rambling to myself!

The aim is for other people to read my reviews and hopefully take my advice (or do the complete opposite!) but, if this does just end up being my personal place to remember all the lovely places I’ve been to see I’m so looking forward to giving it a go!

I’ve decided to work on a simple scale, with a descriptive review of the place I’ve experienced, hopefully some pictures, plus a couple of extra bits! For me, value for money is key and I’m all about the affordability, therefore, I’m going to score each place out of 10 on a value for money basis!

As you’re aware, I’m completely new to this and therefore open to suggestion, so please if you have any comment to make let me know! So there it is, the beginning of my new idea and hopefully the start of something great!!

Love, Maddie x