As you all know I’m vegetarian now, with a lot of vegan tendencies so I love being invited to try totally vegan menus and that’s what happened when I headed down to the Makan Malaysian Supperclub at The Blue Door in Fulham.
Makan Malaysia is run by the lovely Kat and Sue, who decided to launch their business based on their joint love for cooking after they couldn’t find the foods that they missed from home, and quite frankly, I’m very glad they did so!
We arrived at The Blue Door in Fulham and were welcomed by friendly faces, with a cocktail being placed into our hands. We were sat on a larger table with a really nice couple that we laughed and joked with all evening which is part of the reason I love going to Supperclubs so much.
The Blue Door is one of Fulham’s best late-night cocktail bars and restaurants serving up weekly supper clubs, bottomless brunches, Sunday Roasts, and so much more. It’s quite literally hidden behind a blue door too!
We had such an incredible meu that the meat-eaters that accompanied me stated they didn’t miss out on eating meat!
The meal started with Fresh Rainbow Spring Rolls with sweet chili sauce and acar, a Malaysian pickle. These were some of the freshest spring rolls I have ever eaten and were so filled with flavour that I wish my local deliveries did them!
The second course was Mapo Sweet-Po which I had never heard of before! It’s chilled sweet potato noodles served with tangy Szchechuan and a scatted of lotus root chips; this was my favorite course as sweet potato noodles are groundbreaking and lotus root chips add such a fantastic texture to the dish that I want to eat this time and time again.
Next up, was the Jackfruit Rangdang which was a great take on one of favourite style curries. This was served with nests made from enoki trees, another flavour I’d never had before and really enjoyed! As before, the textures of these dishes worked so well together.
Roll on the tofu! Our final savory dish was Hainanese Roasted Tofu served with miso aubergine and fragrant rice. This was, of course, served with an abundance of banging sauces, which I loved the Sambal so much I purchased my own pot to take home! I can’t wait to add into curries and make my own vegan Malaysian meals.
Our dessert was a super cute trio; the first being orange and cardamon sponge, then next a really lovely banana fritter which reminds me of eating out with my mum when I was younger and this was a super tasty one and the final was a pulut tai tai. A pulut tai tai is a fluffy glutinous rice steamed in coconut milk that has a blue hint so it’s very on brand for me!
I had such a wonderful evening at Makan Malaysia and if I win the lottery I’m 100% having Kat and Sue cook for me daily as they are wonderful cooks and very wholesome humans that I’d love to have around!
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