Santai Colombo


Last week, I checked out Santai, a brand new Malaysian Restarant bringing to you multiple staples from the streets of Kuala Lampur including your favorite Roti Canai to Milo Tabur! They’ve got a beautiful set up, and it’s quite peaceful for an intimate meal. Although contemporary in their design and interior, there are tiny quirks that lights up and bring out the Malaysian food affair alive. For instance, the table mats paint out a cultural piece of Malaysia to the wall art.

We tried a few staples but also decided to explore further on the menu and try out a few new stuff – but here’s our verdict!

Lychee | Rs. 500/-

We started out with our drinks. The lychee is quite popular and was insanely refreshing in this heat so I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet goodness – it was also topped with also 4 massive frozen lychee chunks so you’ve got yourself a decent deal for 500 bucks. Plus, it really does compliment the meal, so you’re good to go with it throughout the whole meal.

Milo Tabur | Rs. 650/-

The OG when it comes to the iced milo, is the Milo Tabur. Now I’m not kidding when I say it’s with just the right amount of ice coldness, thickness, consistency and Milo powder. It wasn’t too overpowering or rich but you’re left craving for a whole glass more. THAT is how great the Milo Tabur is. Be prepaid, to lose yourself in this drink!

Satay Ayam (chicken) | Rs. 650/-

You can’t have Malaysian food if you’re not going to try their satay selection. For 650 bucks you get a decent 5 stick portion with a thick homemade peanut sauce. The chicken is marinated well with so much flavor and goes fantastically with the dip. Although I would’ve personally preferred more heat in the dip. Also, remember you are the guest, and the guest is always king – therefore, they always pay attention to the details – if you wish to make something extra spicy or change the noodles in your dish- they will cater to your needs.

Mutton Rendang Nasi Lemak | Rs. 1200/-

Nasi Lemak is a staple and loved by many! I’m so used to having the Lemak constantly with chicken rendang – so when I came across the mutton rendang – I was stoked. The fragrant coconut milk rice cake through with dried fish, peanuts, the secret sambol sauce, fresh cucumbers, half a boiled egg and the mutton. Everything went great together and the mutton was absolutely DELISH! I’m so glad they got it on the menu on its own as well, so you can just indulge it on its own.

Bihun Goreng | Rs. 1100/-

Probably my favorite dish out of everything I tried. Stir fried vermicelli noodles served with fish balls, chicken and shredded omelette. This was AMAZING! Ask them to make it a little more spicy and you’re in for a treat.

Salted Caramel Brownie Sandwich

10/10 for the salted caramel ice cream. The consistency is perfect, the salt to sweet ratio is on point. But was it really a brownie sandwich? I don’t think so. We didn’t taste the gooey chocolate flavors of a brownie – so I guess this needs to have a little WIP!

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