"This Malaysian laksa bar offers an all-hits menu full of unfathomably good food... pure joy"

Grace Dent, Guardian


"vibrant, face slapping laksa...powerful, satisfying, the very stuff of memories"

Jay Rayner, Observer 2016

20 Best Restaurants chosen by Top Chefs, Guardian 2020


171 Holloway Road, N7 8LX

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The story so far

​Mandy Yin is one of the few Malaysian chef/owners in the UK, having founded Sambal Shiok in London in 2013. She is a Malaysian-born Chinese of Peranakan Nyonya heritage. "I take inspiration from everything I ate in my childhood growing up in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Then I mix it up and put a new slant on it."

Sambal Shiok started trading at street food markets in 2013. Listening to customer demand led to Mandy narrowing her focus on laksa and starting a pop-up restaurant. Her laksa bar had sell out runs across London before she opened Sambal Shiok Laksa Bar in June 2018.

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