Kopapa, 32-34 Monmouth St, Covent Garden, London, UK
Having grown up in the Southern Hemisphere I have a natural tendency to favour traditionalism in my Asian cuisines, but as I've experienced more and more of what Europe has to offer, fusion has become my best friend. Peter Gordon's Kopapa is a casual dining find, with inventive combinations and a relaxed, cafe-style atmosphere. The tempura dhal inari pocket with caramelised onions and plantain excels, whilst other Malaysian, Spanish and Japanese influences cover the menu. After a hard day of shopping, Kopapa is the answer to your tired feet and empty stomach.
Food - 7
Originality - 8.5
Service - 7
Contrasting Combinations - 8
Cook Books for Sale! (and now in my kitchen).... - 10