A city restaurant is up for a prestigious national award just six months after opening.

My Makan, which opened in Westlegate in March, has been shortlisted in the Asian Curry Awards 2023. 

More than 200 venues across the country sit on the shortlist and will be whittled down to the top hundred by online votes from the public.

Eastern Daily Press: My Makan in Norwich is run by Imran Abidin and Mathew Wilcox, both directorsMy Makan in Norwich is run by Imran Abidin and Mathew Wilcox, both directors (Image: Sonya Duncan)My Makan offers the tastes and feel of Malaysia, with the Tardis-like space transformed with plants, wooden panelling and vibrant colours. 

The first My Makan restaurant was opened in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh in 2020 by business partners Imran Abidin, who is Malaysian, and Turki Salim.

The menu ranges from satay to rendang curry and there are plenty of vegan options too.

Eastern Daily Press: Inside My Makan in NorwichInside My Makan in Norwich (Image: Sonya Duncan)Judges from the Asian Catering Federation, which organises the event, are currently visiting the candidates to determine the overall category winners.

The winners will be revealed at a presentation ceremony in London on November 19.

You can vote for your favourite restaurant via the awards page at asiancurryawards.com.