Pasadena fans of the delicious Malaysian fare at Kuala Lumpur, take note: It’s being sold, and will be replaced by a Green Street Tavern in the new year.
Meanwhile, Central Park has opened in the space that was formerly Soda Jerks. It hardly looks like the same place, with black-and-white photos of movie stars everywhere and a sun room near the front of the restaurant.
Strangely, near the hostess station are menus for aggressively mediocre places like Wild Thyme, Shakers, and Diner on Main in Alhambra.
kotatsu reports having a very nice lunch, though, with tuna nicoise salad (baby greens, potatoes, tomatoes, in a good dressing) and chicken caprese sandwich (on focaccia bread with caramelized onions and balsamic vinegar) and broccoli salad, which is more exciting than it sounds. The one quibble is that the tomatoes in the salad taste like they’d been refrigerated (a little mealy).
There’s a good variety of stuff on the menu: pasta, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizza and so on, and at lunch nothing is more than $10.
Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Restaurant [Pasadena-ish]
69 W. Green St., Pasadena
Central Park Cafe [Pasadena-ish]
219 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena