“We Malaysian transplants are hard pressed to find a suitable L.A. eatery that serves authentic fare,” says copacetic. Little Malaysiam however, is true to its name.
Some favorite dishes:
Char kway teow, the classic street food of stir-fried flat noodles. Get it hawker style by asking for it extra spicy, and get some chopped chile in soy sauce on the side.
Satay beef is a knockout, skewered on bamboo sticks and accompanied by chopped red onions swimming in a syrupy sweet sauce.
Seafood in garlic sauce is just plain delicious…and healthy.
Clear soup with fish balls is a reminder of the simple food from the island provinces.
Kankung belacan is vegetables with fermented shrimp paste–this one can be an acquired taste.
Beef rendang, complete with cloves, isn’t quite as good as that at Penang but still damn tasty.
Little Malaysia Restaurant [East LA-ish]
3944 Peck Rd. # 8, at Forest Grove, El Monte
Penang Malaysian Cuisine [Inland of LA]
987 S. Glendora Ave., at Vine, West Covina