Big props and beaucoup thanks to all the 'hounds (in particular rabo, das ubergeek, snackish and hailyn) who helped me with recs and advice for where to obtain essential ingredients for my home-cooked Malaysian Rendang. Thank you very much!
Bangluck Market on Sherman Way was a teriffic find and I even (finally) got to sample the rather good Pad See Ew from Sanamluang Cafe, located right next door.
The rendang was a smash hit and I will be posting my sister's recipe, with pix, on the lafoodblogging site very soon.
Thanks, 'hounds! It's truly fantastic to have such a warm, friendly and helpful community to call on when you're in a jam.
12980 Sherman Way
North Hollywood, CA 91605
(just west of Coldwater)