Just got back from the Farmer's Market.
Half the stalls were closed, but that's okay because half of them were open.
Ate at The Banana Leaf a restaurant with Indonesian type food.
It was just okay. I had the Laksa a sort of soup and my mother had the chicken curry. We each had a curry puff that was served with sweat chili sauce.
We traded half way through. The curry was way too salty and the Laksa was missing the long ramen type of noodle that I've had at other restaurants.
The curry puffs were delicious. Maybe a bit too doughy and very similar in taste to a samosa. The sweet chili sauce set them apart.
I did like the way the food was served as it's basically Mall Food. Each plate had a piece of a banana leaf topped with a mound of yellow rice. They were further dressed with fresh bean sprouts and shrimp chips. It looked great.
Would I order either of those two dishes again? No. Would I try it again? Yes as there were other items on the menu that looked interesting.
My beef (Chowhound humor) with Farmer's Market.
I hadn't been there for quite some time.
I know that the food isn't stellar, but I did NOT expect to find Starbucks and Pinkberry.
I don't go to The Farmer's Market to find places that occupy every other corner in the city.
I fault the company that leases out FM. I would think that they'd want oddball, different types of stalls.
I bet they're getting major rent from those chains.
Guess money talks.
Guess they'll have a Pollo Loco and a McD's on my next visit.