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Little Malaysia Review

copacetic | Dec 8, 200608:06 AM     6

I've been a loyal Little Malaysia customer for quite some time now so I thought I'd never get around to writing that review for them...til now.

Having grown up in Malaysia, we Malaysian transplants are hard pressed to find a suitable LA eatery that serves authentic fare.

I'm almost a little hesitant to talk about it...this place is already crowded enough as it is. But sharing is caring and since it is my favourite malaysian joint here so far (it kicks Nonya's ass any day) I probably owe it to them to share.

Favorite Dishes:

Kankung belacan: It's kankung (veggie) with fermented shrimp paste. Maybe it's an acquired taste. My SO hated it the first time he tried it but over time it's grown on him to become one of his favorites.

Beef rendang: Comes complete with cloves. The better version is at Penang Malaysia but this one still brings a smile to my face.

Char kway teow: Get it hawker style by asking for it EXTRA spicy with some chopped chili in soy sauce on the side.

Clear soup with fish balls. Reminds me of simple cooking from the island provinces.

Seafood in garlic sauce: Delicious and healthy.

Satay beef: BBQ skewered on bamboo sticks accompanied with chopped red onions swimming in a syrupy sweet sauce.

Sambal sotong: Squid in a tangy spicy sambal sauce.

Phone: 626-401-3188
Address: 3944 Peck Rd # 8 El Monte, CA 91732
Cash only.

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