WHY For hard-to-find Malaysian classics, from satays and curries to coconut rice and icekacang, a red-bean shaved-ice dessert that’s more delicious than you might think.
WHAT This plaza café turns out Indian griddle breads (roti canal) and scalding Indo-Malayrendangs, long-simmered chicken, lamb or beef cooked in a thick coconut cream infused with massive quantities of curry spices. Noodle dishes and rice plates are best for single diners, while specials such as spicy Thai sauce shrimp and stir-fried eggplant withbelacan are more suitable for groups to share.
WHO Malaysian food buffs who drive a long way, and locals brave enough to look beyond their usual Thai joint.
Region: San Gabriel Valley
Neighborhood: West Covina
Features: Dinner, Kid Friendly, Lunch
Price Range: $10-under
Cuisine Type: Malaysian