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Singaporean Food in LA Anyone?

Following up on Litz: I went today and had the "Singapore style laksa". It was very good (and humongous portion for $7), but more Malaysian style than Singaporean. The version I like is sweeter, has stronger flavours of galangal and lemongrass, maybe more coconut milk, and none of coriander/cumin/other spices commonly found in curry powder. I guess I'm still more or less stuck with my stash of Asian Home Gourmet packs when I want that particular flavour profile in a hurry.

On a side note, does anyone know where I might be able to find laksa leaf (fresh, dried, or ideally in living plant form that I can cultivate)?

Feb 19, 2012
woceht in Los Angeles Area

Singaporean Food in LA Anyone?

As homesick Singaporean I have to agree with bulavinaka about restaurant recs in general. I am extremely appalled by SBL-and that people are forming their views on SG/MY cuisine because of it. I think the key to finding SG/MY cuisine in LA is to know which dishes are good at which places. E.g. I largely go to Yazmin to fix my craving for yong tau foo, but their rojak sauce is missing 1-2 key ingredients (unless this is a MY/SG stylistic difference that I don't know about).

Still haven't seen a comprehensive review for Litz, which I've seen pop up in a couple of mentions. I am craving nonya laksa again so I might venture out this weekend. Will report back.

Also, what else have people tried at Spice Table? It looks expensive, so I am holding off.

Feb 18, 2012
woceht in Los Angeles Area

Duck Yee Wonton

Does anyone know where I can get raw yee mein in LA? I am craving the soup version, which I have not been able to find here. I've tried looking in the SG supermarket, with no luck.

Jun 01, 2010
woceht in Los Angeles Area

PLEASE POST YOUR VOTES HERE: Ultimate Los Angeles Restaurants 2009

Yikes! Being from Singapore, I concur with burp about Singapore Banana Leaf.

Dec 20, 2009
woceht in Los Angeles Area

Wilmington NC - Where do YOU dine?

Los Portales is wonderful! Just wish I'd found out about it sooner. Most of the servers speak English, though I've now happily picked up enough Spanish to place an order. I'm always on the lookout for similar cheap and good places to eat, and can't wait to try some of the recommendations here.

I also particularly like Double Happiness because it serves some of the food I crave from SE Asia.

Jun 17, 2008
woceht in General South Archive