You wouldn’t expect to find such a homey respite in the center of downtown Alhambra, amid an outdoor shopping mecca with a bustling movie theater. And yet, nestled within is this tiny and focused kitchen named after an island situated between Indonesia and Singapore.
Diners start with skewers of chicken satay blanketed in a dark peanut sauce, before taking comfort in a big bowl of oxtail curry soup or a tangle of Hakka and Indo-style noodles. But true to form, the best dish here is the smallest—namely, the roti prata, which is a wheat flour-based pancake griddled until puff pastry-like perfection and served with a subtly sweet and spicy curry. It’s the kind of dish you’ll want to begin and even seal a meal with.