Malaysian or Singaporean food in Portland?
The subject says it all. Are there any Malaysian or Singaporean restaurants in the Portland area? Failing that, grocery stores that sell some of the harder to find ingredients necessary for cooking those cuisines.
I ate here today on a fluke during my mid-day walk break and loved it. Prices are great, portion good, flavors fun.
I had the Nasi Padang it included Rice, Rendang Beef, Young Jackfruit in spicy coconut milk(new to me and awesome) Deep fried hard boiled egg with chili sauce.
The interior of the place is spare but clean and tidy. Its set up like a to go place and everything is served with paper and plastic, even the bowl for the Rendang was a to go container. I didn't care it was good. Nice heat level, didn't need to use extra chili.
Taste of Jakarta
1239 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201
While its not Malaysian or Singaporean, Surabaya (4741 SE Hawthorne)is Indonesian and has many small plates and regular offerings. Seemed pretty authentic to me when we went there last fall. They also offer a Rijsttafel at least once a month and have a very nice outside patio in back.
I don't know of any Malaysian or S'porean restaurants, but I don't get out to the burbs much. Uwajimaya is the only place we've found to buy belecan and candlenuts. Pacific Supermarket it good for frozen galangal, tumeric, kaffir lime leaves and dried products, but sometimes they'll run out of lime leaves, so I buy a lot when I see them and wrap them well. An Dong also has lime leaves and some SE Asian stuff. Long red chillies for sambals are so hard to find that we grow our own and also buy them in the fall at the farmer's market. If you have questions about a more specific ingredient, I could tell you where I have or have not seen it.