Saturday Indonesian Food Fair at the Duarte Inn IS BACK ON (Jan. 17th)!
For those who didn't see this good news that was posted by "indocrt", who also sent me an e-mail, the Saturday Indonesian Food Fair (Pondok Kaki Lima) that happens at the Duarte Inn WILL BE BACK January 17th.
They've got all the licenses and everything else squared away, and it'll be business as usual for every SATURDAY, 10 AM - 2 PM, in the foreseeable future.
They won't be around on January 31st though -- the vendors are relocating temporarily to Hacienda Heights for a separate Chinese New Year festival.
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, then let this blog post (with PICTURES) be a primer:
I just went last Saturday for the first time. A lot of the stalls serve the same thing so ideally, I'd love to go back several times and compare/contrast. I tried to see if any one stall was more crowded, but I couldn't see a difference.
I had beef rendang (a classic dish), bbq skewers (sate), and kale that was cooked in a peanut sauce. All were really good. You should definitely get some fried items, but most of the ones I saw were just sitting out getting cold. Not the ideal way to eat fried stuff. If you spot any stall that is making them fresh, you have to get it.
Actually, a couple other items were still cold or at least not that hot (probably made the night before and heated in the chafing dishes) so you may want to do what many Indonesian families were doing, which is taking things to go.