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Jul 31, 2012 02:18 PM

Borneo Kalimantan Cuisine (Alhambra)

Tried it for lunch today. Had the Kway Teow Goreng Kalimantan which is pretty good. Closest thing to Char Kway Teow (salty version..not the sweet Singapore version).

Wife had the nasi melayu which is so-so. The rice was not fragrant enough; ikan bilis was ok.

Overall, we prefer Wong Java House.

Wong Java House
1936 W Valley Blvd
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 289-2717

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  1. But aren't you just glad there are 2 more options OVER Indo Kitchen? And even more glad there are 3 Indo restaurants, plus a great Indo market in Alhambra/San Gabriel?

    7 Replies
    1. re: TonyC

      Please TonyC, which Indo market in SG is great, and do they have Malaysian or Singaporean(or thai or Lao) ingredients? Thank You.

      1. re: DWB

        168 & 99 Ranch both have Thai/Singaporean & Lao incredients, no?

        1. re: DWB

          Also in West Covina there's an Indonisian store inside of the HK 2 Supermarket. Also I think a couple of the food court restaurants are Indonesian.

        2. re: TonyC

          >> a great Indo market in Alhambra/San Gabriel?<<

          Are you referring to the Indonesian market by Luscious Dumplings? I think it's Tip Top?

          1. re: bulavinaka

            There's also a new(ish) Indo market on San Gabriel just south of Las Tunas.

              1. re: TonyC

                Their prepared foods are quite good. I usually stop by and pick up a few of their meals
                when I'm in the neighborhood. That area around Las Tunas is thick with very good and varied choices.

          2. That was some of the hottest food I have ever enjoyed - very interesting combinations of sour, spicy, and funky flavors.

            1. a group of us tried wong java house today. it was a little weird since all the adult indonesians in the place spent more time watching CNN come up with more details about that tragedy with the flight.

              we ordered the whole fried chicken, whole fried fish with chili sauce, beef rendang (curry beef) & and shrimp/vegetable stir fry.

              i think everyone liked the chicken the most, probably because what i'm guessing was kaffir lime which gave the crispy crust a lightness and minimized the greasiness. the curry was different, it was more like a stew/braise of a tougher cut of beef and none of thought the flavor was all that remarkable.

              and i neglected to find out who pete was (see pic 5).

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              1. re: barryc

                Pete are surely petai, stinking beans, 臭豆 in Chinese. Look a little like fava beans, very alkali taste and cause considerable odor afterwards (in all ways). Called sotor in Thai. I love them. Very healthy, too.

                1. re: swannee

                  now i have to go back and try #70 and pay $2 extra for pete.