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Sep 22, 2013 02:53 PM

Alhambra: Yazmin--Closed? What's going on?

Hello, Yelp says Yazmin closed, but no reviews that I could find mention this fact. Anyone know what's going on? Super bummed if true; had heard good things about it and had been hoping to try it soon :(

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  1. posted on their FB page Aug 3rd:

    "We will be temporarily closed until further notice"

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    1. re: barryc

      Thanks for the info. "Temporarily closed"...I wonder what that really means?

      Anyone with further info?

      1. re: crocodileguy

        I know they've done this in the past. Owner goes back to Malaysia every so often for extended periods. Not sure if this is the case this time.

    2. drove by today...closed for sure. can't order my pandan cake or kaya anymore :(

      1. I'm gonna miss their lunch specials......Salted fish fried rice $4.95, char kway teow $5.95

        1. alternatives, then? an indonesian friend suggested little malaysia in el monte. i've never been there.

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          1. re: barryc

            LM can be good. We used to make the trek feom the Westside regularly. Consistancy can be an issue though. Haven't been in a while so I can't vouch for them right now.

            1. re: barryc

              LM was really good back in the 90"s. Last time I went was the last time I will ever go, which was couple of years ago.

              My go to place now is Sate House in Walnut.

              1. re: barryc

                We like LM. We were there about 2 months ago as it's a bit of a drive from the SFV. I love their Mee Goreng, and my mom (from Singapore) like their Curry Mee. Not a big fan of their Roti Prata but the Char Kway Teo is pretty good.

                1. re: barryc

                  Borneo or Java House for Indo taste. No alternative in the hood for Malaysian-specific.

                  1. re: TonyC

                    hi tony,

                    how is borneo overall? worth a visit? any recs? thanx!

                    1. re: chowseeker1999

                      I think borneo is pretty good, indonesian-chinese (hokkien) food. I usually get:

                      laksa udang - solid laksa imo, not katong level.. but for this area.. ya

                      roti prata - nice n flaky, sauce is rice n flavorful

                      their mie is nice too, but janty noodle is still better.. borneo is much closer to me though. Variation depends entirely on you, I like the mie hakka since they have fishcake. I try to get a different one every time I go, so i don't always remember the name of the exact dish.

                      nasi campur kalimantan - its not bad.. char siu looks much better than it tasted.. I guess i expected it to be better than cantonese bbq, but it's less flavorful and a bit dry in comparison.. chicken is good..

                      tried a few other items but forgot the names or they weren't memorable

                      I still haven't tried rojak, stir fry noodle dishes, fried rice, lots of their noodle dishes, yong tau foo (called nyong here?), curries, and also some rice dishes (because there are already places that do them well, been skipping them here for now)..

                      if you go, park in the structure behind them (and pho 79) to avoid needing to drive around. enjoy!

                    2. re: TonyC

                      And if you want to add something else to this mix, there's Litz Cafe in Monterey Park for Singaporean...

                      1. re: TripleAxel

                        Nope, have no desire ever mention Litz. The stuff is disgusting compared to general output of Borneo/Java. Almost shameful.

                        1. re: TripleAxel

                          not true singaporean

                          it's a cantonese restaurant that tries to make "singaporean" dishes.

                    3. I have NEVER had a better coconut curry dish than Curry laksa at Yazmin. I have eaten at the two locations they have been at for over 25 years! For many years, it was my favorite restaurant by far. I will always love Yazmin.