Stopped by this recently renovated food court to check out a tip on a supposedly excellent Malaysian fried Kway Teow @ Bethania Depot. (Unfortunately the noodles were nothing to shout about… )
More interesting though was the actual food court. I was frankly blown away by the quality of renovations. The food court while modest by Westfield standards, it’s one of the nicest Asian centric I’ve come across in LA/OC. Vendors were exclusively Indonesian save for a Filipino and Hawaiian place.
I live close enough that I’ve tried all the spots; Janty Noodles seems to be the more popular option at this food court. I dont have that much experience with Indonesian/ Burmese style noodles but all these places seem generally lacking in Q and flavor compared to their chinese counter parts.
This whole plaza is interesting… The supermarket has remodeled a few times, Fujin Ramen recently just changed ownership, Quen Nem Ninh Hoa recently opened up and their Nem Cuon is awesome, who knows how much longer Penang can stay open.
i happened to be in the area today and looked in. i would describe it as underwhelming. a couple of places in the food court were vacant, but janty noodle and bakmi are still there. the space formerly occupied by yum cha cafe has been vacant for quite a while. not exactly a ghost town, but i kinda expected to have to sneeze from the subjective impression of dust.
i’d have taken pictures, but i think it’s better to remember it this way.
my mind still wants to translate the sign of the place to the right of the entrance as “shanxi dating” - chinese mail order brides or some such.