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“Best Place to Eat in Farmers Market”

Singapore's Banana Leaf
Ranked #660 of 9,980 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Malaysian
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Ojai, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best Place to Eat in Farmers Market”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

I will qualify the title to state that, in my opinion, and for my tastes, there are no very good places to eat in the farmers market. We don't eat meat, and that does affect our choices. That being said, despite the other reviews of "poor attempt Singapore/Malasian foods", I really don't care if it is just like you can get in Singapore. What I care about is how it tastes, and it was fine. It was not spectacular. On the other hand, I have eaten in places in Singapore and KL City that weren't any better.

  • Visited June 2014
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  • English first
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Poor attempt Singapore/Malaysian foods.”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

A group of 5 Singaporean/Malaysians were there on May 2014 and below are impressions.
Laksa- this one tastes something else pretty far away from expected and doesn`t deserve to be called laksa.
Cendol- It just has the coconut milk flavors.Totally missing are brown syrup and many essential ingredients.Flavors are nothing close to a cendol.
Mee Goreng -doesnt look and taste like one.
Nasi Lemak-another dish which like 1.5 out 5 .Visibly Missing are the rich flavours of sambal .
Basicly all dishes tried were totaly dissapointing and doesnt represent any taste of singaporean/malaysian dishes. Pls rename your outlet something else as it brings disgrace to Singaporean Malaysian foods.Pls take a trip to Singapore/Malaysia and undertand the suberb flavors from even a roadside hawker food...

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank LinusFrancis
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Northridge, CA
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558 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“GoodTasting, but....”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

Flavors were good, although the Curry was a bit oily and wasn't a good emulsification. The other big down side to this restaurant is that it is cash only!

Visited April 2014
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Thank bcreff
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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“meh”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

I thought the food was ok. I told them I didn't want it to be too spicy and it came out pretty flavorless, so I would just say not to ask for your food to be too mild. The only cool thing about it is that it's in the Farmer's Market... but so are a lot of much better restaurants.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank sarahhass
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Chicago, IL USA
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Singaporean food in America”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

My family is from Singapore and I am a huge fan of Mee Goring and Satay. This spot in the Farmer's Market in L.A. by The Grove gets pretty close to traditional Singaporean cooking. We had the Mee Goring and Chicken Satay and we loved it. The spices were good and the sauces were excellent. Highly recommended if you want to try something different or you miss a little bit of home.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank oliversacks1
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