Singapore's Banana Leaf

Singaporean in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Down-home Southeast Asian cooking stars at this two-generation, family-run stall inside the Original Farmers Market. Try laksa, Singapore's national dish, spicy coconut curry soup loaded with rice noodles, tofu, bean sprouts and fishcakes or chicken; tuna sambal, albacore sautéed with garlic, onion, tomato and ginger; mee indo, pan-fried noodles with satay; and gado gado, steamed vegetables in tangy peanut sauce.

There's no atmosphere to speak of – you eat at simple tables in front of the stall. And although it's counter service, signage proudly proclaims "This is not fast food," urging patience as cooking takes time. It's worth the wait.