Azalina’s laksa with hand-pulled noodles (and it’s vegan!). Photo: © tablehopper.com.
The opening menu board at Azalina’s. Photo: Johanna Mansor.
An opening day visit by chef Alex Ong means big smiles. Photo: Johanna Mansor.
Congrats to Azalina Eusope, who opened her first brick-and-mortar spot this past Monday, ~AZALINA’S~, which we told you was coming in a story we broke a year ago. She is in the new Market on Market (“in the Twitter building”) that we wrote about a couple of weeks ago.
You can come by for her handcrafted and soulful Malaysian dishes, loaded with bright and complex flavors and colors and California touches, from 11am-10pm. She is a fifth-generation Mamak street food vendor and is proud to make her sauces by hand, as well as her noodles, dumplings, and more (they will be made at and transported from her commissary kitchen).
The opening menu includes her incredible laksa, Malaysian pineapple tea salad, hokkien mee (handmade noodles with shrimp), roasted chicken rice, and nasi lemak with beef curry. There’s also a pear iced tea, and fermented sticky rice with coconut cream for dessert.
There is a small counter with some seats along the window and another overlooking the kitchen, and there is some outdoor seating on a back patio garden area, which also has a roof. Look for some fun outdoor events in the future, like movie screenings and bonfires. 1355 Market St. at 10th St.