Roti Bakar from Simpang Asia restaurant and grocery store
10433 National Blvd. No. 2, West Los Angeles
(310) 815-9075, http://www.simpangasia.com
Open 11 a.m. to 12 am. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Simpang Asia offers items such as Roti Bakar, a sweet dish of traditional Indonesian grilled cheese bread served with condensed milk and chocolate for $3.25. Adjacent to the cafe is a store that sells Indonesian snacks and ingredients.
Old Country Café
2 E. Valley Blvd., Alhambra
Open 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Sunday.
This cozy mom and pop spot doubles as a bookshop. Eat inside the restaurant or amid the Chinese comic books and magazines in the adjacent room. Most of the dishes hover under the $5 mark. For $3.95, you get a small bowl of rice, mince meat, egg and vegetables.
Kang Kang Food Court