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Monday, January 11, 2010

Alemany's Malaysian Lacy Crepes a Tasty Way to Keep Warm

Posted By on Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Chill chaser: Mint chicken curry spooned over green onion crêpes. - L. CHONG
  • L. Chong
  • Chill chaser: Mint chicken curry spooned over green onion crêpes.
While crêpes and curry might sound like an odd combination, the one we tried at the Alemany Farmers' Market recently was delicious, not to mention a nice way to cope with the current cold weather.

click to enlarge The booth appears Saturdays at Alemany. - L. CHONG
  • L. Chong
  • The booth appears Saturdays at Alemany.
Operated by a very friendly woman named Azalina, the Malaysian Lacy Crêpes food stand lets you customize your curry plate. Pick your choice of curry: mint chicken or a vegetarian option (kabocha squash and lentil), and your choice of lacy crêpe, either green onion or curcuma (a.k.a turmeric).

Our favorite combination was the mint chicken over green onion crêpe ($5.50). The crepe was made in a random lace pattern (hence the name), and the flavorful curry was loaded with ground meat, which was just fine with us. If you feel the need for some healthy veggies, perhaps ask for a half and half with the veggie curry. Also on the menu: samosas ($3.50 for two) and chai banana fritters ($3.50).

Malaysian Lacy Crêpes Alemany Farmers' Market, 100 Alemany (at Peralta); Sat., 8 a.m.-3p.m.

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