The Find: Merry's House of Chicken
The eastern edges of the San Gabriel Valley might be Greater L.A.'s epicenter of Indonesian cuisine. Sprawling across strip malls and city lines is an archipelago of food-court cafes and full-fledged restaurants, some serving offal-intensive curries and others sweetly lacquered barbecue. But there isn't a single stick of satay at Merry's House of Chicken; the restaurant instead purveys classic Javanese cooking. That's why it's our "find" of the week: Read on.
Photo: Ayam Goreng Kremesan is one of Merry's House of Chicken's signature dishes. Credit: Mariah Tauger/Los Angeles Times