The family who run this bright halal warung, or informal restaurant, trace their ancestry to the world's most populous island but have more-recent roots in South America's smallest country. The menu features Asian standards reinterpreted with Latin ingredients, often with European-inflected spellings (as in the name of the nearby Van Wyck Expressway).
Some dishes, desserts among them, are available only on weekends. But you can always place an order, in English, Dutch, or Javanese, for a sampler of savory items, chased down by a sweet drink scented with almond or coconut. When you can get it, baka bana — fried ripe plantain spread with a tangy, granular peanut sauce — combines savory and sweet in a quick jab to the tastebuds.
128-12 Liberty Ave. (128-129th Sts.), Richmond Hill, Queens