According to most restaurant critics, the perfect Malaysian meal is served on a plate, which rests on a table with legs. Try some authentic Malaysian cuisine the way it was meant to be served with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of Malaysian fare and drinks at Layang Layang. This deal is good for the South De Anza Boulevard location in San Jose only.
Layang Layang pleases palates with its slate of Malaysian cuisine, peppered with Thai, Indonesian, Chinese, and Indian flavors. Sashay into Layang Layang's menu of more than 100 dishes with starters such as the paper-thin pancakes of roti canai ($2.95) or the skewer-speared satay chicken ($6.95). Entree-wise, Layang Layang offers a wealth of seafood and vegetarian dishes, as well as options for land-meat lovers. Liberate delicacies of the deep from a nest of fried taro with the popular sarang seafood ($12.95), or wine and dine the crowned heads of Europe with the princess tofu ($9.95), featuring house-made fried tofu, shrimp, squid, mushrooms, and vegetables served in a savory oyster sauce. Dessert options include the fried ice cream with banana ($5.95) and the fresh coconut pudding ($7.95), diabolically served in the hollowed shell of its own existence. Wash it all down with a Malaysian iced coffee, mango juice, or jus laici (lychee drink).
Layang Layang brings a whiff of the tropical Malaysian landscape to San Jose like a giant air freshener packed with the sustenance and style of the world's 66th-largest country by total land area. Bright-green walls are adorned with traditional masks, kites, and bamboo accents, and colorful textiles outfit the tables. Though Layang Layang doesn't take weekend reservations, weekday reservations are recommended.
Layang Layang is closed on Mondays.
- Layang Layang's clean, fresh flavors and ingredients make it a great entry into Malaysian food. – Stett Holbrook, Metroactive.com
- Layang Layang aims for authenticity. – Sheila Himmel, Mercury News
- I really enjoyed this place for the service and the easy going atmosphere. – A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Layang Layang's menu of Malaysian food offers more than 100 choices, but the San Jose Mercury News says you should definitely try the fish balls. The housemade snacks "look like hard-boiled eggs and are sublime," whether you're trying one as a deep-fried appetizer or stirring them about in the ipoh ho hee seafood soup. The noodles in that soup are handmade by Layang Layang's chefs, all of whom hail from Malaysia's mountainous Cameron Highlands. Equally authentic is the ikan bakar, a grilled striped bass flavored by lemongrass and wrapped in a banana leaf.
Tofu—made fresh daily—plays as vital a role in the cuisine as the fish balls and noodles. Guests can mix it with shrimp, squid, and vegetables, spoon it from a clay pot, or see how much they can fit inside a vase brought from home. Vegetarians can also find much to savor in the indonesian spring rolls and papaya salads.
Brookvale - Chantel
1480 S De Anza Blvd.
San Jose, California 95129Get Directions