Blog Stories Takeout Spotlight: Malka

Takeout Spotlight: Malka

By Living Room Realty, May 22, 2020

Malka is the new brick and mortar restaurant, run and developed by head chef Jessie Aron and her business partner Colin McArthur. Jessie and Colin used to operate a very popular food cart, Carte Blanche, and Malka was their dream and vision for the last 3 years before opening.

The team renovated a nondescript little bungalow on SE Division into an otherworldly and totally delightful explosion of blues, textures, lighting, and tchotchkes that individually could look chaotic – but their design looks effortless, cool, and unique. This wonderful mish-mash decor is a mirror to their totally unique food pairings.

Malka’s food is downright scrumptious. I always appreciate going out to eat more when there is absolutely no way I could recreate the dish at home – and Malka achieves that so completely and deliciously! Their food is the perfect mix of veggies, flavors, textures, and more. My absolute favorite dish is the “I Have A Lot of Feelings” rice bowl – and trust me all my feelings about this bowl are GREAT. From their menu description: “Rice bowl with Ota tofu in sweet soy and sambal, chickpea fritters, coconut jasmine rice, stir-fried vegetables with green curry, panroasted mushrooms, miso-tahini slaw, crispy shallots, peanuts, avocado, herbs, pickled ginger and peppers, sesame, lime” plus their habanero and passion fruit hot sauce… Y U M.  Oh, and get the dessert – trust me on this one!

Photo thanks to the Malka Instagram page

Malka is open for take-out, practicing social distancing, and doing it all with a smile. Opening a new restaurant just a few weeks before the state shut down has to be a challenge for this team, but they are not only providing takeout – but donating a few meals every week to our valuable essential workers. If you are looking for a new place to try to spice up your quarantine, I could not recommend a delicious meal from Malka more. Check out their menu and hours HERE!

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