Damansara is a lively San Francisco restaurant that specializes in popular Malaysian small plates for sharing, rice plates and laksa noodle soup.
Tracy was born and raised in Damansara Utama, near Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Her culinary exploits reached a new level when an opportunity to live and work in San Francisco presented in 2012. In an attempt to meet like-minded food enthusiasts in a new country, Tracy posted photos of her traditional cooking on Instagram under the @eatwithtracy handle and invited curious yet eager strangers to experience Malaysian flavors in her one-bedroom apartment. The small dinner parties quickly turned into frequent pop-ups with 20 to 60 guests at rented venues. Tracy realized that she could be filling a gap in the market for Southeast Asian cuisines. She began to focus full-time on promoting Malaysian cuisine in the Bay Area. Support from the local community became the impetus for opening Damansara, her first brick and mortar Malaysian restaurant in San Francisco.