its true that i don't remember the last time i had petai. only found it in this malaysia restaurant that i just bumped into in brooklyn while driving around and checking out the so called brooklyn's chinatown which is on 8th avenue all the way from 48th street to about 62nd street. read about it here. i believe the restaurant is called rendang island restaurant.
so, i ordered something like stir fry vegetable (mix of lady's finger, petai, long beans and brinjal) with shrimp paste.
a bowl of some soup which i forgot what the name is;
and some kind of rice noodles which are made into cubes. it was a bit odd since i don't remember that being a malaysian dish.