simpang asia-- anybody been recently? any good?
- westsidegal Dec 3, 2013 04:22 PM
haven't been there for several years.
is it still good?
maybe a rijsttafel there would be a good substitute and location for the potluck?
I am a regular at Hu's for the lunch combo -- once a month sometimes more. The hot and sour soup is ok -- i punch it up with a dash of soy and hot chili oil. What keeps me coming back is the Chinese chicken salad intermediate course -- dressing a bit sweet, but it makes me feel I'm getting a healthy interlude. I alternate between three entrees: the kung pao chicken with extra sauce, the eggplant with ground pork cooked tender, and the twice-cooked pork w/out tofu, spicy.
I have seen orders of fried chicken wings come out that looked incredible.
Avoid the sweet'n'sour -- chicken or shrimp with insipid bready soft batter.
I go there 3-4 times a year. Last visit was 3 months ago for me. Still good.
I've never tried the rijstaffel at Simpang Asia. Please report back if you do go!
May I suggest also Ramayani on Westwood Blvd. Their rijstaffel is quite good.