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simpang asia-- anybody been recently? any good?

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?

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  1. Been about a year ago.
    Still excellent.

    1. Shoot, I just passed by their today.

      Was almost going to post myself.

      Someone mentioned that they had an exceptional avocado smoothie here. ??????????

      And I think the food should be quite decent.

      9 Replies
      1. re: kevin

        That avocado drink would be the ice teller at Ramayani on Westwood Blvd.

        1. re: J.L.

          is the avocado drink at Simpang good too ?????

          thanks man.

          1. re: kevin

            Yes, it is an icy, slushy avocado and jackfruit drink. Really good at Simpang.

            1. re: Ciao Bob

              I've tried it at Simpang too.

              But my vote still goes to the ice teller at Ramayani.

              1. re: J.L.

                Ok, I'll go to Ramayani which is even closer to me. Can I grab just get one of those Ice Teller's to go ?

                  1. re: J.L.

                    I sure miss the Indian joint right next door,

                    What ever happened to that joint ?

                    And it had the best kulfi within a 20 mile radious.

                    Though I do miss Madhu's Dasprakash on Santa Monica, near Bundy too.

                1. re: J.L.

                  Never been - do you like EVERYTHING better there, than Simpang Asia, J.L?
                  I

                  1. re: Ciao Bob

                    Simpang has better Ayam Goreng and also better Rendang.

        2. Not to commandeeer the post way, but has anyone been to Hu's Szechuan right across the street ?

          And also does anyone know if Indo Kitchen might open up again or is that a lost cause ?

          Thanks.

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          1. re: kevin

            Hu's is a restaurant of last resort for me.

            Just down the street, Yamakase is the diametric opposite of that.

            1. re: J.L.

              "Hu's is a restaurant of last resort for me."

              Funny, I would have thought "Hu's on first."

              1. re: Tripeler

                Hu's on First ?

                I think it's on National, or is it Motor ?

                1. re: J.L.

                  Diametric opposite ? Yeah, break out those Scholastic appitude words. :)

                2. re: kevin

                  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.

                3. 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.

                  1. We go once every month or two. Last visit was in early October. They were still good.