Friday, November 7, 2008

Simon & Max

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Simon & Max Food station.. NEW! Approximately 4 months old in Sea Park.

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Those of you who recognize MAX (the tall guy in the photo), will recognize him as the 'tong-sui' man, from the Sea-Park coffee shop on the corner just next to Simon & Max Food station. Max and his partner decided to set up shop next to his old tong-sui place. This proved to be a good move because, 4 months into the opening, and already this Western food joint is pulling a substantial crowd.

Simon is the Western food chef and Max is the tong-sui expert.

"I can't cook, but I can eat!", says the humble Max, when asked about his cooking skills:D

We decide to put their food/tong-sui to the test.



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Excellent tong-sui at really affordable prices. We had the pumpkin sago, the sea coconut as well as the fu-chok barley. All were good but my favourite of the lot was the pumpkin sago. Smooth, creamy and thick but not too sweet. Perfect!

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Not your run of the mill western, this place also serves some unusual dishes such as vegetable pancake - good for those who want a healthier alternative to meat. (aiiya, but if you come to a western steak place, you should eat meat right? tsk...)


When I saw, the Wasabi Mushroom Chicken Chop (RM10.00 only) on the menu, I just had to have the Wasabi Mushroom STEAK! (I only eat steak or lamb at western outlets.. I never trust the chicken they serve - it comes from too many bad experiences where outlets have served "supermarket freezer tasting chicken"). Uh-uh.. its steak all the way for me man..


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Wasabi Mushroom steak RM15.00
The steak was a little on the hard side but the taste was good! The great thing is that when Max asked me how the steak was, and I told him, "a little hard", he immediately went and told his partner that they had to look into different sources for beef. This place is still experimenting with the suppliers of beef to ensure that whilst the prices are affordable, they don't compromise on quality.

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Cheesy herb crust Chicken chop RM11.00

Finally the Chop with cheesy herb crust (husband doesn't mind eating chicken unlike moi) was cheesy and crispy. Apparently instead of deep-frying their chops like many places, Simon& Max Foodstation grills theirs. This makes it a little less oily, a little healthier... :D

For those who like pasta, this place does that too. Vongole Cream Spaghetti for just RM10.00.. where to get..?

Add:
Simon & Max "Tong Shui & Western"

Behind restaurant New Seaview,

65 & 67 Jalan 20/7,

Paramount Garden,

46300 PJ, Selangor.

Food:6.5/10

Tong-Sui:7/10

Service:8/10

Price:8/10

20 comments:

Nic (KHKL) said...

i wonder how a wasabi mushroom sauce tastes like? hmmm....with beef somemore...interesting!

the vegetable pancake looks like okonomiyaki hor? minus the teriyaki sauce lar...hehehe...

Julian Si said...

Ah hah thanks for the tip ... another new place to try! I had Sin Kee at Brickfields yesterday, superb chicken chop and mun-fan (rice with gravy and meat). Cheers!

ps - See you at FBB's thing next week?

mimid3vils said...

very affordable western food, good find!!

550ml jar of faith said...

So did the wasabi flavour make the grade? I totally hear ya about western outlets and chicken - KFC aspirants with bad bad genetically modified fowl!

fatboybakes said...

wow, cheap hor.... got corkage ah?

Tummythoz said...

No address, no contact number, no landmarks? So do I go around asking pedestrians 'Simon & Max hai-pin-toi'? =)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

thats the problem tat this ppl face..quality vs price..

but wasabi mayo? thats very interesting and creative as it is..worth a try hor?

BiologicalClockTicking said...

Thanks, will try a.s.a.p. Wonder how their pasta tastes like? Alwiz get the shivers coz most still can't get their pastas done correctly.

backstreetgluttons said...

good friendly well informed place for casual diners . something modern ? price must be good

Christy said...

Looks like really nice tong shui wor!!
Hehehe....western place for meat lovers? How about my fish? Don't forget me, cumi&ciki:)

CUMI & CIKI said...

nic:
okonomiyaki! i miss that.. lol.. yar, looks and taste a little like that , minus the seafood/meat and the ngar choy (bean sprouts)

jules:
yup, cu there

mimi:
uh huh

faith:
the wasabi sauce could have been stronger - as in, more sting.. but then again, i love mine to hit the brain (behind the eyes)

CUMI & CIKI said...

fbb:
no corkage but I am not sure if they have wine glasses! also, can imagine sitting by that corner roadside coffee shop, sipping wine.. teehee , cute

tummythoz:
erm, sorry I forgot to get the address!

joe:
wasabi mushroom.. not bad in taste!

CUMI & CIKI said...

biological:
only one way to find out!

bsg:
not so modern - more coffee shop like

christy:
sorry, forgot to mention, the fish was pretty good too!

Life for Beginners said...

Heh, here's a place where the main dishes will be an accompaniment to the lovely desserts. I'm so heading there!

J2Kfm said...

western food and tong sui? so funny one.
but least the western fare is not runofthe mill chicken chop, fish n chips, and pork chops.

sea park is near SS2 ah? sorry lost Ipoh boy here.

Pureglutton said...

Is this the corner shop in the row facing the old Ruby cinema (1 row in front of the Seapark wet market)? Have not been to tat area for ages! Must go back there soon to try this!

Big Boys Oven said...

the pumpkin sago looks awesome, a must try , my next stop!

myCoffee said...

Oolala... My eyes are drawn to the pumpkin tongshui. The vegetarian pancake looks strangely inviting too. Is this shop open for lunch? Possible to give brief directions to its location? TIA!

CUMI & CIKI said...

kenny:
cool

j2kfm/pureglutton:
yea, near the seapark square, opposite caltex

Hazza said...

The one thing I noticed about "Western" food in KL is that they are not really "western", but rather an asian-ised version. Worth trying even if you're used to real western cuisine.