I have a feeling the area around Overland and Palms is going to be one of my new favorite spots to eat. There is Sushi Central (which was featured on Bobby Flay’s Throwdown), Kogi’s Chego! is having their grand opening this week (although, sadly not for lunch yet), and of course there is Simpang Asia, one of the best Indonesian spots in the city. It might be a coincidence, but it looks like the latter is preparing for their neighborhood’s moment in the sun. At the end of last month they moved into a newly renovated space formerly occupied by their “grocery store”, which has now moved into the generic looking convenience store next door to that. The old Simpang Asia space is going to be converted into a larger kitchen to accommodate the larger restaurant.
If that means shorter wait times on Thursdays and Fridays during lunch (the place tended to fill up pretty quickly), I’m all for it! As for the food, well if you’ve ever been you know it’s pretty freakin’ awesome. Check out the new digs, plus plenty of banana leaf wrapped food porn after the jump.