Mix Moon is tastefully fitted out, not a lantern or embroidered fan in sight, neither are the walls dripping in red. So they didn't expect that number of punters on a Monday night, but there were 3 serving staff. The wait for attention was nearly half an hour. It doesn't make us very receptive to what the menu promises. After all we had all that time to study it. They will have to work extra hard to regain our goodwill. Well, no matter how much resources you throw into the surrounds, all that comes to naught when faced with staff who are not interested in their diners.
So there are dishes from Malaysia like nasi lemak, curry laksa, mee goreng, beef rendang; paad thai, red and green curries and salads like papaya pok pok.from Thailand. That sounded really enticing but their dressings all come with fish sauce, of cousre and no amount of cajoling are they prepared to use anything else on the pok pok. Fair enough, recipe integrity and all that. We decided to go completely vegetarian; Mango Tofu, stir fried with vegetables in sweet mango chutney and Mamak Mee Goreng, Indian Muslim style stirfried egg noodle with tofu, potato, egg and vegetables. Both dishes were extraordinary good, with great distinctive flavours. But as it's fusion, they lacked the spark of the dishes they were supposed to replicate. Fusion for the locals, served Western style.
Owner and Chef Vu says, 'Come in and be transported...' Sounds good, but it's more like a very slow boat or being stuck in traffic.
29 Totara Avenue