I had intended to stay home and make some art this third T meeting in May,
but the weather was so beautiful, I simply had to take advantage of it. After all, the heat will be back in full force by the time most of you link for T on Tuesday.
I don't remember who first told me about this Chinese restaurant, but since I was on the far east (pun not intended) side of town, I decided to try it. I had heard great things from people who had been there.
It took nearly forever to find the place, and when I did, it was practically time for them to close. Like many Chinese restaurants in my area that are not buffets, this place closes between the hours of 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm. By the time I was seated, it was well after 2:00. Anyone who has ever eaten with me, knows I'm the slowest person in the room to finish a plate of food. To me, food should be savored, tasted, and enjoyed, not swallowed quickly in big gulps.
But the waitress was in a hurry and even removed the menu before I could get a photo of it.
While I waited for my made-to-order meal, I had time to take a few photos of the now completely empty restaurant.
I enjoyed the lovely etched glass that held guard by the kitchen door.
I even managed to catch my own image in one of the etchings, something I try not to do. Yes, that's my short, small, no-neck selfie caught for all to see.
Once I pulled myself away from the etched glass, this lovely wall hanging of a fish caught my eye. Thread never looked so stunning.
By the time I returned to my table, I managed to get a photo of my lemon water before the waitress brought my food, a combination plate that consisted of egg roll, veggie egg foo young, sweet and sour shrimp, fried rice, and veggie chow mein. Although I'm not a fan of chow mein, it was part of the combination dish, and no substitutes were allowed. Needless to say, the waitress hovered, and before I could take more than five or six bites, she had presented me with the bill, the obligatory fortune cookie, and was asking if I needed a take out bag.
HMMM! Since I hadn't even started on anything except the egg foo young (also known as egg foo yong), I would say YES. So, even though I failed to get any photos of the food, I can assure you, it was NOT as good as several people have suggested in the past. I fear it was because of the time of day, the restaurant's desire to get me out of there, that I felt rushed the entire time I was there, and the fact all the food was served on a single plate, with sweet and sour sauce mixing with chow mein sauce, which was soaking into the egg foo young and fried rice. I think you get the picture (even without a picture).
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