Sherman's Food Adventures: Oriental Kitchen

Oriental Kitchen

Being sick at home is not something that I look forward to. Sure, for some it represents a day-off from their job. For me, it means a full day of boooooring, not to mention the hacking, sneezing and wheezing. I guess I could blog, but then my head hurts. TV? If I wanted to watch soap operas. Wonder what Bo & Hope are up to... er... I mean I could watch a movie... So it becomes a day of aimlessly wandering around what to do with myself. Then comes lunch. Due to a low energy level, cooking something doesn't even enter my mind. Go out to eat? Nope, unless other patrons want my cold. So the only other option is takeout. I could go for fast food... Nah, that's not very exciting. Then, on my way to Safeway, I remembered a Chinese takeout spot next door. It wasn't very good last time, yet it was at the end of the day. So why not give it another chance?

I decided to go for their biggest combo which gave me a selection of 3 items with noodle or rice. Totally ignoring the veggies, I got 3 meats: Sweet 'n Sour Pork, Sesame Chicken and Honey Garlic Pork. Gosh this was a large amount of food. Trust me, I didn't finish this. And it was probably for the best because the stuff was the same as last time. The Sweet 'n Sour Pork was a radioactive red and was predominantly sweet. The biggest issue I had was with the meat, it was dry and chewy. The same could be said about the Honey Garlic Pork which was again, very sweet. The Sesame Chicken was only slightly better. For good measure, I added a side order of Fried Squid. Boy, these were greasy and some were quite overcooked. The batter was flaking off and not crispy. I did like the seasoning though, it was salty and had a bit of spice from the chili flakes. Well, what can I say? This second visit confirms that the food is pretty mediocre, even for North American Chinese food...

The Good:
- Large portions
- Reasonable pricing

The Bad:
- Food is meh

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LotusRapper said...

Almost as bad as going to N. Bby Wonton House, Capitol Hill Szechuan and Peking Restaurant, eh ? [wink]

Sherman Chan said...

@LR Yes!

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