Saturday, November 15, 2008

531st Post - Our Favourite Chinese Restaurant (With a Caveat!)

We have been eating here for a couple of years. Thought it was ok. We always ordered a combination plate. You know: Egg roll, chicken-fried rice, lemon chicken, or beef and broccoli, or whatever. You get the idea.

The food was acceptable. We'd eat it, feel full, and not go back for a few months, until the memory of the bland meal had faded and we wanted to give them another chance.

But a few months ago we began to order a la carte, ordering stuff off the menu such as an order of beef and broccoli, or kung pao chicken, or singapore style noodles. The difference in quality was frickin' amazing. Night and day. Fresh ingredients like broccoli which practically shimmered on the plate, it was so bright. Tender noodles. Moist chicken. Spring rolls to die for, or to kill someone over. The place instantly became our favourite Chinese restaurant in the Halifax Regional Municipality, better than places that have been around for decades, and which ride unfairly on their reputations.

We made the mistake of ordering a combo plate a couple of weeks ago, because we were foolish and in a hurry, and the food was gross. No details. Just trust me. It was gross.

But tonight we ordered various dishes again and it rocked. Singapore-style vermacelli noodles. My beloved beef and broccoli. Ginger chicken. A couple of spring rolls to start with. $33 later, we were stuffed, and there were plenty of leftovers.

I am thinking I'd like to go there for my birthday dinner in February. Dinner and a movie. Sounds good to me, and to Patricia, too.

I promise, this is the last post today. 20 posts in one day is a lot, huh? Sorry you didn't vote for me for best Halifax blog? Some of the winners only post a couple of times a week, folks. Look how much you get for your blogging dollar from me, boys and girls! There's no comparison!

But I'm not bitter. No, not at all.

Frig, I'm tired. Been on the go since 3:30 this morning, and it is nearly 7:30pm. I am not even running on fumes any more. It is more like fume residue.

Will tape Stan Carew's show in the morning. I'll probably sleep through a lot of it, unfortunately.

You all have a great night.


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