Friday, June 10, 2011
"Want to go there?" I asked Elizabeth.
"Not at all," she replied.
But I love Chinese food, no matter how Americanized it may be, so the other day when I was craving some, I decided to give China Express a try. It was packed when I walked in; seemingly every 15 seconds one of the women behind the counter was handing a plastic bag of food to a customer. Some were eating at the few tables but most were taking their food to go. They must go through a ton of ingredients, I thought to myself. Hopefully it'll be fresh.
While China Express didn't blow me away, it was much better than I expected. The chicken was the only thing I really cared about, and it was by far the best part of the meal. And the price can't be beat. I texted a buddy of mine: "You know that run-down looking Chinese place on North Lake? I just ate there and it was really good."
He wrote back: "I used to get food from there all the time. I love that place!"
So I went back two days later.
"I didn't know I had a choice," I responded.
She told me I could choose egg drop or hot & sour. Without hesitation I chose the latter.
I've had enough Chinese lunch specials in this town to know that the hot & sour soup is not going to be hot. But this turned out to be a substantial exception. It was spicy. I loved it. Unlike the previous time when I ate no more than a few spoonfuls of soup, I ate at least half of it this time around, then turned my attention to the chicken.
My second trip to China Express was even better than my first. I told Elizabeth how much I liked it and she agreed to go there with me some day. Which may well be this weekend.
Posted by JustinM at 10:33 AM