Tuesday, November 1, 2011
La Mein Chinese Food
Well, I thought to myself, if you live another 70 years, you'll never have a worse Chinese meal.
I was wrong.
But we'll come back to that.
I have noticed La Mein for years. It's in a shopping center on Fair Oaks that I visit every once in while - every couple of months I go there for a sandwich from Subway, and whenever my friend Troy comes back to visit from Dallas he begs me to go to El Pollo Loco with him. La Mein always seems to have a good crowd. So the other day, when I was out for a walk and the desire for Chinese food hit me, I considered ducking into Golden China. But I had worked up quite a sweat doing some hill climbs, and I didn't feel like sitting down in a restaurant. I figured it would be the perfect time to try La Mein.
It was crowded when I walked in but there was one small table vacant. At the counter I decided to get a two-item combo: black pepper chicken and orange chicken with fried rice. I started to get a hint as to why La Mein is so popular when she told me the price: $5.55.
I have eaten orange chicken at dozens, perhaps more than one hundred restaurants. This was the worst I have ever had, and it's not even close.
The whole time I was at La Mein - and I'll be honest, it was less than eight minutes; I couldn't eat more than a few bites of this food - the place was busy with customers. Maybe the food isn't always this bad (although I have a hunch it is). But it's cheap and there's lots of it.
Posted by JustinM at 10:00 AM