Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Hong Kong Express
Until recently. I was up in that part of town and couldn't figure out what I wanted. (Well, actually I wanted to try the Church's spicy Southern-style chicken sandwich across the street, but as I've written, they are incapable of ever giving me the correct sandwich.) So I figured "Why not?" I love Chinese food and I even really like Americanized Chinese food a lot of the time.
The place was packed when I walked in. Many of the customers had giant plates of food in front of them. This place seemed indistinguishable from La Mein, which I called the worst Chinese food I have ever had.
I ordered a two-item combo with rice, a chicken and shrimp egg roll, and a soda. The total was eight bucks and change. I said thank you, was completely ignored, and took the box of food to my car. It weighed at least four pounds.
The rice was awful. I thought that with how busy Hong Kong Express was, at least they would have been turning over the rice. This tasted like it had been sitting around for days. I ate two spoonfuls and no more. (I actually only ate about a quarter of the food in the styrofoam box and left it sitting on a low wall. Hopefully someone found it and enjoyed the food more than I did.)
Although I didn't think much of Hong Kong Express, it's not like I can call the place disappointing. It is what it is, and you know exactly what it is when you walk in: an inexpensive joint serving massive portions of food.
Posted by JustinM at 12:06 PM