Back in college, we used to live on take-out and delivery. The dining hall food was pretty disgusting and after a few beers (or 10) there was nothing better than a calzone, some wings or Chinese food! My palate has changed quite a bit since then, and this past Friday was very much a reminder of that. There is just something about food delivery… it seems so convenient, so comforting. After a week of traveling for business for Adam, and a work week from hell for me, we decided to put on our pj’s and watch Lost last Friday night. Delivery seemed like a brilliant idea – I was SO sick of fighting with our toaster oven and microwave (which tripped up the power nearly every time we used it). There seem to be new “rules” every day as to what could be used and what couldn’t be at the same time. (We now use each appliance separate, with all the lights off – yeah fun! 😕 ).
Anyways, this was a longish intro to our dinner from Rice Bowl. After going through our our box of menus, we decided we wanted Chinese food. A further search on Foodler, revealed that Rice Bowl is one of the best Asian restaurants that delivers to our area. I was so torn about what to order. I didn’t want the “diet meal” because I was afraid it would be super bland but the fried variety didn’t sound appealing either. I seemed to search forever for that “middle ground” meal and finally decided to just go with the shrimp pad thai because it got a few good reviews. I knew it wouldn’t be healthy, but at least I was hoping it would be delicious. It was Friday night after all! 😉
Here is everything we ordered (we also got a free chicken teriyaki with our order because we spent $25 – that went straight in the fridge for Adam’s lunch the next day)
My shrimp pad thai:
It was oily and 100% taste-less!!! I have never had pad thai with zero flavor. I must have dumped at least 3-4 packets of soy sauce in an attempt to add some kind of taste to it. Big thumbs DOWN. 👿
Adam ordered the general gau’s chicken. I had a piece and the sauce was okay but it was kind of mooshy. Not exactly the texture you want from fried chicken. Another loser in my book.
Shumai – again tasteless
And chicken wings:
Adam thought these were the best thing out of all. I didn’t enjoy the spice on the wings but at least they were fried properly. I only had a bite. Gross.
The whole experience reminded me of why I should never be tempted again to get delivery. The college days are over. I think I was disappointed the last time we got delivery. It’s just unfortunately, low quality food, and I would rather eat something simple and healthy instead of clogging my arteries with flavorless greasy fair. How do you feel about food delivery?