Respond to Review of Loving Hut - Portland
Review: For food that is not my favorite cuisine, it's really good. The Sea of Love appetizer and Seaweed Ocean main dish are my favorites. I brought my "I won't eat at a vegetarian restaurant" sister. She ordered the Mongolian Beef, and raved! My definitely not-a-vegetarian mom also loved it. My chef-trained Asian girlfriend who is a connoisseur of Asian food loved it. All my friends I've brought love it. I have found that if anything isn't what I want or if I want something special, they are happy to try. PLEASE just ask if something isn't right. If it isn't spicy enough, they can bring spice on the side. But I go back time and time again because the owner is incredible. I first went when the place had recently opened. When he brought the food that time, he explained that he was only bringing a small cup of rice because he noticed a lot of customers were leaving rice over and he hated the waste, but that if I wanted more, just ask! I was SO impressed with that. He remembers me and it seems everyone I've ever brought (and there are many). One night I stopped by for food to go. I asked for what would be fastest because I needed to get to the hospital to see my sister who just got out of surgery. He paused, got a funny look on his face, and pointed to the seat where she sat when I had brought her weeks ago! I had forgotten, but he didn't. He returned shortly with my order and a quart of soup (on the house) to bring her to help her heal! This place really is about love.