Posted on 08 / 29 / 2007
I live just a short 5-to-10 minute walk from this little joint, and I've been meaning to check it out for months. Today was the day.
Let me just start out by saying that I was really rooting for this place. I love nothing more than a great little gem in a neighborhood (versus an advertised rip-off in the business sector of town). Regardless, they let me down.
Monday through Friday from noon to 2:30, you can get the lunch special. For only $5.50, I was able to dine on soup, springroll, entree, and the always-included tea and orange-slice dessert. I opted for the tofu and vegetable curry, which must have been my mistake. (Maybe I should have gone for the sweet & sour meat option...but I wanted vegetables, and the curry was the only one with them.) The tofu was bland, the curry didn't really even taste like curry, and the vegetables consisted of a ridiculous amount of onion and about two slices of carrot. The soup was sub-par, a broth with 3 peas and one carrot slice. HOWEVER, the spring-roll BLEW MY MIND! It was a little roll of heaven all tucked away in goodness. (If I am ever to return, I might just fill up on those bad boys!)
The service was lacking, and really shouldn't have been an issue.....as I was the only diner there. I was almost done with my water when my food was brought to me, but it never (NEVER) got re-filled. She actually forgot the water in the first place until I got up and requested it. Also, she slung the soup down and it spilled all over the mat in front of me. (And she wasn't angry. She was very friendly and all-smiles.)
All-in-all, it was fair enough for the price. I think I might return to try a "meat" dish....because I WAS the dork who ordered tofu.
Price, Good Portions