Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Lunch Break at Happy Wok

So today I decided to take my lunch at Happy Wok, a small Chinese joint about 2 minutes from my new place of employment. The following is what I wrote down, for no apparent reason, while I was eating.

Happy Wok, east side. 3:00pm. November 6, 2007.

  • The pictures of food in Chinese restaurants...oh boy. Stock food photography from 1987 - when they really used chicken, beef, and shrimp. Now it's just chicken, beef, and shrimp-flavored terrier. There's a reason they can't update those pictures on the light-up menu.

  • This is going to sound really stereotypical, but I don't care. If I saw anyone other than an Asian-looking individual cooking my food in the kitchen, I'd leave immediately. Speaking of, why are all Oriental kitchen's open-aired? It's begging the customer, "Yeah - look at me cook your food. Make sure I'm not doing anything gross!"

  • Chinese fans. They're pretty cool.

  • It's chilly outside today, and it's really chilly inside this place. I think they have the A/C on.

  • I'm drinking Mt. Dew out of a 20oz styrofoam cup. It's red with twin white dragons on it.

  • There's nothing hotter than that Chinese Mustard. Shit is lethal. That weapon will clear out your sinuses at the peak of your worst head cold ever. Tough stuff.

  • What part of the chicken could this piece have come from? Is this Sesame chicken, or mystery chicken?

  • I wonder how much more expensive the to-go white cartons with metal handles are over the ones that are handle-less?

  • WOW! There are some brocolli spears at the bottom! It's like I discovered buried treasure! Time - 3:25.

  • Oooh. That was a fatty piece of chicken. ::shudder::

  • Mt Dew refill - 3:27.

  • I wish white rice was nutritional. It's easy to make and I like it.

  • Happy Wok delivery drivers. Is there anything scarier? (Besides the chicken I'm still eating? Jesus, was that a beak I just ate?)

  • Most expensive thing on the menu - Family Size seafood delight - $9.99.

  • Definitely just finished a dinner size order of Sesame chicken on my lunch break. I'm sorry, stomach. I'm sure I'll be paying for it later...

  • My fortune cookie was distributed by: Asian Foods, Inc. St. Paul, MN. Minnesota? Interesting, sorta. My fortune: *Remember 3 months from this date. Good things are in store for you* Ooooh, a cliffhanger!!! I'll clear my schedule! Lucky #'s- 3, 10, 19, 22, 32, 46. When I was younger, I made it up that my fortune wouldn't come true unless I ate it with the cookie. I did it numerous times. Looking back on it, I think I did it just to get a rise out of people. I dunno.

  • Finished: 3:39. Back to the daily grind (of typing this up on the clock. Hah, suckaz!)

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