Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Curses.

There's a hole-in-the-wall Chinese joint in Broad Ripple called "King Dragon" that has fantastic kung pao chicken. It's not too heavy on the veggies, lots of chicken & peanuts, good and spicy, and is served up in really generous portions.

But King Dragon is apparently a wingless dragon; he cannot fly your food to you, you must go get it from him.

I try and make sure I only work up a serious kung pao chicken mojo on days when I have to run up there to get groceries next door anyway.

21 comments:

Crucis said...

The "Hole -in-the-wall" and "Mom 'n Pop" eateries at the best. When I was traveling fixing electronic stuff, I had a list of places where'd I stop when meal-time came around. At one point, the list covered seven states.

Sadly, most are gone now.

Joanna said...

Rule of thumb: If the parking lot is at least 3/4 full at mealtime, it's probably worth your while. You might have to wait, sure, but at least it won't be crap.

Mattexian said...

We used to have a nice little Japanese place next to a grocery in town, but when we last went by there after the New Year, it had closed up completely. :(( So make sure they know you love them, maybe they'll hang on, or at least give you a forwarding address, if they can't keep the doors open anymore.

Anonymous said...

They have really good Chinese joints in . . . San Fransico.

I'll bet Captain Kirk and Spock eat at one.

Shootin' Buddy

Anonymous said...

Thinking about it, the best mixed nut moon cake that I've had was in San Fransico.

Maybe you could go to San Fransico (or Boston or New York) with one who is familiar with the city and speaks Cantonese and loves moon cake. If only you knew someone like this . . . if only.

Shootin' Buddy

atlharp said...

If you hear meowing from the kitchen don't order the Kung Pao chicken.

Jay G said...

And if it happened to be Boston I know someone who'd be pickled tink to be a tour guide...

Anonymous said...

Jay, got it covered with all my time out that way, but I may need help getting her on the plane. :-)

Shootin' Buddy

Joanna said...

I may need help getting her on the plane.

Pfft. That's why God invented roofies.

Anonymous said...

Do you know how tough it is getting a tall, unconscious blonde chick through security?

Granted I'm dealing with TSA, which is barely smarter than a stoned monkey, but even TSA will notice her when I flop a roofie-filled Tam up on the scanner in that little gray tub at Indy.

And then we have to talk to TSA and the Indy Airport Authority cops . . . again!

Shootin' Buddy

Anonymous said...

Shootin' Buddy:

Nevermind that, just remember to search her first, explaining the knife, the concealed pistol, and whatnot on her bat belt will seriously impact your day, and hers when she wakes up, and then yours again when she tries to strangle you in the holding cell.

Anonymous said...

Video.

I want video.

Sigivald said...

Around here "House of Good Fortune" makes a Kung Pao with no vegetables at all except a bit of scallion.

As God intended.

Crucis said...

Joanna, I have to disagree. Our local greasy spoon has low attendance frequently over the lunch hour. The peak is usually after 1PM. However---if it's rainy or other bad weather, it's wall-to-wall people. Outdoor folks have to work while the weather is good but like everyone else, like to get in out of the rain. :-)

Their bottom line is the key.

RWC said...

SB...

Do you know how tough it is getting a tall, unconscious blonde chick through security?



A nice comfortable hijab comes to mind. TSA won't go near ya.

Jay G said...

Aw hell, y'all are in driving distance anyways. Just rent a Caddy...

Roberta X said...

PRK: been there. Twice. First time, I left with a fever in excess of 105; second time< i was just miserably short of sleep. They tell me I saw LA one trip San Francisco another but I can't hardly remember.

Ian Argent said...

@Tam: What - no link to one of the remake's trailers? (OK - it wouldn't have explained the punch line, but still).

Speaking of which - the trailers have the guys in an M1. Clearly, BA belongs in the driver's seat and Hannibal in the TC cupola. Of the other two, which gets to tote the 120 mm, and which gets to make with the bang stick? (Or pehraps Murdock is in the driver's seat... Watch the trailer for an explanation and rever in the blatant use of the Rule of Cool).

Rob said...

"Rule of thumb: If the parking lot is at least 3/4 full at mealtime, it's probably worth your while. You might have to wait, sure, but at least it won't be crap."

There's a place here that's only good if the parking lot is 1/2 to 3/4 full. It's a Chinese buffet and they make really good food, but they tend to leave it sitting around for far too long, so if you want it fresh you have to time it just right and come in at the tail-end of a rush.

reflectoscope said...

Kung pao, right in the kisser. Yum! We don't have a good place handy, but there are I'm sure a couple in the $Big_City.

Jim

staghounds said...

"A nice comfortable hijab comes to mind. TSA won't go near ya."

Sure, that usually works for SB, but what about the TUBC?

(and I think you meant burqa or niquab.)