Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ying Chow.

For an anniversary dinner you generally want somewhere romantic, right? Mood lighting? Ambience? A certain… je ne sais quoi.

Well Ying Chow is anything BUT any of those traits.

However, the food is effing delicious! So what’s your decision? Je ne sais quoi or the kind of deliciousness that makes you squeel when you think about the left overs that you have in that tiny container in the fridge for lunch tomorrow?!

- Oh you’d better believe we picked Ying Chow.

Noisy, cramped, usually lined up out the door, fast paced. As long as you know what you’re getting yourself into then it’s a blast.

Vegetarian Bean Curd Soup

An institution at Ying Chow. Everybody orders it. Literally every table will have a plate of this on it. Even a meat-obsessed Serbian at my work confessed to attempting to create this dish at home.

chinese green vegetables - completes every asian meal.

some ribby things for the carnivore boyfriend. Hey, i don’t discriminate :D

and rice, of course. steamed, perfect, plain (in the nicest possible way) white rice.

Personally Muffin and I like the kind of service you get in Asian restaurants. It’s to the point. No chit-chatting, no time is wasted! 

Have a seat. What do you want? Here’s your tea. Here’s your food. Here’s your bill. Thankyouhaveagoodnightbyeseeyoulater! < the owner really does talk like this! I heart it.

Speakin oh service.. it’s worth going just to witness the waiters carrying 5 plates on one arm. ON ONE ARM!!!!

(my only qualm was that half way through the meal I had a weirdly severely tingly tongue?! Did i burn it? Was it a weird MSG reaction? Too much soy sauce? I really have no idea… but that’s never happened the 82203746 times I’ve been there before, so perhaps i am just odd!)

Also.. Happy anniversary to my lovely Muffin man <3

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  1. BBC rocks!
    Happy anniversary :)

  2. Wow great to see another Adelaide girl using blogs!
    I love your blog <3
    Following you!
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  3. Sad to say, I just get it for Ying Chow. Much prefer Ding Hao just up the road.

    Btw, if you are after a different slant on vego food I'd suggest Addis Ababa on Port Road.



    NerdGlasses, nice to see another adelaide girl also :D

    Big Fil, thats sad that you don't dig Ying Chow. They're all pretty great on that strip though! I've heard of Addis Ababa, but never tried - will have to give it a go!


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