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Chinese Friday Is The New Norm!

Another day, another meal. Sounds somber. Well, not for my avid readers. Today is FRIDAY!!!! and we need to paint the town red (Well, you can't during the day!! Corporate Identity, Of Course!). But nevertheless, you can enjoy your Friday lunch and choosing a cuisine which is delectable and would never go wrong is the best way to end your week. Guys, I was not posing a conundrum. Stop thinking. It's just plain 'ol Chinese cuisine.

Working takes a toll on lot of you guys and you need the time-out to charge up your adrenaline rush and get going for the rest of the day. What better way to do it than during the Lunch, where you can unwind the stress at work and bask in the glory of the captivating food.

I visit this Chinese family owned restaurant every Friday (Considered a regular!!), not because it's close to work albeit there are few more Chinese places across the street, but due to the ambience and the sheer feeling of the sense of aroma which protrudes throughout the place.

Once you enter the restaurant, you are guided to the table or booth of your choice and the person hands you over the Lunch Special menu. I haven't got a chance to take a snap of the list of items on the menu but it covered most of the recurrent Chinese dishes you would look forward to.

The idea behind the lunch special is you get a choice of an egg roll, a soup, a bowl of rice (white/brown/fried), and the dish that you would choose. This restaurant is flexible enough that it let me choose two bowls of egg drop soup (Remember, I am a guzzler too!!) instead of the egg roll and I ordered a bowl of brown rice with the pivotal dish being Diced Chicken with Pepper Sauce. I excluded the peanuts (Eh!! Not with Chicken) on them.

The server was away with our order in a jiffy and out he came with the bowl of soup and some Chinese chips as complimentary savories.

I jinxed the soup with a dash of pepper and salt to my liking. I slurped it right away. It's exactly the thing you need for a lunch. Warm and filling broth and the taste of egg creates a mind-numbing sensation.

Taste: 8/10

Just the dash of energy you need for the rest of the day. While I was savoring up the soup in my own way (Remember the Guzzle!), the server came up with the dish I was anticipating for.

The bowl of brown rice was less but more than compensated with the abundance of meat and veggies. The dish has come with grilled onions, bell peppers, red chilies, celery and thin slices of garlic clove all covered in a piquant pepper sauce. That was to it.

Now for my first bite, I had to rope in all of the aforementioned characters and pair it up with Chicken to get one colossal bite.

"Simplest of dishes fill you with abundance of joy" is the adage that popped out of my mind while I was chewing my way through it. Nothing pompous and remarkable about the restaurant nor the dish but why did it taste that good.

Taste: 7/10

The ambience and the at-home feeling plays a remarkable role along with the home-made tryst with the food. Not a bad Chinese Friday, isn't it?

Zài Jiàn Guys!!


Oriental Gardens

1528 Kingwood Dr Humble, TX 77339


  • Taste: 7.5/10

  • Ambience: 7.5/10

  • Service: 8/10

  • Value For Money: 9/10



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