Friday, April 29, 2016

The One in Oxford

IHello all!
We are in the student metropolis that is Oxford. :) Having found our way to the venue we faffed around on Google for a while and realised that most of the takeaways were behind us. We missed our usual place and in the nick of time managed to find the website of this wonderful little place near the station. It's a restaurant and bar and had the largest collection of whiskeys behind the bar I have ever seen. I couldn't sample Amy of them as we're playing tonight, but they looked very, very impressive!
I ordered Yang Chow Fried Rice and hope I did the right thing. It's not always good to deviate from our norm, especially as the effect from the peppers from the other night are still being felt. As an establishment though I loved the atmosphere and wish we could have spent more time in the bar. Already I want to award 10/10, but it's the food that counts... So the result? Well, it was superb. The beef was tasty, the sauce was delicious, the prawns were succulent. But, there weren't any peas. So we awarded a great 9/10. I like peas that much. :) We need to get another gig in Oxford so we can come back and try another rice dish. It was very, very nice.

The One
2 Botley Road
OX2 0AB 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Jade Garden in Talbot Green

Hello all!
As usual, we're on the road and looking for food. Last night we ate dinner with a friend on the road and unfortunately it had peppers in it, so the other half has been struggling a bit. So it was nice that this special fried rice came with no soya. It was a good price, had lots of lovely peas. The sauce was very nice. In fact the whole thing was very nice indeed. The only problem was that I had eaten too much for lunch too late in the day and wasn't very hungry. I awarded a very fine 8/10.
Jade Garden
27 Talbot Road 
Talbot Green

Monday, April 18, 2016

May Mei Garden in Tonbridge

Hello all!
On the road, as you probably guessed or I wouldn't be posting! We're in Kent today and have arrived nice and early so we can tuck into our usual dinner. We've ordered the usual, special fried rice, a tub of sweet and sour sauce, two forks and a receipt. No soy sauce in one, In May Mei they don't use soy sauce for the special fried rice, so that is a definite plus point for us. This is our second trip to this Chinese, the venue was pretty much next door last time, but it's moved. We still had to drive straight past it though. We have this dinner  8/10 last time, which is a definite we'll return score, so here we are. What will we give it this time?
I wolfed the dish down. The sweet and sour sauce was perfect, gloopy, sweet, perfect. I'm raising the score to 9/10.
May Mai Garden Chinese
01732 363828
44 Quarry Hill Road

Monday, April 11, 2016

International Chinese in Chesham

We're on the road and it's dinner time! I'm starving and the other half has gone off to fetch our usual takeaway. A fairly short journey here today, made longer by a 40 minute round trip back home to fetch a nyckelharpa for a student. Remembered just in the nick of time that I had to take it with me! What's a nyckelharpa I hear you say? Visit one of my other blogs to find out,
We've been to this Chinese before, so I should see if we've blogged it before!
So the result? It was delicious and we both ate the lot. Prawn crackers were included and it was a good price. 9/10.

International Chinese Takeaway
7 White Hill,

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Dragon Inn in Uxbridge

We're in Uxbridge on a damp grey Thursday. It's the Thursday before Easter and the day that traditionally the devil met with all the witches in Sweden. Scary day!! Maybe at the gig tonight I should tell the Easter story! So the usual food was chosen. Special fried rice and sweet and sour sauce.
The result?
Really rather nice. Good peas, good prawns, nicely done rice and a perfect sweet and sour sauce. I troughed the lot.
Nice. :D

388 Long Lane
UB10 9PG 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

China Star in Wrexham

Day two of our mini-tour. Today we're in Wrexham and found our way to the China Star. Because of all the allergies we always have to explain about the allergy to soya and try to get the restaurant to make a rice dish without any. There is usually confusion because we ask for two rice dishes, one normal and one without soya. It also doesn't help because some places don't use soya anyway so you're trying to get them to not use something they don't. One day we'll get it down to a fine art. Today I wasn't so eloquent and it took me a little while. 
The result?
It was ok. :) 7/10 

54 Wrexham Road
LL14 4DL 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Chop chip in Liverpool

We're back on the road. :) Tonight we're playing in Liverpool, so we entered our usual search criteria into Google. The closest takeaway seemed to be Chop Chop. We drove straight past it and missed the tiny little shop. But having got out of the car we found the smallest takeaway. I stood there looking at the menu on the wall, it didn't look very familiar, we had navigated ourselves to a Korean takeaway. I managed to figure out what was closest to special fried rice. This ended up being plain rice with mixed salad and beef on the top with a separate chili sauce. 
The result? It was really really lovely. A wonderful refreshing bowl of rice with very tasty beef. The chili sauce was quite strong and added a nice kick to the rice.
My score? 9/10
52 Fenwick Street
L2 7NB