Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Paul's Garden in Dartford

Our last rice on the road of this tour. It's been a roller coaster ride, all quite close to home. So we ordered the usual, King prawn fried rice for our third member this time. We've been to this takeaway several times over the years, so we knew where to come straight away.

Today we were in number 3s car with an awesome table in the back, luxury. The team were really rather split over the meal. I thought my rice was a little tired, but the sauce was lovely so a low 7/10. No. 2 thought it was lovely with an 8/10. No. 3 thought his was awesome with a 9/10. I wasn't really sure how to mark it overall, so I'll just leave our individual scores.

No. 3 wanted to add a category, the fork category. He graded his fork wasn't spoony enough, too much prod and not enough scoop.

A nice meal though in lovely company. :)

Paul's Garden
8 East Hill
01322 227338

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Jade Palace in Southend

We're in Southend and looking for food. So having been for a pee at Tesco's we find this little takeaway. The usual order was made at a reasonable price. Two special fried rice, one without soya and because we're on tour as a three piece a king prawn fried rice. The special fried rice came out as 8/10. However the king prawn diner decided that he wasn't quite sure about the criteria yet and maybe should choose a more nuancey dish and oh by the way does anyone want to cat sit next week....
In general a nice meal though. We'll be back. :)

Jade Palace
3 Earls Hall Parade
01702 351777

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Mayflower Restaurant in Cheltenham

Folk Festival weekend in Cheltenham. :) we're staying in a great hotel with lots of other folkies, but still we need to eat so we hit google and walk on out to the Mayflower restaurant. We think we ate in here before many years ago. But this time we go for take out. A slight diversion from the norm as they didn't have special fried rice, so it was shredded pork rice with an added satay chicken on skewers and instead of plastic forks we were given chopsticks. I like chopsticks though and as we weren't going to eat in the car we reckoned we'd be ok.
The meal was nice and the lot demolished. We gave an unsurprising, but perfectly good 7/10.

The Mayflower restaurant
32-34 Clarence Street
GL50 3NX
01242 522426

Thursday, February 7, 2013

New World Chinese in Newport

We've travelled west to Wales. There were quite a few places to choose from and this place was only a mile from the venue. It looked like a pretty nice restaurant too. The usual was ordered. I had a nice chat about music with the guy serving me. The for was nice enough and we demolished it quite quickly. We settled on a respectable 7/10.

New World Chinese Restaurant
14 Cardiff Road
NP20 2ED
01633 252666

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

China Town Takeaway in Ringwood

Hello all!
Tonight we've travelled south to Ringwood. A lovely little takeaway, easy to find and good fast service. The special fried rice came without soya anyway, which was great. The sweet and sour sauce was really, really lovely. The dish itself was a really good example of a standard rice dish. We wish that the special fried rice was like this back at home. Ah well. I gave the meal 8/10, but the other half a 7/10. It was the sauce that bumped my score up and normally we'll settle on a score, but not today. Very nice. :D

Chinatown Take Away
01425 471622
44 Southampton Road
BH24 1JD

Monday, February 4, 2013

May Mei in Tonbridge

We're playing in Kent tonight, Tonbridge, and we drove past past the venue and this Chinese before we'd realised we were so close. I was googling as the other half said, there's a Chinese. So, the usual was ordered and delivered into my hands very quickly. A good price at £9.10. The verdict, a nice 8/10. The lot was eaten in a short amount of time. Nice. :)

May Mai Garden Chinese
01732 363828
44 Quarry Hill Road

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Jack's Kitchen in Camden

Today finds us in London near Camden. We were heading for a different Chinese, one that came up first in Google, but as we were stuck in traffic we leapt out and ordered from here. The usual order was made. They forgot to give me the sweet and sour sauce, but the food itself was quite respectable. We give this evening 7/10.

Jack's Kitchen
227 Brecknock Road
N19 5AA
020 7482 6636