Today we're in London. Colindale near Edgeware. We left home quite early to make sure we didn't have any problems on the M25. So of course we got to the venue really early. This meant we could find a very nice Chinese takeaway. We drove past a restaurant on the way in, so we headed back to it. As a restaurant it had some parking out the front and the food was put carefully into the little plastic tubs instead of rammed and tamped down. The usual special fried rice was ordered. The sweet and sour sauce was the perfect mix of tasty and not too runny. It was the perfect compliment to the rice, which had gorgeous prawns, succulent peas and a light garnishing of spring onion. I wasn't especially hungry, but I polished the lot off, it was that nice. We settled on a very good 9/10. I would have been tempted by a 10/10, but Jonny wasn't quite as effusive. This is a restaurant we'll definitely keep the postcode for! As a bonus there was a tesco express close by, so we could have a pudding of yoghurt. Yum.
We're on day five of a little five day tour and are now up in Kirkham near Preston. It rained all day and has been thoroughly miserable. After yesterday's glorious weather it was very wet and damp. We had aimed for a different takeaway just down the road, but it was due for some reason. In this place the special fried rice dishes were all with a sauce, so today's dish of choice is Young chow fried rice, one without soya, two forks and a receipt.
Having eaten too much bad on the road food at lunch and being a bit thirsty we were both not expecting the same wondrous meal as yesterday....
The meal itself was very nice. Good sauce, forks that were nice and robust (for scooping up rice anyway). It did the job and filled us up very nicely. So the score is a nice enough 8/10.
We've been on the road for a few years, but new phones lost passwords have meant I've not kept the blog up! Today sees me starting it up again. So for new readers of this blog I'll explain what it's all about. We're a pair of folkies who spend a lot of time on the road. My other half has a lot of allergies and intolerances. Tomatoes, wheat, potatoes, soya, lentils just to start with. We've found that Chinese takeaway is safe to eat, as long as we ask for no soya sauce. It can be hit and miss, but at least there are no tomatoes, potatoes or wheat. So here I am sat waiting in the takeaway typing away on my smart phone ready to sample the delights of rice in a tub. Well it be nice? Will we end up with soya and the need for antacids later? Will I get the receipt? Will the fork be too bendy and snap? I've ordered our usual meal, two special fried rice (one with no soy sauce) and a receipt. Even after nearly four years, it's still the same usual!
Maybe we were very hungry, maybe sitting at a proper table with knives and forks or maybe the this was the perfect takeaway. We both instantly agree, 10 out of 10. On top of the perfectly fried rice was an eggy omelette style addition with some pork mixed in. The sweet and sour sauce was the perfect gloopiness and a lovely rich taste. All in all absolutely delicious!
A great way to start the Rice on the Road blog again.