Bad Chinese Food is the Worst

Bad food is bad food. Yes? For some reason though, when I eat bad Chinese food, I have a splitting headache for the rest of the day. MSG, anyone? Anyone…anyone….Bueller?

Needless to say, the following blog post does not end with a recommendation.

This week, I met a friend for lunch and we decided to try a Chinese restaurant in St. Louis Park across from the shops at West End.

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It looked unassuming enough, and it actually had pretty decent reviews on Yelp. It is pretty much your quintessential Chinese restaurant – complete with lunch buffet and Chinese year animal calendar placemats:

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Perhaps our big mistake was eating the buffet instead of ordering a dish from the menu, but we were both very hungry and the buffet looked to have some good options:

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I took some chicken stir fry, fried rice, lo mein, and egg foo yung:

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The food tasted alright while I was eating it (read: super greasy), but before I was even done with the meal I started to feel bad…splitting headache bad. Isn’t that weird?

Headache aside, the food was the low end of mediocre at beat – I think there’s A LOT better Chinese food that can be found in the area nearby. I would recommend Wok in the Park as a great alternative that has much fresher, tastier, and (seemingly) healthier dishes.