Friday, June 6, 2008

Tasty China is dead to me

Posted By on Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 3:31 PM

On Monday, my FutureWife™ and I ordered takeout from Tasty China for us to take to a friend's house for his birthday.

Our intention was to order six appetizers and entrées, mixing food we already knew we liked with recommended items we had not yet tried.

Of the six items we attempted to order, however, we only received four. Two of the items were overruled.

We asked for sesame scallion bread, but were refused. Preparing sesame scallion bread, we were told, is a "pain in the butt." I'm sure it is a pain in the butt, but I thought that's why restaurants charged money for food. Oh well.

In its place, we were ordered to order Dan Dan noodles, which we like, but had eaten during our previous two visits.

The other item we were refused was Sichuan beef

"I'd like Sichuan beef."

"Chinese or American [style]"

"Chinese, please."

"No, you don't want that."

In its place, we were permitted to order shredded pork with bamboo shoots and green beans. Both delicious, but that's beside the point.

Every time I've gone to or ordered from Tasty China, I get attitude when I attempt to order things they worry I might not like. It was amusing at first, but after my recent four-out-of-six phone-order experience, I give up. Tasty China is dead to me.

Dinho in Chamblee has better dumplings, better fish soup and a better attitude.

They also seem to have a much better grasp of the "order food-prepare food-exchange money" restaurant paradigm.

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