Oriental Restaurant. I am not okay with this name, and it might cost them my patronage. I understand that it’s not sure what it wants to be – it has both Vietnamese and Chinese dishes – but it could’ve been a lot more creative so people would know it actually existed. A and I sat in there for what felt like two hours, and five people max came in during that whole time. Speaking of which, I hadn’t seen A in forever but in some ways we are really two peas in a pod though neither of us are terribly good at keeping in touch so the amount of love we have for each other and amount of time spent is directly inverse. this will change, i’m sure. we both graduated a year early and are approaching vegan (and share an enthusiasm for beards) so many a dining plans are in the future.
The first thing we noticed was that it smelled really good inside, not like old grease like some asian places. the second thing was the insanely low prices. Being Chinese and eating enough of that food to supply a small aircraft carrier when i was young, I almost never opt for the Chinese place. Which means I have only had a stir-fry or the like less than ten times in the past four years. All of a sudden, it tastes alright again! And the price was more than right.
Oriental Restaurant is certainly nice for the value but with so many other Asian places with awesome food and a better vegan selection for just a buck or two more, I won’t be going there again soon.