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Magic Wok didn't work for me, today...


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Magic Wok didn't work for me, today...

velozo155 | | Mar 10, 2007 10:56 PM

I went to Magic Wok early today in the afternoon. This was my first and last time. I figured around 2:30pm on a Saturday wouldn't be so crowded as I made my trek to Artesia from Gardena. I just don't like dealing with crowds. I was wrong. The place was packed. I asked for a menu for a to go order. Looked it over and made some choices. A young teeny bopper pinay girl took my order. I didn't want to kill the pronunication of a couple of my items, so I named them by number on the menu. This got her upset, and she exclaimed, "Can you JUST tell me what the item is?!?" Teenagers, these days... After I pay the bill, she tells me it will be 35 minutes. I was like, :Excuse me, did you say 35 minutes?" She said yes and walked away. I thought damn, she could've been nice and told me that as she was taking my order. So, I drove around Artesia for 30 minutes with a borderline hunger headache.
I finally pick up my food and head home. First thought, I was under the impression the items would come with at least one order of rice? I opened my bad, took out the items, opened them up, and... The chicken adobo looked almost black with about five pieces of bones and skin. There was ONE piece with a lot of meat on it. Though, it was way overcooked, tough, and chewy. The pinakbet tasted good. The pancit canton was bland and was basically, all noodles without vegetables. The binagoongang baboy had a wierd taste and aftertaste to it. I know it's cooked in shrimp paste, but I've had the dish before, and it was good at other places. I was extremely hungry when I was eating this, too. Another thing, I'm not that picky, either. But, now I don't even feel like eating the leftovers. I was thoroughly disappointed in this place, though it was really packed today. I was also real careful not to react to the bad attitude of the pinay teenager at the counter. Whatever, can't win 'em all.

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