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avoid - osho thai noodle, geary@leavenworth

ed | Dec 2, 200412:32 PM

after a rousing match of badminton, i tagged along with a group of younger players for a late supper at osho. at a place with 'thai noodle' in it's name and a line out the front door at 930 on a weds night, i felt justified in having some expectation of good chow here. but no such luck.

the appetizer medley was quite bad, with greasy (re?)fried wontons and spring rolls. the lightly fried tofu was the only acceptable thing.

my pad see yew was lacking in almost every category. the noodles themselves came out with a boiled texture, with no trace of wok char. there was almost no egg, and the beef was just ok. and once again, i was disappointed to be served unfresh broccoli. what is going on here, is this affected by the florida hurricanes too?

finally, the dish had little or no dark soy or fish sauce, rendering it utterly pallid.

my companions who ordered fried rice dishes seemed to have done rather better, while the other noodle dish at the table also seemed to have fallen flat.

upon further examination of the clientele, i had to conclude that these were young scene hunters impressed by the presence of so many other young scene hunters. iirc, the place is open til 12 on most nights, 3 on fri/sat.

as we walked out, i told the group that if they wanted to try a similar style of place with better food, we should go to ozone on polk.

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