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Mr. Chow: A Bad Joke

jcwla | Jan 3, 200501:12 PM

Went last night, the place was absolutely packed to the gills with wannabe BP's doing what we Haverford grads call the "Swarthmore swivel" -- constantly checking out everyone who walks in or out or sits down.

Went with the recommendations of dad's GF: minced squab with lettuce cups to start. Five lettuce cups for two people -- brilliant. Plenty of good minced squab, though. Perfectly edible with some plum sauce.

Next, "mixed dumplings" -- three shrimp and three vegetable -- again, brilliant...The shrimp dumpling was edible, which is more than I could say for the vegetable -- YECCCH!

For entrees, "special lobster" which is just shrimp barely brushed with a lobster sauce-like glaze, served with an empty lobster tail purely for decoration (or perhaps to make you look to confirm that there is in fact no lobster meat in your $30 entree). Maybe a dozen pieces of shrimp. Totally uninteresting.

Next, the crispy beef -- a fried concoction that is totally not worth the calories. Stringy little pieces of batter with some meat in them. This too is around $30.

Some clumpy white steamed rice cost $5.00 - a further indignation. A terrible meal, not the least bit filling, and over $100 for two. Service deteriorated after we ordered tap water to drink. Never again!

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