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An Ode to China Villa in Houston


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An Ode to China Villa in Houston

Stewart | Oct 9, 2003 10:50 PM

Chicken chow main is not the dish to get
Whilst Gen'ral Tso I think has chicken fine.
With hot pepper and tangy sauce no fret,
Just tell yon chef tone down the heat to dine.

If waist too big a fine choice for your gut,
A nice array of foods which will be steamed.
Fair wife perfers chicken with almond nut,
But cashew can as well with bird be teamed.

Moo goo gai pan brown sauc'd I think the best,
The eggroll too should pass the chowhound test.

(China Villa in northwest Houston, 17350 Northwest Fwy, 713-466-5056)

Note: if you have some time to kill while waiting for your order over there at China Villa, and if my review has not quenched your thirst for Shakespearian sonnets written in iambic pentameter, you may enjoy this "translated" version of a famous children's song, written in the style of The Bard:

O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.

Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.

The Hoke, the poke -- banish now thy doubt
Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.

Good Texas dining everyone!!!


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