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  • Post #31 - August 25th, 2018, 12:21 pm
    Post #31 - August 25th, 2018, 12:21 pm Post #31 - August 25th, 2018, 12:21 pm
    When I lived in the delivery boundary I ordered straight from them, never grub hub. Just call them and tell them your desires...
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #32 - August 25th, 2018, 9:12 pm
    Post #32 - August 25th, 2018, 9:12 pm Post #32 - August 25th, 2018, 9:12 pm
    Funny (ish)
    We NCS'd for the first time today. Our "dine" in order:

    Chicken Egg Rolls - Hey. I was hangry. Don't judge. Mediocre, but not BAD. In these times we live in, good egg rolls are hard to find. Bad is pretty much the norm. These were not BAD.

    Potstickers - pretty much the same. A tad under mediocre but definitely not bottom of the barrel.

    Dry Chili Fish - Yeah Buddy. Little on the salty side, but yeah, buddy.

    Dry Chili Chicken Wings - tried one. Took the rest home. Yeah, buddy. We overordered (imagine that!) and by the time these came out, all hope was lost, but it was the exact same dry chili seasoning as the fish. Little salty, but hell yeah.

    Orange Chicken - Seebee Jr's standard. Kind of like a security blanket, but we pluck the gloppy fried chicken parts, and put them into our faces as well. It was edible. On a scale of 1 to 10, the glop factor was about a 5 - standard issue.

    NCS is a decent itch scratcher for ma-la in the hood.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #33 - August 26th, 2018, 12:25 am
    Post #33 - August 26th, 2018, 12:25 am Post #33 - August 26th, 2018, 12:25 am
    Jazzfood wrote:When I lived in the delivery boundary I ordered straight from them, never grub hub. Just call them and tell them your desires...

    Haha . . . I didn't know one could do that anymore! :P

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #34 - August 27th, 2018, 5:30 pm
    Post #34 - August 27th, 2018, 5:30 pm Post #34 - August 27th, 2018, 5:30 pm
    Their website also has a direct order option managed by a third party and it had the kung pao and all the coupons.
  • Post #35 - August 27th, 2018, 5:43 pm
    Post #35 - August 27th, 2018, 5:43 pm Post #35 - August 27th, 2018, 5:43 pm
    gnarchief wrote:Their website also has a direct order option managed by a third party and it had the kung pao and all the coupons.

    If you're referring to BeyondMenu.com, yes I see it now. It's in the Chef's Top Recommendations section, not the Kung Pao section.

    Thanks!

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #36 - August 27th, 2018, 6:59 pm
    Post #36 - August 27th, 2018, 6:59 pm Post #36 - August 27th, 2018, 6:59 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    gnarchief wrote:Their website also has a direct order option managed by a third party and it had the kung pao and all the coupons.

    If you're referring to BeyondMenu.com, yes I see it now. It's in the Chef's Top Recommendations section, not the Kung Pao section.

    Thanks!

    =R=


    That’s where it is on the printed menu, too.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #37 - August 27th, 2018, 8:08 pm
    Post #37 - August 27th, 2018, 8:08 pm Post #37 - August 27th, 2018, 8:08 pm
    stevez wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    gnarchief wrote:Their website also has a direct order option managed by a third party and it had the kung pao and all the coupons.

    If you're referring to BeyondMenu.com, yes I see it now. It's in the Chef's Top Recommendations section, not the Kung Pao section.

    Thanks!

    =R=


    That’s where it is on the printed menu, too.

    Phone orders, printed menus . . . wtf?! :lol:

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #38 - August 28th, 2018, 9:02 pm
    Post #38 - August 28th, 2018, 9:02 pm Post #38 - August 28th, 2018, 9:02 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I had their Mapo Tofu for the first time. I don't know how it typically comes but I typed "spicy, ma-la, please" into the requests section of the online order form and what showed up was a truly glorious version of this dish -- quite possibly the best (meatless) rendition I've ever had. I don't know if this is how it's typically prepared or if my request unlocked it but it's definitely a dish I'll be ordering again in the future.
    =R=


    Only had mapo tofu once before, and since I made it, blamed the mediocre outcome on the chef. Not sure what it is, but didn’t care for this version either. Since I am usually in sync with Ronnie’s palate, it may just not be for me.

    Never had their vegetable fried rice and they did not skimp on the veggies.

    Their multiple menus are not in sync with one another. Was shocked to see Ron’s mention of mapo tofu, because I never saw it before. That’s because I have only used their paper menu or Beyond Menu and it isn’t on either. I called her and requested it.

    Pulled out an oak aged sour saison from Transient in Bridgman. Vacillate, batch #6. First Transient ale I didn’t love. It was good, but not phenomenal as the others have been
  • Post #39 - September 7th, 2018, 12:47 pm
    Post #39 - September 7th, 2018, 12:47 pm Post #39 - September 7th, 2018, 12:47 pm
    Tried to go for lunch today. Place was empty but was told minimum 40 minute wait for Kung pao chx or crispy fish filet. Apparently their delivery or carry out orders make up the bulk of their business.
  • Post #40 - September 7th, 2018, 12:55 pm
    Post #40 - September 7th, 2018, 12:55 pm Post #40 - September 7th, 2018, 12:55 pm
    Octarine wrote:Apparently their delivery or carry out orders make up the bulk of their business.

    Makes sense, considering there's only seating for maybe 8 or 10 people in there, and no customer bathroom.

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #41 - September 7th, 2018, 1:00 pm
    Post #41 - September 7th, 2018, 1:00 pm Post #41 - September 7th, 2018, 1:00 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    Octarine wrote:Apparently their delivery or carry out orders make up the bulk of their business.

    Makes sense, considering there's only seating for maybe 8 or 10 people in there, and no customer bathroom.

    =R=

    I won’t make this mistake again.
  • Post #42 - September 7th, 2018, 3:53 pm
    Post #42 - September 7th, 2018, 3:53 pm Post #42 - September 7th, 2018, 3:53 pm
    Not sure why they're so slow this week... I placed a GrubHub order for pick-up last night hoping to pick up on way home from errand in Lincoln Park. Ordered at 8:50 and quoted 9:35 for pick-up time (45 min!) and then when I got there at that time I had to wait another 30 min for the order to be ready (10:05). Food was as good as always, but no idea why it was so slow. Only saw like 2 other orders go out in all that time, unless delivery drivers also use a back door?
  • Post #43 - September 7th, 2018, 9:00 pm
    Post #43 - September 7th, 2018, 9:00 pm Post #43 - September 7th, 2018, 9:00 pm
    This is our go-to Chinese delivery. The past couple times we ordered through their website (with BeyondMenu), called the restaurant when the estimated delivery time had passed, and they sounded rushed and said it'd be 10 minutes. In both cases I think they missed or forgot our order and then quickly found, made, and delivered it (we live close). Based on those two experiences I'd recommend just calling for delivery in the first place and not using BeyondMenu. The food was good as always and I still highly recommend it for best delivery I've found in the area.

    My regular order is the pot stickers and spicy red curry chicken (listed under Chef's Top Recommendation). I definitely recommend the curry. It's the best of the entrees I've tried.
  • Post #44 - October 6th, 2018, 11:50 pm
    Post #44 - October 6th, 2018, 11:50 pm Post #44 - October 6th, 2018, 11:50 pm
    Food was a great tonight (as it has been lately) but the delivery-time frustrations are beginning to mount for me. GrubHub's pre-order estimate was 35-40 minutes, however as soon as we placed the order, that more than doubled to 80-90 minutes. In the end, our food arrived even later than that -- 1 hour and 40 minutes after we placed the order. If I'd known it was going to take that long, I simply would have ordered from another restaurant. I think it'll be a while before I make this choice again.

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #45 - October 7th, 2018, 10:25 pm
    Post #45 - October 7th, 2018, 10:25 pm Post #45 - October 7th, 2018, 10:25 pm
    I really thought I had life on this crazy blue orb all figured out when I placed a delivery order from the 6 bus in Hyde Park with the expectation that it'd show up a touch after I got home to Logan Square but folks New China Station outfoxed me yet again! At some point something in my brain broke and now it's like, hour-45 delivery time for a place I live six minutes from, fine, whatever, I'm enjoying this the same way you might appreciate getting to watch Jordan play even as he's destroying your team. It's fine! I'm fine!! Step on me, New China Station!!!

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