Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day fun times, part 2

The hard thing about holidays is that you generally want to go out to eat with your family but almost all the restaurants you like are closed. The restaurants you kinda like are also closed. And the restaurants you don't like at all? They're closed, too. 

The only option is to try out that one place downtown that looks kinda sketchy but always has tons of cars parked outside so it must be good. Like one of those awesome hole-in-the-wall joints. 

Jade Cafe...

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Not so much. 

Our first warning sign was when the soup that came with our Chinese combo meals was surprisingly "tomato noodle." Only, there were no noodles. Instead, disintegrated rice floated on top. Like that rice had been sitting in the liquid for probably...8 days? It actually took us a while to even identify it as rice. 

And the soup was the best part of the meal. 

See that pile of grayish green sludge on the plates? That's supposed to be pork chow mein. Looked more like a nest...in a swamp. 

After it was served, the rest of our time at the Jade Cafe was spent laughing so hard we couldn't breathe and throwing up in our mouths, just a little. 

Good times. 

14 comments:

Sarah said...

let's just say, i was re-visited by the "jades" this morning. not good.

Hannah said...

Oh gosh...I don't know what to say. This looks....awful. I had to look away! At least you had a fun time though...minus the "great" food!

Gentri said...

Ick... Thanks for the warning. Haha!

LC said...

Oh my! I thought that was a very soggy salad, soaked in too much dressing, in that first picture! Never in a million years would have guessed pork... anything. You brave souls!

Caitlin said...

This sounds really snobby but ever since I ate actual Chinese food in Russia, the fake American crap they serve in those places makes me feel like I want to throw up. And now that I have celiac I can't eat any of it anyway! Your meals look pretty gross, better luck next time :)

Megan said...

kinda looks like snot....and its making me gag a bit

B the mermaid said...

oh my goodness. so great so great. the same thing happened to us (not as bad, granted, but still).

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Bon Bon said...

Laughing and throwing up in your mouth...always a good time:-) xoxo

Maria said...

Oh noooo! Loooks not so great.

he calls me wifey said...

hahahahahha these are such funny pictures!

~Andrea @ http://hecallsmewifey.blogspot.com/

luckisallugot said...

hahaha oy. I've eaten at one too many restaurants that look similar to Jade's. Usually provides for a good story, but not such a happy stomach.

Abby said...

I love your facial expressions!

Sarah Nicole said...

ick. That food looks gross.

Austrie said...

oh my my my. that looks disgusting!