On Saturday, 6 October, we just didn’t feel like cooking. We knew there was a new Panda Express just down the road on Del Paso Rd. and we were feeling like Chinese Food, so why not! We had to check it out.
We got there, and the parking spots were so small! I have a Honda Odyssey, so it’s not that large of a car to park. We were squished. I am actually saddened by the lack of space in this area. Things have just grown so much there isn’t much room for anything anymore.
Once we finally squeezed into a parking space, we walked over to the restaurant. We got in line, and thought about what we wanted. The selection was great. There was a lot to choose from.. even for the kids. They piled the food on our plates, and we moved on in the line to pay for everything. One of the entrÃ©es I ordered wasn’t ready yet, so they set aside a plate for me. They promised it’d be ready in about 9 minutes or so.
Once we paid for everything, we found a table that would comfortably seat the 4 of us. We had to pick a certain table or else the late afternoon sun would be right in our eyes. They didn’t have any window shades up to cut the light. We started eating and everything was ok until we started in on the Broccoli Beef. It was still COLD! I was so disappointed. That’s one of my favorite parts of Chinese food! I thought about taking it back up, but the line was so long, and they already had a couple of people waiting at the register for food that wasn’t done yet. I figured by the time, I got that resolved, the rest of my food would be cold.. so i set it aside. They did come out with my “missing” entrÃ©e (Sweet & Sour Pork) in about 10 minutes, and that was piping hot. The girls barely touched their chicken, or chow mein, which is VERY odd for them. They ended up asking for different food when we got home.
All in all, it was a little disappointing. We have decided that from now on.. we’ll stick with our favorite: The Dragon Palace Restaurant in South Natomas…