A little over a month ago I started a new category of post called “You Decide”. The thinking was, sometimes I find places where the menu is just too long to try everything, and rather then give an incomplete write up (negative or positive), I would turn it over to you, the Midtown Luncher’s. First to the
chopping block party was Good Portions, an everything but the kitchen sink, Asian take out place on Lexington btw. 39+40th. I had a pretty mediocre pad thai and order of pork buns, but with all of the great Asian food on their menu I assumed that there had to be something edible.
Well, clearly I was wrong. After 20+ comments nobody had anything positive to say about Good Portions- and my “You Decide” experiment was a total failure. My intention was to take one of the recommendations, try the dish, and report back to everyone. But with nothing to recommend, there was nothing for me to try. So much for that. But then something unexpected happened. Last Tuesday, as part of Jennifer Lee’s profile, I asked lunchers to comment with their favorite Chinese food dishes in Midtown- and this was posted by “Cait”:
Tie between the roast pork lo mein and pork buns at Chinese Noodle House (down the street from Manchenko-tei) and Scallop Wonderland w/brown rice at GoodPortions on Lex between 39th and 40th. The sweetness and crunchiness of the scallions goes perfectly with the soft scallops and the chewy brown rice, and the sauce is to die for.
Now wait a second. That’s not a “this dish is pretty good”, that’s a “This is my favorite Chinese food dish in Midtown” comment. So yesterday, I trekked over to Good Portions to eat scallops, for only $7, at a take out place loathed by most of the Midtown Lunch’ing community. Another example of me sacrificing my body for the good of this site, after the jump… Read more »
Posted by Zach Brooks at 8:50 am, March 6th, 2008 under *Lex btw. 39+40th, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, You Decide.