Everyone has a guilty pleasure when it comes to food. Something that they’re ashamed to admit that they enjoy eating. For me, that would be takeout Chinese food. I know, what could possibly be good about radioactively-coloured sauces and deep-fried chunks of fat more than meat? Trust me, I don’t even understand myself sometimes. But there’s just something about it that I can’t resist. Maybe it’s the MSG? Regardless, westernized Chinese food tastes pretty darn good when I’m exhausted and just want to eat something that can’t possibly be healthy for me.
I decided to go for the 2 item combo with fried rice, choosing the fried fish and eggplant with tofu. I think this was around $7? The fried fish was actually freshly cooked from the kitchen so it tasted A LOT better than usual. The fish was moist on the inside with a crispy exterior. It was lightly seasoned with salt that wasn’t overpowering and there was a bit of spiciness. I can’t remember if the eggplant with tofu was supposed to be spicy or not because there was no heat at all. The eggplant had turned mushy from sitting around for who knows how long and the tofu was nothing remarkable. I appreciated the ample amount of vegetables in the fried rice that was a bit dry.
I don’t expect much from Tasty Wok as long as I can satisfy my weird cravings. In fact, I don’t even want to know how long some of their food sits under the heating lamps. However, if I’m too lazy to travel far and I’m craving westernized Chinese food, then Tasty Wok will suffice.