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First Wok 6219 Allisonville Road

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Now this is a hole in the wall. A small place that has limited seating; 2 -4 tops and 3 deuces total as they do a lot of carry out. They seem to be successful as they have another outlet on the west side. You order at the counter and then take a seat. They offer a lunch special for $5.55 which includes a choice of soup,egg roll or beverage. Their menu is the same basic Chinese menu you find in so many small family owned joints through the country, they have one taped to the front glass by the door. I decided on pork Lo Mein with egg drop soup.

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After my first tastes of the soup I told Pat that this could very possibly be the worse soup I have had. It had an odd texture from corn starch and was very bland. The eggs had a very nice thread but it was still nearly tasteless. After adding a half pack of hot mustard I enjoyed it. The “chicken-ness” of the broth was slight ,were it stronger it would have been more appreciated.

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The Pork Lo Mein was a huge portion;I was only able to eat half of it. The noodles seemed bigger than I recall from other places and the fried rice was a bit dry. Again a bit of hot mustard and soy sauce improved it. It was a decent composition and as far as getting your money’s worth you definitely do. I can see why it does good business

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So overall we were both satisfied. Were I in the area and wanted some Chinese food I would definitely go back however I wouldn’t make this my destination. Except maybe to try the chicken wings. I am told they are battered and deep-fried and are really good.

First Wok Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

2 responses

  1. The egg drop soup is nuclear day-glo yellow. I’m sure some spices would have keened it up some. You know, 555 is Chinese internet slang for crying, so perhaps that is why the cost of a sad meal was $5.55. Don’t ask me how know that. Glad the Lo Mein was worth the trip. It is so frustrating when you have to empty flavor packet after packet on a meal to jazz it up. That’s the cook’s job, not mine! Sometimes I have to go overboard on the wasabi just to liven it up.

    May 11, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    • Crying huh. I won’t ask. I probably don’t want to know. Lo Mein is my usual “safe” dish at a new Chinese joint. It is a shame though because with just a few minor adjustments the soup and Lo Mein could have been better than average. But for 5 bucks and change I shouldn’t complain.

      May 11, 2016 at 6:38 pm

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