Sunday, May 30, 2010

Orient Express Delivers to Seward Park!

Dan & I got a craving for Chinese food tonight, but didn't want to go out in the rain and cold. We were almost resigned to the fact that there's no Chinese food delivery to our neighborhood when I decided to do some online searches.

Although Yelp specifically says they don't deliver, I found a 'Coming Soon' listing for the Sodo restaurant Orient Express on that got my hopes up. A little more searching and I found Orient Express's web site, which confirmed they deliver (minimum order of $20).

Trouble was, their web site doesn't have a menu - so we weren't sure what we could order. From reading reviews on Yelp and Urbanspoon, I was able to come up with this partial list of menu items (both Chinese and Thai) we had to choose from:

General Tso's Chicken
Orange Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken
Peking Duck
Mongolian Beef
Sesame Beef
Broccoli Beef
Ginger Beef
Sweet & Sour Pork
Honey Walnut Prawns
Salt & Pepper Tofu
OE Tofu
Eggplant Tofu
Pineapple Fried Rice
Special Fried Rice w/ Shrimp
BBQ Pork Fried Rice
Schezwan Green Beans
Chinese Broccoli
Egg Rolls
Shrimp Rolls
Crab Wontons
Egg Flower Soup
Hot & Sour Soup
Wonton Soup
Basil Chicken
Larb Gai
Red Curry
Beef Salad
Pad See Ew
Pad Thai

Fingers crossed, Dan gave them a call and we were on! Less than a half-hour later, they were at our door with two cute little bags filled with food.

We went for the General Tso's Chicken ($9.95), Honey Walnut Prawns ($8.95) and some steamed rice for two ($2). We both really enjoyed everything. The chicken had a little kick to it - spicier than most places make it. The prawns were huge, crispy and delicious (though there was a LOT of the mayo sauce). We'll definitely be ordering from them again, and tipping off our neighbors to this new delivery option. We'll also hopefully hit the restaurant itself sometime soon, both to pick up a menu, and to check out the unique decor (it's a train) and karaoke.

Orient Express on Urbanspoon

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