Jiang's Chinese & Japanese Cuisine 6912 Snider Plaza, 214-361-8220
Promised Delivery Time: 45-60 minutes
Actual Delivery Time: 90 minutes
Simple ordering process that doesn't take a year to do: 40
Keeping a hungry lady starving: -20
Having a gagillion menu items to choose from: 20
Having a gagillion things to choose from when you're indecisive: -5
Kung Pao Beef that actually has a Kung Pao taste to it: 25
When we first started "How 'Bout Them Knockers" in the fall of 2008, I was excited because this lady loves delivery food. As much as I enjoy cooking and cleaning the dishes afterwards, I still get a thrill when someone does all the work for me and then delivers it to my door. Well, fast forward to present day and 70+ Knocker posts later, it's my turn again to test out another delivery joint. After contributing 11 of my own posts while living in three different neighborhoods over the past year and half, my head was about to explode trying to figure from where I could order.
I thought about cooking my own dinner, developing a fake restaurant, printing out cute little menus, and then hiring a friend to dress up as a delivery person for a few photo ops, but that was too much work. I even thought about going through diningin.com again, but considering I've done that a few times in the past and a few City of Aters call it cheating, I decided that was no longer an option. Where was a girl suppose to find a good set of Knockers after exhausting all of her other ideas?
Well, the food gods must of heard my cries for help, because my prayers were answered. I rarely check my mailbox (What? Don't look at me like that. I get all my bills online and the rest is junk), but something was telling me to check my mailbox this week. So after taking the dog for a walk, I swung by and opened the thing up. I dusted off the cobwebs and there it was: Jiang's Chinese & Japanese Cuisine delivery menu, sitting by itself, illuminated somewhat, as if a light was shining down from food heaven. I imagined food angels singing about spring rolls and steamed dumplings. Suddenly, all seemed right with the world.
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I rushed inside my apartment with my new discovery and started to scan the menu. Well, Jiang's offers both Chinese and Japanese cuisine (like it says in the name), so indecisive Sarah had to choose if she wanted her usual Kung Pao Beef with fried rice or a sushi roll. Indecisive Sarah isn't good at making quick decisions, so she let a coin do it for her, and it chose the Kung Pao Beef with a spring roll.
I called up Jiang's and placed my order, told them my info and they told me it would be around 45-60 minutes. Well, about an hour and half later I was still foodless. What the hell, Jiang's? Where's my effin food? Sarah also gets angry when hungry. So I called them up and they said the driver was on his way. Of course, the second I hung up the phone, I get a knock on my door. I opened it, and I did the whole "Here's your tip and my signature" and the delivery guy did the whole "Here's your food. enjoy." And I did.
The Kung Pao Beef was a flavorful mix of beef, water chestnuts, celery, green peppers, red chilies, and carrots in a spicy brown sauce. The red chilies did their usual job of making my tongue sting and nose run, like they should. Honestly, I was too busy feeding my hungry belly to take notes, but I do remember the taste buds not being disappointed. I decided I would order from there again, but place the order an hour earlier than from when I really want to eat.
City of Aters, let me ask a favor of you. In the comment box, please list any restaurants that we're missing when it comes to delivery. I'm thinking the food gods aren't always going to answer my prayers, so you might have to help us out on this one. We appreciate any and all suggestions.