Dammit, Panda Express!

2007-12-23 19:56:20 UTC

They have adulterated my beloved Fried Rice.

Panda Express Fried Rice used to contain five things:

  • Rice (duh)
  • Bits of fried egg
  • Carrots, diced
  • Peas
  • Chopped celery (unthrilling, but tolerable)

Today, I bought some fried rice, and look what they’ve added:

  • Chopped red peppers
  • An orange unidentifiable fruit/vegetable chunk; either of another pepper of some kind, or of an underripe tomato
  • Exactly one slice of carrot (crinkle-cut), in addition to the diced carrots [Edit: When I went back to it to finish off the second half of it, I found another slice.]
  • Fucking broccoli

Don’t mess with my rice!

I can only hope that this was simply the result of having some spare parts that they needed to use up, and that another batch of fried rice (or another Panda Express) would not provide such contamination.

UPDATE 2008-01-06: I had lunch at the Costa Mesa store today, and they did not befoul my fried rice in this way. Good to know.

4 Responses to “Dammit, Panda Express!”

  1. David Smith Says:

    On the one hand, I sympathize; the greek sandwich place around here keeps changing what type of bread my favorite sandwich uses, which is very annoying.

    On the other hand… Panda Express? If you are in Portland at some point we will meet up and go to the Hunan Pearl or some other place that serves actually good Chinese food. :P

  2. Jesper Says:

    It’s even worse than that. From your description, it sounds like they left out the panda!

  3. Peter Hosey Says:

    Jesper: Damn those endangered-species regs!

  4. Jesper Says:

    It’s so slanted too! You’re allowed to make it less endangered, but not to make it more endangered. Clearly a by-product of some sort of liberal media bias.

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