Monday, March 28, 2011

Terrific Takeouts

So I haven’t been exactly active here (sorry) It’s been a crazy few months for me.

I really do want to keep writing, the only problem is finding the time, I’m working on that, and a new series called Terrific Takeouts.

A fun fact about me – I eat lunch out every day, this is partly because I don’t want to stress out my cook’s unnecessarily and mostly because I like outside food.

This brings us to my regular Chinese joint – Lucky Dragon. This is the place I order lunch from almost every day (Except Monday, when for some godforsaken reason their closed)

Its managed by a fun group of people led by Clinton and has the peerless Chef Clifford in command of the kitchen, if you tell them what you want, they are happy to cater for your needs (Eg: send me some hakka noodles with extra soya sauce)

Now that we’ve dealt with the personnel lets move on to the food.

They have great combos for the (hungry) working man like tossed noodles (150 for chicken) and pot rice (160 for chicken) alternatively 2 people can share a portion of their egg fried rice and any chicken gravy for a relatively modest Rs 220.

If you feel like going light for the day, they have excellent soups, my favorites are the Lemon Coriander and the Chicken Mushrooms

It’s an unpretentious place which serves good plain Indian Chinese food (if there is such a thing)

I recommend the Chicken Oyster Chili Garlic to go with the egg fried rice, don’t forget to ask for fried noodles to add that extra crunch.

They also serve very good lamb, but their chicken dishes are better.

The only things I have a very big problem with is that their closed on Monday which means that I’m totally lost when it comes to lunch for the most accursed of all days. And the fact that for some reason they don’t serve beef or pork!

Still it’s probably just as well for my health that they don’t.

Lucky Dragon

02224318077, 02265236877

+(91)-9820590188, 9821089495

OM SAI Co Operative Housing Society, Opposite New Era Mills Compound, Mogal Lane, Matunga, Mumbai - 400019

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