It was just before 12 on a Saturday but only three cars in the parking lot when we stopped in at the Hong Kong restaurant in Farmington, NM. That alone should have warned us away. But no, in we went to give it a try. The second warning sign – also ignored – was that we had to pay before eating.
Arriving at the steam tables and looking at the food I thought to myself this isn’t good. When the appearance alone makes you question the food that’s not a good sign. But by then we had already paid so we loaded up a sampling of the food and headed to a table. First up was the egg drop soup. Had I been blindfolded I would have said it was some flour mixed in warm water – yuk. I then tried a bite of the egg roll. It was stale, barely warm, and had just a bit of chopped cabbage in it. In total we took a bite of each item on our plates and decided this place was just BAD!
Went back up to the cashier and requested a refund. The woman there asked what the problem was. I tried explaining as politely as possible that the food was old, cold, and/or just bad. She then said “…everything slow down.” Not sure what she meant I asked her to explain. She said the oil industry had slowed down in the area. Trying to understand how crude oil effects Chinese food all I could come up with was that business was off so they had to cut corners to continue to stay in business. But there comes a point when you cut so many corners there’s nothing left. And that’s what you have at the Hong Kong restaurant.
Do yourself – and your digestive system – a avoid the Hong Kong restaurant!
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