A few months ago, my coworker asked for a Chinese restaurant recommendation. She’s relatively new to the area, so I directed her to our go-to Chinese place, Lam’s Garden. A few other coworkers echoed my recommendation. The next day I learned that she and her boyfriend hated it.
I started second guessing myself. It had been a little while since I had been there. Maybe it wasn’t as good as I remember. To put my internal debate at rest, Kevin and I headed to Lam’s tonight for dinner.
Lam’s Garden has two menus: one with typical Chinese-American favorites and one with more authentic items. Kevin ordered sweet and sour chicken, and I ordered walnut shrimp. We also split chicken lo mein.
I really like Lam’s Garden because their food isn’t as salty as most Chinese restaurants.
The walnut shrimp was something different but very good. The toasted walnuts added a smoky flavor. The large shrimp had a light and flaky crust then was tossed in a creamy, citrusy sauce.
Even though I like that Lam’s is less salty than most places, I did find the lo mein to be slightly under seasoned. It was just a tad bland for my taste.
We ordered way too much food and have plenty of leftovers. The trip was a success, and I will continue to recommend Lam’s (with the caveat that other’s may feel differently about their food). Be warned that most of their menu items are very traditional.
Yesterday, I received the best news. My friend is out of his induced coma and mostly breathing on his own! He is still in ICU and has a long road to go, but he’s awake and seems to recognize his friends and family, although he currently can’t speak or communicate. I can’t believe so much progress has happened in just nine days. Even the neurosurgeon was surprised by how well he has been doing. It just goes to show the power of prayer and positivity. What an amazing way to start off my week.
Is there any restaurant that you love that others seem to dislike? Honestly…I love Taco Bell! I just stay away from it because I know how unhealthy it is.