Special Sauce

A mish-mash of twisted thoughts from a fevered ego. Updated when the spirit moves me, contents vary and may have settled during shipping. Do not open towards eyes. Caution: Ingestion of Special Sauce may cause hair loss, halitosis, and a burning sensation while urinating.


For those of you who live in town...

Run, don't walk, to the Japan House Bistro (or whatever it's called) out by the Health Campus- in the little plaza with Amelias, the Beer Guy, and Minuteman Printing. You will be ever-so-glad you did.

The place looks like a total dive hole from the outside, but inside? Oh, inside is beautiful, spacious, very nicely decorated, and the food. Good Lord, the food. Go, order the Thai Basil Chicken. Heaps of sliced bits of chicken sauteed with assorted bell peppers, onions, mushrooms*, and plenty of yummy thai basil, in a delicious brown sauce. Or, try the Dragon and the Phoenix. I can't vouch for the shrimp stuff, but the General Tso's chicken was delicious.

Trust me, I wouldn't lead you astray. And frankly, something tells me that anything you choose will be good. I can't wait to go back and snag some Crab Rangoon, and maybe try their homestyle bean curd... They also apparently have buffet apparatus, so their lunch may be pretty decent. We arrived for dinner, and our entrees were 11-13 dollars, but well worth it. (I just finished off my leftovers, as a matter of fact.)

So go. Now. I'll wait till you get back. Tell your friends to go too- I don't want this place to go under, I've got a menu to work through.

*It's supposed to have mushrooms, mine didn't, which was a bummer, but it was still delicious.


Blogger AJ Gentile said...

Ok, ok. I gotta know. How many of your readers are IN YOUR TOWN? And must you tease the rest of us with these unattainables??

2:31 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

call me crazy, but i just don't see the Amish of Lancaster loading up the buggy and hittin' the town for the famous Thai Basil Chicken.

but i'm never right about this stuff.......

7:42 AM  
Blogger Special Sauce said...

AJ- you know Whoopi wants it.

And OK, at least 2 of my loyal readership of seven are local. The rest of you? There's Fedex. Heh. C'mon- you live in Cali, land of a zillion great restaurants. When we find one that's not "Potatoes cooked in lard served with stuffed pig stomach" or "McTalian crap" we rejoice, and we treasure it. Heh.

Stephee- nah, they're likely to go for the Chicken Corn Soup. They actually have chicken corn soup on the menu there.

(OK, Chicken Corn Soup is so dutchie there's no getting around it. In fact, when I think Lancaster Amish, I think Shoo Fly Pie, questionable hygiene, Chicken Corn Soup & Barn Raisings. Usually in that order. But in an Asian restaurant? Still, I bet it's damned good...)

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here we go again. EVERYTHING in Lancaster is based upon some kind of ironic relationship with the amish.

I haven't even SEEN one in weeks.... haha

I've finally gotten my parents to stop asking about them. Now if I could just get them to pronounce Lancaster correctly. It's only been 17 years me living here.

Now, as for "ethnic" food, sorry babe, I'm a cheesy Ming Court Buffet kind of guy... And I like to catch them speaking perfectly good english and listening to techno... :-)

11:57 AM  
Blogger Fiber said...

Did I hear someone mix the phrases "Ming Court Buffet" and ethnic cuisine?

Kraft Mac and Cheese is more ethnic than that place, 'cuz I think the box was actually made in China. That, and I think it's usually local and not imported squirrel on the buffet...

Look at me - I'm a hater!

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, they were mixed terms. Again, irony is lost in translation!

3:19 PM  

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