I cannot remember the last time we went to Rice Shop in Hoboken and why did not come back, until we went back...Yes, we were disappointed by the food to say the least. It started well, with a very good Thai iced tea that is one of my favorite beverages with its delightful sweetness counterbalancing the bitterness of the tea.
But then, the food came...We decided to start with the scallion pancakes. Contrary to lots of food, this is a dish that you expect to be greasy and these were dry as if they wanted to make it healthy. And the taste was bland.
It was served with a soy and peanut sauce, a weird combination that I did not really like.
Next was Roti Canai, an Indian bread (roti), served with chicken and potato in a curry sauce. Although I loved the curry, I really did not like the roti that had also a weird taste.
At that point, I was expecting the last dish to save the meal. We ordered chicken pan fried noodles.
When the dish came, it looked fantastic and very appetizing. The noodles were delightfully crunchy, accompanied by vegetables that were smothered in a thick sauce. Unfortunately, the chicken was overcooked and I did not even finish it.
So, yes, I was disappointed, especially as I was craving some good Chinese food. Well, I will have to look somewhere else as I am not sure I would go back to The Rice Shop.
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