During our occasional fit of sluggish domestic attitudes, we run down to the local to pick up unhealthy take-away dinners. A new Wok Me outlet had opened around the corner and I was curious to see what they had to offer in Asian cuisine, besides the overly expensive Thai restaurant or the tiny portioned Chinese place several shops down.
The SO had tried Wok Me before and warned me it would never match up to the culinary standards of hawkers. And while I may be Chinese, I've never eaten Asian takeaway from a paper box like this before, so I took it as a bit of a novelty to partake in a culture that claims to be my own.
Wok Me had a ‘family’ deal offer: 2 large mains, 2 spring rolls and 1 packet of prawn crackers for AUD$25. The prawn crackers were meh. I can fry these koropok and pay a really small fraction of what they charge for a bag of these oil-laden snacks.
The SO's dinner: the seafood mee goreng. It tasted a lot more like hokkien mee without the bee hoon (vermicelli). Decent, but hardly amazing. I can't believe they charge AUD12 for a large serving when the same (albeit with fewer pieces of seafood, though fresher) would cost SGD3.50.
My dinner: the spicy thai seafood. Man, this was burning my mouth out. I'm seriously out of practice of eating spicy food, cuz I would ordinarily chomp down without any problems. Instead I found myself clamoring for ice cold beverages. Nevertheless decent eating and I had difficulty finishing the portion.
Conclusion: Still haven't found a match to food from back home, other than Toowong's Laksa Hut.