With the Mayonnaise Sauce

Wednesday, 10 Aug 2005 | Food, Observations, Restaurants

On Monday night I had dinner at the Hong Kong Restaurant, an unassuming Chinese restaurant in the Hemet Target Shopping Center. I was dining alone because Toni had a late lunch with Susan and Roberta. This was a restaurant I had heard about through a local radio station, so I decided to give it a try.

I don't really like dining alone in sit down restaurants all that much. It makes me feel a little lonely, so I find myself quietly checking out the surroundings. Well, it was no exception on this occasion. I had ordered the Sweet & Sour Pork half dinner special which comes with steamed rice. I also ordered some Fried Wontons.

While I was waiting for my order to arrive and sipping hot tea, a couple of elderly ladies were seated at a booth across from my table. I could hear them discussing what to order.

One lady asked the other if she liked Mu Shu Pork. The other asked if that was the one that comes wrapped like a little burrito and said yes, she liked it. Then she told the first lady how much she loves the Crispy Walnut Shrimp with the MAYONNAISE Sauce. She went on to say that it's delicious, but you need to ask for the MAYONNAISE Sauce because it's much better than the other sauce it comes with. Apparently, on one occasion she had asked for the MAYONNAISE sauce and they gave her the WRONG sauce. I found this a bit amusing how she was so emphatic about the sauce being right.

Well, they both ended up ordering the Crispy Walnut Shrimp with the Mayonnaise Sauce. I was quite intrigued by now, and was interested to see how much the one lady would like the dish. When the dinners arrived, both were quite impressed with how they looked. Now the lady skewered a shrimp with her fork and put it in her mouth. She tasted for a moment and exclaimed, Oh that's to die for. Apparently she was a believer too in the power of the MAYONNAISE Sauce.

Although the sound of a Mayonnnaise Sauce is a bit odd to me, I am quite certain I'll be returning to the Hong Kong Restaurant to tell the waiter, I'll have the Crispy Walnut Chicken with the MAYONNAISE Sauce because now I'm totally curious if this is as wonderful as the two ladies purport. LOL

Hong Kong Restaurant
3675 West Florida Avenue
Hemet, CA 92545
(951) 658-9889

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