I love Chinese food, you know that it’s true. I love fried rice. I love noodles. I love Chow Mein…. You know how the rest of the song goes. But, let me tell you how I really love you, Chinese food.
Let’s face it, perception is more important than content. Sometimes. You can’t pull the wool over someone’s eyes. But, don’t you see it everywhere? You see people buying the largest bouquets they can find. They buy the gaudiest boxes of chocolates to give their loves (Side note: Go for less box and MORE chocolate!) The perception per se is the presentation. When it comes to Chinese food dazzle our eyes. This is the WOW! factor. Let our eyes feast over your dishes. Bonus points if you get us to drool 😉
Next is the standard go to gift when it comes to showing love. After flowers, only perfume ranks lower. Perfume is the aroma that will keep on lingering long after the flowers die. And when one is talking about Chinese food, the aroma of the food is the perfume of the experience. Close your eyes, and just let your nostrils savor all those scents and spices. When we enjoy our Chinese food we want all of our senses to be titillated when we spend our hard earned shekels on something. Especially our food. You know, Jews and their food! Are you hungry yet?
Want to make a great impression on your love? Be creative! Be different, yet true. No room for fake. Be genuine. Show your love from your heart and with your mind. And when it comes to Chinese food, we like to experience something new once in a while. We like it when the Chef dazzles us with their brilliance and, dare I say it, creativity!
Make this night something special. You want your Valentine, and yourself to be treated like Romeo and Juliet, or like a Prince, and (Jewish American) Princess that you are. Go where you’re going to be treated like royalty. And when it comes to our Chinese food (yes, it always comes back to Chinese food!). Treat us like we’re special, and that will go a long way to making our dining experience pleasurable, and increase the likelihood we would return to that Chinese restaurant again. And again.
Appeal to the inner Jew in Mee – Yeah, I’m Jewish and I know it! For me to describe what Jew Appeal is would require an entire article. Oh wait, I already wrote it. For the full definition of what this means, please read my article “What is Jew Appeal?“
But, when all is said and done it all comes down to one thing. The taste test. The kiss. That romantic moment when your lips meet. Then and there you’ll know if you really made this night special. KISSES never lie! And when it comes to Chinese food, the kiss is that taste the moment your mouth touches the food. If it doesn’t taste good, what’s the point? We could do a blind taste test. It all boils (or stir fries) down to the taste. Without taste, it just wouldn’t be right. And if it’s not right, then it’s NOT Chinese Quest worthy.
Only Love is Real
May you all find your eternal love. Whether you already have it, or you’re on YOUR Quest to find it, we wish you find what you seek… just as we continue our Quest to find “The Best Chinese Restaurant on all of Long Island and New York City!”
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
—Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)