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Get Your Game On

When a great athlete prepares for their big game, they just don’t jump right in to it.  No.  They have to:

  • Practice
  • Stretch
  • Prepare
  • Mentally get in the game
  • Visualize
  • Get in the proper frame of mind

And that’s just what this Mee did this weekend.  Our next big game is coming up this week.  I had to become one again with the chopsticks;  I had to visualize my surrounding;   I had to get the taste of the game in my mouth;  Immerse myself in it.


I don’t want out loyal followers to not get the best review out of Mee.  Heck, it wouldn’t even be fair to the restaurants we’re reviewing.

The only way I know how to get my game “face” on  was to do my little version of Spring Training or pre-gaming it.  And the best way that I know how to prepare to immerse myself is to dip my toe in to the waters again.  Something familar.  Something new.  Hopefully I wouldn’t turn blue.

This weekend I tried a new (for Mee) Chinese Take out restaurant.   Close to home.  But, not one of my regulars haunts.  I had to cleanse my palate.  Open my mind.  To remind myself to have an open mind and clear conscience.

I tried Win Hou Chinese Restaurant (pretty much strictly a take out Chinese restaurant).  I must say that I liked it.  The wee Mee’s love their steamed dumplings, so I ordered that for them, and a combination platter of boneless spare ribs for Mee.   Normally I have found that to steam the dumplings and prepare the ribs usually takes mote the ten minutes (shocking, right?).  But, we placed the order when we go there, and I’m sure it was ready in less than ten minutes.  That made Mee quite apprehensive I must say.

But, I must say, the ribs were most excellent!  They had more sauce than I usually see on boneless ribs.  I feared that they were slathered in sauce to cover up the taste of the pork.  But, that was not the case.  The pork fried rice was quite good too.  Not at all greasy.  The egg roll was good too.  I didn’t get to try a dumpling as there were only six, and I didn’t want to take food out of the mouths of babes.  But, the babes, I must say, loved them.  They polished them off in record time.   (Have you noticed my excessive use of “I must say” in this post?  I wish I could say that I could paid on each usage, but alas, I must say, I don’t).  So that’s the last time I will use that expression.  Tonight.

So, I’m ready.  I’ve had my appetizer.  I’m ready for the big game.  It’s just a few days from now.  This, dear friends, will be a totally different Chinese restaurant from those that we’ve reviewed before.  I’m excited!

Until we post our review and ratings in a few days, stay hungry my friends.

Humbly submitted for your consumption,

–Mee Magnum (“Chop!  Chop!”)

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