Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sake - Lexington Park, MD

The other day, my husband ditched me for the day to go play golf out of town with my dad.  I was left home alone with no car and nothing to eat for lunch.  I wrote about what I did that day (spoiler:  it's boring) on my other blog here.  When it came time to order lunch, I decided to go with Asian food since it's not my husband's favorite so I might as well get it while he's gone.  I searched Yelp for a good, local place that delivered and found several reviews for Sake.

I'm not going to lie, I had never eaten at Sake before because it's pretty dern scary from the outside.  It doesn't convey a sense of confidence in their food when you drive by.

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 But the reviews on Yelp were really good and the pictures looked tasty so I went for it.  BONUS:  you can order and pay online for delivery which for someone whose phone barely works in her apartment is pretty dang awesome.  And they deliver diet sodas which for some reason really tickled me that day.

I ordered the gyoza, egg rolls, small vegetable fried rice, small vegetable lo mein, and sweet and sour chicken.  And I am fully aware that is a massive amount of food for one person for lunch.  I love that they offer small sizes of their fried rice and lo mein.  It's still a really good amount at only $4.75 each and it lasted me several servings for two days in a row.  Here is my massive plate of food in all its glory:

The food was exactly what you want your local, greasy, Chinese joint to taste like.  The vegetable fried rice was exceptionally good.  It wasn't greasy at all and had really large chunks of vegetables in it.  The only item I didn't care for was the gyoza.  It had an unpleasant taste to it and it was pretty tough and rubbery so I ended up throwing those away.  

My only complaint about Sake was how long my order took to be delivered.  When you order and pay online, you choose your delivery time.  I chose 11:30 and my food didn't show up until about 12:30.  I finally called after waiting half an hour and asked on the status of my order and was told they would call the driver and check, but I never heard back.  If I order delivery from them again, I'll just assume it's going to take forever and set my delivery time earlier, but it would be nice if they show up closer to the time you request.

The price, ease of ordering, selection (they have a Japanese, Chinese, and sushi menu), and taste makes Sake a restaurant I would eat from again and would recommend.  It's nothing fancy, but it's perfectly satisfying Chinese food and it doesn't make you feel like death the next day like a lot of overly greasy Chinese food places can.

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