I have blogged about China Express before being it is a drive-thru Chinese restaurant with great food with generous portions at a good price and this is no exception. It is a has fresh carrots, peppers and baby corn with thin slices of beef sautéed in a spicy sauce.
The Chinese family that operates it understands English well but sometimes speaking it is a little choppy. I wanted to verify I was ordering the dish that had the baby corn as my son loves baby corn.
When I got to the window the order was repeated to verify like they always do, but the man also said something at the end that sounded like “peppycon” I had to ask him to repeat it a few times and felt awkward as he said it several time and I had to admit I didn’t understand what he was saying.
He patiently kept trying until it finally hit me he was confirming it was the dish with baby corn. Boy, did I feel like and idiot. I really appreciated that he didn’t get snarky like many other drive-thrus where they give you attitude.
I also noticed they had a paper on their window indicating they are open on Christmas Day. I hate that anyone works Christmas Day, but as they are open it is nice to know I have a Plan “B” like in Christmas Story and I overbaked a ham like I did the Christmas I was working 3rd shift and fell asleep.