7125 Georgetown Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
If you read the blog, you know that I consistently stay away from coupons-on-the-menu Chinese places. However, I was working until 8:45 and wanted quick, cheap Chinese and 1st Wok fit that bill. My standard order is Schezuan Beef, but tonight, a simple fried rice was calling my name. I tend to eat warm comfort food when it gets to be eight degrees outside.
What I Got: Combo fried rice, hot and sour soup; around $9.00 total.
The hot and sour was some of the worst that I have ever had. The broth lacked flavor and the crunchy vegetables were a bad combination. The consistency was thin (my preference) but it was just flat out bad. Totally discouraged, I moved onto the fried rice.
The fried rice was pretty damn good. I was trying to figure out if it was because I was starving and cold, or if it was actually good. There was enough there for three small meals, and it was tasty the next day for lunch. Now, it is a far cry from some of the super legit places that I have been to in San Francisco, but for strip mall Chinese, it was very serviceable. However, if I ordered this again, I would order it without shrimp because they didn’t do anything for me.
Would I Buy It Again? Ehh…Places like 1st Wok reside in every strip mall, in every city. I surely can’t judge a place on fried rice, but I have had a lot of bad fried rice, so maybe I can? I am not going to run across town to go to 1st Wok, but I have had a lot better, and a lot worse. For about $9.00, I got three meals, so there is plenty of value here.
What is your favorite cheap Chinese takeout?