Snow Peas (Austin)
Monday, 1 March 2010
Well, people will think again that I’m a cocky, arrogant European never satisfied with food and restaurants in America. Unfortunately the following review is not going to be positive that I confess but trust me, I’m an adamant American food fan in all its variety. I simply need food to be fresh, well and simply cooked. At Snow Peas the decoration is Chinese, like it or not this is a matter of preference. I don’t like my chair’s cushion to be wrapped in plastic but that’s personal (thank god they were though, my wife decided to pour her entire glass of red wine on the chair and floor…).
We all ordered different plates to be able to taste a little bit of everything on the never ending menu. Within 4 minutes of ordering we were served 5 dishes including some sushi rolls! The time frame was suspicious already. After a few bites in each plate I had no doubt that the sauces and various vegetables came in sealed plastic packages and not from the farmer’s market. It all tasted artificial and boring, not a hint of creativity or freshness. Speaking of freshness, I had the duck which turned out to be a pre-cooked bird, re-heated in a micro wave and disguised with gallons of industrial “brown sauce”.
On top of the mediocre quality of the meal, the bill ended up above 100$ for 3 adults (granted I had my following day’s lunch set).
Don’t go there, don’t order there and try to find a cheap, on the street little Chinese shack, you’ll be better off!
3706 Jefferson St
Austin, TX 78731