Man shares his 'sweet spot' tip for ordering Chinese food
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Anyone partial to a Chinese takeaway now and again (everyone, ever) will be thrilled to hear that a TikToker has shared some very handy advice for indecisive orderers.
So, if scrolling through delivery apps for hours on end in search of the *perfect* place to order from sounds familiar, this red hot tip is for you.
When it comes to narrowing down choices, RocketJump said that ‘looking for restaurants with 3.5 stars’ on Yelp is a great place to start, because that exact rating is ‘the sweet spot’.
RocketJump also said that ‘if a restaurant has more than 3.5 stars, it means too many white people like it, [so] the service is too good [and] the food is not as good as it could be’. Noted.
He added: “Cultural expectations are different in Asia. [Servers are] not as proactive, they’re not gonna come up to you.
“[People on Yelp are] dinging on all these restaurants because the service is bad. However, the food balances it out. So you have that 3.5 stars.”
He said his advice was the ‘easiest way to find authentic Chinese food if you’re living in a metropolitan area’.
So far, the TikTok user’s clip has racked up more than seven million views, and many social media users have shared their own hot tips in the comment section below.
One person wrote: “I look for the quality of the chairs. If they have those faded pink pleather chairs and lots of Chinese movie posters, the food is gonna be."
Another added: “I use the ‘welcome’ rule. if u walk in and they greet you just leave cuz food will be mid. I want them to ignore me like my hs crush.” [sic]
“I use the menu rule. if there's super faded pictures of food on the wall above the register then it's gonna be fire,” offered up a third TikToker.
Other snippets of advice included: “Used to go to a pho spot specifically for the ‘bad service’ because they just left me alone to enjoy my meal” and “Same with good Thai places. Your going to have one waitress for the whole restaurant you won’t get your drink refilled but the food is fire.” [sic]
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