Well, I had another lackluster lunch today. I took my car to Edmonson Road, which has little in the way of food. There is a Pizza Papa John's and a Royal Farm. As far as independent places? Not so much.
I stopped by Moontime's Cafe, the former Mo & Trish's Place (map), but I wasn't in the mood to enter a bar today. So I continued on to the other restaurant on Edmonson Ave. Hunan Joy (map) serves Cantonese, Szechuan and other healthy Chinese dishes. Hunan Joy is pretty small - there's a table and some chairs. That's it. It is pretty homey, though. I looked at the menu and after a few questions, I ordered the Chung Ta Beef ($5.25 for lunch) with fried rice.
Twenty minutes later I was at work eating my beef. The dish, overall, was pretty average. It was the fluffiest fried rice I have ever had (that's for sure). The beef was soft and a little flavorless. One thing I liked was the addition of so many pieces of broccoli and slices of carrots - much more than a typical Chinese take out. It was all swimming in a slightly sweet, somewhat salty sauce that tasted good at the time. But on the whole, it was an average eating experience.
In retrospect it didn't turn out too well. I'm now nursing a little gastrointestinal disturbance. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing? But I'm feeling it now.
Places I visited:
Hunan Joy (Chinese / Cantonese / Szechuan) - 829 Edmondson Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228; Phone: (410) 788-8877
- Would I eat there again? Likely not
- Would I go out of my way to eat there again? No
Moontime's Cafe (American / bar and pub food) - 408 Ingleside Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228; Phone: (410) 788-8877