Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mushroom topping on Pizza

This week we had a pizza from Pizza Hut. The pizza was delicious. One of us had a coupon, but it wasn't me or the dog. haha So, I was told we could choose one topping and when asked I said "mushroom", which while it may sound simple, is one of my favorites. Also, the cheese and sauce on the pizza tasted very good and made it quite flavorful. The crust was the way I like it, slightly chewy but not too much, and firm enough. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Going out to eat fast food is BACK in fashion.

This is my place where I write about fast food and something that goes with fast food or topics we might want to discuss while eating fast food... for example, a photo of Rihanna's back (part of her hair too and the side of her face) at a McDonald's? Say huh? I just searched the News section of Google today (umm...yesterday) for what was going on at McDonald's. I was thinking more along the lines of what are the new menu items or if they chose Ronald McDonald for the mission to Mars (just kidding), and by the way, I am available but only if there are three or four beautiful female Japanese idols that are old enough to marry but just wanna be my special buddies, at least until we reach Mars. Then I could marry one of them on Mars, but of course it would all be fake because this would just be a movie, or maybe a sitcom. Long strange paragraph already way too long, Rihanna was at a McDonald's which means she's human after all, and that's good to know. There is a short article on You can see the photo on Instagram or at least it was on there today. Search: Instagram Rihanna on  It was the first one in the search results. Yes, I was man enough to look at her, or at least that was her back, I guess.  By the way, there aren't any backs like that where I live. So sad.

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Milkshakes, ice cream shakes, or whatever kind of shakes are out there... I keep drinking shakes, though not every day, just sometimes so I can eventually finish my list of best shakes made by fast food restaurants.

Recently, I had some shakes that were new for me and probably I haven't written about those shakes yet. My goal is to continue writing about shakes and finish my list of best shakes.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Not Many Photos Like This One

Photo by Scott McLean

Someone working on the tall sign at a new Panda Express restaurant

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

More thinking about Panda Express and photos

I can't say that thinking about fast food is more fun than eating it. Sometimes we think too much, or at least I think too much, and some people have let me know this, a little too much. HaHa only needs to be right after the last sentence because now I'm getting serious.

Going over the photos of the new Panda Express, it's easy to see some action, which I really like in photos. Cars in line at the drive-thru and people inside the restaurant show what was going on and gets me interested in going there, all over again.

Did any of my readers notice the produce truck parked in front of Panda Express? I'm glad I waited to mention this produce truck because it let readers find on their own something important in one of the photos, and if some of my readers went there, they were able to make up their minds for themselves whether or not the food tasted fresh. In my opinion, I feel the Chinese food I had from there was made with some of the freshest ingredients and was also freshly cooked. That's only my opinion, though, because I wasn't standing there watching what they were doing.

However, the following comparison also is important: The time before when I went to a different Panda Express restaurant, in Idaho, and I ate my meal inside the restaurant, one of the entrees didn't taste good to me. It was around Noon when I arrived there, just before the lunch-time crowd poured into the restaurant.

I expected the food would taste very good and fresh but it wasn't very good and not anywhere near the high  quality food at the new Panda Express restaurant. Maybe I'll write more about this and maybe not, but what I hope readers especially restaurant owners, managers and workers take from this is the how important it is to keep the quality and freshness of food to at a high level.

More about the photos... in one photo I couldn't get the plastic bag to show the full word Summer Hours. In another photo, the Panda Express sign is brought up closer by zooming in with the camera, and of course I'm not up there close to it. But someone was up there earlier that day... and Yes, I have that photo.

Next time...

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Entrees from Panda Express

My first impression of the new Panda Express restaurant in Ontario, Oregon was a very good one. When I went inside Panda Express, I liked the decor. It's not very big on the inside but looks like a nice place to eat a meal. The restaurant was packed with people, so I decided to go through the Drive Thru. There were maybe 8 to 10 cars or other vehicles in the drive-thru line. It wasn't too long before I got to the drive-thru menu, but it was hot outside so I was glad I had purchased a Strawberry Frozen Lemonade at Burger King before going to Panda Express.

I really liked the Panda Express Drive-Thru menu. I think the colors on the menu are eye-catching and give a good feeling to customers when they try to decide which entrees to order. Maybe that makes it more difficult too, because when you're hungry you all those Chinese foods.

I'm not much of a beef or red meat eater and almost never order it, but maybe someday I will buy what they call "SAMURAI SURF & TURF" which is described there as "Marinated Shrimp tossed with Angus Steak". Based on the picture and description, I think it must be delicious! I don't know though, because I didn't order that one.

What I ordered were two of the meals with two entrees in each meal, and white fried rice. Of course I didn't  eat all that food by myself, and since I am telling about sharing the Chinese food, I also went to Little Caesars Pizza and bought a Pepperoni Pizza. 

The four Panda Express entrees are: Sweet Fire Chicken Breast, Mushroom Chicken (which I was told has mushrooms and Zucchini squash), Orange Chicken, and Honey Walnut Shrimp (for a dollar extra).

Honey Walnut Shrimp - great
Sweet Fire Chicken Breast - fantastic 
Orange Chicken -  among their best!
Mushroom Chicken - wow!
white fried rice - perfect

The Orange Chicken this time was among the best Orange Chicken (entree) I've eaten at any Panda Express. However, I only remember dining in those other Panda Express restaurants and this time I went to the Panda Express drive thru.