I ate lunch at Joy Garden. It didn’t completely suck.
I drive by Joy Garden on Broad St. in downtown Richmond twice per day. I have often said that it looks like a great bad-guys lair. If I were a cool bad-guy, I would hang out in a back booth at Joy Garden and plot sinister things. Doesn’t it look like a good mafia hangout?
I had sauteed string beans and Kung Pao chicken. Should Kung Pao be capitalized?
The string beans were good. They were spicy and I could easily eat them as a snack regularly. The Kung Pao Shrimp was not good. If it tasted good, I might have been frustrated by the fact that I couldn’t find the shrimp. It was just very bland, soupy and boring. The string beans were about $4 – and that’s a pretty good deal. Overall I gave Joy Garden 11 out of 17 – but I’ll try it again another time.
Some sinister things I would plot from my booth at the bad-guy lair:
1. Bank robbery. Is there any cooler crime, really?
2. Insidious revolution in some poor country led by a bad dictator.
3. Declaring war on KFC.