“Cheap Eats” is my post-series on cheap restaurants and prepared food options in New York. I recommend cooking your own food most of the time, but every once in a while it is nice to indulge and you don’t have to pay through the nose to do so. I plan to review many of the cheap options I find on various websites and will let you know if they are as good and as cheap as advertised. If you have a suggestion for a place to review, feel free to let me know through my contact page.
Ok, I’ll admit that most of the super cheap eats I have found so far aren’t the healthiest meals in the world. The pork and rice dish that I found for you today might be the worst one yet. On the other hand, most of my home-cooked meals are good for me, so if eating out is a special treat, I don’t feel so bad about getting the fatty pork dish from:
- I had heard that the lines at lunch can get long, so I arrived at 11:45am to try to beat the rush. Despite my efforts, the line still extended out the door. On my way out though, I realized that the line I stood in wasn’t so bad. When I ordered my food, I was impressed by how masterfully the old man behind the counter wielded his carving knife.
The end result? A big ol’ pile of rice topped with a mountain of pork (take note, you can get chicken instead of pork).
The Cheap Eats Breakdown
How was the ordering experience? I would not want to stroll up at 1pm. I imagine the line would be ridiculous. Since I got there at 11:45, the process was pretty simple. Plus, it was great fun to watch them chop the meat for your lunch in front of you!
How unique is the food? This pork dish leaned towards less unique. But it wasn’t just a slice of pizza, so it had some intrigue. But I think even picky eaters (the ones that don’t mind fatty foods at least) would be fine eating this.
How delicious was the food? What a guilty indulgence! Don’t skip your workout on the day that you try Wah Fung, but it makes for an amazing treat.
Did it fill me up for $5 or less? Oh yes. Be sure to order the SMALL rice and pork (or chicken) combo. The container seems small, but they keep piling more and more meat on there, stuffing the little container as much as possible. Final price was only $3.75!
Conclusion: One of the better cheap eats that I have found, but there is no way I could have this on a consistent basis. This will definitely be a guilty treat for me from time to time.
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