Post # 1
There seems to be great debate over whether Chinese food is best FRESH or LEFTOVER. I’m on team “eat as much as you can straight from the restaurant while it’s still hot”, while my husband thinks it tastes better warmed up the next day.
What say you, bees?
Post # 3
Leftover… straight out of the fridge. I love leftover cold take-out. The sauce is all still congealed to the food… mmmmmm
Post # 4
I def like mine fresh and crunchy!! Some of the leftovers are still good but some things get soggy.
Post # 5
both, preferably on the sofa with a Ben and Jerry’s chaser.
Which is why I’m now on Weight Watchers
Post # 6
i think it can go either way. there are some things that don’t rewarm well, some that i like to eat cold as left overs out of the fridge (chicken fingers, beef or chicken teryiaki- sp??), and some that are just as yummy rewarmed (lo mien, chicken & broccoli). mmmmm… now i want chinese food=)
Post # 7
I have not had Chinese food in so long! Giving me cravings!
Post # 8
Gotta be fresh because some things just don’t taste good the next day.
Post # 9
I voted fresh, but I like both. I’ve been into cold steamed dumplings lately, Fiance thinks it’s disgusting.
Post # 10
eh. normally i’d say fresh – but i just heard a story the other day about how chinese restaurants use leftover veggies from your plate after you leave to serve to other guests. apparently they rinse them off, warm ’em up, and serve em to someone else!
Post # 11
I never like anything cold… even pizza! So I choose straight from the restaurant. Next best thing is heated up, because I can never waste leftovers. Poor college student!
Post # 12
Well I’m not a big chinese food person but the one thing I absolutely love is the Pei Wei Spicy, and my fav part is the crunchy pea pods…. so it has got to be fresh 🙂
Post # 13
I like mine fresh, crunchy, and hot! (That’s what she said!)
Post # 14
Fresh…some things don’t taste the same the next day. That said they’ll still get eaten 🙂
Post # 15
@augustsix: That is absolutely freakin’ disgusting.
Post # 16
I used to be fresh only, but I learned how to reheat and now leftover is almost better! Avoid the microwave! I use the stove or toaster oven to reheat everything. Crispy things get crispier and so so good! I add a little water or chicken stock- if I have an open box in the fridge to any rice to bring it back to life and avoid dried out rice.