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Getting Your Order Right!

One of my many simple joys is getting my food order right. I've seen and heard about horror stories from restaurants about getting the wrong food served to patrons so when I have a good experience, I make sure to tell the people about my wonderful time in their restaurant.

Such is the case when I ended up having breakfast and lunch in the same restaurant.

For breakfast I had fried rice and two eggs, sunny side-up with the yellow kinda gooey and slightly cooked. It gives me a lot of glee that I can tell the cook how I'd like my eggs done. Uhm... that didn't sound right, right? I told her how I want my eggs treated? Sound better, no?! Uhm... ok, I told the cook that I want my eggs kinda raw and gooey, yes? No? Not better?!!! Ok, you get the point. So yeah, breakfast was good because the cook who was kind enough to follow my whim about how I want eggs to be. Still not working.

Ok, moving on to lunch. Yeah, I went to the same restaurant and I got grilled chicken, tofu in barbecue sauce, and the most delightful, most moist custard cake I can ever have. Seriously, no exaggeration!!! The chicken was grilled just right. I said that they can remove the skin after grilling it and that they did. I sprinkled some pepper and squeezed some lime to add some zest into it. I also said that I want my tofu crusty and that's what I got. I have always been a fan of tofu. I will rue the day that they will say that tofu is bad for one's health! I will rue the day!!!

So there, that was breakfast and lunch for me. How was your breakfast and lunch? What are you having? What do you do when you restaurants get yoru order wrong? Do you return the food?

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valmnz wrote on April 13, 2015, 12:53 AM

Fortunately restaurants have never got my order wrong. Once I got a free meal though, when I was with a big group. All the other orders came out, but mine. They had forgotten me.

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lookatdesktop wrote on April 13, 2015, 1:17 AM

They sometimes mess up and I let them know and they are polite to return with my correct order, but one time at a pizza shop I ate everything in front of me then realized they gave me someone else's order. Too bad, I really enjoyed that pizza.

KSmith84 wrote on April 13, 2015, 1:52 AM

I loose it when they get my order wrong especially if it's a simple request like brown toast or no fries. I try my best to be understanding but sometimes they make silly mistakes and that bugs me.

UmiNoor wrote on April 13, 2015, 2:32 AM

The restaurant must have not been crowded for the cook to prepare your food according to your preferences. I can count the number of times I go to a restaurant and get my order just the way I like it. Sometimes it's the server's fault because the cook only prepare food the way it's been done. So if the server were to communicate the customer's preferences to the cook then the correct food will be served.

MegL wrote on April 13, 2015, 2:39 AM

Mostly the food I get in a restaurant is fine but once, I ordered lamb and said I wanted it well done but it came pink. Now, foodies may say that pink lamb is better but I prefer mine well done. I sent it back 3 times. I never went back to that restaurant.

wolfgirl569 wrote on April 13, 2015, 9:40 AM

I have had to return food before, I will not eat what I dont like or did not want just because someone messed up. But the places we go to usually are great at getting it right

WordChazer wrote on April 13, 2015, 5:52 PM

I had a Lyonerpfanne for a late lunch/early supper last week in Saarbrucken that was to die for... bratwurst, potato, onion, seasoning, cheese, gently fried. Nomitynom. Ideal breakfast would be a mid-morning meal brunch of bacon, sausage, hash browns, beans, mushrooms, 2 fried eggs. Two pints of tea and a slow morning. That wouldn't need a lunch to follow!

bleekley wrote on April 13, 2015, 9:24 PM

I like that you get so much pleasure from your food and appreciate it. I'm sure good cooks appreciate being praised by appreciative customers.