@12 Chinese Cuisine – Provo

It was a bright and sunny day, and Roni desperately needed to work on a paper for class; the Bwun would have none of this.  I decided to take him out for a drive in hopes that he would fall asleep before things got REALLY bad.  I hadn’t had lunch yet, so I figured I would try a local fast food place that is relatively new on the market, @12.

I drive by @12 quite frequently, but had never tried it before.  I think ever since Roni and I got some mediocre food at Panda Express, she has been very wary of fast food Chinese.  Seeing as Roni was not with me, this seemed like the perfect time to try it out.

The menu was fairly limited in what it offered, but I decided I would get a two entree combo.  I had the tangerine chicken, Mongolian beef and chow mein.  The tangerine chicken was similar (if not identical) to orange chicken at most Chinese food restaurants.  However, the batter on the chicken had become soggy.  I am guessing this was due to the fact that it was made far in advance of my order.  The Mongolian beef was well-seasoned and the meat was tender, though there was little beef to be seen in the dish.  There were, however, lots of undercooked onions in the dish, and little else could be tasted.  The chow mein was also disappointing.  It was under-seasoned, and slightly over-cooked.

In summary, I wasn’t expecting much but the food still failed to live up to my expectations.  You are probably better off getting Chinese food from the deli in your local grocery store.

Category: Fast Food
Food Quality: 1.5
Portion Size: 3
Speed: 3
Flavor: 1.5
Overall: 2
Price: $2-$8

tl;dr: Skip the fast food and save up for P.F. Chang’s.

@12 Chinese Cuisine
1298 N. State St
Provo, UT 84604

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