Who said vegan food had to be healthy food? Yesterday, starving and cranky, the BF and I went to Doomie’s Home Cookin in Chinatown again. I wrote about it previously, but I have to complain about our most recent visit.
There was already a big table of LA bicyclists at one end of the patio. When the waitress finally came to take our order (about 15 minutes after we had sat down and grabbed our own menus), she warned us that the kitchen would be slow because there were so many people here. That’s fine, I said.
I ordered the country fried steak which comes with a side of red roasted potatoes and either soup or salad — I ordered soup. I also ordered an oreo shake. I didn’t expect my food to come out right away, but I did expect the soup to be the first thing that came out. I thought that they’d just have a big pot of soup on the back burner, ready to ladle out into a bowl whenever someone ordered soup. But the soup was no-where to be seen.
About 15-20 minutes later, our meal finally came. My chicken fried steak was okay, but way too salty. The gravy was decent, the potatoes delicious, but everything just tasted drenched in salt. Halfway through the meal, I noticed I still didn’t have my soup or shake (which I was hoping could wash down the salt), so I reminded the waitress.
The BF ordered the spicy chicken sandwich with a side of onion rings. The onion rings were great and the spicy sauce that came on the side of the sandwich was indeed spicy. I love it when restaurants give you actual spicy stuff instead of weaksauce spicy stuff. His sandwich tasted alright, but I thought it was a little dry. I would have preferred the mayo and spicy sauce on the bottom instead of at the top, but that’s just me being picky about spread on burgers and sandwiches.
I was completely done with my chicken fried steak for at least five minutes before the soup finally came. Unless they cook the soup from scratch for each order, I don’t see how it could take so long to put some soup in a bowl. And guess what? The soup was too salty.
I inquired about the status of my shake after seeing another table being brought some sort of pink shake. I was going to tell the waitress to just put it in a to-go cup because I was tired of sitting at this place, but she said that they were out of shake. By that time, I had already given up on the shake, but it would have been nice to been informed of this when I ordered. I looked around and only saw 3 shakes, so I don’t see how they could have been out of it.
It might be a long time before I want to go to Doomie’s again. The amount of salt in my food made me feel incredibly parched afterward. If you’re looking for vegan food that makes you feel good and healthy, don’t go to Doomie’s. If you’re looking for slow service (yes, it was slow the first time we went there when we were the only customers too), salty vegan food, and feeling gross afterward, Doomies is your answer.
i despise poor service. once i went to a restaurant and i didn’t get my order until when everyone had finished theirs =__=;; my friend didn’t get his at all so he cancelled it and went off to buy a subway.