06/27/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Craving Chinese, I visited Fire Wok for lunch at 11:30 today. Located in downtown Mission in a run-down strip, it seemed really dingy from the outside. However, some of the best places to eat are described as ""whole in the wall"" so I went in. I was surprised at how reasonably priced the lunch buffet was; $7.82 will get you all you can eat and a drink. However, the quality of the food soon provided an explanation for the low price. The hot and sour soup was strangely sweet. The crab rangoon was dry and the only flavor I could discern was of cream cheese. The egg rolls had an overpowering cabbage flavor and were kind of slimy. Nearly all the dishes available were chicken, with only a couple of seafood and beef dishes. The chicken dishes offered were 80% fried (sweet and sour, orange peel, general tso's etc), and all of the chicken pieces in those dishes seemed to be from the same frozen box, just with different sauces on them. There was a scallop dish, which, on hind-sight, I should have known better than to try. It tasted nauseously fishy and I spit out the one bite I took for fear of spending the afternoon in the bathroom.
I would never eat here again, nor can I recommend it to anyone. Even seasoned buffet eaters should avoid this place.