Indiana Restaurant Review
|First Wok -
A Buffet with "Fish" and More
|If you don't mind
being greeted by a singing fish, then you will likely be pleased by your
dining experience at First Wok.
fish? Okay, you're right; that does lend itself to some
explanation. And maybe by now the people at First Wok have
dismantled the thing. But when I had the buffet at First Wok, that
wonderful singing fish (you know...available at Walgreens and other fine
stores near you) was what they used to let the staff know when diners
were coming and going. And since there were quite a few dining at
First Wok the night I was there, I heard several tunes belted out of
those battery operated gills.
|But on to the
food. What impressed me about the buffet at First Wok was the
variety of offerings. This was really a nice sized buffet.
There were at least eight main dishes available (such as Mongolian Beef,
Beef with Broccoli, Sesame Chicken, just to name a few) and then of
course all the rices, noodles, desserts, and more.
|Pepper Steak with
Onion was another dish that was a favorite at my table; it was just a
bit too peppery for my taste buds though - just a tad. The BBQ
pork qualified for seconds in my eyes, but it was a bit on the sweet
side (of course the reason I liked it). The flavorings on all the
dishes were nice, but some of the meats tended to be on the gristly
side. (Sorry, didn't mean to get too specific there.)
|First Wok has a
dining room that is separate from the buffet, which made for a pleasant
dining experience (and lessened the noise the fish was making).
There was no background music at the restaurant, but maybe that's
something that will be tended to in the future (plus who can contend
with the singing fish).
|I really hope
First Wok makes a go of it. I'll be glad to have the buffet there
again. My experience was during the Grand Opening of the
restaurant, so there might have been some extra effort in providing lots
of menu offerings. Still, I'll look forward to seeing if First Wok
keeps up the strength in selections, and if the fish will retain his
|First Wok is
located on the south side of 133rd Avenue in Cedar Lake near Wilco
grocery store. If you're interested in getting your Chinese food
for take out, the phone number is (219) 374-8638.