These last two days have really made me crave something warm 'n dumplingy. Unfortunately I still haven't figured out ONG's Chicken 'n Dumpling schedule. So although I would love to warm up with a nice bowl of soup, I have been relegated to sandwiches at work 'n a delicious sandwich at Great Outdoors (more on that in a later post).
Last week, however, I made it to ONG for lunch 'n lo 'n behold, they had C&D. I've heard of this event before but never actually seen it. But I can now confirm, they have C&D on last Wednesday. Yes, that sentence was written like that on purpose.
A quick history lesson on Chicken 'n Dumplings. According to Wikipedia, it is a dish comprised of chicken 'n dumplings. Thank you wikipedia. I believe this dish became popular as a southern dish which means its healthy. So, as a health connoisseur, let me continue the story of my pursuit of the elusive chicken 'n dumplings.
My eyes widened with happiness as I ordered the C&D 'n an order of onion rings. I thought it would be a good idea to order everything I had heard was great 'n just get it out of the way. The onion rings are fantastic, by the way, but thats not what this review is about.
The C&D comes with dumplings that are doughy/puffy dumpling sheets. That makes no sense but you'll see what I mean when you get there. They're small enough to eat in one big bite, but not so big that you have to use a knife to cut them. Also, they're soft enough that a spoon can cut them apart. 'N you know how weak spoons are. Always getting picked on because of their little biceps. Forks are such jerks for picking on them.
The C&D also has, surprisingly, chicken. 'N its good. Tender, flavored, chunky, 'n chickeny. There were other aspects to the C&D but as you probably have figured out, I don't describe details that are important. So here's what you really need to know: always order the C&D when its available. There's no reason to mess around with other things when thats on the menu. Mama ONG made it fresh that morning for you. She hand plucked the dumplings from their cages, de-feathered them 'n cooked them up, just for you.
If anybody knows the C&D schedule please let me know.
If you know of any other places that have a C&D or other soup/stew that is worthy of making a trip to, please let me know. During these winter months soups are always a nice change from sandwiches.
On a side note: Pho cured my friends AIDs or the cold. I can't remember which one he had. C&D has yet to cure anything but I think its because nobody knows exactly when ONG serves it.