to be so happy that I live in a place where a very nice Chinese takeaway can be delivered to my door after a 1 minute phone call on a Sunday night?

(70 Posts)
MintyyAeroEgg Sun 21-Apr-13 21:11:04

and is indeed on its way now.

I know its not brilliant Sunday night fare but dh has been at work 8.30am to 8.30pm today.

I have given the dc breakfast, lunch and dinner (hm spaghetti carbonara, fresh fruit salad to follow as felt guilty about lack of vegetables thing).

I have also done the usual domestic chores (washing and pegging out and bringing in), tending to pets, playing cards with the dc, going to shops, and emptying and cleaning our bedroom which is being decorated starting tomorrow. Oh and posting a few times on Mumsnet.

Single handed.

I deserve a takeaway.


KatoPotato Sun 21-Apr-13 21:11:46

What did you order?? <wams some plates>

LovesBeingWokenEveryNight Sun 21-Apr-13 21:11:56

Only if you share

StealthOfficialCrispTester Sun 21-Apr-13 21:12:11

Protesting too much, go on, why are you really feeling guilty?

KatoPotato Sun 21-Apr-13 21:12:13

<warms even>

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 21-Apr-13 21:12:26

You do.
Have you ordered it yet? What did you/will you have?

I've not had a chinese for ages. I am in sticks, no delivery here.
I NEED mushroom chow mein, now I think of it.

Well I've had one. And I've done bog all and fed the DC mainly biscuits and cheese sandwiches.

Plus I'm on a diet. Which I've failed after 3 days sad

Oh well, roll on tomorrow!

Laquila Sun 21-Apr-13 21:13:26

I am well jel - I live 7 miles from the nearest takeaway and nowhere will deliver anything to our village.

Make the most of it, I say!

SirBoobAlot Sun 21-Apr-13 21:14:31

Now I want Chinese.

moondog Sun 21-Apr-13 21:16:29

Meat of unspeakable provenenace coated in sugar and additive laden sauce.
Served in polystyrene.
It intrigues me that people view this as a treat.
I wouldn't eat a takeaway if I was paid to do so.

McNewPants2013 Sun 21-Apr-13 21:16:33

What did you order.

who wants to faff about this time of the night cooking, then it all needs to be cleared away.

Cravingdairy Sun 21-Apr-13 21:16:41

Why on earth shouldn't you? What difference does it make what day it is? I wish I could have one but I'm off soya just now and it's a hassle to avoid in takeaways. Waaah!

McNewPants2013 Sun 21-Apr-13 21:19:00

moondog, because it taste good.

everlong Sun 21-Apr-13 21:19:22

A Chinese always cheers me up. Had one last night. Was lovely.
Crispy chilli beef
Duck in plum sauce
Chicken chow mein
Prawn crackers.

What you having?

moondog Sun 21-Apr-13 21:19:47

It doesn't.
It tastes foul, plays havoc with your blood sugar, and is bad for you.

scottishmummy Sun 21-Apr-13 21:20:20

Yum.sometimes a takeaway really hits mark,esp if dh had 12+hr day
I have a drawer with the fave menu stuffed in
It's a great fall back

McNewPants2013 Sun 21-Apr-13 21:21:05

you must have had some rubbish chinese take aways then.

FreudiansSlipper Sun 21-Apr-13 21:23:29

my favourite from our Chinese is beef well I think it is in black bean sauce with extra extra chilli and chips they do great chips

I prefer Indian but Chinese is better when you have a hangover all those lovely chemicals yum yum

tethersend Sun 21-Apr-13 21:24:24

You can order online at my local one, meaning you need not interact with another human being at all. As long as you get DP to answer the door.

Punkatheart Sun 21-Apr-13 21:24:52

I love sweet and sour balls.

I also like Chinese food.


hugoagogo Sun 21-Apr-13 21:26:38

It can be a wonderful thing. I grew up in the middle of nowhere, no offy, no takeaway just the post office and that was shut most of the time.

When I went to poly I just couldn't get over the fact if I ran out of milk at 7pm I could just go out and buy some. shock

OhDearNigel Sun 21-Apr-13 21:26:49

I've just got in from an unspeakably rubbish shift at work, put child to bed and have just ordered a pizza smile With extra crispy bacon smile smile

And just poured out about 3L of white wine grin

scottishmummy Sun 21-Apr-13 21:27:56

If i wanted healthy,freshly prepared no salt,no additives Id cook
When I want gloop,with salt,soy sauce and msg the takeaway hits mark
Thats the whole point,eat out of the tub,and reassuringly chemically...yum


I am happy that I currently live in London. Takeaways are always near. I had Thai two weeks.

My DH got out of bed just to go out and get us a lamb doner at midnight on Fri.

Sometimes its just gotta be done. Innit.
and we had leftovers for brekkie

moondog, you do get that some of us have takeaways not identical to whatever yours is like? And some of them have moved on from the 1980s dayglo sugar sauce?

Not that mine has, as for once in my life I agree with scottishmummy, but if you don't like one takeaway it might be an idea to try another one that doesn't serve you shite instead of moaning they're all like that?

alwaysinhiding Sun 21-Apr-13 21:32:10

yanbu ive had 3 takeaways this week, a pizza, a chippy and a chinese they were all lovely (this is not the norm honest!)

AnyFucker Sun 21-Apr-13 21:32:48

you are not all all as baaaad as me

this evening we ordered out for kebabs

beat that, suckers grin

Altinkum Sun 21-Apr-13 21:34:24

Salt and pepper chicken wings

Malaysian curry with fried rice

Hoi sin and to ban dish with chips


Is on its way.


I could really fancy salt and pepper wings now.

Damn you! envy

Goldenbear Sun 21-Apr-13 21:37:15

Have you reported you're own thread for not meeting the AIBU posting criteria?

scottishmummy Sun 21-Apr-13 21:37:59

Chips and curry sauce is a Chinese takeaway particular fave of mine
The glow in dark sauce,the gloop, the crrrrunch of the chips
God now I'm gagging for a takeaway

ThePskettiIncident Sun 21-Apr-13 21:39:05

Miles from the nearest takeaway and I miss it!

Yum to Chinese curry, mushroom chow mein and veg spring rolls!

cece Sun 21-Apr-13 21:39:34

When we bought our current house, one of our criteria was to have a Chinese taleaway that delivers nearby.

Our previous 2 houses did not and it was not good.

thistlelicker Sun 21-Apr-13 21:40:50

I had chicken curry half chips half egg fried rice! And then Ben and
Jerrys caramel chew chew which is on offer in tesco!!!!! Am I too naughty to be on mn???

catgirl1976 Sun 21-Apr-13 21:42:40


You are very lucky. The naice Chinese near me closed a while ago sad

I ordered one from a different one the other night and it was rank sad

(I ordered Kung Po Chicken, Salt and Pepper King Prawns, Prawn Toast and Plain Chow Mein. It was gopping)

The nice ruinously expensive, no wonder it closed chinese used to do these really delicate prawn toasts with black and white sesame seeds and this amazing garlicy, sour dip. The other chinese sent doorstop chunks of deep fried white bread with some gloop in the middle. And the chicken tasted suspicious sad

MorrisZapp Sun 21-Apr-13 21:42:54

People mock my Chinese order:

Chicken fried rice

But I bloody love it. Especially if they chuck in some prawn crackers. Our local is pretty good, they don't use msg.

scottishmummy Sun 21-Apr-13 21:43:17

Half chips,half egg fried rice...fab 2fave they offer a half and hauf mix it

McNewPants2013 Sun 21-Apr-13 21:43:18

I now fancy take away, but i am here with the kids with no cash in the house and justeat only have the rubbish people sad

catgirl1976 Sun 21-Apr-13 21:45:50

And for those muttering about provenence of meat and e numbers, the nice chinese didn't use any dodgy additives, made everything, all the sauces etc from scratch and listed the local butcher, fishmonger and greengrocer where they sourced their ingredients.

It was however, about £30 a head for a smallish takeout and has, not surprisingly, closed down. sad sad sad

The one I got the other night tasted like, and may well have been, old cat in sugar and msg sad

AnyFucker Sun 21-Apr-13 21:51:37

half chips/half rice

that is the language I am talking grin

daisydoodoo Sun 21-Apr-13 21:52:09

Ah chinese food I love it. Im vegetarian so no doubt about the meat. Sweet and sour vegetables. Egg fried rice and seaweed (yes I know its really deep fried cabbage in salt sugar and cashew nuts).

I could eat one now. But trying so hard to lose weight.

Must avoid these thread in future.

everlong Sun 21-Apr-13 21:53:09

Salt and pepper chips are my new thing.

CharlieUniformNovemberTango Sun 21-Apr-13 21:54:49

I was ridiculously happy that the chippy at the end of the road was really really rubbish.

It has saved me many a mile on the treadmill I'm sure!

I really want chinese now though. But it's a very rare treat. We get takeaway once a month and the kids always vote pizza sad

Next month I am calling for an indian before asking them though...

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 21-Apr-13 22:06:24

AF, how does that work? Do they drive the 'bab van round to you?

iklboo Sun 21-Apr-13 22:09:39

We live behind a Chinese chippy. DH taught their son to drive so we get mahoosive portions. We don't go as often as we used to because we're dieting but still treat ourselves to the occasional chicken / beef with mushrooms or oyster sauce.

AnyFucker Sun 21-Apr-13 22:10:32

I dunno, Snatch

I order kebabs. I get kebabs. I have very little interest in how it happens.

I had chicken and donner in a naan with spicy sauce with salad.

it was yummy < garlic burp >

MorrisZapp Sun 21-Apr-13 22:10:44

SM, I've had the chips/rice combo in England but never seen it up here? Is it all the rage where you are? Edinburgh here.

rainbow2000 Sun 21-Apr-13 22:13:19

When he gets paid next Friday im having the biggest curry.Im fucking starving but on a budget so it will have to wait
Chilli chips
house special curry
boiled rice and spring rolls
and a naice bottle of wine ooh i cant wait

PasswordProtected Sun 21-Apr-13 22:15:34

Hate Chinese!

zukiecat Sun 21-Apr-13 22:19:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

tethersend Sun 21-Apr-13 22:25:54

half rice half chips adj. Switch hitter (qv); one who drinks from both taps; bowls from both ends; AC/DC.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 21-Apr-13 22:41:33

PasswordProtected, what attracted you to this thread? grin

HerrenaHarridan Mon 22-Apr-13 00:08:58

I would like to contribute 3 things to this discussion

1) you can put veggies in carbonara, I make it with onions, garlic, mushrooms and peas which is four servings of vegetables and completely negates the entire box of cream cheese

2) I have a huge jar of MSG and I love it. It is a flavour enchanter, like salt. It is not bad for you. What is bad for you is that it is a 30 second additive so "once you pop you just can't stop" if you know your eating it you can consciously regulate yourself.

3) while your ordering Chinese I would like duck in orange sauce, chips, crispy greens and spring rolls.
Do your do a carry out too? wink

KatoPotato Mon 22-Apr-13 10:46:04

SM you for got the curry sauce! MorrisZap It's usually a 'white box special' - where you can add Chicken Baws.

MortifiedAdams Mon 22-Apr-13 10:49:16

Mmm we are getting chinese tonight. Crispy shredded beef in cantonese sauce, sweet and sour chicken, fried rice and prawn toast.


Latara Mon 22-Apr-13 11:00:00

Thanks to this thread i fancy a takeaway NOW!!! Going to a pizza restaurant this evening for a birthday but it's not as nice as Chinese.

IcingTheCake Mon 22-Apr-13 11:03:02

Oh no, if you guys are bad then im an awful person wink

Last night i cooked dinner (a new meal we had never tried) turned out awful so we got mcds shock

Pascha Mon 22-Apr-13 11:06:55

Go on, check the hygiene ratings for your local chinese here My nearest indian gets a 1/5.

jojane Mon 22-Apr-13 11:12:27

I work in an Indian restueant so get free curry!!

The kebab shop at the end of our road, (3 minute walk) have my telephone number stored in their phone. I dial the number, they say oh hello tantrums usual order? I say yes. They deliver it in approx 12 minutes. The delivery guy doesn't even bother getting on his moped thingy, he just walks it found the corner. I also have Chinese delivered from the Chinese takeaway 2 minutes in the other direction

Tailtwister Mon 22-Apr-13 11:20:02

YABU! because I'm on a diet, it's nearly lunch and I'd kill for a Chinese takeaway

zukiecat Mon 22-Apr-13 11:24:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

jeanmiguelfangio Mon 22-Apr-13 11:35:52

Damn you all, it's so close to payday and I need a Chinese now!!
We have to drive to ours, but man it's worth it
Wontons, prawn toast, chicken and mango and chips mmmm additives

kitsmummy Mon 22-Apr-13 12:03:37

I AM FASTING AT THE MOMENT. Why would you do this to me?????

IcingTheCake Mon 22-Apr-13 12:11:23

Pascha On that note maybe I'm better off in McDonald's, always a 4*, 5* rating.. plus I used to work in one and if I go back there I get employee discount still blush god I should go on a diet, homemade enchiladas tonight, with a side salad! No more takeaways!! sad

MortifiedAdams Mon 22-Apr-13 12:34:13

Ooh 4 for my takeaway, thanks Pacha

MortifiedAdams Mon 22-Apr-13 12:34:27


scottishmummy Mon 22-Apr-13 19:58:14

ive never had the hauf chips,hauf rice
sounds yom
esp soaking up curry sauce

lovesherdogstoomuch Mon 22-Apr-13 20:02:33

we had delicious takeawy last nite. delivered. yum. we were both horribly hung over. sod a roast dinner. makes my knees swell.

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