The heavens opened as Matt and junior reviewers Bill and Jack dashed home after a busy day out. Grabbing the nearest takeaway menu that had fluttered through the letterbox, Matt rang the Bizzy Wok, a takeaway in central Ryde that Matt and Cat had never previously tried. A polite lady answered the phone and amazed him by offering the food in ten minutes! Leaving the nippers to prepare the table, he ventured promptly out into the deluge.
This little shop, set just off Ryde’s upper High Street, is a traditional take-away with a simple counter. As Matt plunged dripping through the doorway, the cheery lady was ready to greet him by name, with the food to hand, and even a solicitous remark or two about the rain. Impressively positive service all round: but would the takeaway pass muster?
Matt was pleased with the cost of the dinner – and with a generous 20% discount for self pick-up it was worth the rain down the back of his neck. On return to Matt Towers, the waiting lads were banging their chopsticks on the table expectantly. A complimentary portion of prawn crackers topped the fragrant bag, and underneath Matt had special chow mein, whilst Bill and Jack both received duck with cashew nuts. Two portions of egg fried rice, and one of seasonal vegetables were to share.
The hungry chaps tucked in, and soon found that their meals were every bit as good as they looked. Matt’s chow mein was presented in an unusual round carton, containing a generous portion of noodles and a pleasing mix of meats, prawns and vegetables. The lads were similarly impressed with their duck, which included a decent portion of meat and a tangy sauce. The seasonal vegetables were plentiful, fresh and hot. With a charming attention to detail, the carrots were cut into decorative shapes – a touch you might expect in a restaurant, but not in a takeaway. All most satisfactory.
Matt and the lads were pleasantly satiated by their tasty takeaway from the Bizzy Wok. Prompt, friendly, and offering good value, it is recommended.
(Updated with new image May 2016)