January 5, 2009

Comfort Food

Filed under: Restaurants and Commerce — lessie @ 7:18 am

The above photo shows the two dragons just outside Master Wok’s Chinese Restaurant. (You can also see from the background how grey and drizzly it’s been lately.)

Master Wok’s Chinese Resturant? Good food. (I really enjoyed the hot & sour soup the last time I went.) The location is a bit understated: a shopping center where various places “used to be.” But it’s convenient for me — at the corner of N. Main and Whitehall — and it’s even comforting in the we-know-what-we-will-get kind of way. I imagine that, along with White Jones, Master Wok’s is one of the anchor stores in the shopping center. There’s also a barber shop and a greeting card store (that is better known for its jewelry 🙂 ). I want to visit those one day.

Another tidbit about Master Wok’s. Above the entrance to the restaurant is Chinese lettering. I never really wondered what the words said. If I had to guess, I would have said Master Wok’s, right? A former neighbor who works for an import company (whose primary imports are Chinese goods) says that the lettering doesn’t refer to Master Wok at all. I can’t remember what he said it meant…but I thought that was interesting. My oblivion reminds me of Rhett’s joke on Scarlet, putting Caveat Emptor over her store’s entrance. She just thought it looked cool, since it was Latin.:)



  1. DO you have a photo of the Chinese words? I might be able to get a translation…

    Comment by Kristin — January 5, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

  2. Love the two dragons photo! Very creative!
    Lessie, I grew up a few miles north of this shopping center, and remember in about 1960 (I would have been 6 years old) every week going with Mom to the Colonial Grocery Store, which was fairly new at the time. It is now the White Jones Hardware store that you mention. And across Main street where a music and golf store is now, was the A & P Grocery store.
    Glad you are feeling better!

    Comment by Barron — January 5, 2009 @ 8:01 pm

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