Fast but not flashy
Original post made on Dec 10, 2012
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on Dec 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm
I love spice kit. Excellent tofu!! Disagree with the "generic" comment. You won't find tofu prepared with this texture and flavor in most restaurants.
on Dec 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm
Spice Kit is better by a mile than Asian Box. Not just in food, but also in service. Also, the parking is usually better, most of the time, around California Ave than at Town and Country.
on Dec 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm
I've been to both Spice Kit and Asian Box ... I thought they were run by the same people, but if not they are both very similar. I have not been back to either place ... the food has the taste of those premake packets from Whole Foods or Piazzis ... one step up from a frozen dinner, but not flavorful and delicious like fresh food ought to taste. I cannot account for why these places are not better ... they should be great, but the food ends up bland and forgettable.
The one "box-like" industrial restaurant I do like is Cafe Sprouts for Salad.
A long time ago there was a really wonderful place one University called Macheesmo Mouse that was a bit like this, more self serve though. It was like the precursor to Chipotle.
I hope these new little places figure out how to impart some flavor to these assembly line productions, so far they have been very disappointing.