FACED with a rare night Home Alone, I decided to make the most of it...
I ordered a chick flick (something my boyfriend would surely have rolled his eyes at), uncorked a bottle of red, threw on my comfiest PJs and fired up my laptop.
I recently discovered www.justeat.co.uk, a handy little website that allows you to search takeaways in your area depending on the cuisine you fancy.
Simply enter your postcode and - blip - junk food heaven!
Pick a restaurant, browse the menu and place your order. No muss, no fuss.
Tonight was the turn of China Dragon.
I ordered a sweet and sour chicken, noodles and a box of spring rolls.
I’m a bit of a faddy eater and ‘justeat’ allowed me to write an instant message to the chef asking him very nicely if he’d mind leaving the beansprouts out of my noodles pretty please.
Twenty seconds later he’d accepted my request and my food was winging its way over. It arrived in just half an hour and the chef at the good ol’ China Dragon didn’t let me down.
The noodles were indeed beansprout-free and were thick and slimy – and I mean this in a terribly good way! They were deliciously stodgy and my sweet and sour chicken was sticky and juicy, and just tangy enough for my taste buds.
The spring rolls were the crowning glory, crunchy and hot and I’d be lying if I said I’d saved any for the boyfriend when he got home later that night...
I’ll be thinking of the China Dragon the next time I’m Home Alone.
China Dragon, 60 Doncaster Road, Barnsley S70 1TL
Tel: 01226 288892
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 4.30pm - midnight. Sunday, 4.30pm - 11pm.
Service: With justeat.co.uk it couldn’t have been simpler!
Waiting time: 30-45 minutes
Menu: A good choice of all the traditional dishes
What I had: Sweet & sour chicken, plain noodles, spring rolls – £10.80 including delivery.