Video Game Review: Pokemon SoulSilver

Details: Played for about thirty hours. More information can be found at https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-heartgold-and-soulsilver-versions/

Score: 7/10

Pokemon SoulSilver was surprisingly enjoyable to me, especially considering that I did not enjoy Platinum. The game came out in 2009 and feels like a game that took everything the franchise had accomplished up until that time and mushed it all into one game. It is (at least in 2009) a complete representation of what the Pokemon franchise was at that point.

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Fast Food Review: The Impossible Whopper

Details: More information can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9FED3jkNTo

Score: 6/10

I was looking through the Burger King app and saw they had a deal where you can get an Impossible Whopper and a regular Whopper for seven dollars. I decided to take the taste test.

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Restaurant Review: Guo’s Restaurant

Details: Located at 83-29 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 11373. Official site is https://www.guosrestaurant.com/

Score: 7/10

Guo’s restaurant is like one of those new Chinese restaurants (and there are many) which sells every single trending food item among Chinese people right now. That means hot pot and mala tang, hand pulled noodles, skewers and a bunch of wok fried dishes. I think this place markets itself as a north eastern Chinese restaurant.

We came here and ordered the bean paste noodles and a mala tang. The noodles was seven dollars and the mala tang was over ten I think. The mala tang was okay. The noodles were great and were the exact style of zha jiang noodles that I prefer; they were drier and less saucy than other varieties.

The interior looked like it was redecorated relatively recently. It’s nice.

Service was about as shitty as you’d expect from your average Chinese restaurant. If your a fan of authentic Chinese food, you’re just going to have to get used to shitty service and dirty restaurants.

Overall, this place was okay. I’d come back to try other stuff on the menu… if it was convenient. You need to keep in mind that there are a ton of new Chinese restaurant with skewers, noodles, hot pot and a few wok-stir fried dishes. If it’s convenient to go somewhere else, I will, because the food here is common and everywhere.

Video Game Review: Pokemon Platinum

The trailer above is from the Russian Nintendo channel. It was the easiest one to find.

Details: I spent about thirty hours playing through the game. More information can be found at https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-platinum-version/

Score: 5.8/10

This is a review of the game from the perspective of someone playing it in 2019. Pokemon Platinum is simply outdated. The recent Pokemon games are so far ahead of this game that this game is just not worth playing.

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Restaurant Review: Pho Grand

Details: Located at 38-40 Bell Blvd, Bayside, NY 11361. Official site is http://www.phograndbayside.com/

Score: 7/10

Pho Grand is either a chain of Vietnamese restaurants or many of these restaurateurs simply all decided to call their restaurants Pho Grand. I’m not sure. Either way, this is yet another standard, decent pho restaurant.

I got the number one, which is the big bowl of pho with all the meats they offer. Cost about ten dollars and was okay. Shared some spring rolls and string beans with the table, all of which was good.

The interior is large enough and comfortably spread out.

Service was fine, though they sort of messed up our order.

Overall, this place is your average pho place. Nothing special and decent enough.