Wednesday 6 March, 2013 by peter
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I ate there a couple of weeks ago. I am big fan of woky type of food (Wok 2 Walk abroad!) but I was disappointed as the food in Stir Crazy was terribly overcooked, to the point of falling apart.
If it’s during the day, you are much better served by Mongolian Barbecue behind the Central Bank. I was told there recently that if you’re a vegetarian you can have two veg/noodle bowls for the price of one with meat (a fiver in lunch time)!
if you are in Stir Crazy get the Pad Thai with peanuts, its less than a fiver and full of veg and very tasty. I go in a good bit as I work nearby some evenings and need to get something filling fast. Its cheap and cheerful and the staff are lovely. Much better than the Centra and Spar deli or the cooler than thou trendy non Free Range Fatty Fried Chicken place up the road. I never noticed the meat being bad as I generally assume if its that cheap it can’t be good quality, but if you stick with the veggie options, I think its a great spot to drop into.
I had lunch here the other day and was pleasantly surprised at how tasty and wholesome it was. There’s brown rice and wholegrain noodles available, and I got my brown rice with three kinds of veg (plus the basic veg that comes with each dish) and spicy peanut sauce. It was very comforting. I do think they should look at lowering their prices though – my dish was €7.40 and it would have cost more with meat or prawns. It’s quite basic food with cheap ingredients, and they’re in a part of town where there’s lots of competition – you can get a good two course lunch for only a few quid more in Cafe Topolis or Toscana around the corner. If they made their veggie offerings something like €5.50 and their meat ones something like €6.50, it would be a regular spot for me. The daily offer for €5 is good but limited.