cheap crappy takeout chinese food is no longer cheap though still probably crappy. my $18 pre-pandemic order of fried dumplings, cold sesame noodles and some pint of chicken dish which was $18 is now $26. so instead i walked to the still cheap-o dumpling place, not vanessa, and got a non-dumpling dish for the first time, their duck noodle soup which was... not good. the duck was 95% bones and skin. it did have a fried egg in it which vanessas never had so.... protein achieved.
Itís happening with all meat, not just beef.