In terms of Chinese cookery,

Yan’s takeout takes the cake,

For using no M.S.G.

And the portions that they make…

tonight order beef chow mien

In a tall plastic tub,

less expensive than another place–

Some times that is the rub!

It helps that they know me

On the phone by voice,

they never ask ” who are you?”

But I tell them by choice…

Their drivers always eager

and sometimes it’s the boss,

A woman that is full of grace

Who rarely seems cross!

Over the years we’ve done business,

The poor meals one or two…

Since “Mrs. Yan” took over

There’ve been very few…

Can’t eat it as often

As I did before,

But when I order Chinese

It’ll be from Yan’s for sure!

–Jonathan Caswell

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