Yes, DP is a chain and this branch of it is on Restaurant Row.
Congee is inherently bland, but as a background. The stuff in it should give it counterbalancing flavor – unless you’re sick and can only tolerate plain congee (in India of the Arrowroot variety – or, as we called it, “Arraroot”).
Yet, the base congees of both NY versions were superior to the Great Taste. The DP version had a pleasant saltiness, and the THW distinct complexity.
The DP was heavier on the pork, yet were I to pick a congee to eat for the rest of my life I’d (a) jump off a cliff, and if that failed (b) pick THW.
ETA: I don’t seek congee often, but I’ve had several I’ve liked in the way past at Congee Village.
Im fond of some of the dishes they offer like the silver fish dishes andd the "Famous Aromatic Crispy chicken etc… Reminds me of the stuff the former restaurant “congee” on the bowery had. do you really think ordering in is a fair test of a chinese resto???
maybe comparing apples to apples (one box of food to another) but Chinese food is never gonna be at its best out of a container, even congee or casserole. In my opinion. So now I am wondering - what exactly was wrong with that casserole?