Going to the nearest Chowking to try those new Motong and Oriental Chicken noodles? Be prepared for a long, aggravating wait. Whether it’s braised beef, fried rice, or simple kangkong with Chinese bagoong, almost every Chowking branch is notorious for consistently slow, sloooow service. Between the time you order and the time the cooked food comes, you learn to get very familiar with every facet of the little plastic number they give you. And they have the temerity to put up those posters with a smiling Dingdong Dantes saying, “Thank you for waiting!”