In Noble, there are two donut shops to choose from: Donuts Palace and Gourmet Donuts.
While Donuts Palace has an extensive roster of professional donuts, Gourmet Donuts, 203 Main St., has something that regal Palace doesn't have: fried rice and hamburgers.
It made for an easy choice...
I stopped by Gourmet Donuts around lunchtime and there was a short line, with the pleasing section of fried dough spurring customer's in record time.
When it was my turn at the altar, I had most of my order picked out – the Pork Fried Rice and the Hamburger, no problem.
But finding that one elusive donut… that was my dilemma.
In front of me was a great divide of elaborate pastries. I looked through the mounds of edibles, from the fragile delicate to the cockbusting blockbusters, until I found the perfect medium; it was the Red Velvet ($0.99) selection and I fell in love.
As I took a bite, a velveteen sheen surrounded me. True to their word, the donut was the most transcendental I ever had. The moist cake and the wet icing began to breathe, giving ample room to flourish. The taste sensation erotically massaged the sweet part of my brain, helping me forget the other contenders.
As I gulped the velvet down, I wanted to sinfully embrace another one, but then I turned my attention to the rest of my meal – the Pork Fried Rice.
Typically, I am not a fried rice fanboy. That being said, this Pork Fried Rice ($8.99) is good enough to make me a believer. Besides the rice, vegetables, and, of course, the pork, Mr. Gourmet Donut tossed in a skillfully pared egg or two, giving the classy mixture a real greasy spoon feel. It was an unusually supportive side dish worth its weight in gold.
I then turned my attention towards the main course in this manic fusion of a meal – the burger.
No matter where or what it is, hamburger meat is my go-to. I unsatanically love it. Gourmet Donut’s Hamburger ($9.49) combo is a gorgeous slab of frozen beef, gilling that sucker and calling it is day--and it’s all I want in a burger!
With nothing more but the bun, some meat, some greens, and a little bit of mayo, it was the perfect topper to my oddly paired meal – one I actually crave.