When I placed an order for pick-up on Wednesday January 11, 2012, I requested no MSG, monosodium glutamate, as I do get a reaction to this. The lady taking my order told me that MSG was mixed in with the ingredients prior to them receiving it. So that tells me that the meats are not prepared fresh and neither are the vergetables. Any chinese food restaurant that I have ordered from always oblidged my request. This is the first one to tell me this. Not taking any chances here. Good luck to those who do.