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    Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

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  1. liuzhou

    Noodle School

    He isn't keeping it secret. I asked him. He showed me. More than once. From start to lunch. And you don't know what I know.
  2. Serviette can also refer to sanitary products in French, but the primary translation in most dictionaries is “napkin“.
  3. liuzhou

    Noodle School

    Well, the guy in my local Lanzhou Lamian place (100 yards from my door), who is from Lanzhou, manages just fine without it.
  4. Yes. That is why I put morels in quotes. The symptoms described seem to match those of false morel poisoning - mild discomfort usually, but occasionally fatal. However, I too will await an official investigation result.
  5. liuzhou

    Noodle School

    Yes. It is 蓬灰 péng huī and it is not universally used.
  6. liuzhou

    Lunch 2019

    Morel Omelette and Chips
  7. Standard practice in China. Either a box of tissues or little packs of tissues bearing the restaurant's name and address. I always take one home to remember where I've been. Cheaper places just have a roll of toilet tissue on one of the tables, like this one from where I ate breakfast noodles yesterday.
  8. It has yet to be confirmed, but a dish containing "morels" seems to be the prime suspect. The restaurant has closed until investigations are complete. More here.
  9. liuzhou

    Breakfast 2019

    桂林米粉 guì lín mǐ fěn. Guilin Rice Noodles A new place opened just by my home selling this and other noodles dishes. I had to try their take. Damned good! ¥6 ($0.89 USD at today's exchange rate).
  10. Bear Grylls could face fine after killing and boiling a frog Quite right too! Everyone knows they should be fried in butter with garlic. Boiled frog? Philistine!
  11. Woman dies after eating at Michelin-starred restaurant
  12. liuzhou

    Dinner 2019

    Steamed fish with garlic, ginger, scallions, Shaoxing wine and soy sauce. Mixed wild mushrooms and Shanghai bok choy. Rice.
  13. liuzhou

    Unexpected Food Gifts

    @Anna N Thinking about your question further, I'm wondering if the SAFFRAN might actually be safflower (also known as bastard saffron). It was, in the past, known as saffranon. Maybe someone in Thailand is still using an 18th century Thai-English dictionary! * Taste will tell. *There is no such thing.
  14. liuzhou

    Unexpected Food Gifts

    Yes. I have no idea where the terminology comes from, other than Saffran being Swedish for saffron.