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brokentelephone

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  1. Has anyone tried Strawberry Cones in Aberdeen Center? (it's a Japanese pizza chain with some pretty wacky toppings -- Hokkaido Potato Tuna anyone ? )
  2. I went to Bing Sheng a few nights ago. We ordered a tofu & mushrooms dish, beef with ginger in a clay dish, and a fried noodles dish -- only the tofu was good. Perhaps I didn't order correctly, but I was very disappointed, as were my Shanghainese friends!
  3. Hi, As per the topic, anywhere to get good chocolate chips in London ? Superchef/Supercook brand chocolate chips are awful -- and I haven't seen any anywhere else ! All the best on this snowy afternoon, Josh.
  4. Hi, Taking my girlfriend out and looking for somewhere romantic, possibly with a view? (also, excellent food -- but that sort of goes without saying)! Any ideas ?
  5. I live around the corner from Byron, and am pretty impressed when compared with all of the other 'gourmet' burger chains. That being said, still ain't amazing.
  6. Mohsen is great, but I don't like that everything is lamb -- I personally prefer koobideh made of beef.
  7. I went to Franco Manca a few weeks back with my girlfriend. The place was jammed, and we waited probably 40 minutes for a table. We each ordered a pizza margarita -- my girlfriend loved hers and mine was borderline awful. Somehow, my pizza was totally underdone -- the base was soggy, and the crust heavy. Hers was somewhat less-so, though I didn't particularly enjoy hers either. I bet it must've just been a bad batch, and am willing to give another try, or maybe I just don't enjoy authentic pizza?
  8. A business has more assets than those which can be quantified in a sale -- i.e., goodwill. Poor creditors, but don't for a second think that Mr. Aikens is in a good financial position, either.
  9. It's bog standard Indian in a dated setting, though. ← I thought they were doing it up? Biggest PITA is the way they play on all the zelebs turning up there. Unfortunately it's true. Woody Allen was there last time I went for Sunday Lunch with his nanny or wife or daughter or something. H ← You mean the Bombay Brasserie in South Kensington? Why on earth would any celeb go there ? The place is ghastly !!!! I live 2 minutes away, and ate there once -- Masala Zone food at Cinnamon Club prices. I do wonder what the refurbishment will entail. ← I happened to park up by there on Satur
  10. It's bog standard Indian in a dated setting, though. ← I thought they were doing it up? Biggest PITA is the way they play on all the zelebs turning up there. Unfortunately it's true. Woody Allen was there last time I went for Sunday Lunch with his nanny or wife or daughter or something. H ← You mean the Bombay Brasserie in South Kensington? Why on earth would any celeb go there ? The place is ghastly !!!! I live 2 minutes away, and ate there once -- Masala Zone food at Cinnamon Club prices. I do wonder what the refurbishment will entail.
  11. It's bog standard Indian in a dated setting, though.
  12. I like Il Giardino, especially for a special occasion, more than Villa Del Lupo. The latter is a bit quiet, which might be more romantic, but might also be a bit boring.
  13. If you are traveling towards Whistler, take a detour into downtown Vancouver and try Imperial, or Victoria (or even Shanghai Bistro is alright in a pinch). All are quite good -- not the best the city has to offer -- but good nevertheless.
  14. Does anyone know where to get those in Vancouer or online in Canada? I wanna drop some food drugs!!!
  15. I went through a phase where I ate at Saveur fairly often, though eventually I got bored of simply eating without atmosphere. The place really needs a freshening up -- its not overly cheap but looks the part.
  16. There is a great french place near my house in South Kensington that does a terrific Steak Frites dinner special. Everything else on the menu is quite expensive, but the special is around 11 or 12 pounds, and includes a starter! Its called La Bouche and its on Brompton Road, near the S. Ken tube!
  17. Interested to know of these 'great local Chinese restaurants all over London'. I've lived in London for 3 years, and have tried a myriad of Chinese places, and not a single one has matched average Richmond Chinese food.
  18. I've been twice and have been pretty disappointed both times, as have most of the people I've spoken to. A friend who owns a very famous Chinese restaurant in Seattle has been a number of times and have been similarly disappointed. That being said, it's cheap and passable. Give me Cafe TPT anytime -- more food and hardly more expensive. Plus, gruff service is strangely appropriate whilst eating HK style food.
  19. Unrelated somewhat to the topic, but was just at terminal 3 dropping off my girlfriend and the food there is absolutely dismal. Our last meal together for a few months was a very unsatisfying meal at Pret. The other options were Three Bells (some sort of horrific 'gastropub'), and Ponti's. Why are passengers at T5 given higher end options whilst other terminal passengers must eat drivel? I can only assume T5 restaurants are a form of appeasement for the invariable lost-baggage and headache!
  20. Thanks so much everyone! Feeling much less stressed out now! I'll let everyone here know how things work out! Regards, Josh.
  21. They serve pho? Isn't that place Cambodian? The sandwiches are ok, but I love the atmosphere mostly! All the temporary workers and local alcoholics gathering in the sunshine !
  22. Has George Foreman introduced his amazing grill this side of the world? If so, go buy one now! U can grill anything, and cleanup is a snap!
  23. Just to add, don't just reply to individual adverts online, make sure you register with all the major specialist chef agencies. In fact if possible, go in and see them face to face - most will have central London offices. You reacting to posted jobs is one thing but if the agencies actually have you on their books you'll be first in line should any opportunities arise before they even get advertised. A lot of chefs are poached/head-hunted this way. Good luck. Cheers Thom ← Sorry to be a total knob, but do you know of any specialist chef agencies off the top of your head? I am not from Lon
  24. Thanks a lot for the suggestions. Found some interesting possibilities on those websites! Anyone else?
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