Date registered: May 29, 2009
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Penningnites advice sounds good. You might actually also show him this page and everyone's comments and he will see how his behaviour will be perceived by non-family members and non-Chinese. This kid really needs some kind of shock or scare to force a major change in his thoughts and deeds/
hey, have to agree with the above post. You can easily buy a juicer/blender combo for about 300 kuai. I imagine in China a litre of Tropicana costs about 30 kuai a carton. A kilo of oranges might cost about 5. If you want the 'bits', you can juice some, then also blend one or two oranges in to the mix...
Having been to Mix and Match a few times now, I would like to revisit my review of this place.I would now say that this is a promising restaurant and there is definitely a gap in the market for a small and friendly restaurant doing quality European food, but I think that at the moment the standard is pretty inconsistent. I have had dishes here I really thought were delicious, others that I thought were really so so, or poorly conceived. The chicken is tasty enough, though a bit heavy on the nutmeg, but I would only recommend as a shared dish, not as a main course, as it is too one dimensional and needs to be served with something else. It may have been presented as a tapas dish so that may be an unfair comment. On this note, the menu is both too small and too confusing. Really needs to be presented in a different format.The lasagna again does not work without a side dish or a salad along with it... But in fact there is no salad on the menu! We thought the lasagna had too much flour in the bechamel, and that the tomato sauce was not rich enough.A mojito suffered from the mint not being crushed, and was also not strong enough.The Mushroom and smoked salmon starters /tapas were very good.Brownie I have had twice, and the first time thought it was great, second time just so so...50 rmb for a plate of stir fried veg seemed excessive.So, I wish this place good luck, and have had a few very good eating experiences here, but it needs more consistency, a few more main course dishes, and would benefit greatly from more staff as it seems just too much for only two people to handle
I go here at least once a week when I don't feel like Chinese food but don't want to spend much. U can eat various curries for about 20 to 30 rmb including a small side of vegetables and usually with some free soup. In fact they recently introduced some mini set meals at around only 10 rmb!! The green tea and red bean dessert is good too and currently on promotion at a ridiculously cheap price of 3 yuan. The taste of the dishes sometimes changes, at times I feel the food is very tasty, but sometimes they seem a bit heavy handed with the spices and the flavours are not at all well balanced. Decor and ambience could be better, I find the service OK, the manageress is always friendly and smil, sometimes they forget to bring the soup or something, but not the end of the world. All in all, for the price I think this place is pretty good and deserves to be more popular. Worth checking out (on good days!) are the mince and broccoli curry, the THAI curry and the Myanmar curry.
I can't believe that I am the first person to review a café in Tongzilin that has been here for years. This place does easily the best Danish pastries I have had in Chengdu. Great Danishes by any standards, in fact, served in a mellow atmosphere, pretty high end decor. Really surprises me that this place doesn't have more business.
Was here last night. Great cocktail (we had a White Russian and an Absinthe, the White Russian was delicious. The interior was nice, more minimal than the average fancy Chinese place. But the music and clientele were straight out of the likes of Muse, very mainstream, cheesy pop and commercial dance music. If Muse did a lounge bar, this is what it would be like. Not my cup of tea... Also the 'buy one get one free deal' seems to have passed. Instead, when you buy a drink, you get one free small shot of mixed spirits...
I ate here a few years ago at a dinner organised by a couchsurfer. There were about 15 of us altogether and we were served a lot of dishes. The food here is super high end, exquisitely-presented Chuancai. Every dish was a work of art and the meal was a very memorable experience. I don't remember how much it cost, but somewhere in the region of 2-300 per person, a bit more than we expected due to the cost of that crazy expensive fresh Tsingdao beer that comes in those fancy metal flasks, but all-in-all well worth it, and probably my most memorable meal of my stay in Chengdu so far. Don't expect to leave stuffed though, as dishes are small and delicate. You might want to fill up on Baozi after, lol. Still, it is now easy enough to run up a bill of 200-something per person in pricier western joints like Mandolino, which represents far less of a gostronomic experience in my opinion, so...