Date registered: August 18, 2013
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Ok...really wanted this to be good. First of all, Ryan I do wish you luck and will order again in the future when you work out some of the problems. My husband and I ordered a roast beef sub and the chicken ma la. The roast beef was tasty, but very fatty. The price was ok, but one sandwich is not fulling. The ingredients are not much different than Subway. The sandwiches came all mashed up and we did not get chips. We expected more after hearing an expat was running the show, but the taste should be better. Not great, not terrible in a bind. The delivery was the saving grace.
I have read a lot about the Lazy Pug before even arriving to Chengdu. When I finally arrived the place closed it's first location. I met some new friends at a networking event there last night. Really, really cool place. The food was unique, authentic and excellent. I had a slider plate with pulled pork, a cheddar mushroom burger and buffalo chicken. And a few strong mojitos with lots of fresh mint. I noticed after my third they also have basil mojitos. Can't wait to go back for a full meal! Thank you for a REAL place.
Great little place. I was told it was owned by Americans...no one there resembling an American, but the cheesecake was tasty. Saturday brunch is good and they have an espresso machine. The girl making my latte did not seem to know how to work the machine or what a latte was. Anyways, the cheesecake made up for any other issues.
This very large 'bakery' is not bad, not good, just bizarre. The desserts that many expats have told me about are tasty. The angel food cake is the stand out. The staff is awkward and there are too many of them! The place has a very strange vibe and everyone in there feels like they are doing something they should not be in China. Stick with the desserts as the entrees (I had the spaghetti) are bland and poorly presented.
After just moving to Chengdu and starting to scope out the non-Chinese food scene this was my first experience. I was a bit shocked to read the good reads. The place looks fine, not great, but the food and service is more important. The European woman serving us was cranky and just plain rude!!!! Being from Canadian, yes I can be overly friendly, but please....She never cracked a smile or made small talk the entire time making our drinks...and she took her sweet time...cube by cube.
Two of the five dishes were apparently sold out. The veggie au gratin was nothing more that chunks of carrots and cauliflower sitting in hot water (not strained at all!) with a cheesy sauce thrown over it. Quite terrible.
The entire experience was very awkward.
Coming from living in Shanghai I don't expect Western food to be as developed in Chengdu, but this...
Quite bad. And I wanted it to be good.
And the post about the raw chicken!!! Serving chicken uncooked is outrageous.....would love to hear the reasoning behind that one! Charging a guest for a uncooked meat???
This place is not even trying.
A dirty elevator ride up to a place that used to be an apartment...fine, but come on!