Date registered: November 28, 2010
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What do you use to kill cockroaches in your home? I'm looking for a product that is safe and doesn't have bad fumes. I've read that pure boric acid (powder form) is pretty safe and remains in place a long time. I have come across it online, but haven't found it in stores here. Any tips?
I like using mochi bits (white with no filling) as a topping on frozen yogurt. Does anyone know where to buy mochi bits that aren't overly sweet and don't have a (too) strong artificial fruit flavor? Thanks a bunch.
P.S. I wanted to move this thread over to the Food & Drink section of the forum, but couldn't. Sorry!
Has anyone been using a VPN service for a year or more (in China) who has actually been able to reliably/consistently go online (through the VPN)? I've used two VPN services for many months and neither one has provided a reliable internet connection. There have been periods where they worked and LONG periods where they didn't. Recently, my VPN service was unable to connect for weeks! Even now, connecting to the VPN is far from guaranteed. I have to try multiple location options. Sometimes I get lucky and sometimes I don't.
Three and a half stars for the good (but not great) Cafe Z. Note, I've only had breakfast here and never tried their lunch or dinner. The breakfast's best feature is the made to order omelettes. You just tell the omelette chef what you want in the omelette by pointing to the various ingredients on display. I believe you can get an egg white omelette if you are so inclined. Also good is the fresh European bread which is located next to the large toaster. Some of this bread is very dark colored and is good for a change. I like to toast it once or twice and have it with butter. Unfortunately, Cafe Z is lacking in what I consider to be the basics of a good buffet: decent french toast, waffles and pancakes. The french toast here does not taste very fresh and there is a layer of strawberry jelly on the inside which I don't like. The pancakes aren't very good either and there are no waffles. There used to be this amazing thick and sweet green sauce for the french toast and pancakes - I had never had this sauce before anywhere else. Unfortunately, they no longer have it (why?).
3 and a 1/2 stars for Paulaner Brauhaus! Their beer (brewed onsite) is excellent. Note, I've only tried their gold colored beer (not the dark stuff). I can actually taste the difference between Paulaner B's brewed beer and mass produced beer - It's like the difference between fresh orange juice and canned orange juice! (No, I don't work for P.B. :). As for the food, there is a big emphasis on sausages here which is served with fresh bread and sauerkraut. I like it, but only once in a while. There are many other options on the menu which look good but are out of my price range so I haven't tried them. The Filipino band is lively. The first review says P.B. is "a great way to meet new friends". I wouldn't agree with that - it seems like it's the place to go with friends you already have rather than to make new friends. Also, I didn't see many unattached (single) women there. Unfortunately, there's a 15% mandatory service charge on all orders. :(
Go to Bookworm for the nice atmosphere but do not count on reliable service or consistently delicious food. I previously gave Bookworm 3 stars, but based on my more recent experience there I now give Bookworm 2 stars. The last time I ate here I had to wait more than an hour to receive my food - simply unacceptable. This was particularly frustrating because I had brought a friend with me who also had to endure the long wait. In my previous review I mentioned how I had to wait 45 minutes for my order, so as you can see the long waiting time is still a problem here. To make matters worse, one of the items we had ordered, the lasagna, tasted bad. The waitress also needed to be reminded to bring certain items we had ordered.