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Re: Worst Tamil South Indian Resturant in Zurich

Well, I must say it is very comforting to know that if I should ever be racially insulted about being Romanian for example, in English, in a restaurant with an SVP poster hanging on a wall, that EF members will be so understanding.

Unless a number of them have already decided they love the restaurant, of course.
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Well saying what is wrong as wrong counts may be slander in your dictionary.
I just stated the facts.
Real fact with srilankan food
- Curry in their terms doesnot mean indian curry , it meant Dhall , chopped and fried vegatables of different taste etc,
why he asked , are you an indian bcos due to this difference

If it is stale food and lot of word tussle in restaurant you could have called the police immediately to come to restaurant.
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Well actually No it did not had garland.
Maybe you could offer him one made from freshly hand picked Schweizer Qualität flowers? I am sure he would appreciate it and prepare a freshly made curry for you on the spot
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Real fact with srilankan food
- Curry in their terms doesnot mean indian curry , it meant Dhall , chopped and fried vegatables of different taste etc,
why he asked , are you an indian bcos due to this difference

If it is stale food and lot of word tussle in restaurant you could have called the police immediately to come to restaurant.
Yeah true I should I have called Police immedialtey my mistake i never had before such experience in life so my reaction at that time was not adequate.

The dall did not had single vegetable and chopped beet root do not count as curry nor do Spinach.

He asked me Indian and then he did not discussed about FOOD rather the started altogether abusing me and more over he repeatedly pointed to picture of terrorist Prabhakaran and spoke in Tamil with his colleagues, who kept trying to calm him without success. Now I do not understand TAMIL I AGREE but can you relate me why did he conitnously pointed to picture of terrorist whose organization assasinated Indian Prime minister.. I would love to hear some rational explanation coming from your side.

What that had to do with food even if it was stale and I just complained and not to mention his words in english which had quoted above .
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Maybe you could offer him one made from freshly hand picked Schweizer Qualität flowers? I am sure he would appreciate it and prepare a freshly made curry for you on the spot
I fear if I go again he would assaniate me . I still even remember vividly the anger in his eyes and him thumping the table.
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So you do think you are a different race to the restaurant owners then ?
If we all concentrated on being part of the human race then ethnic Tamil Vs Sinhalese type of issues would not exist in the first place.
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If we all concentrated on being part of the human race then ethnic Tamil Vs Sinhalese type of issues would not exist in the first place.
The OP harks on about racism, but I am yet to be convinced they are even of a different race.
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The OP harks on about racism, but I am yet to be convinced they are even of a different race.

Do you have a better word then, purely out of curiosity?


A few years ago a Hungarian fellow-student was calling Romanians all kinds of names; we are certainly the same race, and from the same region. Is ethnocentrism a better word then ?
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I fear if I go again he would assaniate me . I still even remember vividly the anger in his eyes and him thumping the table.
Don't go there anymore. There are little minds who carry on with their nationalistic rants even abroad..as if someone is interested in what Tamils think of Indians and so on. Some people can't get over some historical facts.
You waste your energy and time and I bet your official complaints will lead you nowhere.
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Do you have a better word then, purely out of curiosity?


A few years ago a Hungarian fellow-student was calling Romanians all kinds of names; we are certainly the same race, and from the same region. Is ethnocentrism a better word then ?
It's called prejudice.
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I gave intentionally an extremely stupid and daft example. Just to show how out of context a single restaurant visit can become.

I do not think it's normal to go a restaurant that serves food for about CHF 15 and getting so much heated up. And you included the police, which is a official matter. You do know when the restaurant guy is being asked, he will tell his side of the story? So it's basically your statement vs. his statement.

You complain about stale food. Do you know how many, oh so wonderful better restaurants serve food that is microwaved or simply heated up?

I agree that making a political statement is a bit out of proportion for a restaurant, but then again food is served in the past to many nationality as mentioned by others in this thread, who did not feel offended (incl. Indians).

If I would have been in your shoes, I would have called up either the restaurant owner or the guy the next day to clarify things and to say sorry - not because you were guilty, but to offer a platform for the "bad" guy to say sorry to you.

I just don't understand your anger.

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I am surprised your are comparing this case with your stupid burger example and completely ignoring other facts. More over I have never said any such thing about Tamils are Sri lankans comunity but specifically pointed to this restaurant.

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Do you have a better word then, purely out of curiosity?

A few years ago a Hungarian fellow-student was calling Romanians all kinds of names; we are certainly the same race, and from the same region. Is ethnocentrism a better word then ?
I have one: ignore.
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It's called prejudice.

The Germans are the same race as Jewish people, and nobody I've met refers to the Nazis as having been just ''prejudiced''.





Anyway, I feel like some people are just clinging to semantics to poke fun at the OP, and I don't think it's necessary. Maybe he meant to say ''prejudice'' instead of ''racism'' all along.
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On a small private level (and that's what I consider a restaurant visit), it's a bit out of proportion.

On nationalistic scale it's not acceptable to call names to other nationalities. I do not think that this needs to be discussed or rectified.

It's done more than enough in the past. No one questions this.
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The Germans are the same race as Jewish people, and nobody I've met refers to the Nazis as having been just ''prejudiced''.
Simply not true. Jews are an easily defined ethnic/ ethnic-religious group.
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Simply not true. Jews are an easily defined ethnic/ ethnic-religious group.
Not sure about that. I'd love to prove you wrong, but I have no more time today. I am sure Wolli here will fill your gap.
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Re: Worst Tamil South Indian Resturant in Zurich

You have been living in Switzerland for too long when a 15 chf plate is considered as cheap and bad quality 
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the germans are the same race as jewish people, and nobody i've met refers to the nazis as having been just ''prejudiced''.
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Re: Worst Tamil South Indian Resturant in Zurich

I think OP is confusing the whole concept of curry. In andhra and Tamil nadu "Thali" system, you do not get 5 curries.
Normally its one daal (lentils/pulses)
One "wet" veggie
One "dry" veggie
One "chatni"/pickle etc.,

I dunno about switzerland, but in India 90 INR gets you unlimited stuff of these in a medium end "Andhra/Tamil" restaurant. Thats 1.5 CHF.
For 14 CHF you can probably get the chef home

As for Indian restaurant I find the concept of an Indian restaurant funny, but from my travels abroad, I see
Indian restaurant = Mostly Punjabi/pakistani food and curries
South Indian restaurant - Tamil cusine.
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I wouldn't know anything about this racism subject. Indians, tamils or pakistanis all look the same to me

The only thing I know is, if I ever go to eat to any cheap place on the Langstrasse area, be it Indian, Sri Lankan, African, Mexican or Kebap and I have bad stomach the next day, it will only me the one to blame.

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