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How about Croissant going up to your bedroom, any problem here ?


Depends who's bringing them up...one can always fantasise!
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No 11? After a heavy cheese fondue, I tend to go for a No 2!
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Old 27.01.2020, 21:59
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The spices are one thing, but if you're having a veggie one are you really cooking potato or maybe green beans, cauliflower in the micro? Doing a tomato base for the sauce in there, etc etc.

It might be physically possible, but I would bet it would be rank!
I wouldn't put potato in a curry and hate cauliflower, but broccoli, onion, mushrooms, peppers, etc, yes! Absolutely! Been doing it for about 30years. Just add a little water and it's the same as steaming. Spices, chilli and garlic are done in a small covered bowl with a little oil then added to the steamed veg. A good shortcut is putting the fresh chopped veg at the bottom of the bowl, add frozen veg on top and let the water from the frozen veg cook all the veg.

Why would something cooked in a microwave be rank when it's a form of cooking that, used correctly, is the least likely to cause food poisoning?
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Depends who's bringing them up...one can always fantasise!



.....and we all know you've had a lot of practice recently.
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Old 27.01.2020, 22:04
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I've heard that they also don't eat cheese!
You're wrong. Lots of Indian dishes have paneer in them (an Indian soft cheese).
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Old 27.01.2020, 22:10
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I don't even know if you can get all the raw îngredients in your average tourist resort, at least not without doing a lot of research beforehand.

So I guess they must be reheating stuff they've brought from home.
i bring my Asafoetida everywhere when I travel.
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You're wrong. Lots of Indian dishes have paneer in them (an Indian soft cheese).
I think he meant the any Asians.
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It might be the lactose intolerance talking but fondue is the very devil. And that chinoise stuff is its evil cousin.
You have to wash it down with alot of Kirsch

https://www.dettling.ch/edelbraende/
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Old 27.01.2020, 23:00
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The spices are one thing, but if you're having a veggie one are you really cooking potato or maybe green beans, cauliflower in the micro? Doing a tomato base for the sauce in there, etc etc.

It might be physically possible, but I would bet it would be rank!
Who eats veggies?

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The person who said they could do a veggie curry in the microwave. Do keep up!
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Old 27.01.2020, 23:08
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I do. They look so pretty around my meet.
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Old 27.01.2020, 23:09
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I do. They look so pretty around my meet.
What I actually meant to say in my reply was "adults".
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Old 27.01.2020, 23:14
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What I actually meant to say in my reply was "adults".
Actually I loved spinach when I was a child (still do). I guess that gave away early that I was one of those nonconformists.
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Old 27.01.2020, 23:15
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.....from a 2 star Michelin restaurant,


I think you may have got something mixed up here, 2 stars agood, very good with food that is acceptable to Michelin (French) inspectors.
Not at all.
The restaurant that my colleagues didn't enjoy as much as they'd hoped to, was the Shang Palace Kowloon which I see currently has 1 Michelin star but had 2 stars at the time. The food was very unfamiliar to them compared to the anglicised Chinese restaurants they were used to in London, but haute cuisine if you're accustomed to real Chinese cuisine. That's the difference. The restaurant I struggled at the previous day was Jumbo Floating Restaurant in Aberdeen, Hong Kong which doesn't have a Michelin star.
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Not at all.
The restaurant that my colleagues didn't enjoy as much as they'd hoped to, was the Shang Palace Kowloon which I see currently has 1 Michelin star but had 2 stars at the time. The food was very unfamiliar to them compared to the anglicised Chinese restaurants they were used to in London, but haute cuisine if you're accustomed to real Chinese cuisine. That's the difference. The restaurant I struggled at the previous day was Jumbo Floating Restaurant in Aberdeen, Hong Kong which doesn't have a Michelin star.
As mentioned before, as much as Michelin deny it, there is certainly a different set of ratings criteria in emerging (in culinary terms) markets than in Europe.
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Not at all.
The restaurant that my colleagues didn't enjoy as much as they'd hoped to, was the Shang Palace Kowloon which I see currently has 1 Michelin star but had 2 stars at the time. The food was very unfamiliar to them compared to the anglicised Chinese restaurants they were used to in London, but haute cuisine if you're accustomed to real Chinese cuisine. That's the difference. The restaurant I struggled at the previous day was Jumbo Floating Restaurant in Aberdeen, Hong Kong which doesn't have a Michelin star.

The Jumbo floating restaurant in Aberdeen is a pure tourist trap for foreigners who still think Sweet & Sour Pork is genuine Chinese dish !


I think you must be the first person to mention this restaurant and Michelin stars in the same sentence.


The Shang Palace in the Shangri-La Kowloon, is very good authentic Chinese cuisine and has had an excellent reputation for a long time and i have been here countless times and very rarely disappointed.



https://guide.michelin.com/en/hong-k...t/shang-palace


Sounds like a McDonald's would be gastronomic for your colleagues
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Old 27.01.2020, 23:38
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Not at all.
The restaurant that my colleagues didn't enjoy as much as they'd hoped to, was the Shang Palace Kowloon which I see currently has 1 Michelin star but had 2 stars at the time. The food was very unfamiliar to them compared to the anglicised Chinese restaurants they were used to in London, but haute cuisine if you're accustomed to real Chinese cuisine. That's the difference. The restaurant I struggled at the previous day was Jumbo Floating Restaurant in Aberdeen, Hong Kong which doesn't have a Michelin star.
I find it very unfortunate that the Chinese seem to think they have to adapt their food to what they think we like only.
I've not been to China and would want the chance to find out about proper Chinese food.
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I find it very unfortunate that the Chinese seem to think they have to adapt their food to what they think we like only.
I've not been to China and would want the chance to find out about proper Chinese food.
I would assume that Michelin star restaurants would be the last place to look for authentic food - they should almost always be a more refined, upmarket version of local food. Generally with a chef's own twist on it.
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I would assume that Michelin star restaurants would be the last place to look for authentic food - they should almost always be a more refined, upmarket version of local food. Generally with a chef's own twist on it.
It was a general statement re my non existing access to Chinese food. To be honest, I don't care much/pay much attention to Michelin stars.
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It was a general statement re my non existing access to Chinese food. To be honest, I don't care much/pay much attention to Michelin stars.
Fair enough
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