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Old 28.01.2020, 00:29
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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.
We were taken as guests of a rep from the Hong Kong tourist association, so that's a valid point.

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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.

Sounds like a McDonald's would be gastronomic for your colleagues
It's a beautiful restaurant and I enjoyed the food, but not as much as in the restaurants at the Island Shangri-La Hong Kong. I think my colleagues were comparing the meat dishes to what they were familiar with in London's Chinatown, and as you will know, there's a world of difference.

We were also taken to Lux Bistro in the Lan Kwai Fong area which is a cool bar but I found the food to be a bit hit and miss. Food is always subjective, and I'm often happier just having little street food dishes than fancy restaurant fare, but Lux was a good place to begin a Saturday night out in Lan Kwai Fong

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I've not been to China and would want the chance to find out about proper Chinese food.
I've not been to mainland China, but nothing prepares you for Hong Kong. It's the only place I've been to so far that blew all my preconceptions clean out of the water, and in a good way. I stupidly never realised that the island had such spectacular beaches. If you ever get the chance to visit, just do it.
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Old 28.01.2020, 07:55
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Fully agree re Hong Kong - amazing place which blew our minds - I hope it’s able to get through this current political storm, but I fear it won’t or can’t against the behemoth that is China.
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Old 28.01.2020, 08:18
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Who eats veggies?

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I do. Meat is whatever, really. I guess you have it the opposite way. Just stay away from snakes....bats, etc.

I wonder if there will be a frog/snail virus threat one day.
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Old 28.01.2020, 09:52
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I do. Meat is whatever, really. I guess you have it the opposite way. Just stay away from snakes....bats, etc.

I wonder if there will be a frog/snail virus threat one day.
They exist.

But they don't normally blow up into worldwide epidemics because snails are sourced by local breeders and not transported over huge distances.

And wild snails don't by their very nature, move very quickly.
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That's a part of French cuisine I never had to worry about, given the unpalatable consistency.

Snails don't travel fast. People do. Hence the pandemics teams losing their poor neurons worrying about us.
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Old 28.01.2020, 10:09
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That's a part of French cuisine I never had to worry about, given the unpalatable consistency.

Snails don't travel fast. People do. Hence the pandemics teams losing their poor neurons worrying about us.
I don't think I ever tasted snails in France but I have had them in Spain and they are delicious. The Spaniards claim their snails taste better than the French ones, but i was never able to make the comparison.

The Romans thought that too apparently, and shipped snails from Mallorca to all over their empire.
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I only once had snail, and found it rather disgusting.

(A Tigersnail crawled upon my pizza which was laying next to me on the ground in the garden, never saw the F.....r coming until I bit him in half)
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I don't think I ever tasted snails in France but I have had them in Spain and they are delicious. The Spaniards claim their snails taste better than the French ones, but i was never able to make the comparison.

The Romans thought that too apparently, and shipped snails from Mallorca to all over their empire.
If you eat oysters or mussels, snails aren't that much of a departure tbh, all Mollusca.
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If you eat oysters or mussels, snails aren't that much of a departure tbh, all Mollusca.
If you eat those will you go to hell anyways:

Leviticus 11:9-12 9"'Of all the creatures living in the water of the seas and the streams you may eat any that have fins and scales. 10But all creatures in the seas or streams that do not have fins and scales-whether among all the swarming things or among all the other living creatures in the water-you are to regard as unclean. 11And since you are to regard them as unclean, you must not eat their meat; you must regard their carcasses as unclean. 12Anything living in the water that does not have fins and scales is to be regarded as unclean by you.
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If you eat those will you go to hell anyways:

Leviticus 11:9-12 9"'Of all the creatures living in the water of the seas and the streams you may eat any that have fins and scales. 10But all creatures in the seas or streams that do not have fins and scales-whether among all the swarming things or among all the other living creatures in the water-you are to regard as unclean. 11And since you are to regard them as unclean, you must not eat their meat; you must regard their carcasses as unclean. 12Anything living in the water that does not have fins and scales is to be regarded as unclean by you.
Sounds like somebody wrote that in a hissy fit after having a dodgy prawn biryani. A ye olden days TripAdvisor review.
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If you eat those will you go to hell anyways:

Leviticus 11:9-12 9"'Of all the creatures living in the water of the seas and the streams you may eat any that have fins and scales. 10But all creatures in the seas or streams that do not have fins and scales-whether among all the swarming things or among all the other living creatures in the water-you are to regard as unclean. 11And since you are to regard them as unclean, you must not eat their meat; you must regard their carcasses as unclean. 12Anything living in the water that does not have fins and scales is to be regarded as unclean by you.
If it's unclean, can't you just give it a quick rinse under the tap? Usual rule of thumb in our house.
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Old 28.01.2020, 10:33
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Sounds like somebody wrote that in a hissy fit after having a dodgy prawn biryani. A ye olden days TripAdvisor review.
On the upside can at least the Catholics get out of it with an admission… "pastor, I had a shrimp on my salad"!
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If it's unclean, can't you just give it a quick rinse under the tap? Usual rule of thumb in our house.
They had no running tap-water when they started to write the bible. Check the new Testament.
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They had no running tap-water when they started to write the bible. Check the new Testament.
Damn google...

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The faucet has an interesting history that traces back to ancient times. As early as 1700 B.C., plumbing and faucets were being used to control the water to fountains and private homes. The Romans utilized plumbing and faucets to run water to 11 public baths, 856 private baths, and 1,352 cisterns and fountains.
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But god started writing the bible 6000 years ago when he created the universe.
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With lead poisoning.

Killed off all the dirty microbes and things.

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But god started writing the bible 6000 years ago when he created the universe.
a serious case of writer's block.

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With lead poisoning.

Killed off all the dirty microbes and things.

Extra marinade?
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Old 28.01.2020, 11:28
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If you eat those will you go to hell anyways:

Leviticus 11:9-12 9"'Of all the creatures living in the water of the seas and the streams you may eat any that have fins and scales. 10But all creatures in the seas or streams that do not have fins and scales-whether among all the swarming things or among all the other living creatures in the water-you are to regard as unclean. 11And since you are to regard them as unclean, you must not eat their meat; you must regard their carcasses as unclean. 12Anything living in the water that does not have fins and scales is to be regarded as unclean by you.
Oceans and lakes are Ok then.
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But god started writing the bible 6000 years ago when he created the universe.
Well, with the help of Moses, his secretary, no?

Actually it was cruel to have Moses carve all this stuff in stone when he could have just produced it with a snip of his fingers.
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