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Old 28.07.2010, 14:26
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85chf per person?
oh! this must be one of those restaurants I've heard so much about. they serve bear's paw, don't they?
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Old 28.07.2010, 14:30
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Yeah - I dunno if they do carts, but there is a good chance as Switzerland is WAY behind in some things - just think of the fact that women could not even vote until 1971...
according to wikipedia: "Appenzell Innerrhoden was the last canton granting women the right to vote, in 1990."
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Old 28.07.2010, 14:39
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according to wikipedia: "Appenzell Innerrhoden was the last canton granting women the right to vote, in 1990."
Only for local matters though. AFAIK they could vote federally at the same time as the other cantons got the female vote. Apparently AI only relented in the nineties under enormous pressure from the federal govt.
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Re: Chinese restaurants in Zurich

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I'm Indonesian who has been a year living in Switzerland. I sometimes have this "home food sick attack" and I heard there is no (and never been) an Indonesian restaurant in Zurich, is it true or I am not well-updated/informed? Or do I really have to go to Amsterdam the closest to cure this longing?
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Old 03.08.2010, 19:24
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I'm Indonesian who has been a year living in Switzerland. I sometimes have this "home food sick attack" and I heard there is no (and never been) an Indonesian restaurant in Zurich, is it true or I am not well-updated/informed? Or do I really have to go to Amsterdam the closest to cure this longing?
I have not seen any to be honest, but there must be something closer than the Netherlands. But I am flying to Amsterdam this weekend

Rijsttafel, here I come...
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I'm Indonesian who has been a year living in Switzerland. I sometimes have this "home food sick attack" and I heard there is no (and never been) an Indonesian restaurant in Zurich, is it true or I am not well-updated/informed? Or do I really have to go to Amsterdam the closest to cure this longing?

I know there's an Indonesian restaurant in Basel on Clarastrasse.
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Anyone knows any Chinese restaurant with Malaysian AND Indonesian food in it? I've been looking all around Zurich but haven't found any?
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I'm Indonesian who has been a year living in Switzerland. I sometimes have this "home food sick attack" and I heard there is no (and never been) an Indonesian restaurant in Zurich, is it true or I am not well-updated/informed? Or do I really have to go to Amsterdam the closest to cure this longing?


I know it's not the same but the nearest to Indonesian would be Malaysian food. Have you tried My Kitchen on Stampfenbachstrasse 133, Zurich? Lunch on weekdays.

Leena and Zamri are a very nice Malay couple whom you can chat with in Bahasa Indonesia.
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+41 43 8100678 first to make sure they haven't gone on hols.
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Hey thanks guys! I will definitely swing by that Clarastrasse when I'm in Basel next time. *curious mode on* and that Malay couple-owned place too in ZH. Just need a quick fix before I can go to Amsterdam.
Yes Treverus, you make me turn green and blue with envy. Enjoy the Rijstaffel!
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How about the Singapore restaurant ... I heard the owner is Malaysian. I love the food there!
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Old 16.08.2010, 00:50
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How about the Singapore restaurant ... I heard the owner is Malaysian. I love the food there!
You mean the one on Badenerstrasse? I am a Singaporean, tried it once and never again.
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Old 16.08.2010, 01:10
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Re: Chinese restaurants in Zurich

Ok, could we get the discussion back on topic? As in "Chinese restaurants in Zurich"?

(and if you happen to visit Amsterdam: This is where you want to eat the best Indo-food ever...)
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Old 16.08.2010, 09:18
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You mean the one on Badenerstrasse? I am a Singaporean, tried it once and never again.
They've had better days, seemed they changed chefs.
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Re: Chinese restaurants in Zurich

Haven't been to a lot of them, but I enjoyed the food at the Dragon Inn China Restaurant.

For Asian food in general, I'd definitely go to the Blue Monkey. It's a great great place.
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A couple of friends and I had lunch at Asia Ming yesterday. Enjoyed the roasted duck (very tender), mushroom and duck soup, 8-veggie stirfry and spicy fish with glass noodles. They're quite new and the place wasn't too full at lunchtime. About 70% of their dishes are Chinese in origin; worth a few visits to sample the interesting dishes. The proprietor is very friendly (baby- and dog-friendly too).


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Address: Rötelstrasse 125
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I'm Indonesian who has been a year living in Switzerland. I sometimes have this "home food sick attack" and I heard there is no (and never been) an Indonesian restaurant in Zurich, is it true or I am not well-updated/informed? Or do I really have to go to Amsterdam the closest to cure this longing?
Hi Kathy,

Hot Wok is not a bad place. They mostly do tone down their food ona normal night so if you knew when a group of malaysians are going, you get good stuff.

Alternatively, organise a group, call to book in advance and tell him what you want to eat.

That's what I did a while back. I put up a social event on here (EF), made a menu and took 60 people there. The food was good.

Hint! Hint!

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How to find a good Chinese Restaurant / Are there any in Zurich?

In my many years of travel I have come up with a list of checklist I have successfully used when looking for a good Chinese restaurant - most of which center around being attractive to real Chinese, which usually translates into better food. I haven't found a genuinely good Chinese restaurant yet in Zurich, but haven't been to them all.

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1. What do you think of the list below?
2. Are there any restaurants in Zurich that score high on this checklist?

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1. Menu in Chinese (That means they are targeting the real McCoys)
2. No tablecloths (Real Chinese food can get messy)
3. Chinese eat there and preferably with their children. (Good and not too expensive)
4. Have Oolong and other Chinese teas on offer. (Most Chinese don't drink jasmin tea and prefer other types)
5. Have things on the menu most Europeans wouldn't even try. (snake etc.)
6. Have Chinese cooks and waiters. (Same principle as for Italian and Japanese restaurants)
7. Don't make a big deal about wines. (It is not a Chinese tradition to drink wine with meals as we tend to do in Europe)
8. Offer chop sticks without being asked to do so.

This all being said - and life being full of delightful incongruencies - the best "tasting" Chinese food I have eaten in Zurich was at Lee's Take-away. This is an seedy hole in the wall in the Preyergasse in Niederdorf (just off the Niederdorfstr. near the McDonald's and Orange). It was a cheerful Tamil who cooked the spicy beef with vegetables and rice in a state-of-the-art wok over a high gas flame and the only criteria on my list that Lee's Take-away met was that there were no tablecloths. BTW - If I remember correctly it went for about CHF 20._ and was a large portion that would have sufficed for two.

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Old 18.10.2010, 15:43
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As you could have guessed, you are not the only one interested in good Chinese food. If you had used the search, this would have probably shown:
Chinese restaurants in Zurich

The very short list of authentic Chinese food in Zurich according to my Chinese wifes definition of authentic:

1) Luo, not exactly cheap, but well, Zurich...

2) Beyond for Szechuan food, not the best you will ever have, but the most authentic in Zurich
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In my many years of travel I have come up with a list of checklist I have successfully used when looking for a good Chinese restaurant - most of which center around being attractive to real Chinese, which usually translates into better food. I haven't found a genuinely good Chinese restaurant yet in Zurich, but haven't been to them all.

Questions:

1. What do you think of the list below?
2. Are there any restaurants in Zurich that score high on this checklist?

Checklist:


1. Menu in Chinese (That means they are targeting the real McCoys)
2. No tablecloths (Real Chinese food can get messy)
3. Chinese eat there and preferably with their children. (Good and not too expensive)
4. Have Oolong and other Chinese teas on offer. (Most Chinese don't drink jasmin tea and prefer other types)
5. Have things on the menu most Europeans wouldn't even try. (snake etc.)
6. Have Chinese cooks and waiters. (Same principle as for Italian and Japanese restaurants)
7. Don't make a big deal about wines. (It is not a Chinese tradition to drink wine with meals as we tend to do in Europe)
8. Offer chop sticks without being asked to do so.
Sorry but as a Chinese, points 2 and 5 are grossly inaccurate.

Tablecloths ARE used in the authentic chinese restaurants - from the hole in the wall to the classiest ones. I am not sure what gives you the impression that Chinese food can get messy - unless you are an amateur at using chopsticks.

Point #5:
Most chinese restaurants do not offer such delicacies at all. Exotic meats are only offered in certain restaurants and these restaurants are famed for knowing how to cook them well - hence specialising in it. There is a famous restaurant in Mongkok, Hong Kong - although it serves the usual duck, sweet and sour pork etc, people go there just to eat the turtle soup. Likewise for this great food stall in Singapore, famed for its frog legs.
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Sorry but as a Chinese, points 2 and 5 are grossly inaccurate.

Tablecloths ARE used in the authentic chinese restaurants - from the hole in the wall to the classiest ones. I am not sure what gives you the impression that Chinese food can get messy - unless you are an amateur at using chopsticks.
Well... In the higher class ones they are but not in the hole in the wall places. At least not on the mainland.

I think one reason it often gets messy is because the of the shared serving dishes. Me and my siblings all grew up using chopsticks and it often got very messy when we fought over the last piece of crispy something. Perhaps that was more down to us than chinese food though...
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