You Want Excellent Chinese Food, Manch?


#383

Happy New Year!!!
I don’t have the heart to throw a live crab into boiling water. I want someone else to do the killing for me!


#384

Another location for you cats who like Hainan chicken. 3rd one in the city…


#385

That’s the place I mentioned to @caiguycaiguy a while back, but the menu doesn’t seem authentic. It’s not real Hainan chicken without the chicken rice.


#386

Picture looks crappy. The one at Koi Palace Express in Dublin looks much fancier. Haven’t tried it though. I always ended up eating something else. Not a chicken rice kinda guy.


#387

Yeah, I know, but 3rd location. I too am not a white, plain chicken eater but I know some of you guys are. We move on then…


#388

White meat is gross.


#389

I have gone there a few times already. I like the sauce and rice but chicken is just okay.,


#390

#391

Our family will definitely go, but not during the first few months when it will be super crazy… @harriet, have you tried Hai Di Lao yet?


#392

I had Hai Di Lao in mainland China a few years ago. Food was tasty/fresh and the service was superb even without tips. I remember I gave the server 50 RMB and she looked like she was about to cry for joy…here you give the server a 15%-20% tip for mediocre service and they are still unhappy.

I don’t have high expectations of the restaurant here, probably Little Sheep grade.


#393

But you will still make the trip to try, no?


#394

I just scanned the menu someone posted on Yelp…looks like it’s on the pricey end. I might go if I happen to be in the area, otherwise I wouldn’t make the trip down there just for this…


#395

That dessert place “Meet Fresh” is in the same complex. You can have hot pot and then dessert. :smile:


#396

Oh that’s where it is? I’m a big fan of Meet Fresh :shaved_ice: Now that I think about it I believe when I ate at the Hai Di Lao in Beijing a few years back I also had Meet Fresh on the same day haha…they were all in the Wangfujing area.


#397

See? Now you must go! How about tomorrow? :smile:


#398

Meet Fresh … :-1: Amateur compared to those deserts offered at Singapore’s Chinatown Complex
Hai Di Lao … :-1: Hot pot at home is more fun and can eat whatever ingredients you want. My family went there to eat yesterday… queue 4 hours… leave your contact, don’t have to be there, they will call you.
There are so many new hot pot restaurants and all very crowded… tried everyone, so so :shushing_face: but always very crowded :zipper_mouth_face:


#399

Yoda you like to be in crowded places don’t you… :slightly_smiling_face:

Unless the food is fantastic I wouldn’t wait in line for more than 30 minutes…


#400

Man, I was about to get my San Tung fix mid afternoon yesterday after showing my realtor buddy my Oakland property and the wait was still 6 tables ahead. He wouldn’t wait… Come on!! I am paying you on my time!!! He made me go next door…:sob:


#401

Next door as in Yummy Yummy and not San Tung 2? I agree with him, San Tung is not worth the wait :stuck_out_tongue:


#402

Nope, Yummy Yummy. Actually, not sure if #2 was open (didn’t even think about it). YY was good…