You Want Excellent Chinese Food, Manch?


#1146

I rarely order live seafood when eating out so not a lot of chances for them to rip me off. If you want seafood, cook it at home to guarantee its freshness.


#1147

Let’s face it. Some Chinese restaurants perpetuate the stererotype themselves by providing lousy services and trying to be cheap by refusing to accept credit card payments. I would never dine at a restaurant that refuses credit card payments, unless no choice.


#1148

Really? Then you are missing out on lots of great food.

We went to this one last night and food was not bad. Cash only.

https://yelp.to/qTKq/7MSQHwxN2Q


#1149

See what I mean… cheap food can only result in cheap tip.


#1150

you got million buck in your bank, every food to you is cheap :grinning:


#1151

That’s right. It certainly helps to have money so you can stop being stingy when writing down that tip amount.


#1152

i’ll serve you a bowl of rice, give me 10k tip please :grin:


#1153

Do you have 10k worth of gold nuggets in that bowl?


#1154

you want gold
here you go https://www.lingsik.com/chocolate-coins.html


#1155

I’ll give you a couple pennies worth of tip for that…


#1156

that’s stingy.


#1157

Already way too generous. A cheapskate like you not only wouldn’t give tip, but also tries to swindle money.


#1158

i give tip here. just not in HK/China. Each country has their own culture.


#1159

Locals in HK tip too at restaurants too (not fast food). Usually they let the waiters to keep the change if paying cash. Most automatically add 10% to your check.


#1160

those are called 加一 , you can pay tip seperate.
it’s not really tip since the waiter doesn’t get those.


#1161

They don’t get them? Why is it called service charge then? That makes no sense.


#1162

This is the one I went to last night that’s cash only. Any similar Taiwanese porridge spots in Peninsula or SF? I used to eat at their Milpitas spot. This Cupertino one is new to me.

Food is quite good.


#1163

But, but, Yelp has them as 4 stars…


#1164

I can let that 4-star pass because it’s Cupertino and I heard nothing but Mandarin in the restaurant last night. So maybe most reviewers were like me fresh off the boat.


#1165

Sorry, no Cantonese :slight_smile: Mandarin or Hokkien (aka Fujian)