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Posts from — February 2007

Random wanderings

Looking for a recipe for apple pie came across this one which I may well be doing tomorrow

Via this page then wandered over to this lovely blog with lots of sewing stuff recently inherited 🙂

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February 16, 2007   Comments Off on Random wanderings

Lots of baby videoze

February 8, 2007   1 Comment

Gateau au Fromage (Kaesekuchen)

L’original de cette recette se trouve ici sur le site de linternaute.com
Désolé si cette missive est un peu décousue, suite à la rupture du câble taïwanais ce truc patauge depuis + d’un mois!
Cette recette est pour ceusses qui en ont marre de se farcir les tartes au fromages nuls et sans gout a Pékin. Pour ceux qui se demandent quel four employer, c’est un four Keson, avec broche. 25 sur 25 a l’intérieur, grand max, mais il garde bien la chaleur, avec éléments dessus et dessous. 250 kuai il doit couter. Yen a des plus grands a 450 kuai qui ont l’air bien aussi. Ils se vendent un peu partout ces jours-ci, que ce soit au Pacific Century Plaza, au Landau ou bien dans la plupart des Guomei/Dazhong. [Read more →]

February 4, 2007   1 Comment

Gisa, at Chaoyang West Gate. DO NOT BOTHER GOING THERE! I REPEAT, DO NOT GO!

Its’ when you read stuff like this here http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2760792-ristorante_italiano_gisa_beijing-i that you wonder how much these people got paid to write this non review.

We went to Gisa’s today. Having not been before and having an Italian recommend it I thought, cool, must be good.

This place sucks. I am actually quite angry at having been given this pretense of Italian food, this lame excuse for food and with service that was really creepy. My wife felt that they waiters were trying to ‘take our clothes off’ they were so prompt to remove dishes and so cold about it. What also got my goat is that they have a white face as part of the ‘service’ who must be feeling pretty slimy given the quality of food served. Even the pizzaioli seemed to be having a laugh at the customers’ expense when making the pizzas, as if they know they were utter crap.

Salad. Rucola. At least the rucola was fresh. I can do a better salad myself.

Pizza. Tuna pizza. DO NOT PRETEND THIS IS A GOOD PIZZA! It sucks. thin crust pizza. one thin layer of tomato sauce *with a minuscule amount of tuna blended in*. this is a joke, right? Oh sorry, a bit of oregano on top of that. You want 60 kuai for that? Sorry what is that you just went and shoved up my arse?, it did not feel nice.

Fish. Forgotten what fish it was, at least I don’t think I will get food poisoning, but the description sounded nice. at 95 kuai it should taste nice and look ok. Sorry you get a 3 out of 10 for your efforts.

Three dishes + one qingdao. 220 RMB. What did that feel worth? 40 RMB.

Will we be going back? NEVER! Should you go? NEVER!!!!

Why do people accept such crap food under some guise of western food? Are we all f-ing mad?

We did not complain at the restaurant. We ate all the food. We were hungry and it was expensive. But we feel cheated and unhappy at levels of everything.

There are lots of other good restaurants out there. Need I mention ASSAGGI? If you want good food, at a reasonable (although not cheap) price level, with a varied menu, *very* good lunch menu that often changes, really pleasant atmosphere and service (I must recommend their service, very very professional and pleasant). http://www.thatsbj.com/directory/venue/Assaggi/67 for details. Will reopen soonish, looks a bit of a mess for the mo 😉

Go to Gisa? Ma vaffanculo!

Current mood? pissed. in a way that only bad restaurants get me.

February 3, 2007   14 Comments