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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 5:05 pm

Took this in a mcD in Delhi. Seems relevant.

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 5:13 pm

Beef and Pork are not served in most Indian restaurants. Hindus dont eat Beef and Pork. Muslims dont eat Pork. They eat Beef though, but beef is served only is specific restaurants frequented by muslims.

Goa is the only place in India where you will find a lot of pork, mainly because of Portuguese influence.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 5:16 pm

Wd40 wrote:Beef and Pork are not served in most Indian restaurants. Hindus dont eat Beef and Pork. Muslims dont eat Pork. They eat Beef though, but beef is served only is specific restaurants frequented by muslims.

Goa is the only place in India where you will find a lot of pork, mainly because of Portuguese influence.


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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 5:21 pm

I dont think thats an India specific thing:

http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2012/02/2 ... alue-meal/

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 6:15 pm

Wd40 wrote:Beef and Pork are not served in most Indian restaurants.


I know, but it's not 'most Indian restaurants' - it's a freakin McDonalds. The one place a westerner weary of the same old Indian food over and over would hope to be able to go in the capital for something different. But no. The only thing i can imagine being less acceptable would be a Starbucks without caffeine.

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 6:23 pm

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Wd40 wrote:Beef and Pork are not served in most Indian restaurants.


I know, but it's not 'most Indian restaurants' - it's a freakin McDonalds. The one place a westerner weary of the same old Indian food over and over would hope to be able to go in the capital for something different. But no. The only thing i can imagine being less acceptable would be a Starbucks without caffeine.


:) The McDonalds in India is completely Indianized. Just like all the chinese restaurants there have nothing "chinese" about them except the names of the dishes. I am sure there are places in Delhi that cater specifically to westerners.

I mean, the number of westerns that will potentially visit McDonalds if the served Beef is negligible compared to the locals who will shun it if they were to do that. They will have to simply close business.

Have a look at this article. Its will give you a clue as to how sensitive the issue is:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... fries.html

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 8:13 pm

Wd40 wrote:I mean, the number of westerns that will potentially visit McDonalds if the served Beef is negligible compared to the locals who will shun it if they were to do that. They will have to simply close business.


Oh, I understand. I was just griping because I wandered into that place on day 23 (or something like that) of my first trip to India *craving* a burger. The only one I found anywhere was at some shit-hole in Mangalore the week before and it tasted even worse than a normal McDonalds burger.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 8:25 pm

The new McVegie slime-burger looks disgusting to me. Mind you, it's probably got less dodgy components and chemicals than the normal McGonad 'beef' burger*:

http://documentarylovers.com/news/jamie-oliver-campaign-makes-mcdonalds-change-recipe/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wshlnRWnf30

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Postby blue_thunder » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 8:44 pm

Wd40 wrote:Hindus dont eat Beef and Pork.


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Postby Wd40 » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 9:21 pm

We tasted the McAloo Tikki burger on saturday at two places, McDonalds at the Tampines interchange for lunch and then at the McDonalds at ECP, in the evening :)

It tastes exactly like the one served in McDonalds in India. We just loved and its a sure win. :)

So now we have 4 Non-Indian places that we can frequent for vegetarian food.

Pizza Hut/Dominos
Pasta Mania
Subway
McDonalds

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:36 am

blue_thunder wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Hindus dont eat Beef and Pork.


-1 .
not the generation Y chaps who actually tries to mimic the western style of living(miserably) sic.


Controversial .. recently a friend asked me if it is ok to eat Beef, and I casually told him "when allowed to eat Goat, why not beef ? .. "

WD40: for pork, seriously, I know too many guys from Andhra, who claim pork is a recommended meat for certain ailment .. Beef, yes, there is religious reason in Hindhuism, but, for pork ?

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:37 am

Wd40 wrote:So now we have 4 Non-Indian places that we can frequent for vegetarian food.

Pizza Hut/Dominos
Pasta Mania
Subway
McDonalds


you meant Veg Fast food I guess ;)

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Postby Wd40 » Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:55 am

ecureilx wrote:
Wd40 wrote:So now we have 4 Non-Indian places that we can frequent for vegetarian food.

Pizza Hut/Dominos
Pasta Mania
Subway
McDonalds


you meant Veg Fast food I guess ;)


Well! Fast food or otherwise. Actually Pizza is not exactly fast. The rest are. I know there exist a few odd vegetarian oriental food within food courts that cater to buddhists I guess, but then again its very confusing sometime they say vegetarian and in the menu there is chicken and fish :o and sometime they say its mock but not always so we are never sure.

I understand in eastern part of asia has the lowest penetration and awareness of vegetarianism so we are not all that surprised that its hard to find veg only food in eastern asian cuisine.

Hence we prefer to stick to the continental global chain kind of vegetarian options like the ones I mentioned above. Tastewise too Pizza, pasta and burgers are more easy to adapt for us Indians that to adapt to the likes of oriental vegetarian options.

We have tried mee goreng and plain prata with daal in some food courts, until one day we ordered Mee goreng thinking it will be vegetarian and it came with pieces of hot dog in it. :o

For Indian vegetarians who want to taste mee goreng, my suggestion is go to Ananda Bhavan at Changi Airport T2. Its nice.

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 26 Aug 2013 3:08 pm

Wd40 wrote:We have tried mee goreng and plain prata with daal in some food courts, until one day we ordered Mee goreng thinking it will be vegetarian and it came with pieces of hot dog in it. :o


And don't forget, when your order Veg Fried rice, many Chinese shops will do it proper, and then plain innocently drop a bit of Dried Shrimp on top and will insist Shrimp in dried form is as vegetarian as it can get :D


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