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Postby Wd40 » Mon, 26 Aug 2013 3:23 pm

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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


Yeah I know! I believe as you go more and more towards the east the worse it gets. I just dread going to Taiwan or Japan for that reason. Hong Kong too the other day my colleague was telling while he was in Hong Kong(in 2006) there was no Indian restaurant. There was only one newly started by celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor. Now compare that with Singapore :o

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 26 Aug 2013 3:32 pm

WD40, why somebody having so many excellent choices around for the Indian food is so excited about a half-junk veggie burger? Is it the same syndrome as with Ikea?

(your friend is wrong, there are some good Indian restaurants in HK)

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Postby Wd40 » Mon, 26 Aug 2013 4:06 pm

x9200 wrote:WD40, why somebody having so many excellent choices around for the Indian food is so excited about a half-junk veggie burger? Is it the same syndrome as with Ikea?

(your friend is wrong, there are some good Indian restaurants in HK)


For us, having the half-junk veggie burger is trying something different from the usual ;)

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 26 Aug 2013 4:25 pm

It's also something different for me but normally it's not a matter of choice but lack of it.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 26 Aug 2013 5:58 pm

x9200 wrote:(your friend is wrong, there are some good Indian restaurants in HK)


And there are plenty of bad ones too :D But yes, WD40's friend is definitely wrong, lots of Indian food (and Indians) in HK.

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Postby Wd40 » Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:57 pm

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x9200 wrote:(your friend is wrong, there are some good Indian restaurants in HK)


And there are plenty of bad ones too :D But yes, WD40's friend is definitely wrong, lots of Indian food (and Indians) in HK.


Thanks, nice to know :) Yeah I did some search on google and quite a few restaurants pop'd up.

However not a lot of Indians in HK.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indians_in_Hong_Kong

Some 20,000 odd, thats nothing man.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 27 Aug 2013 9:16 am

Wd40 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
x9200 wrote:(your friend is wrong, there are some good Indian restaurants in HK)


And there are plenty of bad ones too :D But yes, WD40's friend is definitely wrong, lots of Indian food (and Indians) in HK.


Thanks, nice to know :) Yeah I did some search on google and quite a few restaurants pop'd up.

However not a lot of Indians in HK.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indians_in_Hong_Kong

Some 20,000 odd, thats nothing man.


When you're a caucasian walking down Nathan Rd in TST, it sure feels like a hell of a lot more. "Sir, would you like a watch? Suit? shoes? Girl?"

I'm guessing that number is just Indians with HK ID. It's probably a lot higher for work permits.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:55 am

zzm9980 wrote:
When you're a caucasian walking down Nathan Rd in TST, it sure feels like a hell of a lot more. "Sir, would you like a watch? Suit? shoes? Girl?"

I'm guessing that number is just Indians with HK ID. It's probably a lot higher for work permits.


Never been to HK, but have friends in HK who swear you dont' have to worry about Indian Food .. as long as you aren't purely veg ..

they say the same .. "feels like India .. " :D

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:18 am

Wd's a purist, I guess. :wink:

Oh, wait a minute. Isn't that remotely related to xenophobia?

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Postby Barnsley » Tue, 27 Aug 2013 2:12 pm

Saw a pic of the new burger outside a McD's yesterday.
It looked as appetising as Filet-o-fish.... thus I will be steering clear of McD product as usual.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 Aug 2013 2:52 pm

I'ts been over 6 years since I walked into a Mickey D's. Even then, the only thing I'd eat from there was their Egg McMuffins. In fact, I've only once been into a hamburger joint in the last 5 years and that was Carl Jr's @ NEX right after they first opened. No longer interested in garbage.

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 27 Aug 2013 3:07 pm

I have to say though that, the best place for purist Indian vegetarian food in Singapore is not on the island. Its on the Star Cruise Virgo :D

Yeah! We went on a 2 night cruise to the high seas and were astonished to find Jain Vegetarian food there.

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Postby bloodhound123 » Tue, 27 Aug 2013 8:08 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.


This is not true in its entirety. Beef is a widely consumed meat in Kerala ( by Hindus as well ) and part of Tamil Nadu as well. In fact the most favoured side dish with coconut/palm toddy in Kerala is beef fry.
Pork is the staple food for the natives of Coorg ( in Karnataka ).

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Postby bloodhound123 » Tue, 27 Aug 2013 8:17 pm

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


WD40 - did you have the plain prata wth daal in an India Muslim stall in a Hawker center? That is not vegetarian by any means. The prata dough is mixed with egg to give it a soft texture and the daal is NOT the daal that you find in India. It is an Indian muslim dish called dalcha ( lentils cooked in mutton stock , which I personally love ) .
Dont venture into anything in the hawker stalls if you are a "purist vegetarian". The concept of vegetarian/vegan is way behind in South East Asia.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 Aug 2013 8:20 pm

bloodhound123 wrote:This is not true in its entirety. Beef is a widely consumed meat in Kerala ( by Hindus as well ) and part of Tamil Nadu as well. In fact the most favoured side dish with coconut/palm toddy in Kerala is beef fry.
Pork is the staple food for the natives of Coorg ( in Karnataka ).



This is true! I was introduced to this delightful dish AND palm toddy in copious quantities back in January at my daughters wedding in Kerala. Fantastic.


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