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Postby JR8 » Wed, 25 Dec 2013 11:18 pm

http://www.manhattanfishmarket.com/ seafood restaurant chain.

Under the logo is a date, impossible to read on the webpage. But on the menu it reads something like 'Estd. 1842', or 52?.

Pretty cute since the restaurant chain was launched in May 2004.
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(Had one of the worst meals of my life there today - avoid!)
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'TWG Tea' tea, and tea-room. Branded as 'TWG Tea 1837'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TWG_Tea actually founded 2008

'A judge handling the lawsuit noted in July 2013 that the use of the "existence of the date 1837 in TWG Tea's sign has led people to believe that the company was established at that time", while in actuality it was founded much later, in 2008. In justification, the firm's spokespeople claimed that it was instead a tribute to the "year when the Chamber of Commerce was founded in Singapore".'

So not only is a Chinese tea blender suing them (as above), the historic British tea blender Twinings (Estd 1706), whose packaging seems to have inspired much of that from TWG, are no doubt keeping an eye on these monkeys too.
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Postby taxico » Thu, 26 Dec 2013 1:12 am

this fish market was set up by a manager that used to work at fish and co. they went to court.

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Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:33 am

Took my wife and daughter to lunch at the Novena one a couple of weeks ago.

It wasn't busy. Placed our order and the time on the ticket was 1.01pm. By 1.40pm we had received our drinks and a bowl of cold chips.

We left and went to McDonalds around the corner!

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:30 am

Steve1960 wrote:Took my wife and daughter to lunch at the Novena one a couple of weeks ago.
It wasn't busy. Placed our order and the time on the ticket was 1.01pm. By 1.40pm we had received our drinks and a bowl of cold chips.
We left and went to McDonalds around the corner!


We were at the big mall in Yishun, Northpoint?

We had mussels 'to share' as a starter. Mmmm visions of Venus's copious maritime bounty. Wrong! The dish had eight (yes, eight) small mussels in it, with about half a pint of hideous white gloopy garlic sauce.

For main I had some promising sounding combo, scallops, fish, and chicken, with chips. So ordered that. Was told it would take half an hour for the mains > yes ok.

Oh but then later, the chicken was out, so would I accept more fish? > yes ok, now 8.45pm, agreed in desperation.

What turned up was about 5-6 Asian (small) scallops battered. Maybe 8 deep fried thin slices (goujons) of fish. A serving of cold withered and gritty (from being cooked long before) chips. All served in a dish on top of a solid 1" bed of cold boiled rice.

There was with this a little 1" pot of a quite nice fresh sauce > Padi chili, coriander leaf, garlic, in ? rice vinegar.
A bit like a turbocharged South American chimichurri sauce...
http://www.yummly.com/recipe/Skirt-stea ... ipe-314930

Yep that one tablespoon of sauce, was the highlight of that whole sorry c$60 meal, the rest was just junk and swill.

- Oh, and if that's not bad enough they don't serve beer.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:45 am

And that place was about maybe 90-95% full during our time in there. I find it hard to understand why so many people here, will put up with eating such absolutely **** food! Nay, almost queue up for it :???:

Would people actually register a quality meal if one was put in front of them?

... When I say bake a cake (usually Delia or Nigella) with top-end all fresh ingredients, my impression is most (that's most, not all) locals don't register it as being any different from a piece of tasteless synthetic local junk, from Cake-Heaven/Talk/Paradise, NTUC, or what ever the God forsaken places are called.

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Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 26 Dec 2013 1:51 pm

JR8 wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:Took my wife and daughter to lunch at the Novena one a couple of weeks ago.
It wasn't busy. Placed our order and the time on the ticket was 1.01pm. By 1.40pm we had received our drinks and a bowl of cold chips.
We left and went to McDonalds around the corner!


We were at the big mall in Yishun, Northpoint?

We had mussels 'to share' as a starter. Mmmm visions of Venus's copious maritime bounty. Wrong! The dish had eight (yes, eight) small mussels in it, with about half a pint of hideous white gloopy garlic sauce.

For main I had some promising sounding combo, scallops, fish, and chicken, with chips. So ordered that. Was told it would take half an hour for the mains > yes ok.

Oh but then later, the chicken was out, so would I accept more fish? > yes ok, now 8.45pm, agreed in desperation.

What turned up was about 5-6 Asian (small) scallops battered. Maybe 8 deep fried thin slices (goujons) of fish. A serving of cold withered and gritty (from being cooked long before) chips. All served in a dish on top of a solid 1" bed of cold boiled rice.

There was with this a little 1" pot of a quite nice fresh sauce > Padi chili, coriander leaf, garlic, in ? rice vinegar.
A bit like a turbocharged South American chimichurri sauce...
http://www.yummly.com/recipe/Skirt-stea ... ipe-314930

Yep that one tablespoon of sauce, was the highlight of that whole sorry c$60 meal, the rest was just junk and swill.

- Oh, and if that's not bad enough they don't serve beer.


Wow that's pretty much what we ordered I am pleased I didn't stay for it!!


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