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Old Mar 10th 2015, 6:24 am
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Morning,

I'm asking you lot for a lot of help at the moment, must be that bored at work eh.

Still, the Mrs has asked where I'd like to go for dinner for my birthday. Now normally a nice steak will tickle my bits, but this time, I really want a good Chinese.

I've been to the one in the Shangri-La years ago, it was nice but really boring if I remember correctly.

I'd rather go somewhere nicer than PF Helmets.

So, anyone know any good Chinese restaurants, preferably close to downtown but definitely not essential.

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Morning,

I'm asking you lot for a lot of help at the moment, must be that bored at work eh.

Still, the Mrs has asked where I'd like to go for dinner for my birthday. Now normally a nice steak will tickle my bits, but this time, I really want a good Chinese.
I was about to provide some pearls of wisdom, then realised you were talking about food. As you were.
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Royal China, DIFC
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Zheng He's at Mina Salam, but it's the wanky end of the the spectrum, not the MSG and Ketchup end

For something more authentic, complete with reassuring misspelling in the name there's "Xiao Fei Yang restrant" opposite the Royal Meridien.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/...98064d437e5199
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I can only get proper sweet and sour pork or chicken balls back in the UK. The sauces here are too spicy or too runny. A good business opportunity!
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I can only get proper sweet and sour pork or chicken balls back in the UK. The sauces here are too spicy or too runny. A good business opportunity!
Which are as about as Chinese as I am.
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Which are as about as Chinese as I am.
you are as Chinese as you feel
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
I was about to provide some pearls of wisdom, then realised you were talking about food. As you were.
That was in there just for you old bean.

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Royal China, DIFC
Thanks, will investigate. Easy to get to Harry Ghatto's afterwards too

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Zheng He's at Mina Salam, but it's the wanky end of the the spectrum, not the MSG and Ketchup end

For something more authentic, complete with reassuring misspelling in the name there's "Xiao Fei Yang restrant" opposite the Royal Meridien.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/...98064d437e5199
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You don't want Chinese food. You can Chinglish food.
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you are as Chinese as you feel
I did feel a little Chinese last night.
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You don't want Chinese food. You can Chinglish food.
Basically, yes. But I want it to be nice but not too fancy. You know me - 6 courses of a thimble of prettiness isn't going to cut it.
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I did feel a little Chinese last night.
I think it must have been the Chop Suey I ate.

I feel quite English again today.
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Which are as about as Chinese as I am.
I didn't say they had to be Chinese. Likewise I prefer a good British chicken tikka massala to the genuine Indian stuff, which is much too spicy for my delicate pallet.
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We always go to the Peacock in the Sheraton at JBR. Their food is the closest to British Chinese we've found over here. They do a mean sweet and sour pork

If only they did those massive greasy pancake rolls, sigh...
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I didn't say they had to be Chinese. Likewise I prefer a good British chicken tikka massala to the genuine Indian stuff, which is much too spicy for my delicate pallet.
Something like this?

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