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Where to get a realy 'English' Chinese Takeaway?

Old Nov 30th 2008, 4:27 am
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Default Where to get a realy 'English' Chinese Takeaway?

I'm started to get annoyed now, nothing tastes like home, the chicken is weird (lots of cats going missing) and they don't do proper chinky curry sauce like back home.

I am in the Jebil Ali area and currently use 'Oriental' which is at the petrol station near McD's near Geant.

Anyways, it's ok but still totally different from back home where all chinky's seem to taste the same.

Even the egg fried rice is totally weird.

So anyone know where to get good takeaway Chinese?

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Old Nov 30th 2008, 4:48 am
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What you are after is a 'Chinglish'! A bastardised version of Chinese food which the Brits have come to know and love. (The British Indian equivalent is a Brindian.)

I don't know about take-aways, but close-ish to Chinglissh are some of the dishes to be found at Peacocks at The Sheraton JBR and the Chinese in Rydges Plaza. I haven't found a good sweet & sour pork anyway though and believe me I have tried!


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Chinese Connection at Media City, it's the closest we have found.
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Old Nov 30th 2008, 5:06 am
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Chinese Connection at Media City, it's the closest we have found.
More details, where is it?? Signature dish?

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[QUOTE=Bison;7022352]More details, where is it?? Signature dish?

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Special Chicken Chilll - 28dhs
Chicken Mushrooms and Bamboo shoots - 28 dhs
Mancurian Chicken - 30 dhs

Egg fried rice - 18 dhs (big enough for two)

what do you normally order when you order chinese?
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Default Re: Where to get a realy 'English' Chinese Takeaway?

what do you normally order when you order chinese?
Well the day I land in England I am sure the munchies will kick in, I usually go for on of the follwing:
  • Special Chow Mein
  • Crispy Chilli Beef
  • Special Fried Rice with Curry Sauce (Mixed meat)
  • Chicken Satay with Cashews (I have king prawns added as an extra)
  • Chicken Curry
  • Duck with Plum Sauce
  • Seaweed
  • Prawn Crakers with Every meal

That's my stadard list from back home, usually one of those.

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Default Re: Where to get a realy 'English' Chinese Takeaway?

Originally Posted by Bison View Post
Well the day I land in England I am sure the munchies will kick in, I usually go for on of the follwing:
  • Special Chow Mein
  • Crispy Chilli Beef
  • Special Fried Rice with Curry Sauce (Mixed meat)
  • Chicken Satay with Cashews (I have king prawns added as an extra)
  • Chicken Curry
  • Duck with Plum Sauce
  • Seaweed
  • Prawn Crakers with Every meal

That's my stadard list from back home, usually one of those.

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right they have the chow mein and the chillie beef, the mixed fried rice but no curry sauce, Chicken with Cashew nuts but not satay, Duck with BBQ sauce no plum sauce. No seaweed and believe it or not no prawns knackers which I complain about every time I order. They are worth a try. Where do you live? Chin Chin in Satwa is good as well.
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Originally Posted by Bison View Post
More details, where is it?? Signature dish?

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Specialities

Special Chicken Chilll - 28dhs
Chicken Mushrooms and Bamboo shoots - 28 dhs
Mancurian Chicken - 30 dhs

Egg fried rice - 18 dhs (big enough for two)

what do you normally order when you order chinese?
back home I normally order either:

special fried rice, curry and chips

or

roast chicken and chips, with mushrooms
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Originally Posted by Blue Cat View Post
back home I normally order either:

special fried rice, curry and chips

or

roast chicken and chips, with mushrooms
you won't get that here anywhere, not that I am aware off
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Old Nov 30th 2008, 6:47 am
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Default Re: Where to get a realy 'English' Chinese Takeaway?

My local favourite is the AED18 honey chillie crunchy chicken at the Oasis in Karama. With soft noodles or rice, absolutely scrumptuous.
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Old Nov 30th 2008, 9:55 am
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Default Re: Where to get a realy 'English' Chinese Takeaway?

Crispy chilli beef is my fav too but in 5 years I still havent come across anything thats the same - nearest I've found is Thai Chi at Wafi, all the other chinese takeouts/restaurants its usually just deep fried bits of beef without the light batter coating. Of course you could always buy a fryer and make some yourself. When I was back home in the summer I found a pot of chinese curry paste which I brought back which makes the exact same type of chinese curry sauce as the takeaways maybe look for that when you are next home
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Old Nov 30th 2008, 11:27 am
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Lang Kwai Fong is the only place which does a passable crispy chilli beef.

Almost all Chinese food in the UAE is appalling, but then again almost all Chinese food in the UK is too.
 
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Lang Kwai Fong is the only place which does a passable crispy chilli beef.

Almost all Chinese food in the UAE is appalling, but then again almost all Chinese food in the UK is too.

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