17 December 2006

Chinese

We went out for Chinese last night. I'm sure that in every country Chinese restaurants adapt their menus to the country they're in - like MacDonalds does for example - seen Pulp Fiction where they talk about how they sell beer in McDs in France?

On the menu here you can get steamed ravioli - which I don't remember seeing on menus in UK Chinese restaurants - it's really nice, I intended taking a photo of the ravioli, but before I had time to think like a blogger, they were already in my stomach, sorry - la prossima volta :) . There is also spaghetti alla piastra on the menu (see photo) - not sure how that translates, maybe noodles on a hot plate? Next we had algae fritti/seaweed (- as pictured), bamboo and mushrooms, Cantonese rice and beer to drink, all very good and for a very reasonable price.

Being always the Neapolitans - meaning that we cannot eat without bread, we also ordered pane cinese (Chinese bread) hahaha (see the picture below if you don't believe me) I'm sure that was created purely for the Neapolitan Chinese restaurant market, but I may be wrong....

I adore the food here - maybe even too much! - but I do enjoy a trip to the Chinese for a change of taste. On a Saturday night it gets quite busy with quite a young crowd out to taste something different to the usual.


5 comments:

sognatrice said...

Oh my, the bread is hilarious! And no, I've never seen ravioli at an American Chinese restaurant either. Too funny.

J.Doe said...

In Florence the algae fritti is really lettuce. Not sure why they just don't call it fried lettuce, but it's good all the same.
I only saw Chinese bread (dinner rolls) at a Chinese restaurant in Rhode Island though.

Delina said...

I've heard too that the algae here can be lettuce or cabbage - makes you wonder why they don't just call it that......

Jesse said...

My God! That bread!
This is the first time I saw something like that, but, anyway, what about the taste?

Michellanea said...

It took me about three years to realize that the ravioli are dumplings! I kept complaining how I missed Chinese dumplings until I realized that's what they call ravioli here. Though they are typically frozen and not made fresh like my favorite Chinese place back in NYC!