[thechat] I didn't get the job

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Tue Oct 15 10:00:00 CDT 2002

On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Madhu Menon wrote:

> At 08:15 PM 15-10-02, Martin Burns wrote:
> >Chinese is the same.
> Wait till you have the garbage that passes for "Chinese" in India. It's the
> "currification" of Chinese cuisine. You usually get chunks of batter-fried
> [food item] floating in a curry-like ocean of sauce thickened with lots of
> cornflour. Yech!

Sounds like authentic UK chinese food, only with less MSG and sweetener.
Which is why I don't usually like it, and why I'm distressed that when we
move house, I'll be moving 30 miles away from the first Chinese
restaurant/takeaway which has served me food I liked and could eat.

nfi if it's authentic, though.

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