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You can get Chinese food like you'd get in China, if you see a lot of local Chinese folk eating there then it's probably closer to that.  Personally I'm not a big fan of authentic Chinese food, I prefer the westernised dishes.

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1 hour ago, Cyclone said:

You can get Chinese food like you'd get in China, if you see a lot of local Chinese folk eating there then it's probably closer to that.  Personally I'm not a big fan of authentic Chinese food, I prefer the westernised dishes.

Funny you should say that  - HuiWei in Glossop Rd  runs at lunch time a sort of chinese-student-canteen,  with a short menu in chinese, and am told with speial prices.   It gets packed every day at 12:30.

From what I could see, it  was mainly soups and chowmeins, but it did look good.      I could not have it because I am 35 years too old.
 

1 hour ago, DerbyTup said:

...///...   They're nothing like Vietnamese food - it's basically a Chinese place  trying to differentiate itself by pretending to be Vietnamese.   Still, I suppose we could say the same about the Chinese places as well, it's not really Chinese food as we'd get it in China.  ...///...

 

Last week I was in Tuscany,    and had some delicious Japanese food (not just sushi)  in a place called Nagoya Restaurant.     It was in Pistoia,  elegant and all was superfresh.    Except that the lady owner, and all the staff (except two sushi chefs)  were Chinese!    I guess is a Darwinian concept, you either evolve/differentiate or you do not survive in the long term.

 

MV

1 hour ago, DerbyTup said:

 

 

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8 hours ago, DerbyTup said:

I didn't know about this place - thanks for mentioning it.  I had a quick look at the website - it looks good quality.  Doesn't look like they have a teppanyaki table though, but that's not the be all and end all of course.  I'm not really keen on sushi so them little conveyor belts with raw fish going around don't do it for me.  But it looks like they do very nice quality food so I may well give that a try.

 

I must say, based on Lil-Minx's recommendation we tried Oisoi,  two weeks ago and were VERY impressed.  Really nice food.  In fact, we'll be back there again this weekend with the kids.  BTW Lil-Minx, if you're reading this...no there isn't an Oisoi in Chesterfield.  I was getting my restaurant names mixed up, it's "O-Takuda" in Chesterfield.  (I know, nothing like "Oisoi" is it?  begins with an "O" and that's about it!).  :blush:

 

😂😂 The memory plays tricks as we get older! ;)

I recommend the kung po chicken everytime! Its not the sweet n sour sauce with some chilli thrown in that  most Chinese takeaways and restaurants seem to peddle

 

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13 hours ago, lil-minx92 said:

 

Thank you oh Minxy one - there's nothing wrong with my memory though and I shall make sure I ask for the Kung Fu chicken  this time.😉

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On 13/06/2019 at 08:19, DerbyTup said:

I've never been but I've heard a few folks say just that.  I think what puts me off some of these places on London Road is that they appear to be a bit phoney.  So although the name of this and others suggest they are Vietnamese, they aren't really.  They're nothing like Vietnamese food - it's basically a Chinese place  trying to differentiate itself by pretending to be Vietnamese.   Still, I suppose we could say the same about the Chinese places as well, it's not really Chinese food as we'd get it in China.  So what am I talking about then?  I don't know!:huh:

Lol

just go and enjoy, you’ll love it 

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Yesterday we tried Urban Choola in Ecclesall Rd - Maveli was closed on a Sunday- and we had a great meal.      The floor manager was extremely nice and attentive,   we had some very fresh Pan Puri  (crispy outside and soft and flavorsome warm chickpea salad inside),  Spinach and Onion Bhaji in a mint sauce,  followed by a Prawn curry with butter mini naans (perfect to fold and fill with the curry).  A Chicken Masala with rice,  all with Mango lassie and fizzy water.

Bill was very reasonable,   restaurant quite busy for a Sunday lunchtime, very happy.

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On 23/04/2019 at 15:00, MaxVinella said:

You just have to try,   that's the best thing to do.   I am sure that Proove  use Caputo,  Porter too but do not know if red or blue (yet).     Of course Naples has great pizzerie, some of them remarkable in tradition as well  innovation - the Gotha of pizza works there.      

 

But I also found interesting the Roman pizza in its two version, "teglia"  and   "piana".        The first one is cooked in a flat pan,  it is about one inch tall and much aereated - because of the high-hydration long-prooving dough.       The piana is flatter than the neapolitan,    and does not the "cornicione", i.e. the raised borders.       The king of  roman "teglia"  pizza is called Gabriele Bonci   (look him up)

 

https://imgur.com/sjq19aV

 

 

We use caputo blue at the moment (porter pizza)

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Hi Jap

good to see you here,  one of the best three pizzas in Sheffield

BWs

MV

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8 hours ago, MaxVinella said:

Hi Jap

good to see you here,  one of the best three pizzas in Sheffield

BWs

MV

Yes, I've tried and enjoyed Porter Pizza too.  I think the quality there is very good and the prices, if I recall correctly, are a bit more reasonable than Proove - which I think are a bit on the pricey side (especially if you want to add toppings).  I have to say though, I don't think the quality of the toppings at Porter Pizza is as good as at Proove.  Take a fairly bog standard pizza, like...ham and mushroom.  I've tried these from both.  At Proove the mushrooms were large juicy things and the ham was nice big flakes.  At Porter everything was diced up small - and no, it wasn't anywhere near as good I'm afraid - although the pizza base itself was excellent.  Maybe Porter keep the prices down by keeping the toppings down in size or quality?  I don't know - but I do know that some folks will be happy enough with that and others, like me for example, will think...no, I'll pay a bit more and have better quality toppings.

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Not sure if it's been mentioned in other posts, but we've enjoyed the Butcher and Catch in Broomhill a couple of times recently.

Great meat and fresh fish options, and some veggie choices too. Great meals with local ingredients, nice friendly atmosphere too.

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