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June 20, 2015

The Old Man, Hangzhou…too light a taste for my liking

Su Dongpo, a Song Dynasty poet, once wrote that the best banquets in the world are made up of Hangzhou food. I beg to differ. Hangzhou food has too light a taste for my liking.

Pork rib glutinous rice was a complete miss. I kid you not, the rice were like stones and small bits of bones make eating this dish very irritating. You tiao in soya bean soup was okay, but it was pretty one-dimensional and was boring after the first few mouthful. I wouldn’t order it again. The steamed enoki mushroom with garlic and spring onion and the small shrimp in dark sauce were hits. The fruit tea was a perfect way to end the meal, sweet and refreshing, what a perfect combination.

Overall, the whole experience was kind of a let down. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

old man hz

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