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    Take her to Venice Boxpark?

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    http://sanxia-deptford.co.uk/menu/a-la-carte

    i'll try this on behalf of dissensus soon its just down the road.
    will report back

    its probably too late now jenks but my mate said theres a really good posh italian in bermondsey

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    its probably too late now jenks but my mate said theres a really good posh italian in bermondsey
    Ahh but everyone knows the best Italian food is to be had from un-posh places that have harsh fluorescent lighting rather than dribbly candles in chianti bottles.

    Or so I read here. Probably in this thread. And probably nearly a decade ago.
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    Thanks - I've got a couple of weeks yet so there's still time for any other suggestions if anyone has any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yyaldrin View Post
    i will visit london for the first time ever from october 3rd till october 7th, are there any interesting events during that time?
    i'm kinda shocked how nice everybody was, literally every person goes "thank you sir", "yes sir", they'll hold the door open for you, they'll wait in line till it's their turn and so on. money goes so fast in this city, everyone is swiping cards and telephones, i bought a beer in the pub and they looked funny to me when i wanted to pay with pounds. swipe, woosh, swap - every second of every minute. i saw the clock in the tate and also went into a room that made people cry. if you go all up you can watch the tower block opposite it, it has these prefab living rooms that look like they have been designed using an in-game menu, a plant here, a sofa there (select your colour) and so on. i also saw the thames, it didn't sparkle as much as i thought it would but i still liked it. i briefly visited the african and caribbean music exhibition in hackney museum, it was small but cute and i liked it.

    don't really have an opinion about the food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Ahh but everyone knows the best Italian food is to be had from un-posh places that have harsh fluorescent lighting rather than dribbly candles in chianti bottles.

    Or so I read here. Probably in this thread. And probably nearly a decade ago.

    I wrote that. I stand by it.
    Quality of lighting is in inverse proportion to quality of food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lichen View Post
    I wrote that. I stand by it.
    Quality of lighting is in inverse proportion to quality of food.
    The food must be pretty amazing in that restaurant in Berlin where everything's served in total darkness, then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    The food must be pretty amazing in that restaurant in Berlin where everything's served in total darkness, then.
    Au contraire. That's just an extreme expression of mood lighting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lichen View Post
    Au contraire. That's just an extreme expression of mood lighting.
    Special completely black 'darkbulbs' that cost thousands of euro a pop. I bet you could market those to someone sufficiently rich and stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Special completely black 'darkbulbs' that cost thousands of euro a pop. I bet you could market those to someone sufficiently rich and stupid.
    "Blacklight is essential for the body to balance energy flow properly - and most of just aren't getting enough of it."

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    Lots of new Chinese restaurants in London, especially hotpot places, seemingly aimed more at Chinese tourists and students than any one else. Also Korean and Japanese. The standards are much higher than they were 5, 6 years ago. A positive development. Went to a korean place, Zipbab, on Red Lion street with no customers yesterday. Really liked it.

    The other thing I really love is chickpea, Lebanese canteen round Deptford/New Cross, just east of New Cross station. Don't think anyone in there's Lebanese, not that that matters.

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    Did you go?

    I saw Ichibanya in Central Bangkok for....significantly less money. I actually ate at Hinoya, which had just opened its first branch in BKK.....and I don't really get it. My dish had tartare sauce on it, but that was unpiquant even by British Chippy Standards. I get that Japanese Curry is supposed to be bland, but fuck it I'm not feeling it.

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    I think average wages and rents etc are significantly lower in Bangkok too so not entirely surprising. I didn't go no and I agree it's not a sophisticated dish I just want to have it with cheese do its a bit like chips cheese and curry sauce. That kind of sweet fatty thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    I think average wages and rents etc are significantly lower in Bangkok too so not entirely surprising.
    Yeah kinda, but this was at Central World Mall and the price discrepancies aren't always quite what you'd think for non-Thai food. Mostly I ate Thai style curry from street guys or the cheaper food courts.

    I didn't go no and I agree it's not a sophisticated dish I just want to have it with cheese do its a bit like chips cheese and curry sauce. That kind of sweet fatty thing.
    Yeah fair enough, I do just kinda feel that Japanese curry can be largely replicated by buying a katsu sauce from the supermarket and a trip to the chicken shop. Obviously it makes sense that we've taken to Katsu, but generally Brits have better access to cooking facilities than students in Asia and can knock their own simple grub together. Admittedly we've largely forsaken deep fat fryers thanks to public safety announcements during the 1980s, but most of those dishes can be replicated with relative ease.
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