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Royal China on's your hat, what's your hurry?


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Royal China on's your hat, what's your hurry?

magnolia | Nov 20, 2000 06:00 AM

Had Dim Sum there yesterday (Sunday) as always, good and cheap. Never seem to spend more than £10 a head, no matter now much or how little we order. But let me tell you, they couldn't wait to get rid of us.

I know there's a huge queue...but our plates were still half full when they tried to give us the bill. Plus they must have run out of soy sauce (don't know how that could happen in a Chinese restaurant, but WHATEVER) and tried passing off a dish of Lea & Perrins instead.

We four whities (gwi-lo I think we're called) sat with some Hong Kong Chinese. They were gracious enough to order some goodies on our behalf, as in 'we'll have what they're having'. Their bitter complaints about being rushed through their meal were met with dismissive shrugs by the implacable waitress.

Moral: get there at 11am sharpish, and if you're a small party, hook up with another group. Only order a couple of things at a time - and don't let 'em bully you.

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