satguy Registered User
#151

Batter Sausage + Chips ... From an Italian Chipper .. Loads of salt and vinegar.

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Ginger83 Registered User
#152

....... said:
I worked in a proper restaurant and if you saw what they did with the food youd never eat out again.


What were they up to?

Pyr0 Registered User
#153

I'm a fan of a chicken curry, diced with boiled rice and a side order or spicy chilli chicken.

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....... Registered User
#154

Ginger83 said:
What were they up to?


Cooked food dropped on a filthy floor - wiped off and put back on plate.

Customer asking if steak was fresh, of course sir, as they took it out of the freezer.

Food storage - raw meat over dairy products, dripping was solved by wiping off top of whatever had had something dripped on it.

Actually that reminds me of when I worked in the deli of a famous irish supermarket, they would cut the mouldy parts off the quiche slices and continue to sell them.

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Persepoly Registered User
#155

....... said:
Cooked food dropped on a filthy floor - wiped off and put back on plate.

Customer asking if steak was fresh, of course sir, as they took it out of the freezer.

Food storage - raw meat over dairy products, dripping was solved by wiping off top of whatever had had something dripped on it.

Actually that reminds me of when I worked in the deli of a famous irish supermarket, they would cut the mouldy parts off the quiche slices and continue to sell them.


Ah stop Really?

....... Registered User
#156

Persepoly said:
Ah stop Really?


Im afraid so.

The supermarket probably had worse practices than the restaurant actually.

TerrorFirmer Registered User
#157

Chicken Pad Thai or a chicken burrito bowl from Boojum.

I could happily eat either of those for the rest of my life.

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BellaBella Registered User
#158

BurnUp78 said:
Is it me or have Chineses gone to ****e? Can't remember the last time I enjoyed one. MSG riddled spice bags in particular leave me feeling lethargic and groggy.


And all their sauces taste the same - sweet and slightly syrupy.

Ginger83 Registered User
#159

BellaBella said:
And all their sauces taste the same - sweet and slightly syrupy.


Its what they put in them

Ginger83 Registered User
#160

....... said:
Cooked food dropped on a filthy floor - wiped off and put back on plate.

Customer asking if steak was fresh, of course sir, as they took it out of the freezer.

Food storage - raw meat over dairy products, dripping was solved by wiping off top of whatever had had something dripped on it.

Actually that reminds me of when I worked in the deli of a famous irish supermarket, they would cut the mouldy parts off the quiche slices and continue to sell them.


Thats shocking.

....... Registered User
#161

Ginger83 said:
Thats shocking.


A guy came in one evening and said to me "What do you recommend" and I completely straight faced said to him "Another restaurant sir".

Anyway - we are getting way off topic so suffice to say, bad food practices happen all over the place - you only have to look at the closure notices from the FSAI monthly.

At least with a chipper even if there is bits of dodge getting into the food its getting cremated in the hot oil to the degree that it probably wouldnt harm you anyway.

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LirW Registered User
#162

Ginger83 said:
Thats shocking.


But pretty normal everywhere. I worked in a café years ago for a few months and I saw and had to do some seriously manky things.
I think the worst was when we didn't get a delivery of fresh veg, the tomatoes in the shop were mouldy and our manager advised us to salvage whatever is salvageable.
I quit the same day.

Gonad Registered User
#163

Aongus Von Bismarck said:
The Irish fascination with the Chinese takeaway both fascinates and disgusts me. The food is disgusting swill, and should come with a long series of warnings about the damage it is doing to your body. When I'm home you notice people queuing out the door of these places. Waiting patiently for a brown bag of diabetes-inducing and teeth cloying food to be handed out through a hatch to them. Rubber meat, vacuum packed vegetables, heat and pour sauces. A triumph of the cost effectiveness of a bank of microwaves, saturated fat, sugar, and salt. 
Then home to eat this muck in front of the television while watching 'Ant and Dec' or Winning Streak. Combined with two or three bottles of Chateau Apple Green. 
Pass.


Sounds like the perfect Friday night tbh

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