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    Angry Where's my Char Siew???

    I used to remember our zhi chars' fried rice, fried HK noodles and vermiceli came with geniune red-tainted pork meat (looked like Char Siew)... But these days, the stores in my neighbourhood offered "fake" meat in the abovementioned dishes - tasted much like the "char siews" offered by the vegetarian food vendors...

    Are all the fried rice and noodles offered by zhi chars in your neighbourhood doing the same thing??

    Man I feel so ripped off... Never going to order those dishes again...
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    Default Re: Where's my Char Siew???

    haha i also got the mock charsiew... dunno what happen lol. maybe can keep longer or something?

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    You too?! Dangit... this sounds like a conspiracy... I think I'll just stick to the usual hor fun / huat-tan bee-hoon from now on... At least real meat there...

    You really don't get what you paid for in the fried rice / noodles... Plus it tastes strange... Mouth full of starch... no meaty fibres... like eating char kueh tiao without cockles... wanton mee without wanton... fish porridge without fish... Hey, if I really wanted to eat vegetarian I'll do it at my own time okay?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    You too?! Dangit... this sounds like a conspiracy... I think I'll just stick to the usual hor fun / huat-tan bee-hoon from now on... At least real meat there...

    You really don't get what you paid for in the fried rice / noodles... Plus it tastes strange... like eating char kueh tiao without cockles... wanton mee without wanton... fish porridge without fish...
    i do eat ckt without hum

    but yea. the fake charsiew isnt cutting it sadly. thats why i dun order the fried rice normal. always order the seafood or else chicken one

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    i do eat ckt without hum

    but yea. the fake charsiew isnt cutting it sadly. thats why i dun order the fried rice normal. always order the seafood or else chicken one
    You dun like the taste of hum?? If for health reasons I understand... but Char Kueh Tiaos without hum (provided you already got the jab) is a bit sacrilegious leh...

    Like eating Roti Prata without the curry gravy... lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    You dun like the taste of hum?? If for health reasons I understand... but Char Kueh Tiaos without hum (provided you already got the jab) is a bit sacrilegious leh...

    Like eating Roti Prata without the curry gravy... lol!
    sorry. what's hum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    sorry. what's hum?
    Mee siam mai hum. Mai hum, mai hum, mai hum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Mee siam mai hum. Mai hum, mai hum, mai hum.
    hum? u mean like in the army "eat hum"? eating humble pie? LOL sorry not a hokkien person

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    hum? u mean like in the army "eat hum"? eating humble pie? LOL sorry not a hokkien person
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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    hum? u mean like in the army "eat hum"? eating humble pie? LOL sorry not a hokkien person

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    sorry. what's hum?
    Haha hum means cockles

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    You dun like the taste of hum?? If for health reasons I understand... but Char Kueh Tiaos without hum (provided you already got the jab) is a bit sacrilegious leh...

    Like eating Roti Prata without the curry gravy... lol!
    Roti prata can eat with sugar also mah

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Roti prata can eat with sugar also mah
    i eat mine with maple syrup.

    haha BUT i can't stand the fact that my fried hong kong noodles comes without the real char-siew. it just takes away the authenticity of it all!

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    Not many stalls add charsiew to fried rice anymore...sadly.

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    Default Re: Where's my Char Siew???

    Most likely reason… save $$$$

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    Default Re: Where's my Char Siew???

    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post

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    Wah where to find this dish man? Can give it a try!
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    Default Re: Where's my Char Siew???

    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Roti prata can eat with sugar also mah
    Yucks... dunwan... I always order my pratas with onions (so they are always freshly made, plus onions add sweetness and additional flavour )... If I wanna eat with sugar, that would be Roti Tissue!...

    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    i eat mine with maple syrup.

    haha BUT i can't stand the fact that my fried hong kong noodles comes without the real char-siew. it just takes away the authenticity of it all!
    Mapl.. ? That takes the cake, you ABC or what? You think you eating waffles hor?

    Take away "Char Siew" means there goes the original flavour of the dishes. Major blow to the local cuisine...

    The last thing I want is the weird soggy vegetarian flour after-taste... *bleah* totally sucky!
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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Most likely reason… save $$$$
    But that's a bit sneaky don't you think? To think we pay the same for less... (much less!) not to mention the "deterioration" in the taste... It is not like they've added large slabs of meaty chunks in the first place...
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    Default Re: Where's my Char Siew???

    Heck man... I think if I wanna eat fried rice, I'd have to fall back on foreign version... like Thai pineapple (yeah yeah, those are concocted for foreigners like us), but at least the "bak-hu" is real meat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten
    Heck man... I think if I wanna eat fried rice, I'd have to fall back on foreign version... like Thai pineapple (yeah yeah, those are concocted for foreigners like us), but at least the "bak-hu" is real meat...
    Eat the salted fish one, shiok!! At least it's real salted fish. But eat hua dan horfun sometimes the shop also cheat me, so little egg, like no diff

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