23 Mar 2001 vladimir   » (Master)

So, okay, this hasn't been updated in a while. Still working on RC, mrruperts.org is up (still in its infancy), I'm working on pimp buddy, ipaq hacking continues, etc. The stock market is crashing. ("It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine....") Ahem.

So, instead of an activity log update, I'm writing a request.

I need a web page that has pictures of lots of chinese food items.

I got this thing from pu pu hot pot once that was really good (yeah, even from pu pu).. and I thought it was 'spicy braised beef' -- what I got was strips of beef in a dark thick sauce (sauce just on the meat, not the meat in lots of sauce [i.e. not a soup]), and it was yummy.

But I've ordered 'spicy braised beef' from them twice now and have gotten some random thing with beef and a bunch of veggies in it. The yumminess factor was not nearly so high.

This also leads me to believe that chinese restaurants will pretty much just give you a random dish, trusting to the fact that noone really knows what things are supposed to look like between different restaurants, and that everything has similar ingredients -- you order a beef dish, it will have beef in it. You order chicken, it will have chicken. The only "safe" things are, say, general gau's chicken or sesame chicken (which, incidentally are the SAME THING, except you often get charged an extra $1 for sesame seeds).

So, anyway, if anyone knows of such a page, or knows of the dish I speak of (the sauce was spicy, slightly sweet, there were a few hot peppers in the container), please email me.

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