Im sitting in starbucks near ChaoYangMen Subway Station trying to sip the last bit of my Mocha Frap with my boy in front of me reading his fav china book :p Life is good
We normally spend our saturdays on outings like going to various parks or…idk, and our sundays in a cafe doing work. However, every new cafe we go to, have their own flaws. Really.
By far, we’ve been to The Bridge Cafe, where their food were alright, not fantastic. Service suck, waiters and waitresses are like the ultimate retards of the whole universe. They are usually 10 times behind time. Needed some syrup for my Americano, came in only I have finished that. Wow. Brilliant.
this is the mistake of my entire soupy life. lol. This is the legendary broccoli soup. Jeez, its like chunks and chunks of boiled broccoli being threw into a blender which result in broccoli paste. Yes. This soup tasted exactly like what it will taste after you mix the broccoli paste with hot water
I cannot remember if this was mine or matt’s. We ordered different kinda sandwiches, but they looked the same…..:/// Tasted decent. Bread can be found in places like April’s Gourmet or Jenny’s Lou. Yeah.
Brownie. Price was 15 RMB or 20 RMB. The texture of the brownie was dry. Meh. Over-baked. Very horrible.
So, the food was so-so, nothing to rave about given that the service was shit too.
M and I tried to do our work for a bit, tried. Yeah. But the environment in Bridge cafe is totally not conducive for studying and doing your work. People around us are either practicing their bad chinese in horribly loud hoarse voice or having people to shout into their retarded phones for the other end to hear properly. Oh , and this place reeks of smoke, too.
M and I couldnt concentrate anymore , so we left in the middle of our work. Yucks.
After Bridge Cafe, we went to Sculpting in Time the following week. They have fast internet and really quiet enivornment. Most importantly , this place is free of smoke smell. Good.
However, the down side of S.I.T is price. Overpriced. Thinking of which , it may be the reason why the crowd is lesser than Bridge cafe. This cafe is slightly less affordable for students on a weekly basis(I feel). We spent 145RMB that day for a 4 hours study session (including the eating time). We ordered French Fries, Chicken wings combo, their S.I.T fruit tea and coke float. A hefty amount to be spent on those food, ya?
This is the chicken wings in the chicken combo which also includes the nachos below.
Pathetic size, I know. I wonder if Sculpting in time bought the smallest and cheapest wings. really. extremely puny. No kick. but I have to say, they did a good job in marinating the wings. Though it wasn’t juicy enough given the meh size, the taste of it was flavorful.
The Nachos. At first, they gave us Ketchup instead of the salsa sauce. Whut the hell? Who goes to a cafe to eat nachos with ketchup??!?!?!!?!? Had the waitress to change it for us and according to her, it was because the chinese doesn’t appreciate the goodness of salsa sauce, so they had it changed to ketchup by default. Wow china. you wow-ed me with these logics.
Then I ordered the fries for 25 RMB. Expensive for frozen fries. I mean, yeah i know, who the hell doesnt use frozen fries nowadays right. but the thing is, 25RMB is hella expensive ,lah!I can have the best fries in the world for 10rmb at macdonalds! But of course, the fries in china also suck….-_-“””
This wasnt ordered on that day, it was my lunch on the previous wednesday. They have this set meal which cost 65RMB per set. My set comes with pasta-three pastas for you to choose if im not wrong, side dish-Nachos,friends or potato cake, and a cup of black tea or I dont know what.
To be frank, the pasta was fantastic, I could say it is the best pasta i have ever had in beijing in my 1.5 years of stay. Really. The spag absorbed all the bolognese sauce, spag was well cooked-just nice, not overcooked like some restaurants.
The pasta was mushroom bolognese I think.
if you want to order the pasta only, i think its 38rmb for a plate of pasta.
Well, this place is slightly better than Bridge cafe. I give credits to the service , environment and the quality of food. However, I will only go there again when im feeling slightly richer than usual :p
Oh btw, both Bridge cafe and Sculpting in time are located in WuDaoKou.
Here’s a photo of M in Sculpting in Time. Hee
Har har. M and his coke float.
I think two weeks ago—the one with Qing Ming Holiday in China— we met up a few friends for Pork Ribs. *Jaw Drops Please.
the place is called HomePlate Bar-B-Que or something like that.
Before I touch on the food, I just have to bitch about the location. The location SUCK!!!!! Big time, really. We tried to go there by subway…but we got really screwed. We had to walk a reeeeally far distance —and we did not reach there by foot—instead, we took a cab……BUT, the dumb cab did not bring us there. We had to WALK quite a bit to reach this place. Not smart, really.
Half Rack Pork Ribs——150 rmb =OOOOOO
We thought that it would be a—looooot given that we are paying 150rmb IN CHINA ,:=O again
Beef brisket. 60RMB for a small basket. Don’t really like it. Tasted weird.
Buffalo Wings. All I can say is that I expected more of this. It cost about 35-38Rmb (might be less or more). It’s crispy and the size is about right for regular chicken wings—unlike the puny ones at Sculpting in time— However, I expected more. what’s buffalo wings for you guys? My definition of well cooked buffalo wings must be well marinated, juicy, and a right level of spiciness.
Buffalo wings here at homeplate: Not well marinated— Yes, the first bite was flavorful->with the crispy skin, the second bite into the wings->without the skin—tasted bland and dry. Meat was obviously overcooked because the moisture from the wings are all dried out.
Er, not fantastic, really. Oh btw, the sauce they gave was blue cheese
Nachos. Nothing to rave about.
If I am not wrong, this is the pull pork which almost EVERYONE recommends. Well, okay, it’s not overrated, it was indeed the nicest of all….(IMHO)
For a lil basket, it cost 60rmb… I can assure you, if you’re going to have this alone for a meal, you w.i.l.l.n.o.t be full. Trust me. The portion is…tiny.
Abrupt ending to my post. lol
NEED TO SLEEP LAH. GOODNIGHT!