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Greg
01-10-2014, 06:47 AM
I live in an area which is mostly Polynesian and Māori, but the local takeaway is run by a Chinese couple. I frequent the takeaway quite often. The cook is wonderful. I'd like to give her a small "thank you" token or gift without offending her husband, who also, on the one occasion I met him, seems to be a really nice guy.

So... what can I give her, or them, to say thank you for the wonderful greasy food I enjoy so much? (nothing expensive of course!)

Any ideas?

pctek
01-10-2014, 07:25 AM
How about feedback online about their shop? That would do the most good. I did that to one chinese shop I go to, they didn't have any feedback, now they do.

B.M.
01-10-2014, 09:06 AM
How about a cat? :D

bk T
01-10-2014, 09:30 AM
If you patronise her take away once a week, now increase it to 3 times a week. She and her husband will be very happy!

Watch out your weight, though.

Greg
01-10-2014, 12:17 PM
If you patronise her take away once a week, now increase it to 3 times a week. She and her husband will be very happy!

Watch out your weight, though.Haha. Too late, I'm already overweight - the very few exercise things I do is to walk to the takeaway 3 or 4 times a week.

Hmm, makes me hungry just to think about their chips. *sigh*

DeSade
01-10-2014, 12:20 PM
http://www.illuminantpartners.com/2012/09/28/gifts-china-what-to-give-avoid-infographic/

pctek
01-10-2014, 04:35 PM
walk to the takeaway 3 or 4 times a week.

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That's a rather expensive way to eat you know.

It's not hard to cook those kind of meals yourself......

bk T
01-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Just add in plenty of oil (preferably pork lard) and of course lots of MSG. Your home-cooked food will be as nice and tasty as theirs, if not better.

Agent_24
02-10-2014, 11:11 PM
I prefer sesame oil, myself

pctek
03-10-2014, 07:27 AM
I prefer sesame oil, myself

You're not meant to cook in it....it gets added - a wee bit - for the flavour. Which is super strong.......
Anyway, has anyone watched the takeaway people cook? They don't make stirfry with lard....

WalOne
03-10-2014, 01:39 PM
How about a cat? :D

Subject to a weekly audit and DNA testing to ensure it is in fact the original cat :p

Poppa John
03-10-2014, 02:25 PM
:devil Cat pieces in batter...yummy.PJ

B.M.
03-10-2014, 02:30 PM
Subject to a weekly audit and DNA testing to ensure it is in fact the original cat :p

5957

kenj
03-10-2014, 03:36 PM
Awww.. that's lovely B.M.

Ken :)

Agent_24
03-10-2014, 04:17 PM
You're not meant to cook in it....it gets added - a wee bit - for the flavour.

I know, that's what I do...

pctek
03-10-2014, 04:46 PM
I know, that's what I do...
Have to say I rather like Pohs recipes on TV.

Greg - watch a few of her programmes, one of them she shows non-cooks a few dishes and gets them to try cooking them - they really are easy to do - you don't have to have a wok, a frypan with reasonably high sides will do, just make sure you turn the heat up to max on your oven element.