no doggy bag from fancy mayfair restaurants

25 Mar

london 11.54am sunny 12.9C good friday 2016

on a day when christ died i am talking of doggy bags from posh restaurants. haha. that is what happens when a religious day is not relevant to the many of us who dont observe it.

though all of the working people are happy to take the day off, nevermind who died to make it possible.

to those of us who think all religions are a nonsense, i am dedicating this post to you all non believers, to lighten your day and  for laughs. 

it seems some mayfair restaurants wont allow u to bag the food u cannot finish when u eat there for u to takeaway. the convention is to say u are taking it for the dog… though i must say i would be real offended if i am a chef there that u would give it to the dog, food that i have slaved over… might it not be more convincing and flattering to them if u were to say it is so delicious, i dont want to waste it, so let me bring it back to eat when i am not so full. i think we chinese say that when we are at a chinese restaurant and there is more food than we can eat. usually after a 10 course dinner.

 i cannot imagine any food being left over at a posh restaurant… because their portions are so small. but in a chinese banquet, it is often that by the fried rice ending of the 10 course dinner, most diners are full. though i remember at one dinner, even though we were all full, the fried rice was so delicious, we could still finish it off. 


2 Responses to “no doggy bag from fancy mayfair restaurants”

  1. Sarah M Saturday March 26, 2016 at 5:31 pm #

    Maybe it’s to do with people not heating leftovers properly and then getting sick and trying to sue or something? Everyone’s scared of getting sued these days

    • alifesgayventure Saturday March 26, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

      here in the west, they keep mentioning re heated rice can kill. i wonder where they got that from. long ago some one must have mentioned it, ( citing some kind of bacterial spore that cannot be killed by heat… ) and everyone just repeat it to protect themselves in case it is true. i have eaten reheated rice all my life, and still do and i am still alive. we reheat rice all the time in malaysia, and i have NEVER heard anyone getting ill from it. whereas here, i hear it all the time mentioning it as a reason not to eat left over rice. so the uk person gets scared and throw away their left over rice. but i cannot imagine posh western mayfair restaurants have rice in their menu. so it cannot be that reason which makes them refuse to provide doggy bags. it may be it is too much extra work for them, not to mention it just looks too much like peasants to be giving out these bags and give the impression to other customers who want to eat in a classy joint to see it acting like a peasant eating place.

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