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    Thumbs down havana

    so we went to havana on staunton (i think) last night for dinner... i had high hopes because i once had a great mojito there, and i love cuban food.


    it was terrible.


    it was so terrible, in fact, that we actually left without finishing our meals. i even left half a glass of wine because dinner was so bad. the beef tasted... dirty. i don't know how else to describe it. it tasted like someone had dropped it in the dirt and rolled it around before serving. yick. the dirty rice tasted like regular pineapple fried rice, but with some beans tossed on top. boring. the lamb was ok, but nothing to write home to mom about, and the bread was meh with meh sauce. overall, probably the least exciting meal i've had in hong kong in the last 6 months. so un-exciting i had to write about it!


    don't go there for dinner. you'll leave dissatisfied and smelling like stinky cigars!!!


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    We had our company Christmas party there last year. The food was very disappointing. Their attempts at fusion Caribbean cuisine were pretty bad. Jerk hummus? sounded interesting, but it was pretty nasty. I agree with you on this one Jen...give Havana's food a miss.


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    Mobes would have been a lot happier if you'd told us all last year Jay!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jayinhongkong:
    Jerk hummus?
    What the ...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayinhongkong:
    Jerk hummus?
    Really, that's OK jay. I just think of you as a friend.

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    Never tried Cuban food before. So is there no good place for that in town?





    Krad, I answered your NWN question already.
    The guys are eager to have you onboard.


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    Quote Originally Posted by philippe:
    Never tried Cuban food before. So is there no good place for that in town?
    Not that it's much use but there's a great Cuban restaurant in Makati, Manila.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krad:
    Really, that's OK jay. I just think of you as a friend.
    haha...I didn't season the hummus there. Maybe if I did, it would be more palatable. Jerk refers to a spice blend from Jamaica..they use it on pork and chicken. It's kind of similar to garam masala from India, just with different ratios of spices.

    I used to go to college in Jamaica, Queens, and I got pretty hooked on West Indian cuisine, so Jerk Hummus sounded interesting. It totally wasn't though...
    Last edited by jayinhongkong; 06-12-2006 at 08:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayinhongkong:
    haha...I didn't season the hummus there. Maybe if I did, it would be more palatable. Jerk refers to a spice blend from Jamaica..they use it on pork and chicken. It's kind of similar to garam masala from India, just with different ratios of spices.

    I used to go to college in Jamaica, Queens, and I got pretty hooked on West Indian cuisine, so Jerk Hummus sounded interesting. It totally wasn't though...
    dude the jerk hummus... tasted like someone had put some cumin and tobasco into watery mayonaise and stirred it for about... 9 seconds. terrible. tasted not unlike mucous.

    i really can't spell worth a crap tonight.

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    Question Havana really that Bad?

    ShXt! I have booked a table for 20 in Havana on my Birthday! Isn't it really..... that bad with Jerk Hummus?? aiya....
    As I walked pass and seems very nice place with nice decor.

    May be I can cancel it!
    Is there any good restaurant in Soho? Any recommendation??


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