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Spring Onion Pancake - Original Taste - Alpha

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Dinner for 8 at Original Taste Northern Chinese Food came to a reasonable AUD105. We were able to try a few more dishes this time, and everyone agreed that the food was good and the familiar flavours were combined in new and different ways. The salads were crunchy and light, while the stews were rich and satisfying. Wheat is the staple cereal in the North and we had dumplings and 3 different types of pancakes. With glass noodles, there was one made from sweet potato flour and flat and round varieties made from green mung bean flour. The chilli chicken could have been more of a Sichuan dish but it was crisp and tasty. According to the waitress, it is marinated in Chinese black rice vinegar.

 

The only problem is that I don't remember the Chinese names because most of them were recommendations by the waitress.

 

Since I borrowed Hong's 6 y.o. Fujifilm Finepix S602Zoom, we decided to compare results with our 2 y.o. Casio Exilim EX-Z850.

 

As it turns out, the Finepix produced photos with better colours, but occasionally over-exposed photos, whereas the Exilim was more consistent. I wonder if the circuits inside the Finepix are getting a bit old? I remember using it for Cathy & Scott and Chris & James' weddings and it was fine.

 

In terms of shutter lag and general responsiveness, the newer Exilim definitely won out over the older Finepix.

 

It's probably not really fair to compare camera's made 4 years apart! :P

 

源味香 东北菜馆

Original Taste Northern China Cuisine

930 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill

Tel: 03 9898 8787

 

Julia's photos (Casio Exilim Z850):

- Home-style Salad

- Jellyfish, Squid - 6 Taste Salad

- Belly Pork and Preserved Cabbage Stew - flash

- Belly Pork and Preserved Cabbage Stew

- Chicken and Mushroom Stew

- Chilli Fried Chicken

 

Alpha's photos (www.flickr.com/cameras/fujifilm/finepix_s602_zoom/):

- Home-style Salad

- Jellyfish, Squid - 6 Taste Salad

- Belly Pork and Preserved Cabbage Stew

- Chicken and Mushroom Stew

- Chilli Fried Chicken

- Stir-Fried French Bean, Pork Mince and Preserved Vegetable

- Stir-Fried French Bean, Pork Mince and Preserved Vegetable on pancake

- Spring Onion Pancake

- Lamb and Carrot Fried Dumplings

- Feng and JX hiding

 

Camera reviews:

- Fujifilm Finepix S602Zoom - Digital Photography Review

- www.flickr.com/cameras/fujifilm/finepix_s602_zoom/

- Casio Exilim EX-Z850 - Digital Photography Review

- Casio Exilim Z850 - flickr

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