Stir-Fried French Bean, Pork Mince and Preserved Vegetable on pancake- Original Taste - Alpha
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.
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
Original Taste Northern China Cuisine
930 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill
Tel: 03 9898 8787
Julia's photos (Casio Exilim Z850):
Alpha's photos (www.flickr.com/cameras/fujifilm/finepix_s602_zoom/):