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Excellent Squid, Bizarre Server (CGY)

Bagel Guy Aug 22, 2009 12:56 PM

Had Saturday lunch at "Brother's Taste of Asia" (2335-162 Ave SW) , when it wasn't busy. We shared Shanghai Noodles w/pork and an order of Ginger Squid. The Shanghai Noodles were perfectly done with just enough flavor to make them very tasty. These noodles are better than most in town, IMO. The pork was quite good, but a little too thick cut for our tastes; but still very nice. Strangely, when I asked for some hot mustard for the pork, our very bizarre waiter said, "No mustard. Very strange restaurant." He has worked there for 2 1/2 years.

The Ginger Squid was ordered by mistake (lost in translation). We had asked for Salt & Pepper Squid, but we got the Ginger version. But it was absolutely superb. Spicy and oh, so tender. And it stayed tender throughout the meal. The Squid was about as perfect as it could get. They were served in a lot more sauce than they needed, however. And, they would be better named Spicy Thai Squid. Having said that, it was just about perfect. Our waiter, on the other hand, was downright weird. The service was very good, but he was one strange server. Have to get used to him, since we'll be back for sure.

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    Leibowitz RE: Bagel Guy Aug 22, 2009 04:14 PM

    Other than the comment, what was so strange about the guy?

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      Bagel Guy RE: Leibowitz Aug 23, 2009 01:16 PM

      You go and see. The food was pretty good, and it deserves a visit. I'll go back for a taste of other menu items. The server probably thinks he's quite funny and personable. I'm convinced he's trying his best.

    2. Bryn RE: Bagel Guy Aug 22, 2009 04:50 PM

      Why would you expect there to be mustard at an asian restaurant?

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        23skidoo RE: Bryn Aug 22, 2009 04:55 PM

        I've seen mustard at Dim Sum places before

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          Bryn RE: 23skidoo Aug 22, 2009 07:00 PM

          Okay I just thought it was odd.

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            chewy_bakah RE: 23skidoo Aug 23, 2009 10:19 AM

            it's not mustard mustard

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              Bryn RE: chewy_bakah Aug 23, 2009 12:03 PM

              so I'm not crazy?

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                tex_in_yyc RE: chewy_bakah Aug 23, 2009 05:34 PM

                I believe it actually is real mustard. Ground mustard powder mixed with water is what I know it as.

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              Bagel Guy RE: Bryn Aug 23, 2009 01:14 PM

              Because most asian restaurants have a unique hot mustard that's typically served with dry pork dishes. And it is sooo nice. Sometimes you have to ask for it, though.

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              tex_in_yyc RE: Bagel Guy Aug 22, 2009 07:20 PM

              I've eaten there a number of times over the last few years. Always good food, always a bit odd service. I think he is trying to be funny but somehow stuff gets lost in translation...

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