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Čínská Restaurace

Tony and daughters came to SF for wonderful food and company. (Found youtube)

They obviously did not go to Fun Fin Fin fsfs – fake squid fast stop – Chinese Restaurant.
Jurgen, Hal and I prefer the Chinese Noodle houses – they are within our budget. They serve noodles, duck and rice soup and other standard Chinese food. Jurgen and Hal have never met in real life but that does not stop them from talking and choking on German artists. (Do not miss the great videos of Rebecca Horn and Eva Hesse).

Speaking of Noodle house, Milan Kundera was linked at my Noodle Place post I did last year February.
(Very chop suey like – with an image of “Debt to Pleasure – Imagining Kundera, Kureishi and Tanizaki”)

Chop Suey edhopper1
by Edward Hopper

There are number of interesting films that came out of the Independant cinema world about Chinese restaurants in overseas.

Vivian Wu in Kinamand kinamand

“Chinaman”: the unconventional love story of a Danish plumber and the restaurant proprietor’s sister whose only hope of obtaining a residence permit is marrying a Danish national.

Trailer here (without English subtitles)

Trailer for “Combination Platter” – Tony Chan made this film.

See Čínská Restaurace in Prague. I have never been to this restaurant. The friend of a Czech family I knew fixed a Chinese dish to show off his skill once. Many Czech restaurants have one Chinese dish in their menu among goulash, dumplings and Palacinky (pancakes). It does not matter what you eat, wonderful pivo (Czech pilsner) beer washes down the food. At the train station stops you often see people drinking pivo at 8 am before their commute to work. “Ceske Pivo, Prosim” “How dare Milan leaving Pivo country! We will go after you like the befuddled tourists who get arrested in our public transport; their crime: not knowing where to buy the ticket.” Ticket booth is no where to be found, no gate to go through etc. Very mysterious system. (I don’t know if the Prague police are still harassing the passengers today. You pay a large fine on the spot to the police of course. For foreigners only.)

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