Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
I hear you man, it's horrible.
I used to go to a curry place all the time ~ they used to be excellent and easily the best Indian restaurant in our city. Then they lost their original building due to the earthquakes, took them a couple of years but they rebuilt and got going again. Should have taken stock of the fact that they had replaced ALL BUT ONE of their waiters and chefs.
First lentil curry I ordered had bits of shredded chicken in it. I was informed, "you ordered chicken sir." To which I replied, "well I must be the first vegan that enjoys eating chicken curry on a Friday night then."
Second lentil curry I ordered had one huge piece of lamb in it. I was informed, "sorry, don't know how that got in there."
Third curry was on the house (an apology), but came complete with shredded chicken again. I promptly phoned them up explaining I wasn't going to drive 10km back to the restaurant to chance my luck getting a replacement. "I am very sorry sir, I will put a $100 voucher in the mail to you so you can bring your family back and enjoy a meal on us."
Fourth curry was served to me, was beautiful until I found half a prawn in it. UNBELIEVABLE.
Name and shame these restaurants ~ Facebook is great to do this. I wouldn't normally encourage this, but if a restaurant, cafe or other food establishment offers vegetarian and/or vegan dishes they should be make sure that they deliver what they put on their menu. I'm sick of it too, I completely get where you are coming from MF.
What's annoying is that the curry house used to be great, ordered from them all the time. I don't know what happened but suddenly they just stopped giving a f***. The Chinese was good as well and was the only places that did good tofu dishes.. However they apparently didn't bother to change their menu's as tofu is still listed even though they apparently don't do it anymore, so they have stopped delivering food to me. The other Chinese place that does tofu, well I went to check them out and it's a grotty little place.. Kinda glad I didn't eat what they sent me now.
Really the only other take away places around me don't serve any vegetarian (some vegan but you gotta ask) food so I'm kinda restricted to Domino pizza with no cheese.. I don't really want to treat myself with a large pizza though as it would be calorific!