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Le canard intelligent, Carouge, Geneva

Boeuf Sichuan / Poulet avec Gingembre et Ciboulette

Boeuf Sichuan / Poulet avec Gingembre et Ciboulette

Carouge offers a large variety of places and we were in the mood for chinese. What had caught my eye, was a place called le canard intelligent. It sounded like a great name for a chinese place, but I ended up a bit disappointed. It was your plain old boring chinese place to go for dinner. I greatly enjoy the pancakes filled with crispy duck, leek, cucumber and plum sauce, but the place here served a half chewy duck which tasted like tuna fish and the plum sauce was too thin. Too top it off, a guy walks in with his guitar and wails some french or portugese songs. Come on waiter – chase him out the door before the sauce sheds on my plate. But no, it’s even worse, the german tourists behind us smile and pay him a couple of francs and now he’s smiling at me. I used the same principle as with the guy in the tram asking for money and a smile (he’d seems to prefer the money though) and turned him down, otherwise this I’ll soon be enyjoing musical company everytime I eat my dinner. Back to the subject at hand. The main course was Beef Sichuan, Chicken with scallion and ginger and fried rice. The sauces were too thick, the sichuan boring and not spicy. I don’t even want to write about it, I might as well have stayed in Zurich at Suan Long, a truly horrible place in my opinion. The name raised my expectations greatly and I was expecting avant-garde chinese-french fusion cuisine, instead I get less then average chinese grub. Bill



Categories: Dinner
Posted by therealpickygourmet on 6 October 2008
1 Comment Post a comment
  1. 02/17/2010

    Dear Bill,

    Nice blog. Interested in carrying your blog on our site if you’d like to discuss.

    All the best and keep up the good work.

    Mark Oliver


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