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Dim sum in Zurich

Alright, here’s my confession: I love dim sum.  I know it’s not the most healthy food in the world.  I understand that it’s making my stomach padded.  But…gosh…it’s nice.

There is a little dim sum joint beside Zurich HB.  I pass it every day on my way to the office.  In the last two weeks I’ve given into temptation three times while coming and going.  I couldn’t help it.  I was powerless.

Sighs.

In other news, I’ve been using Quanta for a couple of days.  I was previously playing with NVU but found it a little sluggish and buggy for my cut-and-paste, drag-and-drop mentality.  Quanta is my ‘let’s alter Shane’s workflow and make him more effective’ alternative.  So far our marriage is a little rocky but there exists the potential for love to bloom.

2 Responses to “Dim sum in Zurich”

  1. gerloff Says:

    you’re not alone

    Consider yourself lucky. I recently moved to the Netherlands, and they have the most incredible food habits. At work, vlaai is routinely served as a refreshment. Though vlaai seems to be a general term for cake, the preferred variety contains a layer of pudding and a massive cream topping, with some fruit shamefully hiding its low-cal face in between. French fries (er, chips) are considered a national treasure, truly deserving of the boundless amounts of mayonnaise heaped upon them. The preferred method of heating prepared foods is deep-frying them. Chicken saté? Sure, into the oil it goes. Ah, and there are a fair number of shops selling (and some even making) Belgian-style chocolates around town. One of the better ones is right around the corner from my office. I had never tried pralinés filled with fresh cream before. Needless to say that my belly is taking on ever more exuberant shapes.

    Well, go ahead and explore the local Swiss treasures such as Rösti and cheese fondue. As to HTML editors, I have no opinion to share. Except that vim is probably a decent place to start ;-)

  2. rca Says:

    Dim sum == winter saviors

    I know that little dim sum stand :) I’m not sure if current temperatures qualify as winter, but when it’s cold enough, the lady there puts down thick translucent plastic curtains around the stand and switches on the heating. It’s lovely when there’s a “crowd” of six in there, huddling near the heater and munching on steaming hot dim sum while everyone on the other side of the curtain is freezing.

    On the other hand, I think they’ve rebuilt recently. Maybe they have walls now! Gotta head there once again these days.