(15 May) Authentic Chinese Cuisine at Great Harvest

Rotary Club Sofia International DinnerThanks to our Chinese Rotary Club Sofia International member Mrs. Dessy Tian we held our regular meeting on 15 May at a hidden gem in the culinary scene of Sofia – the authentic Chinese Restaurant Great Harvest. Our friend Dessy Tian put a special and colorful menu together for us to try. The dinner was a treat – two full tables for altogether 24 people, including eight guests – Mr. Anthony Ivagnes, Mrs. Olga Ivagnes, Mr. Skinner, Mr. Danchev, Mr. Fridtjof Schenk, Mr. Brandur Haukson, Mrs. Irina Repouz, and a friend of Ms. Dessy Tian. All present had the chance to sample form 15 different and authentic dishes plus soup as desert to fill the small gaps remaining in our stomachs.

Interesting things that were noticed:
1. Menu for Chinese customers is only 3 pages long vs menu for none Chinese customers 30 pages;
2. Dishes ordered form the menu in Chinese for Chinese are generally more expensive, because of the higher quality ingredients. None Chinese are served lesser quality foods;
3. Chinese eat only two types of rice: plain and/or with eggs and it is always served separately;
4. Chinese are very aware of food quality and treasure costly products such
as rare vegetables, fish and meats.

Ms. Hristova and Mr. Repouz have shared their experience as Ambassadors of “Sofia Owls” and the sport of sitting volleyball. They are visiting Rotary clubs to spread the word on Rotary Club Sofia International’s initiative. RC Sofia Triadisa was their first stop and the presentation was very well received. You can find the summary of the visit here.

Everyone is welcome to help spreading the word of “Sofia Owls” and to join the Ambassadors team.

 

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