I thought it is also the same....
March 8, 2013 12:10pm CST
I remembered last January it's my birthday I invited two friends of mine to eat in a very known restaurant here in my town. But before that this friend of mine that came from the US saw the picture that I posted on my FB account the recipe I cooked for our lunch and she told me that she wants to taste it, and we she came here I told her that I will cook for her. Then my birthday came and I saw that the food that I cooked before, the one she saw in the picture also on their menu so I introduced it to her if she wants to have an idea what's the taste of it. So I order one for her but when the food came I was surprised that it is different from what I cooked the name are the same also with the ingredients but the way it's cooked and the taste it was all different. I feel sad I just told her it was better that I cooked it for her instead of ordering it. Did it happen to you that you expect it is also the same recipe?
9 Mar 13
No, I have not experienced it yet. I feel sorry for what had happened thinking that you would impressed your friends, bringing them to a famous eatery and so as not to bother you with the hassles of cooking, you got disappointed. I just hope your friends understand it.
• Holiday, Florida
8 Mar 13
oh i know just what you mean. even different resturants have different ways of making some things. and even we change something at times that we are not sure how it happened. i used to make wonderful bisquits southern style just the same like my grandmas and no one could tell the difference from our bisquits. but after a few years i stopped and now no matter how much i do them exactly the same, they are not the same and everyone agrees. so to bad you didnt get a chance to make this dish for your friend. maybe at a later date.
• United States
8 Mar 13
I always think that my mom's version of cooking a certain dish is better than the ones that can be bought in restaurants or fastfoods. I don't know but there is just something about home cooking and cooking for the massive quantities that strikes my palate differently.
13 Mar 13
I make several appetizers with zuchinni and eggplant and my friends love it. Once I was invited by my mom to a very elegant restaurant and they had a very expensive appetizer called "eggplant caviar". I said I`d try it so I could get ideas. THe very expensive apetizer was the same one I made. Yummy and very cheap, by the way.
• United States
10 Mar 13
I wouldn't suggest that a friend of mine try something at a restaurant that I also cook at home. The reason that I wouldn't do this is because of the fact that there is nothing that I've found that is done the same at restaurants as I would make it at home. Even when the ingredients are the same, I don't think the food is the same. The main reason that I think that there is such a difference is because of love. When I cook in my kitchen, I cook with love, but I don't think things in a commercial kitchen are cooked with love.