Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pizza Hut, Xiamen

Pizza Hut in Xiamen looks like some kind of posh Italian restaurants instead of the regular fast food chain family restaurants back at my homeland. You don't see youngster or the teenage group hang out at this type of place. To me, it looks like some kind of romantic candle light place dinner for two. What I saw is it is mostly patron by adults or accompanying adults, and the price is not really cheap. And the best part having meals in China is that there is no service charge or sales tax incurred. So what you pay is the price you see at the menu.
During my 5 days in Xiamen, I visited this same place twice. Firstly is because I frequently visit Pizza Hut back at my homeland. So I want to see the difference between the two countries. Secondly is that Pizza Hut offer convenience for me, a non 'pu'dong hua' speaker. I know what to expect at Pizza Hut and they do have pictures and price stated on their menu. Thirdly is it's locality near to my hostel.
Well, from the pictures you can see what I have ordered. Above is the two slices of toasted bread with some curry flavoured beef and below is a plate of seafood fried rice accompanied by a glass of lemon juice. Total price is about RMB80.00 (about MR$40.00 or USD13.00).
Overall, the interior design of the restaurant is great. Very high end. Value for money. The only dissatisfaction I felt is the service. I think most of the Chinese restaurants in China lack of good service. As in my case, I was sitting near the window. The waitress serving my food just put them on one end instead of serving them to my front. So I have to take over the food myself. And so are the utensils. And the worst part is the straw wrapped with a plastic wrapper is chucked near to my drinks as she do not want to walk extra steps. I was shocked to see that attitude. Perhaps this is just the way things are done here. I would say the service industry in China has not reach the average standard. For this case the Pizza Hut in China has not even reached the Italian restaurant's service standards. And yet they are using international name.

13 comments:

Sunny said...

It appears very clean and the food looks tasty. Not how I remember the last Pizza Hut I went to.
Sunny :)

SandyCarlson said...

That's a lovely place. Very pleasing. So unlike the mad houses here.

Anne said...

What a pizza house. I feel hungry and wanted to order online for food delivery...:-) Very clean yes!
Check out my entry too.

Coffeedoff said...

The food looks lovely. Nice place too.

bobbie said...

What an interesting post you have given us! Such a contrast to Pizza Hut in the U.S. Very different food as well. It does look much nicer than what we have here. Thanks for the travelogue.

life's journey said...

Yummy can i eat some? happy mym!

~Just me again~ said...

That's a pretty fancy Pizza Hut!

Carletta said...

Much more elegant than our pizza huts!
Lovely shots!

Diann @ TheThrifty Groove said...

What a fun post!

nadine1111 said...

Greeting from Bulgaria.Very nice photos.

Vicky said...

The place does looks posh and the food looks yummy too.:)
but the service as you mentioned :(

Chie Wilks said...

great photos...that pizza house looks very relaxing..i mean its color to the eye..plus the foods look yummy

Melissa said...

nice photos