Hands up who's guilty of ordering the same thing from the Chinese time and time again?
Yep, we know it's nice, but it's a sad fact that the majority of Irish people don't really know what real Chinese food tastes like.
If you're suspicious that I'm talking about you, then listen up: there's a foodie experience you can try that will broaden your tastebuds when it comes to Oriental flavours.
The Traditional Chinese Food Experience is hosted in Dublin and Naas, and is organised by Frank, a Tipp man who married a Chinese gal and fell in love with the food and culture to boot.
It started off as a Meet Up group, but Frank also does private events and corporate dinners (prices for those vary), so last week I roped my family into exploring something a bit different for dinner.
For €26 per person you head to M&L Chinese on Cathedral Street (opposite is their charming sister spot The Vintage Teapot), where Frank orders dishes off the "secret" Chinese menu and shares gas tales of life in China and the history of its food and culture…