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Hmmmm........ very close to "Dino's Diner" though - the old name of Y2K when Eric had it.

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Another good name or slogan might be "Every time a good time!", or is that already taken?

Any more new name suggestions? Maybe they'll listen, as Dina & Esther will probably read this topic. I've warned them personally that we'll be talking about them behind their back (but in a public forum).

But right now, I'm eagerly waiting for Lamma-Por to bring home her own choice of takeaway from The Full Monty. Just a few more minutes...

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Y2K used to be called just "Dino's" didn't it? Anyway, that was ages ago.

I tried the mushroom tortellini with spinach and cream sauce last night - very tasty. I will certainly be going back!


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Ah, so that's what was inside the tortellinis yesterday evening. I suspected it, but wasn't completely sure...

I liked them a lot, but Lamma-Por went more for the Chinese vegetables mixed in with the tortellini. Great, creamy sauce! You can get the takeaways with an entire fresh baguette instead of rice. The dishes are big enough for two people, even for two big people.

We're giving Dina & Esther so much free publicity, even reviewing their menu choices every day! Maybe they should post their daily menus in these forums! :wink:

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This week I have mostly been eating ???????

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Y2K used to be called just "Dino's" didn't it?


Nope - pretty sure it was Dino's Diner, it was written on the wall inside and on the menu, it's just that most people referred to it simply as Dino's


No photos of the food yet LG? So delicious you couldn't resist it long enough to take a few snaps? You're slpping up!

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I was sharing the food with Lamma-Por and she couldn't wait for me to take pictures as she was hungry coming home from work. I've learned not to stand between a hungry lady and her food, I might get hurt!

Also, takeaway food might be very tasty but it is not very photogenic, usually some brown, thick liquid with food pieces sticking out of it. Hard to make it look good on a web page...
Actually, I've never taken a picture of Mavis' or Thai Thai's takeout either. Maybe I should try...

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The place on the corner was just called Dino's - not Dino's Diner - as i remember - I used to quite like the bar upstairs - The lighthouse I think - anyone remember Tossers hour ?


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The place on the corner was just called Dino's - not Dino's Diner - as i remember - I used to quite like the bar upstairs - The lighthouse I think - anyone remember Tossers hour ?


You're wrong - simple!

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Charming ! not really arsed either way - although the sign only said Dinos, I am sure of that - cant remember what the menus said - perhaps the all knowing Gung could enlighten us - ?


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No worries - didn't mean to be an arse. It's not really relevant to this thread anyway.

Fair point LG about making this type of food look as good as it may taste in web pics.

There should definitely be a market for this type of stuff - I still haven't got over not being able to pick up one of Geng's curries on the way home :(

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perhaps the all knowing Gung could enlighten us - ?

Yes, the "All-Knowing & All-Photographing Gung" has all the answers!
But I just moved to Lamma after they tore down the place and rebuilt it within a few months.

According to my email exchange with Eric Rixon two years ago, it was called "Dino's Video Diner" in full. It was even refered to it like that in an ancient "Lamma Gazette" as well, but I'd have to check my Lamma archives...

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I still haven't got over not being able to pick up one of Geng's curries on the way home :(

Don't torture all of us curry fans! Geng's Signal #8 curry... (*Drooool!*}
Let me check my Lamma photo database... YESSSSS!


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Very nice.

Was always more of a beef and pumpkin man myself, but I don't think I could stand the pain and trauma of seeing a photo of that particular sweetheart, only to know that she can never again be mine :cry:

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Lamma-Gung wrote:
According to my email exchange with Eric Rixon two years ago, it was called "Dino's Video Diner" in full. It was even refered to it like that in an ancient "Lamma Gazette" as well, but I'd have to check my Lamma archives...

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Obviously, Dina & Esther and/or their families are reading this forum...

I just saw a poster on Back Street in Sha Po Old Village that advertised the menu of Dina's Diner! So this is the official new name of the place! I've just updated this forum topic's title.

Everytimeagoodtime, you should really get a free takeaway for coming up with this new name in the first place! Identify yourself to Dina one of these days and tell her that Lamma-Gung sent you and he thinks that you deserve a free takeaway!

Let us know how it goes and if you're successful. I can't give you any guarantee, though, that Dina won't hit you over the head instead with that big spoon used to fill the styrofoam boxes...

Zippy, the menu listed "beef and pumpkin" as one of the dinner choices yesterday! They seem to have read and fulfilled your request.

So what other dishes would readers like to be able to take away from Dina's Diner?

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I've got a reply from Eric Rixon, the former proprietor of Dino's:

"The registered name (of the Company and Business) was "Dino's Video Diner" but it was known locally as just "Dino's". The signs on the walls and menus were also simply "Dino's".

"We inherited the name from Chris Knox, co-owner of what was then "The Waterfront". Chris was the one who converted the old Chinese fast-food place into his idea of a Thai beach bar. But he failed to open the place due to overwhelming difficulties in getting the various licenses and authorisations.

"Kitty and I took it on in the belief that we could overcome the bureaucracy. It was just easier to keep the existing name, rather than go through all the additional paperwork and expenses to change it.

"When we eventually converted the upstairs storeroom into a bar, we called it "The Lighthouse" and had various murals (painted on the walls by Malcolm Golding) to reflect the name.

"I have pictures somewhere..."



It's kind of ironic that the place has returned to being a Chinese fast-food place...

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well, Mr Knox was ever the one for bright ideas...


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Glad to see I got the credit for renaming the Full Monty as Dina's Diner. It took me a long time to come up with the name and I had no one help me………

Victor………. You may begin……

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