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    Red face Something about F & B

    Q:".Sir, how would you like your beef steak (cooked/done/prepared)?"
    A:"I would like it (medium / over-easy / well done / bleu / scrambled )
    please"
    • What do over-easy and bleu mean?
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    1. I would like to have an over-easy egg.
    2. I would like to have a fried egg with runny yolk
    3. I would like to have a runny fried egg
    • Are the above sentences correct?
    • What does over-easy mean here?
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    It is a bowl of hearty soup/porridge.

    • Is the above sentence correct?
    • What does it mean of hearty soup/porridge?
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    1. The soup is watery
    2. The soup is thin
    3. The soup is free-flowing
    Are the above sentences correct?
    What does it mean of free-flowing?
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    1. The orange is sour
    2. The orange is tart
    3. This kind of orange is exotic
    Are the above sentences correct?
    What does it mean of tart and exotic?
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    1. The nut/milk has gone sour
    2. The nut/milk has gone off
    3. The nut/milk has gone bad
    Are the above sentences correct?
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    The bread has gone stale
    The soup has gone rotten
    The cheese has gone rotten

    Are the above sentences correct?
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    15) Can we say deterioated/badfor all kinds of food and beverages which have been deterioated?
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    1. The cake/drink has a very nice aroma
    2. The cake/drink has a very nice fragrance
    3. The cake/drink has a very nice smell
    • Are the above sentences correct?
    • In a very formal situation, how can I say it better?
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    Thanks.

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    Re: Something about F & B

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Q:".Sir, how would you like your beef steak (cooked/done/prepared)?"
    A:"I would like it (medium / over-easy / well done / bleu / scrambled )
    please"
    • What do over-easy and bleu mean?
    I think you have a mixture there. I can only speak for the US, but the question about how one would like a steak prepared is a question about temperature. From the coolest to the hottest:

    rare, medium-rare, medium, medium-well, well done

    Over easy and scrambled would refer to eggs.

    "Bleu" is an actual menu choice. It refers to steak with bleu/gorgonzola cheese. One would still have to specify a temperature.

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    1. I would like to have an over-easy egg.
    2. I would like to have a fried egg with runny yolk
    3. I would like to have a runny fried egg
    • Are the above sentences correct?
    • What does over-easy mean here?
    1. Usually "an egg over easy".
    2. OK (often called sunny-side up).
    3. No.

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    It is a bowl of hearty soup/porridge.
    • Is the above sentence correct?
    • What does it mean of hearty soup/porridge?
    1. Yes, or a hearty bowl of soup/porridge.
    2. It means that it is substantial in size and contents (thick, less water).

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    1. The soup is watery
    2. The soup is thin
    3. The soup is free-flowing
    Are the above sentences correct?
    What does it mean of free-flowing?
    1. Yes.
    2. Yes.
    3. I've not heard that, but it probably means thin/watery.

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    1. The orange is sour
    2. The orange is tart
    3. This kind of orange is exotic
    Are the above sentences correct?
    What does it mean of tart and exotic?


    1. Yes.
    2. Yes.
    3. An unusual species or hybrid, such as a blood orange.

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    1. The nut/milk has gone sour
    2. The nut/milk has gone off
    3. The nut/milk has gone bad
    Are the above sentences correct?
    1. Yes, for milk. No, for nuts.
    2. Not in AE, possibly in BE.
    3. Yes.

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    The bread has gone stale
    The soup has gone rotten
    The cheese has gone rotten

    Are the above sentences correct?
    1. Yes.
    2. No. (is spoiled)
    3. Yes. (often moldy)

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    15) Can we say deterioated/badfor all kinds of food and beverages which have been deterioated?
    Rarely, would we use deteriorated. "Bad" works for many foods and some beverages, but not all.

    Carbonated beverages go flat. Eggs rot/spoil. Cheese molds. Meat goes bad/spoils/rots. Wine goes bad. Milk spoils, sours, goes bad. Vegetables rot. Fruit spoils, gets moldy.

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    1. The cake/drink has a very nice aroma
    2. The cake/drink has a very nice fragrance
    3. The cake/drink has a very nice smell
    • Are the above sentences correct?
    • In a very formal situation, how can I say it better?
    __________________________________________________ _____________


    Thanks.
    1. Yes.
    2. Not really. That is mostly used for scents.
    3. Smells very good/nice.

    In formal situations, wine has a bouquet. Aroma is good for most of the others.


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    Re: Something about F & B

    Steak cooked "bleu" means very rare - practically not cooked, just shown the flame.

    "gone off" is well-recognized in the UK as foods that have soured or are going bad

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