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English Street Food

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I see we have a word from our [oxymoron alert] British gourmet on Indian Street food.
We need a discussion of British Street Food. I googled "best of English cooking" and found the following:

  • Stargazey Pie (love those fish heads),
  • Jellied Eels (tastes worse than it looks),
  • Black Pudding (pudding/sausage thingy made from pigs' blood),
  • Heinz Spotted D**k (diseased genitalia?),
  • Marmite (salty poop sauce),
  • and my favorite, Mr Brain's Pork F*aggots in a rich west country sauce,
  • and for dessert, Flies Graveyard,
  • and finally, Mushy Peas (a take-home delight for the wifey).

For photos and more tasty Brit offerings:

http://www.foodbeast.com/2014/07/03/14-awful-british-foods-that-make-us-happy-to-be-american/


Possibly the only thing worse than British cooking is British plumbing.
 
This should get his bloomers in a twisty.

 

Bon Appétit  :) 

Cheers,
Circe

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The worst breakfast I ever had was a banger/bean breakfast in Bath.  Presented as an unappetizing mound of glistening things it was a forced march just to put a dent in it. From that I learned there's a definite cause and effect between such a diet and bad plumbing. 

The British expats are having a fit at Cadbury chocolate being removed from the American market.  

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The worst breakfast I ever had was a banger/bean breakfast in Bath.  ...

Be thankful you never had it in Bed.

 

You will soon be hearing from the wizard.

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I'm not partial to British food but there were a couple of things I liked

 

Fish and Chips obviously

 

The Scouse I had at Maggy May's was really good

 

I can't remember the name of it(or if it had a name) but I ate some sort of meat pie at the Windmill that was really good

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I travel to the UK several times a year for business (if not more, I've got a couple of projects going on there now). I don't really mind the food. There are a lot worse places.

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A funny thread from a weird male poster named after a Greek Goddess (I guess that there's a reason for that) from the country of grossly obese, pear shaped, lardarses that gave the world junk food, frozen beer and probably the planets worst ever attempt at mustard, cheese that a European would only put in a mousetrap and then only after apologising to the mouse for the insult. The average yank wouldn't know a real Indian meal if one jumped up and bit his arse. There's nothing American about Apple pie... The Brits were munching on that when America only had native Indians running around... 

 

Funny things, opinions... eh?  :lol:

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Tell us how you really feel about us :D  :D

Lol... I was just mimicking Circe's anti-British post with one of my own. However, unlike Circe, I am travelled, have spent some time in the states and am aware that my examples are just cherry picked and offer no true insight into the true US. He just parrots the same old claptrap that we hear all the time over here.  ;)   :D

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I liked:

 

1) Shepherd's Pie

2) Spotted D*ck

3) Bacon

4) Beef and parsnip pudding

5) Autumn vegetable bake (had some kind of cheese on it)

 

(Kind of agree about "mushy peas." I love peas but cannot get into this.)

 

All served at pubs.

 

For non-British food:

 

Restaurants:

 

Gaucho Piccadilly

Dino's

 

Can't stand Indian food regardless of where it is made. :)

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Oh c'mon!

 - You gotta try fish and chips from Poppies

 - When you are eating black pudding, try smalls slices - don't eat the whole pudding  :D

 - there are just a few British people how are eating the fish's head 

...for the rest of the thinks...just be open minded or don't look at them! It's always better to ignore than to feel sick  :lol:  :D  :D  :D

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Something I tried on my last trip to Scotland was haggis. To my surprise, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit.

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Can't stand Indian food regardless of where it is made. :)

 

I would suggest a Chana Masala. It's a mildly spicy tomato-based chickpea stew. Think chopped tomatoes, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), spices like curry, paprika, garlic, onions, & turmeric with fresh cilantro. No meat - completely vegan, served with white rice to soak up the sauce. Really YUMMY!!

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On 1/17/2017 at 2:49 PM, Scaggsville said:

Something I tried on my last trip to Scotland was haggis. To my surprise, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit.

Haggis is amazing.

Can't get it here, at least in it's true form.

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