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 Post subject: Mmm...curry sauce!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:19 pm 
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Dan H, Jasmine and the rest of the UK bunch are the luckiest cubers. Know why? Because they have CURRY SAUCE!

My local market recently decided to carry a bunch of goodies imported from Britain. I've heard about curry sauce before and always wanted to try it, so I scooped it up and gave it a shot. It's awesome! I could have it over a bowl of boiled rice with some chicken, without having to go to my local Chinese joint, ha!

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Any other suggestions for non-American yummies (from UK or elsewhere) that I should try? I might have some trouble tracking them down but if they sound good enough I'll find a way. :)


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jelly babies

a friend of mine gets them whenever she can, it's a Dr Who thing


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British food is pretty shocking.

Cup of tea > *, though.

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Curry sauce was nonexistent until recently? I guess it depends where you're from and what your background is.

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I've had 'curry' 'sauce' before (like in curry chicken), but never in a ketchup-like squeeze bottle. I even put it on tortilla chips. Curry nachos in a flash!


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 Post subject: Re: Mmm...curry sauce!
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kwickykanny wrote:
Any other suggestions for non-American yummies (from UK or elsewhere) that I should try? I might have some trouble tracking them down but if they sound good enough I'll find a way. :)



One thing I miss from the UK is chocolate Hob-Nobs. I often used to eat a packet of these cookies a day when I was a student.

And I love Salt and Vinegar flavoured crisps. I'm glad you can get S&V Pringles here in Holland now.

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 Post subject: Re: Mmm...curry sauce!
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kwickykanny wrote:
Any other suggestions for non-American yummies (from UK or elsewhere) that I should try?

I'm fond of Marmite (a very dark yeast extract, better than Vegemite) and Twiglets (knobbly wheaten sticks flavoured with cheese and yeast extract). Maybe those are widely available outside the UK, but I don't remember seeing them.

Will sometimes eat black pudding, as a treat. It's a sausage made from meal, pig's blood, pork fat, and heaven knows what else -- I believe the French have something very similar. I'd like to try tripe (part of a cow's stomach) and jellied eels, but I haven't seen either for quite a while.


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Bah... I gotta avoid Mike's and Aphid's posts in the off-topic section ;-)


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Yea Mike G and Aphid enjoy being not quite mainstream...

Although with my Asian background I've had my share of foods I don't voluntarily eat anymore. It's not that they were bad tasting. In fact many were decent. It's just that I can always find something "normal" to eat that tastes better and is readily available.

Suggestion for tripe though. Don't overcook it. Tripe tends to break down practically into gelatin if it's overcooked and frankly it's mushy and slimey. Not good eats. The way I used to eat tripe (and will occassionally still eat) is to boil it just enough so that it's "al dente" and toss it in the proper seasoning. Now that's pretty good. When it's overcooked in something like canned "Menudo" however, I find it pretty repugnant.

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Jin H Kim wrote:
Curry sauce was nonexistent until recently? I guess it depends where you're from and what your background is.


What?!??!?!

You never been to a chippie?

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Care to explain what a chippie is to this poor ignorant Yank? :wink:

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Fish and chip shop.... my local does 3 different curry sauces, and has for years :lol:

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They don't have fish and chip shops in america?

I didn't think they were popular, but none at all? :S

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Jin H Kim wrote:
Suggestion for tripe though. Don't overcook it.

Thanks, I'll remember that. The same goes for snails, btw: 10 or 15 minutes is long enough for Helix aspersa. They are said to have been a popular food here till well into the 19th century, which is when British cuisine began its long decline and fish and chip shops were invented.


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I think in the states, chicken fingers are much more popular than fish.
Strange, I happen to be eating left over fish and chips right now.

I love the deep fried food group!

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No fish and chip shops. But we do have long john silvers a fast food which sells fish and fries(chips) but it's also increadibly unpopular. Also at some random bars you can get fish and chips but no real fish and chips shops to speak of.


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 Post subject: Fish and Chips
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I've actually eaten at two fish and chips places in the USA. The first was in San Francisco in 1967, and the second one was so good that all geographic awareness fled! :lol:

I have absolutely no information about whether the two still exist.

Cheers!

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You can find "fish & chips" in the USA just about anywhere, although most aren't great.

What's really easy to get here is hamburgers!


I prefer my fish and fries with Lousiana cayenne pepper sauce.


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I was in NYC a while back and noticed that it's really hard to get fish & "fries", but who cares when you can get a stack of pancakes smothered in crispy bacon, fried (griddled) eggs and lotsa maple syrup!! Bring on the coronary, I don't care, it's soooo worth it! :D

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They are called "Fish Camps" down South (at least in South Carolina).

There did use to be a fish-n-chips joint in Spartanburg, SC called "Cedric's Fish-n-Chips". My wife said that it was good and that they served it on news paper. Does that sound right???

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It doesn't sound very sanitary, but I believe that's how they used to do it.

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darryl wrote:
It doesn't sound very sanitary, but I believe that's how they used to do it.

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Still do :)

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Ok you guys, what about the British national dish........

Chicken Tikka Masala

Do you get that in the US or anywhere else?

http://www.menumagazine.co.uk/tikkamasala.html


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or even the chicken tikka masala pizza, it does happen!

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Meh. You can't go wrong with a donnar kebab ;) Although it was responsable to me spending my new year cleaning up :(

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I totally agree with kwickykanny about curry sauce. And the best curry sauce ever, believe it or not is found at mc donnalds, in germany at least.
When I came here to America I was so disappointed that you can't get chicken nuggets here with curry sauce. One of the best things is to eat chicken nuggets with mc donnald's curry sauce, I can tell.
It's probalby worth a trip to germany, kwickykanny xD.


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I know how annoying it is not to be able to get a certain favourite food. Everytime I see HP curry sauce in Sainsbury supermarket I remember the discussion about it. Since I am constantly sending parcels all over the world it really wouldn't be much hassle for me to send some curry sauce to the USA. The sauce is about 1.55 GBP, the postage is about 5.17 GBP (airmail) or 2.51 GBP (surface) and the paypal fee would be 0.039%. So if anyone in the USA wants a 475g bottle of HP curry sauce I can do them one for 7 GBP (airmail) or 4.25 GBP (surface). Or 2 bottles for 12.60 GBP (airmail) or 7.80 GBP (surface mail). I would not say on the customs form that it is food and I wouldn't give a return address. You take the risk that it is confiscated. Payment must be by Paypal.
This is the ONLY offer I am making so please do not request anything else. In addition I will only do this a couple of times and when convenient.[/u]


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crumpets/pikelets, i remember having a conversation on another forum about them, genius food they be

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