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BRITS Expats in Poland ARE YOU MISSING ENGLISH FOOD?


wildrover 98 | 4,451  
20 Dec 2007 /  #1
Polish food is wonderful , but are you missing something really special from back home...? For me it was Heinz beans , and Yorkshire relish.... My sister came to the rescue by finding a UK company that sends good old English grub anywhere in the world... Check it out , i just had a parcel today and i am enjoying beans on toast , my favorite meal The company is britishcornershop.co.uk
krysia 23 | 3,057  
20 Dec 2007 /  #2
beans on toast

Hmmm, never tried that. Is it any good? Fart a lot afterwards?
sledz 23 | 2,250  
20 Dec 2007 /  #3
For me it was Heinz beans

You gotta have the Baked beans!
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
20 Dec 2007 /  #4
christmas without mince pies just aint right
ukpolska  
21 Dec 2007 /  #5
My wife and my 5-year-old daughter bless them, have been secretly making something for the last week and this morning I found out what it is.

I went downstairs early this morning at 5am before anyone was awake and in the kitchen were mince pies and a Christmas pudding.

Finding my inner strength to resit my temptation to devour them all there and then, I dragged myself back to bed salivating as I went, (I must have looked like some rabid monster walking up the stairs)

I am constantly surprised by this wonderful woman I call my wife :O)
cjj - | 281  
21 Dec 2007 /  #6
Heinz Baked beans? I can get them in Real any day of the week ...

but mince pies? ...ooow...

and christmas pudding with double cream ...

or chipolatas wrapped in streaky bacon ....

my mum swears she sent me a christmas cake (good old Lakeland ...) but, alas, nothing so far ...
db1874 7 | 227  
21 Dec 2007 /  #7
BRITS Expats in Poland ARE YOU MISSING ENGLISH FOOD?

I certainly don't miss these English people who think England = Britain........
ukpolska  
21 Dec 2007 /  #8
wow, where was this implied??

Scots, Brits, Welsh, Irish it's just terms my friend not really getting so hot under the collar about :O)
db1874 7 | 227  
21 Dec 2007 /  #9
wow, where was this implied??

read the thread title....
ukpolska  
21 Dec 2007 /  #10
Oh come on db 1874 it's a bit touchy isn't it? :O)

Just a thought, what Scottish Christmas food do you miss?
I know the haggis shooting season is open, but is there any difference in Scottish food to English at Christmas :O)
Puzzler 9 | 1,089  
21 Dec 2007 /  #11
good old English grub anywhere

- Somebody could make good money by opening an English food shop and e.g. real English pub in Poland, don't you think? Hm, I know one Polish guy who may be interested in doing it... I won't tell you his nick.

;)
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
21 Dec 2007 /  #12
real English

with a real English barmaid who can say "do I look like I'm your fukin servant?"
db1874 7 | 227  
21 Dec 2007 /  #13
Just a thought, what Scottish Christmas food do you miss

I miss Steak Pie with pastry on the top, bacon (although I've found a supplier of the real McCoy now in Warsaw ) and of course Irn Bru :)
ukpolska  
21 Dec 2007 /  #14
Somebody could make good money by opening an English food shop

You know I thought about this once in student's town in Lublin, a good heart attack bacon and eggs breakfast menu, along with Sheppard's pie for dinner :O)

"do I look like I'm your fukin servant?"

Awwww, memories !!! lol
gemini 1 | 21  
21 Dec 2007 /  #15
You can buy baked beans in Poland too and I cook pies myself so don't need a shop where I can buy them.
I hate mince pies and Christmas pudding so don't miss them at all.

The only thing I miss is not the British stuff but the extensive collection of oriental/asian spices and condiments although some hypermarkets now have a small selection of foreign foods.

And of course all the vegetarian stuff such as tofu and quorn. I love quorn but can't get it anywhere.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
21 Dec 2007 /  #16
When last in Spain I noticed a shop called Spainsburys :)
ukpolska  
21 Dec 2007 /  #17
Ah that's so cool lol
telefonitika  
21 Dec 2007 /  #18
chipolatas wrapped in streaky bacon ....

you mean pigs in blankets :D

I hate mince pies and Christmas pudding so don't miss them at all.

likewise ... though if someone gives me a christmas cake i just pick the icing and marizpan off and just eat that bit only lol

Sunday dinners bet you all miss them .... Roast (Beef ... Lamb ... Pork .. whatever) .. Roast Potatoes ... Mash Potatoes .. Carrots .. Cabbage .. Petit Pois (sorry garden peas no no) ... Brocolli ... suede/turnip (dependant on what preferred) and gravy and not forgetting YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS ..... oh yes!.......

... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ... tasty ... very tasty ... !
ukpolska  
21 Dec 2007 /  #19
I hate this thread Grrrrrrr :O(
telefonitika  
21 Dec 2007 /  #20
awwww ... bless ... you could always make a sunday dinner with all the trimmings .. oh i forgot the stuffing on the plate as well ..... :D
ukpolska  
21 Dec 2007 /  #21
oh i forgot the stuffing on the plate as well ..... :D

tart.... hehe your so nasty :O)
telefonitika  
21 Dec 2007 /  #22
ukpolska

pleasure is all mine Ukpolska .... =D

glad to know your tummy is a rumbling .....
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
21 Dec 2007 /  #23
tart....

would that be apple with cornish clotted cream?

I couldnt live life without a traditional roast - its something we English should be proud of :)
Wroclaw Boy  
21 Dec 2007 /  #24
We can make roast dinners here as well and yorkshire puddings.
cezarek - | 12  
21 Dec 2007 /  #25
Marks and Spencer (in Złoty Taras, Warsaw) have small (but growing) food hall - with mince pies!!, and 'Kuchnie Świat on the lowest level of Złoty Taras has a British foods section (also US, Aus, NZ, RSA). They even sell Bitter Lemon, Custard, Golden Syrup.
ukpolska  
21 Dec 2007 /  #26
would that be apple with cornish clotted cream?

well pouring cream all over the telefonitika tart would be something that my wife and telefonitika would both disagree with :O)
telefonitika  
21 Dec 2007 /  #27
well pouring cream all over the telefonitika tart

Thats a proposition and a half .... i wonder if i am a tasty tart .... (ponders a moment)

something that my wife and telefonitika would both disagree with :O)

Yes i wouldnt want the wife gunning for my blood hahaha =D

pick a quiet moment and pour some cream over her instead =P
omniba  
21 Dec 2007 /  #28
Cornish Pasties - I'll say no more. And of course some cider.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
21 Dec 2007 /  #29
I certainly don't miss these English people who think England = Britain........

true... but does anyone actually miss deep fried mars bar...?
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
21 Dec 2007 /  #30
In a few years a Brit travelling to where bigos is not usually served will regret they miss that particular kind of "English" food :)

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