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BRITS LIKE POLISH FOOD


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
15 Sep 2008 /  #1
The Polish restaurants and pubs serving food sprouting up across the British Isles were originally established mainly to serve the growing immirgant community but are being frequented by a growing number of locals. A case in point is Pol Taste, a newly opened restaurant operated by the Cichoński family in Kidderminster, a town in England’s West Midlands area. According to owner Greg Cichoński, 41, the eatery is proving a hit with customers developing a taste for Polish-style “gulasz”, sauerkraut dishes, breaded pork cutlets, chicken soup and red cabbage. “I wasn’t sure how our food would go down but now we’re seeing more British people in here,” Cichoński explained. It cost the family £50,000 (nearly $90,000) to refurbish the premises of a former filling station into a 40-seat restaurant.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
15 Sep 2008 /  #2
My pals and I put away a few bottles of Zywiec at Wetherspoons last night... and Polish bread is also a welcome additrion to my local corner shop.
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
15 Sep 2008 /  #3
agree with the Polish beers, not to sure about the Polish food menu though, to many small dishes with lots of nothing, lol.

However having said that there are some Polish dishes that i like
Captain Scarlet 3 | 34  
15 Sep 2008 /  #4
Yep , i like the food .

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LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
15 Sep 2008 /  #5
However having said that there are some Polish dishes that i like

Some of those dishes can be a bit hit and miss. I was a veggie for 8 years until I was on a trip to Poland and just decided to get back into meat. I really don't like that jelly stuff on the pork - there is nothing nice about that.

On a recent trip, I had duck roasted with pears... was very memorable dish :P
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
15 Sep 2008 /  #6
I was a veggie for 8 years until I was on a trip to Poland and just decided to get back into meat

lol, not really the best time to give up being a veggie when you go to Poland, i found a lot of the food was veggie based :).

I really don't like that jelly stuff on the pork - there is nothing nice about that.

yeah i know what you mean, i think part of it is not knowing exactly what your putting in your mouth!!!

On a recent trip, I had duck roasted with pears... was very memorable dish :P

sounds great, gimme gimme :):):)
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
15 Sep 2008 /  #7
lol, not really the best time to give up being a veggie when you go to Poland, i found a lot of the food was veggie based :).

I was in Nałęczów and spotted the veal with wild mushrooms on the menu... how could I say no? LOL!!!
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
15 Sep 2008 /  #8
Of all the food I have tasted so far I haven't found anything I didn't like so much that I wouldn't try it again. Favourites include krokiety, kotlet, gołąbki (hence the reason I had a bash at cooking that :) and bigos, there are more though. :)

And yes, of course, the beer was always going to become popular. ;)
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
15 Sep 2008 /  #9
I was in Nałęczów and spotted the veal with wild mushrooms on the menu... how could I say no? LOL!!!

wow don't blame you, at least you gave up veggie for a dish of quality, although what makes me laugh is that you've gone from one extreme to the other. First you won't touch meat as its cruel, then your eating baby calf. Have you been watchin to much 'F' Word and Janette Street Porter :)
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
15 Sep 2008 /  #10
Have you been watchin to much 'F' Word and Janette Street Porter :)

Don't have a TV. But JSP is a female dude :D
Mister H 11 | 761  
15 Sep 2008 /  #11
Polish-style “gulasz”, sauerkraut dishes, breaded pork cutlets, chicken soup and red cabbage.

I hope that tastes better than it sounds, it sounds like school dinner / peasant food :-)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
15 Sep 2008 /  #12
;)

Regardless of your feelings on anything else you should try some Polish food. I think you'll like some of it... :)
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
15 Sep 2008 /  #13
hope that tastes better than it sounds, it sounds like school dinner / peasant food :-)

What's stopping you from trying it? Really, don't go knocking it until you've tried it.
Barney 15 | 1,476  
15 Sep 2008 /  #14
peasant food

Is often the best and adopted by the bons viveurs of the world.

Gallat (spelling) is not good....just not good.
Mister H 11 | 761  
15 Sep 2008 /  #15
Regardless of your feelings on anything else you should try some Polish food. I think you'll like some of it... :)

I will when I get the chance :-)

What's stopping you from trying it? Really, don't go knocking it until you've tried it.

See above. It was the mention of red cabbage that really reminded me of the school canteen :-)
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
15 Sep 2008 /  #16
peasant food

true.at the begining bigos was a meal made of leftovers. but i love our peasant food. i'm simple as ... :(
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
15 Sep 2008 /  #17
There's nothing wrong with peasant style food I guess. Like Greek food, which I love!! I guess I'd describe that as peasnat style too - it is pretty simple.

There's a Greek restaurant in Hoxton that tries to serve Greek Food in an up-market / silver service style and to be honest, it just doesn't work. And it's not cheap either.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
15 Sep 2008 /  #18
I will when I get the chance :-)

Good. :) Try a variety and then let us know your thoughts on them. :)

I think that people aren't sure of Polish food because they don't know what ingredients are in some of the dishes. Sometimes some Brit friends of mine will ask what's in Polish food (like gołąbki, bigos...) and when I explain they actually say that it might be nice. So now my challenge to them is to try it...and usually they like it. :)
dnz 17 | 710  
15 Sep 2008 /  #19
I see polish food as fuel and nothing really more, The beer is godlike as is the vodka but the food seems very unhealthy with too many things fried, I tried Bigos after much persuasion and decided that it is vile, Tastes ok but the texture made me urge.

I miss a good old English meal (tikka masala)
southern 75 | 7,096  
15 Sep 2008 /  #20
BRITS LIKE POLISH FOOD

Everything tastes better than british food.

Like Greek food

Quality.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
15 Sep 2008 /  #21
The beer is godlike as is the vodka

Then for your sorry stomach the morning after, why not try a nice bowl of flaki? That's supposed to be the cure, isn't it?
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
15 Sep 2008 /  #22
I see polish food as fuel and nothing really more,

Well, at it's basic, all food is fuel when you think about it. ;)

I tried Bigos after much persuasion and decided that it is vile, Tastes ok but the texture made me urge.

Bigos is perhaps not for everyone then... ;)
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
15 Sep 2008 /  #23
Krysia had a very interesting recipe on here last night and I copied it..

I have to admit, I was never taught how to make these. but I am very
good at learning this, and I wish I could invite some over to try them, but
I will ask my brother ( our family tape worm) who loves food to help me
out.. Krysia's recipe will definately make him happy.

Potato dumplings.

we know the potato pancake recipe and use bacon on them.. but no sour creme.
polishgirltx  
15 Sep 2008 /  #24
we know the potato pancake recipe and use bacon on them.. but no sour creme.

potatoes pancakes are good with gulasz
or
with sour cream and sugar
...
it's a bomb of FAT already! i can imagine to eat them with bacon...
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
15 Sep 2008 /  #25
it's a bomb of FAT already! i can imagine to eat them with bacon...

yep, thats why they are once in while treats in our family , But I bet there is
a way to make them lower in calories..
polishgirltx  
15 Sep 2008 /  #26
But I bet there is
a way to make them lower in calories..

oh i bet, but will it taste the same?:)
shopgirl 6 | 928  
15 Sep 2008 /  #27
You guys are making me hungry!
Patti, please send a recipe, ASAP! :)
polishgirltx  
15 Sep 2008 /  #28
please send a recipe, ASAP! :)

are you going to cook it now? :)
shopgirl 6 | 928  
15 Sep 2008 /  #29
Sure! It's supper time here :)
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
15 Sep 2008 /  #30
You guys are making me hungry!
Patti, please send a recipe, ASAP! :)

which one, the regular or low fat recipe..

I was thinking , couldnt we sub egg whites ( still the egg)
or here Egg beaters.. ?
for the oil cooking spray ?

turkey bacon? or just leaner bacon altogether?

when I make cakes I use applesauce in place of the oil.. they are still
really soft and still really good :)

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