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Poles in UK turn to fast food


adilski 2 | 105  
15 Mar 2008 /  #1
i see so many poles resorting to fasst food in UK i was at this place in ilford near london and they have taken the polish pound very seriously, menus in polish and even the staff saying pleasse and thank you.

polish food is not so healthy but better then this type?
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
15 Mar 2008 /  #2
At lunch today in a supermarket cafe. The family behind me were from Pl. All of them had fish and chips but they all picked the batter off the fish and left it at the side.

Amused me a little.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
15 Mar 2008 /  #3
picked the batter off the fish and left it at the side.

You mean they left the best part. Shocking !!!

In my younger day we would specifically ask for scraps [Those bits of batter that came off the fish at the frying stage].
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
15 Mar 2008 /  #4
Wroclaw - you should have seen the look on the poor lassies face ( aged about 8 ) as she picked off the batter to reveal a peely-wally white/grey thing underneath !!

She looked at her mother as if she was about to cry.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
15 Mar 2008 /  #5
She looked at her mother as if she was about to cry.

My kids can be the same when I do the cooking.

Seriously. Batter on fish is not so unusual in Poland. This family must have been on a voyage of discovery though. I'd love to have seen it.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
15 Mar 2008 /  #6
I agree Wrocław. Batter or some kind of covering is not so uncommon on products here in Poland. Has chips in curry sauce or brown sauce become popular amongst Poles? Many Scots love that combo, especially when lathered
postie 7 | 112  
17 Mar 2008 /  #7
. Has chips in curry sauce or brown sauce become popular amongst Poles? Many Scots love that combo, especially when lathered

Or a Mars bar !!!!!!!! *eeek!*
SouthOfDaThames - | 87  
17 Mar 2008 /  #8
someone once asked me if you put ketchup on pierogi, I was like "nah fam, you put fried onions and bacon on innit", LOL
telefonitika  
18 Mar 2008 /  #9
In my younger day we would specifically ask for scraps

i used to do that but i dont like salt or vinegar so i could never eat anything from a chippy someone else had bought and throw a bottle of vinegar or half a bottle of salt on ... yuk!! ... now only thing i tend to get from a chippy is "cheesy chips" or a "fish pattie"(Fish and potato in batter)
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
18 Mar 2008 /  #10
Interesting thread... I live very near Brick Lane, so I guess the real test would be to see Polish menus in the curry houses... Popadoms with mango chutney, Lamb Biriyani with pilau rice and a portion of saag paneer on the side and a pint of cobra, anyone?
Mali - | 300  
19 Mar 2008 /  #12
i see so many poles resorting to fasst food in UK i was at this place in ilford near london and they have taken the polish pound very seriously, menus in polish and even the staff saying pleasse and thank you.

My grandmother would die if she saw that. She is completely against restaurants because she sees them as a waste of money. If we wanted fries (chips) she'd cook them herself. Unfortunately, she did not batter anything and cut the fat out of everything lol.

Lody were the only exception. mmmmmm śmietana flavoured lody :)
osiol 55 | 3,922  
19 Mar 2008 /  #13
I live very near Brick Lane

The home of London's original bagel shop (the good one, not the dodgy one a few doors down). Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It does get busy at times, and once or twice, their bellowing at the queue made me wonder whether the splace is run by shepherdic jews. It is an example of good fast food, especially the bagels with cream cheese and salmon.

The other thing that really stands out for me is the amount of dodgy stuff my flatemate eats. Not so much the takeaway variety of fast food, but packets of chicken in breadcrumbs with frozen oven chips. Before you ask, he does cook them rather than eat them in frozen form.
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
19 Mar 2008 /  #14
The home of London's original bagel shop (the good one, not the dodgy one a few doors down). Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It does get busy at times, and once or twice, their bellowing at the queue made me wonder whether the splace is run by shepherdic jews. It is an example of good fast food, especially the bagels with cream cheese and salmon.

Noooo.... don't go there... I was queuing up for my bagels bright and early one morning, when I spotted a guy in the kitchen bringing out a big tray of bagels from the oven, he stopped, stuffed his hand down his trackie bottons, gave his backside a good old scratch, then carried on pulling the bagels out of the oven.... yuk!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
19 Mar 2008 /  #15
Never heard of adding the final touch? LOL
osiol 55 | 3,922  
19 Mar 2008 /  #16
he stopped, stuffed his hand down his...

I won't finish quoting that sentence.
Perhaps my own home-made bagels will do from now on.
I'm always a bit worried in that neck of the woods about bumping into someone I never wish to see again anyway.
Mali - | 300  
19 Mar 2008 /  #17
Never heard of adding the final touch? LOL

Bagel musk....so he was doing everyone a favour? LOL ew
King Sobieski 2 | 716  
19 Mar 2008 /  #18
some of those fish and chips sit in those heating chambers all day in the UK, i am not surprised they took the batter off.

why are fish and chips not cooked fresh in the UK?
SouthOfDaThames - | 87  
20 Mar 2008 /  #19
why are fish and chips not cooked fresh in the UK?

they are round here! they are cooked by Poles though lol
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
21 Mar 2008 /  #20
It depends where in the UK KingS. It's pretty fresh in Torry, Aberdeen, being on the coast and freshly caught by trawlers. U can almost taste the freshness if that makes any sense. A rare treat
King Sobieski 2 | 716  
24 Mar 2008 /  #21
i was in scotland for 2 years, never saw a fish and chip shop that would cook the stuff while you waited...they were all just sitting in the bai marie (correct spelling??) for god knows how many hours.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Mar 2008 /  #22
Well, it's a risk, but Torry tended to churn out fresh fish. I don't know what the storage area is called. U should've asked them to cook it there and then and wait for their answer
King Sobieski 2 | 716  
25 Mar 2008 /  #23
maybe it is just scotland then...the only thing fried fresh were your mars bars.

and dont get me started on doner kebabs and the meat that looks not fit enough for dogs. a friend from scotland visited me in australia and had a kebab here, they could not believe that a kebab could be tasty.
Buddy 7 | 167  
26 Mar 2008 /  #24
Well the Poles in Poland are turning to fast food in Poland.

Last week on TV there was an advert for Lays crisps....for wait for it... the new Kebab Flavour... (huuurrrgghhh....)

Its things like this that make me wonder how civilization has progressed.
From Plato, to the Pyramids, to the Enlightenment, to Computers, to...Kebab flavour crisps.

Since I've been shuttling backwards and forwards for the past 7 years, I've noticed the proliferation of Kebap and pizza outlets. If ever a terrorist group should be formed it should be the ******** food army. ASFA. Their mission to blow up fast food outlets. And force the government to give all poor families a healthy food allowance. Thus combating the evils of **** unhealthy food.

(p.s to all Security agencies combing the net the prior text is a JOKE).

Don't want to **** off the Fat Controller.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
17 Apr 2008 /  #25
Interesting to see sb write kebap, and not kebab
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
17 Apr 2008 /  #26
kebap

You see that in Germany a lot / in the Turkish places in Berlin etc.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
17 Apr 2008 /  #27
Some Poles say kebap too. I can't eat kebabs often, my belly bloats. I like them tho
isthatu2 4 | 2,704  
17 Apr 2008 /  #28
euro kebabs are lush :) non of that yucky soggy pitta bread,a nice big bread bun stuffed full of good halal meat,yum yum. Ive found one shop around here that makes them like that .
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
17 Apr 2008 /  #29
They are served in different ways here. The names escape me but they are worth trying. Lanmacun or sth like that and sth beginning with p

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