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Sad life of a Polish migrant in UK. Ch. 3 - Food


OsiedleRuda  
4 Oct 2009 /  #31
Oh noez!!!!111!!!

You can just see the headline in The Sun:

MY FOOD HELL

Pole in "English Food Is Crap - Polish Food Is Better" shocker

Never heard that one before.

Still, I guess that means more pies for me, then :)
Wroclaw Boy  
4 Oct 2009 /  #32
It oculd have been past the bb date.

thats a bain of any persons life living in Poland, check the sell by date on all products!! Youll be sorry if you didnt.

meat usually stinks to high heaven within a day if not frozen straight away.

Whilst im at it product lebelling. Ive bought the same product (Nan Active baby formula) but in different sizes the formula has different mixing levels on the packaging and this is for babies. What the FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK??
OP Ksysia 25 | 430  
4 Oct 2009 /  #33
Piper-Heidsieck.

haha, that's how good my spelling is! I put the name here to show that it was not ASDA line - ASDA is capable of spoiling even the stuff that they buy and sell already packaged, and even if it's alcohol which by definition does not rot in the bottle.

milk in red caps - never buy that. only buy Dairy Crest from the Hungarians.

And you're right, Wrocław, there are things of sale that are off in Poland as well. Especially in small shops and Carrefour. But I guess small shops are like that everywhere - in England I bought milk that was stinking several time in such shops. I couldn't tell because of the carton box. :(
Wroclaw Boy  
4 Oct 2009 /  #34
in England I bought milk that was stinking several time in such shops.

That would never happen in England we have standard agencies to combat that. Its illegal to sell such products - stop lying please. Ive never bought off milk in England in all my 30 years of living there, ive never bought off milk in Poland either (for that matter) as its UHT but the meat is a real issue.

Lets keep the conversation where its relevant shall we.

You obviously have issues with the UK lets hear them in all their glory as apposed to off milk, come on dont be afraid we wont bite..
OP Ksysia 25 | 430  
5 Oct 2009 /  #35
stop lying please.

You obviously have issues with the UK

Fine - get downstairs from where I am sitting now and buy a carton of milk - it might be good because it's a cold day, but I never buy from that rude old chap any more when it's hot.

It may be illegal, but this English chap definitely had sold me off milk.

You are very quick to call other people liars. if that's not crass, i don't know what passes fro crassness in your council estate.

And - stop being so itchy about your island. I will not concentrate on praising you just so you can pet your insecurity - there are good things and bad things. I will tell them all.
OsiedleRuda  
5 Oct 2009 /  #36
You are very quick to call other people liars. if that's not crass, i don't know what passes fro crassness in your council estate.

And - stop being so itchy about your island. I will not concentrate on praising you just so you can pet your insecurity - there are good things and bad things. I will tell them all.

You could always call SANEPID if it annoys you so much haha
OP Ksysia 25 | 430  
5 Oct 2009 /  #37
OsiedleRuda

They don't have one.
OsiedleRuda  
5 Oct 2009 /  #38
They don't have one

Who doesn't?
OP Ksysia 25 | 430  
5 Oct 2009 /  #39
The UK
OsiedleRuda  
5 Oct 2009 /  #40
It's called the "Environmental Health Service" over here, of course we've got one ffs
gumishu 11 | 5,993  
5 Oct 2009 /  #41
Yep she's a barrel of laughs. If there was a Polish olympic moaning team she would be the captain.

I would be on that team definitely as most Polish people I met while in England heheh ;)

Still, I guess that means more pies for me, then :)

no way - I love pies :)
southern 75 | 7,096  
5 Oct 2009 /  #42
Sad life of a Polish migrant in UK. Ch. 3 - Food

You are in England,what do you expect?Greeks and Italians are almost starving in the first months in UK(till they get somewhat used).
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
6 Oct 2009 /  #43
Wine is dirt cheap and there are even some wined that are possible to drink - Lussac St. Emillion for example. Champagne is cheaper than in Poland even in absolute values.

I take it you haven't been to Ireland. Wine is very expensive here, except for Aldi and Lidl. A few weeks I got the chance to compare: a decent Chablis costs in Holland about 7 Euros; in Ireland a lesser Chablis costs 15 to 16 Euros. Chardonnay the same and try to find a Riesling...The range of wines is, like a lot of things, very limited, unfortunately.

Lager is rather tasteless

Some of them are, others aren't. Depends on what you choose. Ales are good, but not that great though.

It's not possible to buy Jacob's coffee

But why would you buy German coffee in the first place? (Dutchman speaking) You should get Douwe Egberts for your daily use of coffee. Much better quality anyway. If you go to Lidl and you buy that Goldbrand poundpack for 2 Euros and 69 cents, you'll have Jacob's Kaffee, only with a different package. Don't know if they have a Lidl in London and how much that would be in pounds though.

M-G (thinks Ksysia should come to Dublin, just for laughs)
dnz 17 | 710  
6 Oct 2009 /  #44
Milk is very bad, it tastes like water with some powder milk.

Polish milk is hideous its mostly UHT treated, at least ours comes from cows.

Pork is bad

Pork is bad everywhere you go, We're not really a pork eating nation as we mostly eat beef.

There's only one kind of chicken that resembles chicken, the yellow skinned outdoor reared chicken.

Same in Poland

Tesco's will be closed

All supermarkets are open till at least 8pm

Coming to a foreign country, I had to learn everything anew. Which bread is edible, which is good.

I had to do that, unfortunately bread is off our menu dude to all the polish variety's seeming to resemble asbestos.
Magdalena 3 | 1,837  
6 Oct 2009 /  #45
To put things into perspective: you say Ksysia is moaning, and maybe she is. But less so than a lot of expats in Poland who open threads on PF about how horrible PL is, what they hate about PL, how stupid and / or devious the Polish people are, etc. etc. I think Ksysia is fully entitled to have her say about what she likes or dislikes about the UK. And yes, I have also had the honour to buy foodstuffs in the UK which were past their sell-by date. Actually, even in Asda and Tesco a lot of products (meat included) usually have a sell-by date to expire within a few days of the purchase. E.g. it's the 15th, the meat is to expire by the 18th. So I just take a long hard look at it and put it away. Why wait so long before putting the stuff on the shelves? I don't get it.
OP Ksysia 25 | 430  
6 Oct 2009 /  #46
M-D - I will go to Dublin one day, for sure.

hm, two years ago I would have jumped at the Egberts coffee, but now the helpful Kurd has German coffee, I will just carry on. And Ritter chocolate, too.

I've experimented with all the brands in Sainsbury's and all were bitter :'(

Oh, I can believe that ales are not that good - my man brought a sample pack of Belgian beers once, I liked Grimbergen Ultima the best. I imagine yours are just as good.

All supermarkets are open till at least 8pm

quote correctly - I said all except Tesco's is closed at 5 - supermarkets are open even 24h, sure, but they fall in the category of Tesco's.
frd 7 | 1,401  
6 Oct 2009 /  #47
Lager or not, there's completely no selection of stouts in Poland, and those that are, are hell expensive..
inkrakow  
6 Oct 2009 /  #48
sell-by date to expire within a few days of the purchase. E.g. it's the 15th, the meat is to expire by the 18th.

It's common knowledge that the sell-by date is there only to make people buy things more frequently and a way of the supermarkets covering their backsides. It's got nothing to do with food hygiene and is going to be banned pretty soon. Anyway, beef can hung for anything up to 45 days so a few more days in a porous container in your fridge will actually improve the flavour.
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
6 Oct 2009 /  #49
You know, I'm really glad you informed us about this. I did know that the "fresh" eggs you buy in the shops are generally 6 months old and have been stored for months in a warehouse in Zimbabwe(!) before being sent over here to be sold as "fresh". It's all such a nice thought.

M-G (refuses to eat food anymore - boycott food!)
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,441  
6 Oct 2009 /  #50
It is true that is is best to grow and raise your won food these days since we don't know what we are eating anymore.
krysia 23 | 3,058  
6 Oct 2009 /  #51
Sad life of a Polish migrant in UK.

If your life is so sad there and you find it hard to adjust and all you do is ridicule the country and point out things you don't like, then why the hell prople like you don't stay in Poland?

Ksysia:
Because there are sheep farms.
Is there hell. Not any that produce meat anyway.

Somebody has to make oscypek.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
6 Oct 2009 /  #52
European food is not as nice as Asian but I will probably not move there, hhhmmm why not....?
Maybe I will move there, if for nothing else the food :)
Italian and French are nothing in comparison to Nepalese, Indian, Thai or Chinese.... mmmMMMmmm...
sledz 23 | 2,250  
6 Oct 2009 /  #53
If your life is so sad there and you find it hard to adjust and all you do is ridicule the country and point out things you don't like, then why the hell prople like you don't stay in Poland?

Poles do it in America also

Constantally complaining that things are better back in Poland.

Then why have they abandoned thier county???? greed and money is it really worth it then?

Why dont you stay in Poland and try to improve your own counrty Ksysia?
krysia 23 | 3,058  
6 Oct 2009 /  #54
I think it's all about this "status quo". Whoever leaves Poland to another country to work is better than everyone else. If someone comes to Poland and complain, they get all mad, but when Poles come to other countries and complain, it's allright.

Go back to Poland Ksysia, it'll be better and healthier for you. And better for everyone.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
6 Oct 2009 /  #55
If your life is so sad there and you find it hard to adjust and all you do is ridicule the country and point out things you don't like, then why the hell prople like you don't stay in Poland?

It appears she couldnt hack it in Poland...lol
OP Ksysia 25 | 430  
6 Oct 2009 /  #56
let me see - butter is good, beef is good...

voice from the public

STFU Ksysia, Get out Ksysia!


What did you want me to tell you? Everything is better? You know well for a fact that it isn't.
frd 7 | 1,401  
6 Oct 2009 /  #57
Constantally complaining that things are better back in Poland.

People constantly moan about how things were better back in their youth everywhere around the world. The reason is that everything is better and brighter and greener when you are young. It's not a polish trait. It's a privilege of an old age, that's why young ones should have the courtesy not to moan. It's not connected with your living place or country you come from. It's the carefreeness that many people miss in their lifes.
gumishu 11 | 5,993  
6 Oct 2009 /  #58
Pork is bad everywhere you go, We're not really a pork eating nation as we mostly eat beef.

dnz
hmm I thought pork sausage was a main ingredient in full English breakfast

Lager or not, there's completely no selection of stouts in Poland, and those that are, are hell expensive..

hey - isn't moaning??? :)
Lefty 13 | 124  
6 Oct 2009 /  #59
What did you want me to tell you? Everything is better? You know well for a fact that it isn't.

You do write it in such a way that you sound like a moaning little girl though...

Read the title of your thread:

Sad life of a Polish migrant in UK. Ch. 3 - Food

You have a sad life? I suggest you go home then rather than complaining about it. Why didn't you call your thread "My opinion on the food in England" ???

Stop with the negativity.
southern 75 | 7,096  
6 Oct 2009 /  #60
Complaining about food quality in the UK is like complaining about lack of ships in Czech Republic.How can an island placed in this geographical position have tasty food is beyond my imagination.

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