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


RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
6 Oct 2009 /  #61
thinks Ksysia should come to Dublin, just for laughs

No fooking way.
OP Ksysia 25 | 430  
6 Oct 2009 /  #62
Read the title of your thread:

Ok, Lefty - I CAN simplify it to THAT level. I even can finish every second sentence with ...NOT!

But all in all it's an important experience for me - I can dumb it down, no probs.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
6 Oct 2009 /  #63
But all in all it's an important experience for me - I can dumb it down, no probs.

If you do not like living in the UK you can choose to live in one of the other 24 EU member states, or apply for a work permit to live in Germany or Austria.
Lefty 13 | 124  
6 Oct 2009 /  #64
Ok, Lefty - I CAN simplify it to THAT level. I even can finish every second sentence with ...NOT!

But all in all it's an important experience for me - I can dumb it down, no probs.

Nobody is asking you to dumb it down! I'm just saying why do you have to be so negative all the time!

You make it sound like ohh poor you the sad life of a Polish immigrant who is stuck in this horrible country with it's terrible food and horrible people ;'( RevokeNice has a point! there are a lot of countries with far more culture and culinary delights than England but YOU chose this one! I don't hear you complaining about the money.... do I? (next thing you will tell me the bank notes are too big compared to Polish ones blah blah...) at the end of the day you chose this life so stop being negative and moaning because to be honest nobody wants to hear it.
frd 7 | 1,401  
6 Oct 2009 /  #65
hey - isn't moaning??? :)

que?

You have a sad life?

she can't get noooo.... satisfaction..!!
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
6 Oct 2009 /  #66
SeanBM

You should try Indonesian food - absolutely gorgeous, I'm telling ya!

>^..^<

M-G (mmmmm)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
6 Oct 2009 /  #67
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).

Stop lying..there's plenty of Greek restaurants and the Italians have pretty much cornered the market for mediterranean food,..Also we have a little thing callled "super markets" shock horror!!!! You can buy meat and veg and prepare you own! Southern you are such tw*t at times! Most Greek men could do with starving themselves a bit anyway! They're not short of a few lbs!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
6 Oct 2009 /  #68
You should try Indonesian food - absolutely gorgeous, I'm telling ya!

I'd love to.

Lets face it, European food is very similar.
I like spices even though bland food is probably easier on my system but Piri piri or the many Asian foods just blow the foods we have in Europe out of the water.

I still like European food but not the top of my list.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
6 Oct 2009 /  #69
Piri Piri originated in Portugal, you absolute idiot. Portuguese settlers introduced it to the Africans. Why are multiculturalists so dumb?
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
6 Oct 2009 /  #70
Lets face it, European food is very similar.

You're right, except maybe for the French and Italian kitchen. At least continental food. You know why I buy such a lot of food in those Polish shops? Because it reminds me so much of Dutch food. Polish, German and Dutch food are very much alike, there are only little differences.

RevokeNice

You're partly right: Piri Piri is originally American and was brought by Portugese sailors to Africa. So it didn't originate in Portugal, but in Latin America.

>^..^<

M-G (likes gourmet food, though)
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
6 Oct 2009 /  #71
You're partly right: Piri Piri is originally American and was brought by Portugese sailors to Africa. So it didn't originate in Portugal, but in Latin America

No, I am fully right. It originated in Portugal.
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
6 Oct 2009 /  #72
Though the origin of this sauce is probably Portuguese,

The sauce yes. But I was talking about the peppers.

>^..^<

M-G (in the Dutch version of Wiki it says that it was brought in by Portugese sailors)
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
6 Oct 2009 /  #73
Wiki

Not the best source of information.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
6 Oct 2009 /  #74
The sauce yes. But I was talking about the peppers.

I know it as being African from the chicken Piri-piri restaurants in London, well they are more like fast food places and boy oh boy are they hot!

I was checking it out, that is why I had the link to Wiki and then RN shoots off his mouth showing us all what a genious he is.

Edit*

Wiki: Not the best source of information.

Not as good as you? Hahahahahahaha
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
6 Oct 2009 /  #75
anyone can edit wiki entries

True, but do you really thing myself or Sean quickly edited the Wiki-page in order to prove we were right?

>^..^<

M-G (nah, don't think so)
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
6 Oct 2009 /  #76
True, but do you really thing myself or Sean quickly edited the Wiki-page in order to prove we were right?

Eh, it says Piri Piri originated in Portugal.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
6 Oct 2009 /  #77
The word is genius, by the way.

I would never call you that.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
6 Oct 2009 /  #78
No, you would call me a genious(sic).
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
6 Oct 2009 /  #79
So you really think I meant to call you a genius?
You really think that you are a better source than Wiki?
And you really think that Peri Peri had to have come from Portugal so that I would be wrong?
Look at yourself, take a good long look at yourself.
rafik 18 | 589  
6 Oct 2009 /  #80
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??

Unfortunately,mostly, it happens in Tesco...nomen omen an english company.It is sad that the same company has diffrent standards for diffrent countries-very english.

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

This is very true.Most of your food is erm,how can put that..tasteless(pies,yorkshire pudding,cooked vegetables).I remember a comparishion made by "the sun" of food in England and France.That was after France's presiden said;“The only thing they [the British] have done for European agriculture is mad cow”. He made a further attack on British cooking, saying: “You can’t trust people who cook as badly as that.”..accordind to "the sun" english food was better than the french one buhhhahahaha-that made my day.

I is very sad that you,english guys can't stand any criticism but still.love moaning about others.That's so english....
Lefty 13 | 124  
6 Oct 2009 /  #81
I is very sad that you,english guys can't stand any criticism but still.love moaning about others.That's so english....

...and not Polish?
rafik 18 | 589  
6 Oct 2009 /  #82
english company =english standards.
Lefty 13 | 124  
6 Oct 2009 /  #83
Aren't standards dependant on who forms them?
frd 7 | 1,401  
6 Oct 2009 /  #84
Food products may be worse, or maybe good quality of these is harder to find. But I think that various dishes in UK are actually better/ more interesting/ varied than most of bland dishes in Poland. On the other the best food is probably Asian food..
OsiedleRuda  
6 Oct 2009 /  #85
This is very true.Most of your food is erm,how can put that..tasteless(pies,yorkshire pudding,cooked vegetables)

Whereas pierogi ruskie or kluski śląskie have far more flavour, right? I don't think so.

I remember a comparishion made by "the sun" of food in England and France.That was after France's presiden said;“The only thing they [the British] have done for European agriculture is mad cow”. He made a further attack on British cooking, saying: “You can’t trust people who cook as badly as that.”..accordind to "the sun" english food was better than the french one buhhhahahaha-that made my day.

Well, cooking everything in some horrid, sickly cream like the French seem to love to do, is not my idea of great food. And the UK has many superb chefs. Whereas Poland has.... hmm... Pascal Brodnicki. Who even speaks Polish with a French accent as well as having a French imię! haha

I like Polish food as well as English food. Just because neither are likely to win the "World's Best Cuisine" award, doesn't mean that both countries have crap food. Just because I like Thai, Indian, Chinese and Italian food the best, it doesn't mean I don't like Polish or English food!

I is very sad that you,english guys can't stand any criticism but still.love moaning about others.That's so english....

Must be a Polish thing as well, because my family is 100% Polish, so how can I be "so English"?

pwned, basically :p
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
6 Oct 2009 /  #86
Pies are tasteless?????? That's one of the stupidest things I've ever heard. Yorkshire pudding and roast beef have a characteristic taste. I like ruskie and kluski śląski but they are a little blander overall. Still, there's always salt.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
6 Oct 2009 /  #87
Pies are tasteless??????

South African pies are the best I have ever tasted.
They have lots of pie shops there.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
6 Oct 2009 /  #88
In Scotland, we have them with gravy but they are good without it too. A pie and a Bovril is a full taste experience.
OsiedleRuda  
6 Oct 2009 /  #89
South African pies are the best I have ever tasted.
They have lots of pie shops there.

I'd do anything for some decent droëwors, biltong or potjiekos right now ;)
HAL9009 2 | 325  
10 Oct 2009 /  #90
Hey Ksysia.

Buy Anzac wine as follows:
Red, australia: Wyndam Estate or Wakefield
White, New Zealand: Montana Marlborough.
(IF you have one near you, go to Costco. Marlborough at 4 Pounds a bottle, last special offfer. I brought 100 bottles back to Ireland with me recently from Glasgow. It's 12 Pounds a bottle here, in Tesco).

Both are cheap and very good quality, far superior to any any European wine in the same price bracket, better than any other Austrailan.

Strange that you should mention Jacobs coffee!
I buy that in the Polski Sklep here (Ireland btw). It's cheaper than an equivalent coffee in any supermarket..

Eat Irish or Northern Ireland or Polish pork products, better than their mainland UK equivalents. (Cuisine de FRance is an Irish company btw :D - love their croissants )

English Ales are very good, if brewed in the local breweries. You will find the best ones in Yorkshire, best ales in the world. It's not on the way to Scotland, but worth the diversion to Huddersfield just to try the local ale. M1, M62, continue to M6 then for Scotland...

Loads of Polish in Glasgow :) It's a cool city besides, if a bit on the tough side.

@time means
aaarggh, a Meerkat. Where's my combat shotgun!

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

I got salmonella from an English pie once.....
Only time I ever got food poisoning

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

I got off milk a few times, in Dublin. At least it won't poison you ;)
Lesson: buy milk in supermarkets where they look after it better.

The range of wines is, like a lot of things, very limited, unfortunately.

Actually, no. The range is quite good. Expensive and getting more so though.
So I bulk buy in Glasgow when I'm over there.

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