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I have a Polish couple coming over for afew days and would like to cook for them.


Gazza4354 1 | 3
21 Sep 2010 #1
Hi,

I have a Polish couple coming over for a few days when Lech play Manchester City on the 21st October and would like to cook for them. I have looked on the internet and have seen that Bigos is the national dish so I might do that was just wanting some helpful feedback so it will be a nice surprise for them before they go off to the game.

Any input is welcome and thank you.

Regards,
Gary.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
21 Sep 2010 #2
If it were me, I wouldn't do bigos.

It seems that Poles all have their own version, finely honed, and yours mightn't be great in comparison. I'd do something completely different. Maybe something Polish alright but just not bigos.
OP Gazza4354 1 | 3
21 Sep 2010 #3
Thanks for the reply.

What would you recommend? As I don't want to ask them I would like it to be a surprise for them. There are some nice recipes on here that are making my mouth water :).

I understand what you mean about bigos I have seen quite alot of different variations while searching.

Gary.
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
21 Sep 2010 #4
I have looked on the internet and have seen that Bigos is the national dish so I might do that was just wanting some helpful feedback

Don’t you think that cooking British dish would be more appropriate? I myself would appreciate it more than bigos. Do what you feel comfortable with, besides with good company, couple of beers, promising game and good host like yourself it will definitely be a hit, so you have nothing to worry about.
poland_
21 Sep 2010 #5
Gazza4354,

Why would you cook them something Polish, what's wrong with english food. Sushi and Thai food is very trendy amongst the 20 to 30 year olds in Poland.
Vincent 9 | 805 Moderator
21 Sep 2010 #6
What would you recommend

Why does it have to be Polish food? Maybe they would like to try some cuisine from the Country that they'll be visiting.
OP Gazza4354 1 | 3
21 Sep 2010 #7
Maybe you guys/girls are right I think it would be better to cook them an English dish.

I have never tried Polish food so I think it give me an opportunity to try it aswell but I can do that at a later date.

Thank you all very much,
Gary.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
21 Sep 2010 #8
I would cook Thai myself - it's easy and there is a good chance that they won't have had it before. Just don't make it too hot - IME Poles are not very accustomed to spicy food.

A Thai Green Curry is probably the new Chicken Tikka Masala anyway (which was in turn the new fish n' chips once upon a time)
Wroclaw Boy
21 Sep 2010 #9
Get some gammon steaks, good quality ones, Poles love pork and gammon is not available over here as such, pan fried gammon with chuncky chips mushy peas and a fried egg. They'll love it.

Great for soaking up the beer too.

I would cook Thai myself - it's easy and there is a good chance that they won't have had it before.

You see i totally wouldnt go down that road, theres a very good chance they'll hate it but sit and politely finish the lot, then go out for football, beer and vodka, not a good combination.

No curries, no mexican, no chinese etc.. keep it traditional English but simple.

Sushi and Thai food is very trendy amongst the 20 to 30 year olds in Poland.

Thats news to me.
poland_
21 Sep 2010 #10
Thats news to me.

I guess you learn something new everyday.

datblog.wordpress.com/2007/12/18/the-rise-of-the-polish-bobo

There has been a massive amount of Sushi bars, Thai eateries and Coffee houses opening in PL, trend it maybe but fact it is.
polkamaniac 1 | 482
21 Sep 2010 #11
How about a nice barbeque.????I don't know anyone that doesn't enjoy a good steak or hamburger or sausage done on the grill.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Sep 2010 #12
Some tripe might go down well :) Quite a few like it here.
Wroclaw Boy
21 Sep 2010 #13
datblog.wordpress.com/2007/12/18/the-rise-of-the-polish-bobo/

There has been a massive amount of Sushi bars, Thai eateries and Coffee houses opening in PL, trend it maybe but fact it is.

Another weird article, hardly proof that sushi is trendy among 20 - 30 year olds. Where do you find this crap?

How about a nice barbeque.????I don't know anyone that doesn't enjoy a good steak or hamburger or sausage done on the grill.

That'll work - weather permitting.
poland_
21 Sep 2010 #14
Another weird article, hardly proof that sushi is trendy among 20 - 30 year olds. Where do you find this crap?

WB, Here is a link to Warsaw in your pocket.

inyourpocket.com/poland/warsaw/restaurants-cafes/thai

inyourpocket.com/poland/warsaw/restaurants-cafes/japanese

There has been a growing trend in Asian food in Warsaw for the last years. The amount of sushi bars is obscene and Thai is becoming the new Sushi.
businessmaninpl 6 | 26
21 Sep 2010 #15
I've also noticed that sushi is quite popular among young people in Poland.
poland_
21 Sep 2010 #16
gammon is not available over here as such

If you buy a nice piece of " Karkowka" and slice it up, that will give you some lovely gammon steaks.
Wroclaw Boy
21 Sep 2010 #17
There has been a growing trend in Asian food in Warsaw for the last years.

Fair enough but Warsaw isn't Poland is it?

If you buy a nice piece of " Karkowka" and slice it up, that will give you some lovely gammon steaks.

Thats the thing though they wont be gammon steak as we know, unless you can cure the meat properly its just another brown slab of pork.
poland_
21 Sep 2010 #18
Fair enough but Warsaw isn't Poland is it?

Well it is the capital, and all begins here. SO getting back to the thread, I would go with Sushi or Thai. But as Teffle mentioned not too spicy.

If you decide to go with Gammon steaks here is a link:

abc.net.au/coodabeens/stories/s1511289.htm
plk123 8 | 4,150
21 Sep 2010 #19
nah, get some good bangers and smashed peas.. maybe even haggis.. these are similar to PL food but different still... grilling is always good..
Wroclaw Boy
21 Sep 2010 #20
Well it is the capital, and all begins here.

Really?
OP Gazza4354 1 | 3
22 Sep 2010 #21
Get some gammon steaks, good quality ones, Poles love pork and gammon is not available over here as such, pan fried gammon with chuncky chips mushy peas and a fried egg. They'll love it.

Great for soaking up the beer too.

I like gammon with chips and mushy peas as well so I might go down that road. There is a nice butchers that I go to so might get some gammon steaks from there.

How about a nice barbeque.????I don't know anyone that doesn't enjoy a good steak or hamburger or sausage done on the grill.

Good idea but like you say depending on the weather well they are down for a long weekend so hopefully one day might be nice but as everyone knows the English weather isn't very good.

nah, get some good bangers and smashed peas.. maybe even haggis.. these are similar to PL food but different still... grilling is always good..

I like haggis it's a nice dish. Bangers and mash with mushy peas you can't go wrong :).

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On the fish side of things I was thinking of sea bass with rosemary potatoes with a nice bottle of wine.
Plastic Pole52 - | 67
22 Sep 2010 #22
Don’t you think that cooking British dish would be more appropriate?

That's right.Gazza don't belive that Poles eat only Polish food and cook them something British/English.They have Polish food in Poland.
Eurola 4 | 1,906
22 Sep 2010 #23
That's right.Gazza don't belive that Poles eat only Polish food

I love Greek food. How about some BBQ lamb Gazza? I'll be there in a jiffy!
Harry
22 Sep 2010 #24
Fair enough but Warsaw isn't Poland is it?

What starts in Warsaw does tend to spread outwards. As an example, the ****** town of 100,000 people my girlfriend comes from now has two sushi restaurants. Of course, they're both utterly **** but the majority of Polish sushi places aren't worth eating at. As for Thai, I'm not seeing any explosion of Thai restaurants here. In fact I can't think of a single one which has opened this year but I can easily name a very good one which has closed this year.
Wroclaw Boy
22 Sep 2010 #25
What starts in Warsaw does tend to spread outwards.

Humm what things like the solidarity movement, only the most important part of Polands history throughout the 1900's, where did that begin?

Maybe some things do but this Warszawski dude is a snob, he comments on things in Poland based on experiences in Warsaw, and thats not right.

Warsaw doesnt represent Poland, is anybody denying that??????
poland_
22 Sep 2010 #26
Warszawski dude is a snob,

WB, enough already, with your malicious rants. Just accept that other people have the right to post on PF, come on lets face, Gammon steaks,chips and egg, it is 2010 not 1990, Polish people are well out of the culinary dark ages.

he comments on things in Poland based on experiences in Warsaw

I comment on things in Poland based on experience in Poland, which I can safely say is more experienced and more actual than yours my dear friend, so please stop your nonsense.

In fact I can't think of a single one which has opened this year but I can easily name a very good one which has closed this year.

There are also Sushi bars that have closed down this year, the restaurant industry is a very fickle industry as I am sure you know. I would have expected Nandos to have hit Poland by now.
bimber94 7 | 254
22 Sep 2010 #27
Get out the good old lard and vodka;).
Wroclaw Boy
22 Sep 2010 #28
Gammon steaks,chips and egg, it is 2010 not 1990, Polish people are well out of the culinary dark ages.

What a snobbish thing to say.
poland_
22 Sep 2010 #29
So I take the removal as your comment lol
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
22 Sep 2010 #30
On the fish side of things I was thinking of sea bass with rosemary potatoes with a nice bottle of wine.

I am Polish and I think I would personally love to have that (more than the gammon steak and chips I guess) :-)

BTW - what cut of pork is gammon exactly? Does it correspond to any of the Polish cuts at all? I just bought a largish piece of unsmoked gammon at Asda and am wondering how to best cook it. Steaks I know, but could I also cut it into smaller pieces for a stew / goulash of sorts? Or roast it?


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