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Poles prefer pizza & kebab?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
30 Apr 2010  #1
The following item has somewhat erroneously ranked the zapiekanka with traditonal soups and pierogi. The zapiekanka was an ersatz fast-food thought as a 'zpchaj dziurę' (stop-gap) during the meat-starved late PRL.

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Traditional Polish dishes such as soups, pierogi and zapiekanka are losing out to take-away kebabs and pizzas.

A survey by the OBOP polling center finds that 37 percent of Poles tend to choose pizza for a take out. Twenty four percent declared they opt for Turkish kebab, while 19 percent indicated hamburgers as their favorite snacks.

thenews.pl/business/artykul130598_poles-change-their-eating-habits.html
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
30 Apr 2010  #2
Traditional Polish dishes such as soups, pierogi and zapiekanka are losing out to take-away kebabs and pizzas.

Yeah, so?

>^..^<

M-G (darn those Americans of Polish or any other European descent, they want to keep Europe a museum or sth)
mephias 11 | 304
30 Apr 2010  #3
dxx

Yes what is served here is not exactly Kebap and most places are not run by Turkish people which is a disadvantage taste-wise. But If you are in Warsaw there are two restaurants which serve something closer to real Kebabs and owned by Turkish people.
tonywob 6 | 43
30 Apr 2010  #4
The only kebab I got which was served by a Turkish person was in the train station in Krakow. It was nice as well :-)
Arien 3 | 721
30 Apr 2010  #5
Well, Pizza and Kebab can be tasty sometimes, so I can't say I blame them.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
30 Apr 2010  #6
I agree, Poles choose to vary and rightly so. They still don't know what true variety is though. I have sampled a lot of international cuisine through travelling and also in Scotland. Gliwice closed its oriental restaurant, sth which I am disappointed about.

Polish food, while tasty in the main, is pretty bland and wears thin quite quickly. It's all peasant's stuff, flour-based dishes.
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
30 Apr 2010  #7
You mean to say they have more types of food than Haggis and Scotch Broth? :)))

>^..^<

M-G (welcomes variety in food - variety is the spice of life, so to say, eh?)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
30 Apr 2010  #8
Well, they have loads of soups like we do. Scotland and Poland kick a*s when it comes to soups! We are right up there!

They also have good fish but I think Scotland has the edge in that department.

Pizza and kebab are common in the UK too. I like both but steer clear given the calorie count.

Zapiekanki? Tasty but also fast food. I occasionally go to Bar Teatralny which is a minute away. It has loads of cutlettes and other traditional Polish food. I like virtually everything but Poland needs some summer foods for the heat. Some salad bars or some other pierogi variations, less stodgy ones.
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
30 Apr 2010  #9
Well, they have loads of soups like we do.

I was only kidding, of course I know they have a wide variety of delicious foods. My favourite soup is Żurek. I even convinced my dad, which is a passionate cook to make it by bringing two of those bottles of prefabricated...what is it? Bouillon for Żurek? He too loved it.

>^..^<

M-G (tiens)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
30 Apr 2010  #10
Sour rye soup is a Silesian speciality. I prefer the version from this region the most. Bouillon I use for wodzonka, that really makes the soup :)
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
30 Apr 2010  #11
Yeah ok, I just called it "Bouillon" because I didn't know how you call the liquid you can buy in the skleps to make Żurek. Indeed, the Polish ppl that cooked it for me were indeed from Silesia, but as a side remark, it seems that most Polish ppl here in Dubs are from Silesia, for some strange reason.

>^..^<

M-G (tiens)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
30 Apr 2010  #12
True enough, M-G. Food takes away my crankiness ;) ;) I'm a mellow guy at heart :)

I love a good seafood pizza and a quality kebap. That kind of food just sits on my belly right after eating it. The same as Micky D's, I can't eat that stuff.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
30 Apr 2010  #13
I didn't know how you call the liquid you can buy in the skleps to make Żurek.

maybe zakwas na żurek?
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
30 Apr 2010  #14
zakwas na żurek?

That makes sense, have to check tomorrow in my local franchise of "Lithuania" :)

And Seanus, I know you are :)) So am I as well, good food makes the heart grow fonder and any woman who has ever created a lasting impression on me was the one that cooked superb :))

>^..^<

M-G (loves good food)
krakowiak
30 Apr 2010  #15
Kebab? Why is Gyros not up there? I hate the Döner here in Germany, cheap meat, storys of human flesh beeing worked into döners by mafia, hygiencs etc... If I must, I take Chicken-Döner. But gyros is tasty mmmmmmmmmh

The only thing which advocated döner is 1,99€

In Poland I allways grab a zapiekanka, but hard to find one that is like they used to be 20 years ago ....
Seanus 15 | 19,706
30 Apr 2010  #16
Gyros does feature highly too, krakowiak. There are places here and Gliwice isn't that big.

I think pgtx is right, M-G. Bouillon is sth different. Stock cubes, lovely jubbly!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
30 Apr 2010  #17
In Poland I allways grab a zapiekanka, but hard to find one that is like they used to be 20 years ago

most of the kiosks that sold them have now gone, but you can still get them at mainline railway stations.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
30 Apr 2010  #18
Very true, Wrocław. There are kiosks around the city too which do them. Chains like Złoty Kurczak also :)
krakowiak
30 Apr 2010  #19
mainline railway stations

Thanks for the advice, good to know when I should use the rail some time. Yeah, one gets them like in the old days, but the places become fewer.
kondzior 9 | 949
30 Apr 2010  #20
Kebab, this thing I dont like. Neither any McDonald food (they have a nice coffee though).
Pizza is the different thing. Pizza and ketchup are the only foreign foodstuffs that I started to like one day. And both go together just great ;-)
krakowiak
30 Apr 2010  #21
McDonald food (they have a nice coffee though)

This is the only thing I buy on a highway stop at McDonalds. The burgers one can eat in two bites, a joke.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
30 Apr 2010  #22
at McDonalds. The burgers one can eat in two bites, a joke.

if i must choose between fast foods, i go for McDonalds... i like it...
kondzior 9 | 949
30 Apr 2010  #23
But why choose between fastfoods when you can eat the proper diner? There are normal restaurants too, you know.
And how to eat the burger without dropping half of the stuffage down to the floor. Who is able to open his mouth that wide anyway...
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
30 Apr 2010  #24
Well, sometimes I don't feel like cooking for nearly an hour, especially when it's only for myself, knowing that it will be gone in about 10 minutes. So in that case I would choose sth easy, like pizza, a few sandwiches or sth like that. Due to my health restrictions I unfortunately cannot consider McD or BK an option, but if I hadn't, then every now and then I would choose them, yes.

>^..^<

M-G (Spaniards galore, gee)
pgtx 29 | 3,159
30 Apr 2010  #25
But why choose between fastfoods when you can eat the proper diner? There are normal restaurants too, you know.

these are called cravings...

And how to eat the burger without dropping half of the stuffage down to the floor. Who is able to open his mouth that wide anyway...

practice makes the master...

;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
2 May 2010  #26
Nothing beats a good seafood pizza :) I like kebabs from one shop better than others.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
2 May 2010  #27
Nothing beats a good seafood pizza

I don't see too many places selling seafood pizza... other than tinned tuna that is.

I like kebabs from one shop better than others.

The ammount of sauce and vegitation they put in it make all the difference.

They also come in different sizes... depending on the shop/kiosk
zachodzie - | 6
2 May 2010  #28
The best I ever had anywhere was in Zakopane. I can't remember the name, but it was on the bottom of the high street, and it was fantastic. The meat was chargrilled just right, and it was topped with lots of salad and garlic sauce.
McCoy 27 | 1,276
2 May 2010  #29
polish food is superior. pizza's fine from time to time. kebab's shite. nothing compares to national cusine tho.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
2 May 2010  #30
What's your hourly rate, McCoy? As a comedian I mean. I am a fan of Polish food but it is peasant's food at the end of the day and I prefer food from Asia. It is flavorsome.

Please don't tell me that you think goulash, leczo and bogracz are Polish! They are 3 of the best foods here IMHO. Kociołek is Polish (?) and I love that stuff :)


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