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Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« Reply #690 on: 09 April, 2017, 11:03:59 am »
Oh I hate that. I don't want my chips in a plant pot, my pudding on a roof slate or my beer in a jam jar. BUY SOME BLOODY CROCKERY!

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Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« Reply #691 on: 09 April, 2017, 05:35:25 pm »
I don't mind drinking out of a jar sometimes (that's a North American thing and fairly normal here) but that's about as much as I will tolerate. Do not serve my haddock in a welly, annoying hipster chefs!

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Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« Reply #692 on: 07 May, 2017, 04:46:51 pm »
And we are back! Bit o housekeeping first - I posted these two on the events threat for the Cal-Habbers' trip to the Frank Quietly exhibition. In case the foodinistas missed them here's me having a good but not remarkable curry at the Ashoka in the West End. We might have had a better offering at Mother India but To forgot to book or something.



This is spicy lamb balls (as the ladies call me). A tasty treat!



And a nice chicken dish - can't remember - maybe a bhuna - nice tangy sauce and good chicken - not enough of it but I scoffed what I was given.

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Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« Reply #693 on: 07 May, 2017, 04:55:40 pm »
Right, we're up to date. Just back from a two night stay in sunny Perth. First time I've stayed over and was quite impressed by the nice grub on offer and variety of bars and shops - not totally taken over by chain stores.

This was in a nice big pub on one of the main streets called Sandemans. I am having the macaroni with chorizo and chicken. The additions were two quid extra on top of the regular macaroni and although nice I don't think they were worth the money. The mac and cheese was good - correct pasta and a nice tangy and runny sauce. Just one narrow bit of garlic bread to accompany the dish but it was plenty for lunch - about a tenner including a pint.



Evening meal saw us at the best rated Indian in town (on Tripadvisor) La Tabla.

This was a good meal and I would certainly eat there again. The wife and I shared the tandoori starter. It came with a zingy mint dip and a good variety of meats. All were well cooked and there was plenty without it being a gutbuster that would threaten the main course.



For my main I had the lamb biryani which was great. Well cooked and seasoned with plenty of curry gravy. We also shared a cracking peshwari nan and a couple of pints of draught Kingfisher.




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Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« Reply #694 on: 08 May, 2017, 10:44:46 am »
Heading for Perth for the Southern Fried Festival at the end of July so will give that Indian a go, should I mention your name when booking?
will avoid that Oor Wullie themed place if over your way  :D
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Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« Reply #695 on: 08 May, 2017, 06:56:26 pm »
Mention away Tom - I'm sure the legend of the 5% tip will still be ringing through its halls!

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Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« Reply #696 on: 10 May, 2017, 02:42:27 pm »
Must have been good if you doubled your usual tip! Hope you never stole the salt cellar this time!  :-X
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Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« Reply #697 on: 10 May, 2017, 07:35:11 pm »
Day 2! Breakfast at the hotel, the Mercure in Perth. This was pretty good. Here's me with fruit (melon, grapefruit and pineapple) along with some mango compote and natural yogurt. After this I had two bits of self made toast and jam and a small sample of the fry buffet - (bacon not crispy enough 7/10 sausage nice and herby and not overcooked 8/10)



Lunch was taken on the hoof at a convenient beer festival. This bbq cooked burger was nice - cheese anonymous but with some good relish.



For dinner we went to a place called 'Brot3ers' - I'm guessing there were three of them. Nice traditional Italian with a good and varied menu with other nations' food covered.

Here's me with a chorizo fritata. Basically an omelette but it was very tasty.



For my main I had the chicken Kiev with some mash and veg. The butter made no attempt to conceal itself but that was fine as the chicken was great and it was obviously home made and not an Iceland special.








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Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« Reply #698 on: 23 June, 2017, 04:13:05 pm »

Every time I see this thread I keep thinking of setting up a "What I have cooked" thread.

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Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« Reply #699 on: 23 June, 2017, 09:54:21 pm »
Fire away - can't have enough grub threads on a comic forum!

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Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« Reply #700 on: 24 June, 2017, 02:02:27 pm »
This thread has once again saved the universe from destruction when my attempt to raise great Cthulhu from his watery realm was interrupted by me being distracted by that nom looking chicken Kiev.


All hail! (the Kiev)

More grub threads sounds lovely.

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