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Re: Pub Grub
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2010, 12:39:30 AM »
Some of the worst Fish and Chips I've had were in England and Ireland though . . . truly terrible greasy food.  But I've had great samples there too . . .
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Re: Pub Grub
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2010, 05:50:20 AM »
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Re: Pub Grub
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2010, 07:12:17 AM »
Are fish and chips traditional pub grub?  This is a genuine question, I sort of gathered that traditionally fish and chips were mostly a specialty of dedicated takeaway fish and chip shops....street food basically.  Did the traditional English pubs of yesteryear do a lot of fish frying as well?

Granted today they are ubiquitous in brewpubs (every brewpub seems to feel they must trumpet that their pale ale is in the batter), so they are at the very least modern pub grub.

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Re: Pub Grub
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2010, 11:34:05 AM »
I think it's "quick" food. Perfect for people who have been drinking. I haven't been over "there" in... 25 years? So maybe things have changed. Not even sure they use newspaper to wrap your order in anymore.

And weaz I like those scotch-eggs. I think they're done down here at some place.
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Re: Pub Grub
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2010, 02:43:41 PM »
Well I hear over there Indian takeaway is all the rage.  There's talk of making chicken tikka masala "Britain's national dish", which sort of hurts my brain.  I guess no worse than America's infatuation with pizza and tacos, in that its a domestic adaptation of a foreign dish that becomes wildly popular, but still...I guess the days of the Sunday joint of roast beef are long past.


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Re: Pub Grub
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2010, 03:06:17 PM »
Ive been to London a few times. I think almost every pub has fish and chips. The fish and chips at the carry away places is usually not very good. Or at least that was my experience. I was at one place that made sausages battered and deep fried.That was actually pretty good.

Indian food in London is fantastic too. Just wonderful. Also, Dim Sum in London is really great. There are a couple places in their "China Town" which is just adjacent to Lester Square.

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Re: Pub Grub
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2010, 06:32:54 PM »
I guess it's not exactly pub grub, but anyone got a recipe for a good Irish coddle?
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