Author Topic: Oh yes!  (Read 1340 times)

Offline olev

  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 505
  • Karma: 3
Re: Oh yes!
« Reply #15 on: 26.11. 2016 01:17 »
About 40 years ago in Perth, a pommy mate fed me a pie (pork?) loaded with English mustard.
It damned near killed me. It was toxic.
I think they run their nuclear power stations on the stuff.
No wonder they conquered the planet, with constitutions like that.
cheers

Offline stu.andrews

  • A's Best Friend
  • ***
  • Join Date: Mar 2012
  • Posts: 138
  • Karma: 4
Re: Oh yes!
« Reply #16 on: 26.11. 2016 10:24 »
Ah, but us poms are tough! Our beer would poison you too!
2010 Yamaha TDM 900-Touring
2012 Triumph Bonneville SE-Fun


Online muskrat

  • Global Moderator
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • **
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 8237
  • Karma: 106
  • Lake Conjola NSW Oz
    • Shoalhaven Classic Motorcycle Club Inc
Re: Oh yes!
« Reply #17 on: 26.11. 2016 12:41 »
Our beer would poison you too!
Yes, I couldn't drink the beer whilst at the IOM or Dublin. I settled for cider. Found a nice one at Bushy's Bar at 6.5%.
Cheers  *countdown*
'51 A7 plunger, '57 A7SS now A10CR,  '83 CB1100F, 88 FXST .
Australia
Muskys Plunger A7

Offline Bedfordbeeza

  • A's Best Friend
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2016
  • Posts: 56
  • Karma: 0
Re: Oh yes!
« Reply #18 on: 26.11. 2016 15:36 »
Greybeard,

Glad you didn't sell the BSA to buy the W800, even though it's a superb bike.  I know this because my brother has one, it's the limited edition black and gold one.  He's done a fair few modifications including smaller lights and indicators, EBC wavy disc and pads, gold Renthals, Lots of Cnc bits, power commander kit and a beautiful SC project hand built exhaust.  The original pea shooter exhausts were far to muted, even with baffles removed.  This bike is super smooth, and sounds a proper thumper now.  As much as he likes it, he looks at my plunger and admits being envious of the frame style and has said on a couple of occasions he wants to build an old bobber so I think you made a wise decision to stick with the BSA.

Offline Topdad

  • bob hebdon
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 2235
  • Karma: 32
  • l
Re: Oh yes!
« Reply #19 on: 28.11. 2016 10:57 »
Jachenbach, the reason no English restaurants over you're side of the pond is that if you tried good wholesome real food you'd be crying at the stuff you have to eat . *whistle* Yesterday my Sunday lunch was fit for a king cooked by my wife  ,lovely roast lamb ,creamed and roast  potatoes ,garden peas and batton carrots,a rich gravy made from the meat juices finished of with a little mint sauce ,accompanied by a pint of bombardier best bitter ,felt like gods in his heaven and all was almost right with my little part world !!
" rules are made for the guidance of wise men and the blind obediance of fools"
United Kingdom

Offline coater87

  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 1181
  • Karma: 6
Re: Oh yes!
« Reply #20 on: 28.11. 2016 12:31 »
Jachenbach, the reason no English restaurants over you're side of the pond is that if you tried good wholesome real food you'd be crying at the stuff you have to eat . *whistle* Yesterday my Sunday lunch was fit for a king cooked by my wife  ,lovely roast lamb ,creamed and roast  potatoes ,garden peas and batton carrots,a rich gravy made from the meat juices finished of with a little mint sauce ,accompanied by a pint of bombardier best bitter ,felt like gods in his heaven and all was almost right with my little part world !!

 Sorry guys, I am not buying it.

 I work with a millwright who is from way over there, still goes back every year or two.

 He informed me he fills one suitcase with food from America so he has something good to eat while he is visiting. *smile*
Central Wisconsin in the U.S.

Offline Topdad

  • bob hebdon
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 2235
  • Karma: 32
  • l
Re: Oh yes!
« Reply #21 on: 28.11. 2016 12:57 »
This is gonner run longer than the great british bake off ! I think it all depends on the family you grow up with ,if theres a cook and  she/he was taught well they can pass that knowledge on ,unfortuneatly kids these days can't be bothered . We had a shop that sold home cooked meats ,beef ,pork and ham . By the time I was 13 I could bone out and string a full gammon and using my dads recipe boil them or roast them to perfection as well as being able to dress chickens ducks and turkeys ready for the oven also  cooking them for the shop I'm also pretty good with steaks .Despite also selling Bread my Gran who was in her mid seventies then would still bake a few loaves and barmcakes for us producing wonderful stuff ,I think you'd call it French bread as it isn't sweet . In short what I really remember is that flavour is everything ,if it doesn't taste right to you it won't taste right to anyone else and personally I wouldn't serve it to anyone .
On the other hand some supposed cooks can't boil water these days and whole families haven't ever had a home cooked meal , whilst a ping machine as it's use's it shouldn't be the only appliance used . There is no better feeling than producing a meal and seeing people  enjoying a good wholesome tasty meal.Having said all this  I still love fish and chips from a proper chippy!
" rules are made for the guidance of wise men and the blind obediance of fools"
United Kingdom

Offline gavinoz

  • A's Best Friend
  • ***
  • Join Date: Apr 2012
  • Posts: 140
  • Karma: 3
  • Dogs & Sheep hate smokers worse than Hondas.
Re: Oh yes!
« Reply #22 on: 28.11. 2016 18:47 »
Not sure about the English cuisine, but agree with home dressed and prepared food. Nothing like wild-caught Koala, slow baked with dried, powdered, redback spider seasoning for a bit of bite. Served with a bit of wattle leaf salad, garnished with gladioli flowers. Yum. Cheers, from Gavin.
Rigid A7S, 57 A10 in pieces
Australia

Offline nimrod650

  • Valued Contributor
  • ****
  • Join Date: Feb 2015
  • Posts: 446
  • Karma: 4
Re: Oh yes!
« Reply #23 on: 28.11. 2016 19:32 »
A fried potato sandwich????????? Sounds incredibly bland. Well, I must admit, I've never heard rave reviews of British cooking. Come to think of it, we have lots of ethnic restaurants in Boise, but I've never heard of a Brit restaurant. Guess the Italians, Mexicans, Thais, etc., have no need to fear.
to far to ship fresh english produce none of that frozen rubbish here

Online RichardL

  • Outside Chicago, IL
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 5032
  • Karma: 48
Re: Oh yes!
« Reply #24 on: 28.11. 2016 20:05 »
Bob,

Believe it or not, I have seen the British Bake-Off show over here.

Yes, the fish and chips are great.

No, British cuisine is not going to take off over here, though I know of a couple such restaurants. Irish pub food is easy to find, even in my suburb.


GB,

I bet you're sorry you just tried to tell us of nice fall ride.

Richard L.

Plan on signing up for the world-wide 2020 DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN'S RIDEon September 27, 2020 (if it's not cancelled and we are free to move about by then). Watch website at https://www.gentlemansride.com for details.

Offline kiwipom

  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 751
  • Karma: 8
Re: Oh yes!
« Reply #25 on: 28.11. 2016 20:24 »
A fried potato sandwich????????? Sounds incredibly bland. Well, I must admit, I've never heard rave reviews of British cooking. Come to think of it, we have lots of ethnic restaurants in Boise, but I've never heard of a Brit restaurant. Guess the Italians, Mexicans, Thais, etc., have no need to fear.
to far to ship fresh english produce none of that frozen rubbish here
`Super size that sir`cheers
A10.G.Flash(cafe racer)Honda 250 vtr. Yamaha Virago XV920.

War! what is it good for?Absolutely nothing, Edwin Star.
NewZealand

Offline dave55

  • A's Best Friend
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2016
  • Posts: 165
  • Karma: 1
Re: Oh yes!
« Reply #26 on: 28.11. 2016 20:41 »
American food cant be that good we had to send one of our Chefs and not one of the best to sort out some restaurants see here..
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/ramsays-kitchen-nightmares-usa/episode-guide/series-1      *smiley4*

yea apologies GB dint mean to cause upset and make you go off and buy a Kwacking saki bonnevile  *eek*
BSA Bantam D7 175  1961
BSA A10 650 Golden Flash 1955 Plunger
Suzuki GSX1400 2003

Offline worntorn

  • Valued Contributor
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jun 2015
  • Posts: 376
  • Karma: 2
Re: Oh yes!
« Reply #27 on: 29.11. 2016 02:21 »
The best food we've encountered while out on tour was in the UK.  We spent a month there riding the Vincent 2500 miles thru England and Scotland after doing a roads closed lap of the IOM during the  Centenary celebration in 2007.

The touring was fantastic, the B&B full English or full Scottish breakfasts were delicious, as were our evening meals, mostly at little local pubs.
This was in late August and early September so fresh garden produce was in use everywhere, unlike at home or in the US where most restaurants just use frozen, tasteless produce year round.

The veggies in the UK tasted like they were just harvested right out of a home garden. And they definitely know how to prepare Lamb!

By comparison when touring at home here or in the US, the diet is almost uniformly unhealthy deep fried crap with a few rubbery, tasteless veggies on the side. If you want to pay $100 for every meal then good food is generally available, but in the UK the low cost pub dinners are  as good or better than those served at high end"fresh, organic" restaurants over here.
Yes I'm planning another motorcycle trip to the UK!

Glen

Offline Topdad

  • bob hebdon
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 2235
  • Karma: 32
  • l
Re: Oh yes!
« Reply #28 on: 29.11. 2016 10:41 »
opps sorry everyone ,   *sad*  do seem to have go off on one ,just happen to be passionate about food , Good food that is ,( see size of waistband ) as I am about A10's and motorcycling  and another sorry to GB whose ride was forgotten during the rant moment ,the area looks really beautiful , Bob
" rules are made for the guidance of wise men and the blind obediance of fools"
United Kingdom

Online Greybeard

  • Jack of all trades; master of none.
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2011
  • Posts: 6040
  • Karma: 35
Re: Oh yes!
« Reply #29 on: 29.11. 2016 11:16 »
The reputation of American food here is that it is bland and the servings are huge. My wife and me toured California for a month about ten years ago. We would typically order one meal and an empty plate so we could share. We only really ate in fast food places and enjoyed what we got. Plus points not often seen here: Free refills of drink. Great customer service. Extensive opening hours,  (try to find a cafe open after 5 in the uk). The exchange rate was very favourable to us at that time, (nearly two dollars to the pound!) but even so the cost of a coffee when we got back to London Heathrow airport was shocking, and no refills of course! I Felt sorry for the Americans sitting at the next table. A coffee in London at the moment will cost you about 2.50 USD