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    Photothread: British vs Thai vs Korean...

    In the summer I had a very pleasant week in Hertfordshire and ate some great food. I live in Korea which has some nice food too. Lastly, I'm lucky enough to have the maniac wife's cooking at hand on a daily basis.

    Here are twelve random photos of food taken off my phone, tell me what your favourites are (and add your own):

    Here in Korea they have this lamb on mini spits which is one of my favourite foods locally; works out $30 per person if there's 4 or more of you - very often in Korea, the more people out eating together the cheaper it works out.


    Bibimbab is a quick easy fix, $4 - it's ok.


    The wife does like to cook a pad seu, and I do like to eat it; not my favourite Thai dish, but preferable, to me, over most Korean dishes.


    After a trip to HuaHin, eating on the pier restaurants, the wife decided to teach herself how to cook yellow seafood curry; very nice if you're in the mood.


    I'm fortunate that the wife will have a go at most types of food, and after complaining that the local Indian restaurant serves up a crap and over-priced chicken biryani she made one for me the next day - a lot better than the local Indian place.


    The wife has a friend from Qatar. Her mother, from Nizwa, came over to Korea for a visit and cooked some Arabic food, so the wife learnt that too and now manages a very nice chicken dish; I really like this one, just about on a par with the one above.



    Another home made Indian style dish. She has been known to throw a few butter rotis onto the plate too...


    I went back to the UK in the summer and had a 'proper' Indian meal - this could be my favourite so far...
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    The parents live in a small Hertfodshire village, quite close to Cambridge, and they have a great bread shop and a great cheese shop. After living in Korea for 5 years, I can't explain how much this simple meal below pleasured my palate - definitely my favourite so far.


    Sometimes we go out for a samjipsal, and sometimes the wife does it at home (often with a bit of satay thrown in too). Here's a home brew:



    Amusingly, or not..., when we go out for a meal the wife like's to tell the Koreans how to cook Korean food... Here's the local samjipsal place, just across the road, it's really good, maybe the most well-known in this city, and cheap as chips - costs about $12 for two people to get a big feed.


    These late night Korean places sell a variety of mostly fried, but some boiled, stuff. I don't like it at all, but the wife does...


    Saving the best til last, I had a lamb Sunday lunch at a pub back in the UK in the summer. It was amazingly good:


    Personally, Korean ranks in third. Thai is obviously excellent, and I do love British food; there's a lot of great food in the UK, and a lot of great beers too. The wife does pretty well on the Thai side, so it's her fault I'm too fat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    there's a lot of great food in the UK
    The pics of the Indian look really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    The pics of the Indian look really good.
    Oh come on, tell me that Sunday lunch doesn't look tasty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    lamb on mini spits
    here in bumfcuk turkey I usually eat lamb barbequed like that - I get a kuzu duhrum which is a lamb wrap , so barbequed lamb skewers which are then wrapped in a pita bread ( lavush ) with lettuce and tomato and onion and then lightly toasted over the same coals - it is the wednesday take away - I will try and get photos tomorrow

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    Looks goood. You're lucky your missus has a talent for lots of different cuisine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    here in bumfcuk turkey I usually eat lamb barbequed like that - I get a kuzu duhrum which is a lamb wrap , so barbequed lamb skewers which are then wrapped in a pita bread ( lavush ) with lettuce and tomato and onion and then lightly toasted over the same coals - it is the wednesday take away - I will try and get photos tomorrow
    Yeah, I bet that tastes great - I like meself a bit of Turkish style lamb kebabaqos.

    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Looks goood. You're lucky your missus has a talent for lots of different cuisine.
    It's taken her a fair few years, but she has branched out beyond Thai food with her Scottish Egg potentially being her best effort; sometimes, coming home to half a dozen freshly cooked Scotch Eggs (in Korea...) is bloody wonderful.

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    That Sunday roast is very similar to the one I enjoyed in Thailand, too often.

    Still think British Indian and Chinese is best. The mild Thai curries are good too. Not a big fan of over spiced foods in general.

    Cant believe you went to UK as a foodie and no mention of fish and chips.

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    I did eat at a pretty nice fish and chip shop in Hertford, proper fish and chip shop; cod and chips, but have no pictures...

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    I did, alas, miss out on another great British dish; 5 days in the UK and I didn't have a kebab.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    I did eat at a pretty nice fish and chip shop in Hertford, proper fish and chip shop; cod and chips, but have no pictures...
    My last experience of home cooked British food, Indian, Chinese and fish and chips was back in 2015. A trip that also cost me a 90 quid fine and 3 points on my license.

    Its good that your other half is an accomplished chef, but I find that any substantial meal, like a Sunday roast, takes too long and too much effort. Especially when it’s available down the pub. lol

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    ^ for me, yes. But, the wife likes cooking; shopping for ingredients, cooking, eating together, she likes the whole end to end process, and she's usually not talking while sh's cooking, so that works for me too...

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    the local lamb wrap

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    You're a lucky guy Betty having a wife that can cook at all, unlike mine
    She looks in great shape too, maybe you should copy her eating habits you fukkin cake arse, or is that Tom?

    I'll try and put my favourites in order but it'll be in vain as the main thing you need is variety.

    So in descending order

    1- That British Indian spread
    2- Lamb Sunday Lunch
    3- Seafood yellow curry- but made with just crab and no shells
    4- $60/50 euro Korean lamb skewers and a nosh off Tomcat in chequed shirt.
    5- chicken biryani
    6- other Indian food
    7- cheese and pibkle sandwich
    8 -Pad Thai
    9- That Arabian shit that Cyrille probably lives on but never shows anyone
    10- Bibinbab
    11- those Korean go out and fuckin cook it yourself hotplates.

    Looking forward to your review on Filipino fine dining and to see if you add any fare from your first holiday there to this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    the local lamb wrap







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    Always ate Korean for lunch when I worked at Garden Island, Sydney.
    $5 for three dishes and rice.
    Fooking lovely it was. Remember the spicy chicken wings yummy.

    Thai food has to be the Green Curry in a restaurant on Lamai beach, amazing.

    English has to be the full monty followed by the roast chicken Sunday dinner.

    Food from around the globe, I'll push the boat out and go for the pepperoni pizza at Chez chitty

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    This one.

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    ^A cheese sandwich?

    its not even a Ploughmans and that guy thrusting his groin forward on the sofa is deeply worrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    A cheese sandwich?
    On the double luv.

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