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Originally Posted by Nutek
Agreed, and something I find vastly better here than in the UK.
I remember the frozen ones my mother used to buy, back in the 80's, except when I say "remember", it was more a matter of being scarred by the experience. They had the consistency of a dish cloth, though thicker (but not much), with something reddish smeared on top, scattered with gratings that might have been been cheese, and diced bits that I am fairly certain were not pork. Ugh!
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I remember the frozen ones my mother used to buy, back in the 80's, except when I say "remember", it was more a matter of being scarred by the experience. They had the consistency of a dish cloth, though thicker (but not much), with something reddish smeared on top, scattered with gratings that might have been been cheese, and diced bits that I am fairly certain were not pork. Ugh!
Bought in Iceland, by any chance?

(The store, not the country).
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Originally Posted by Nutek
Agreed, and something I find vastly better here than in the UK.
It's about the only take away that I think is better here....
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It's about the only take away that I think is better here....
I rate American Pizza and Burgers (NOT McBurgers) higher than the UK.

Chinese is, well, Chinese, wherever you get it.

Fish n Chips etc, well, we don't even need to discuss that as it's so obvious.

Kebabs... The lack of them here makes me cry.
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Just finished a cracking pork pie, mushy peas and crinkle cut chip lunch, with proper bread, vinegar and Heinz ketchup..... Don't think I've got room for KFC tonight...the last chip butty just about finished me off for the day....

And yes, Bacon Collective members if you're reading, I know its my turn - been trying to free up some freezer space, but its gonna have to wait till after Spring Break now....
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Originally Posted by Nutek
I rate American Pizza and Burgers (NOT McBurgers) higher than the UK.

Chinese is, well, Chinese, wherever you get it.

Fish n Chips etc, well, we don't even need to discuss that as it's so obvious.

Kebabs... The lack of them here makes me cry.
I think the only burgers we ever do as takeaway are fast food, and they're crap the world over...

Chinese - far better in the UK. Hands down no competition.

Fish n chips and kebabs .....
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Just finished a cracking pork pie, mushy peas and crinkle cut chip lunch, with proper bread, vinegar and Heinz ketchup
Lovely! Need's a beer to round it off, but that's wishing a bit much for lunch I suppose.
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I think the only burgers we ever do as takeaway are fast food, and they're crap the world over...

Chinese - far better in the UK. Hands down no competition.

Fish n chips and kebabs .....
We are lucky with Chinese here. have two of them close by that are very good.
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Lovely! Need's a beer to round it off, but that's wishing a bit much for lunch I suppose.
Going to school, otherwise I would....I don't want the Tiger Moms to add "drunk" to my long list of undesirabale attributes, now do I....
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You do those funny deep ones there don't you?

My current favorite is a thin crust "white" garlic Pizza. Yum!
They do the deep dish ones with the cheese under the tomato sauce, yeah but there is also a Chicago-style thin crust as well.

I'm not sure what makes it any different to any other thin crusts, except that they cut it into squares instead of triangles.

I love all kinds. Italian sausage is my go-to though.

Originally Posted by Nutek
I rate American Pizza and Burgers (NOT McBurgers) higher than the UK.

Chinese is, well, Chinese, wherever you get it.

Fish n Chips etc, well, we don't even need to discuss that as it's so obvious.

Kebabs... The lack of them here makes me cry.
I tend to agree. Though my old local chippy does the best burgers I have had either side of the pond.

I do like American style Chinese a lot, not better than the UK style but as a variety in its own right. American food in general appeals to me, I have to say. I always have liked it.
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We are lucky with Chinese here. have two of them close by that are very good.
Its OK, but it never quite hits the spot - I think its more the way they serve it - plated meal style in those divided plastic cartons.....it needs to be in tin foil with a soggy cardboard top, then plonked in the middle of the table so everyone can dig in and no-one can tell who the greedy b@ast@rd is that took the last bit of duck....
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Originally Posted by Nutek
I rate American Pizza and Burgers (NOT McBurgers) higher than the UK. ....
Correct.
..... Chinese is, well, Chinese, wherever you get it. ....
I can't agree with that one. Some dishes are better here, such as General Zhou's chicken, some in the UK, such as crispy Peking duck. Overall I like American style Chinese, but I'd like it a whole lot more if it didn't have so much dämned broccoli in it.
.... Fish n Chips etc, well, we don't even need to discuss that as it's so obvious. ....

.... Kebabs... The lack of them here makes me cry.
Gyros are a close enough approximation, or at least they would be if they came with chilli sauce.

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Bought in Iceland, by any chance. .....
I don't think so, we shopped there for a while, after my mother got her first freezer, but the novelty of buying frozen food in a separate shop soon wore off.
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I waited in line to be seated at a deep dish restaurant in Chicago. We then waited like 40 minutes for the pizza to come out because they are made to order. Couldn't they just start cooking it a bit early? Do you think everyone in line was going to try order sushi or something? No wonder the line was so long. Half the place was twiddling their thumbs waiting at their tables. WTF?
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I waited in line to be seated at a deep dish restaurant in Chicago. We then waited like 40 minutes for the pizza to come out because they are made to order. Couldn't they just start cooking it a bit early? Do you think everyone in line was going to try order sushi or something? No wonder the line was so long. Half the place was twiddling their thumbs waiting at their tables. WTF?
I don't know what it's like in Chicago itself. We order ours from a takeaway in town, so I don't have to worry about a wait like that.
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