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bonnyprincecharlie March 22nd, 2014 07:35 AM

MeltonMowbray pork pie, Stornoway black Pudding, Northern Irish eel, Birmingham Balti
 
Tried these foods from Great Britian, what do you think of them? would you recommend them? can I buy them?

Mike M March 22nd, 2014 10:02 AM

I've had all of them except the Birmingham Balti. I have no idea what that is.

I spent last fall about five miles from Melton Mowbray. I am not a big pork pie fan. To me they are under seasoned, as many traditional English dishes are, and are reminiscent of Spam in a crust. ;)

I do like a good black pudding. It is a blood sausage and something that is going out of favor in England. Fewer butchers and shops are stocking it. That's a shame.

Most of the British eel is jellied and not really my cup of tea and though I've only had it a couple of times it isn't anything I'd go out of my way to order.

I'll take a good bit of Spotted Dick for my pudding after a good meal.

Take care,
Mike

kandajones March 23rd, 2014 08:37 AM

The Balti is a style of curry, Balti houses & styles of curry are available all over Britain, so I believe that Birmingham part comes into it as the creative home of that curry.
Although tomato based, they usually come as either a Lamb or Chicken dish and as they are not to 'hot' you get to taste all the various spices that are in the dish.

Would I reccomend - oh yes, definitely :o)

Alan

bonnyprincecharlie March 23rd, 2014 04:10 PM

Thank you for the info. I was on one cruise and they served the pudding in the English Pup. It was good. I would love to taste test the British eel. Possibly, I will be able to try these English dishes on future trips to Great Britian.

Mike M March 24th, 2014 09:51 AM

Serving black pudding in an "English Pup" is going a bit overboard. ;) :)

Take care,
Mike

kandajones March 24th, 2014 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike M (Post 1497328)
Serving black pudding in an "English Pup" is going a bit overboard. ;) :)

and I just thought it was a new kind of hot dog ;)

Alan


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