Memorable food I've eaten while in UK. - Narcissism is Necessary

Memorable food I’ve eaten while in UK.

Okay, I was looking through my blog drafts. I didn’t realise I have so many unfinished blog postings and some of those posts could have been fun to write if I just had not been so lazy :P So now if I posted also there’s no point as the topics have expired already…not relevant to this time and day.

But there’s always one topic that will never expire. Food!!! Here is the list of memorable food that I’ve eaten during my trip to UK. If you hadn’t eaten, be warned…….

1. Home-made Full English breakfast version one. Mostly grilled, the bf’s mom of course tried to make the dish as healthier as possible but it was still very tasty, hehehe.

2. Home-made Full English breakfast version two. We told the BF’s mom not to worry about our health so she made the full english for us again with a slight variation. With baked beans and the under-appreciated black pudding and bacon.fat.soaked.toasts…..nyahahahaha :D

3. Home-made Pork chop with apple sauce. BF’s mom did it again. The pork was juicy with really crunchy crackling. The steamed runner beans were fresh and crispy and the awesomesauce layer potatoes.

4. Homemade cucumber and pepper/hummus sandwich. We were picnicking at the foot of Malvern Hill. I still remember how blue and clear the sky was with fluffy white clouds. The sandwiches were fresh and refreshing, the company was wonderful, it was a very good day :)

5. Strawberry trifle. Oh..my..lard! Jelly, custard and cream..the English knows their dessert!

6. Chinese takeaway from Wing Sing. Wing Sing in Worcester is owned by the bf’s longtime buddy and also a very popular takeaway in the area, so of course I had to try it. Not to mention, at that point of time, I really badly needed rice in my system lol. True to my bf’s words, Wing Sing does serve fantastic chinese food. A little too greasy than Malaysian chinese food but who’s complaining?

7. Homemade beef steak with grilled tomatoes and mushrooms. A lovely and simple meal cooked with love :)

8. Scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam at Dunster. Orgasmic!!!

9. Summer pudding (pavlova with summer fruits). I can keep eating this. The juicy fruits and creme fraiche soaking into the meringue creating a sweet, crunchy & chewy but refreshing dessert all at the same time.

10. Baked Camembert on crusty baguette with onion marmalade and beetroot. Oh my lard….this dish makes me wish I had a garden overlooking the sea because that was exactly where we ate this lovely snack. Hot, delicious, gooey Camembert cheese spread all over a slice of warm baguette with some onion marmalade for a tinge of sweetness. It was heavenly! Then you clear your palette with a couple of slices of beetroot and start all over again :D

11. Roast duck. This was the 1st dish that BF’s aunt cooked for us when we visited her at the coastal town, Minehead. I felt very honoured as she roasted an entire duck just for us. Needless to say, the duck was delicious…the skin crispy and the flesh juicier at every bite. She served the duck with layer potatoes (see next item), possibly my favourite way of eating potatoes, EVER!

12. Layer potatoes. I worship this dish. I love it so much I intend to recreate it in my own kitchen next time. It’s impossible to fathom how some sliced potatoes, creme fraiche and salt & pepper could combine to become one of the most delicious potato dish I’ve ever had. It’s slightly crispy, slightly soft and very tasty.

13. Sunday carvery lunch (roast pork and Yorkshire pudding). We had this while visiting the garden centre. The garden centre is kind of like our plants nursery but with great food and a retail outlet for middle-aged people :P Anyway…man it was decadent! Best Yorkshire pudding I’ve ever had. It was fluffy and buttery and went so well with the gravy. I do miss it…

14. Venison patty and Mediterranean vegetables. Not my favourite cause the venison patty tasted more or less like Ramly burger patty but it was still a very fulfiling dinner.

15. Pickled eggs with crisps. I really loved this! I never had pickled egg in my life and thought it’d be nasty but the sourness of the egg went really well with the salty crisps, I couldn’t stop eating!

16.Pork scratchings. The number 1 snack in my life. I would rather kill a kitten then have no scratchings in my life ever again. Okay kidding. Okay, maybe not. It’s hard, very salty and very crunchy. I believe it’s an acquired taste and I certainly have acquired a passionate liking for it. Not the healthiest snack in the world either…but life is short :P

There were more food than the ones listed here that I found really delicious but most times I didn’t manage to take pictures because I was too pre-occupied with eating. I guess you can agree that the BF’s mom & aunt are very good cooks too :)

Really can’t wait for my new kitchen to finish so I could re-create some of those food!!

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25 Responses to Memorable food I’ve eaten while in UK.

  1. KY May 13, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    you just made me hungrymax againnnn!

  2. ciki May 13, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

    bow bow! fantastic post.. wow! making me miss UK.. miss miss miss!

  3. ShaolinTiger May 13, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    Zomg, I’m actually salivating.

  4. michellezyenn May 13, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

    This is too much man. T_T I feel like crying seeing pictures of those glorious food. omg.

  5. Glo-w May 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    yummy^^ lard is good^^ always!

  6. nicktay May 13, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    Full English breakfast, drool….The Scottish version comes with haggis!

  7. gier May 13, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    Damn you, woman! Damn you to hell!

  8. Life for Beginners May 13, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    Oh scones, oh scones! I miss those + real clotted cream and jam in Broadway, the Cotswolds. :)

  9. Kimberlycun May 13, 2010 at 5:10 pm #

    ky: hehe sorry!

    ciki: i miss uk too!

    st: when u gonna come back take me for dinner? i’m hungry now!!!!

    michelle: don’t cry lor lol

    glo-w: amen to that!

    nick: i’ve never tried haggis, i want to try it someday!

    gier: buwahhahahahhahahahhahaaha. sorry doc!

    life for beginners: ooh i didnt get to try scones in broadway, but my blog banner picture was taken there!! :D

  10. Kevin May 13, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

    Hello, dropping by from innit.. You have really nice blog! Support ya! Cheers!

  11. ohmywtf May 13, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    err…wth is pork scratching? Where pork like to scratch themselves?? lol So i cant eat them because i dont wanna kill my CLEO! :-p

  12. Mark May 13, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

    Oh man, now I feel really hungry and I really miss the food in the UK as well!

    1) My favourite kebab and chips from the local store with melted cheese and salt and vinegar for the chips
    2) Northern indian food, rogan josh and sag gosh
    3) Full english breakkie with deep friend bread and yorkshire pudding!

  13. quaintly May 13, 2010 at 6:51 pm #

    omg just woke up and now i feel like i could eat the world. your MiL is for keeps!!!!!

    • Kimberlycun May 13, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

      kevin: thanks ya :D

      ohmywtf: it’s marinaded pork fat with skin still attached marinaded with salt and spice and deep fried until super hard. it’s a pub snack :D dunno why they call them scratchings also!

      mark: man, i miss this place called worcester kebab also with the awesome pickled chilli!

      ah pau: hehe eat more u can afford it! and i agree with you on mil hehe.

  14. Tey Cindy May 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm #

    PICKLED EGGS?! o.O” so genggg? lols

    • Kimberlycun May 14, 2010 at 2:45 am #

      cindy: ya it’s very nice!!!! i think i will make some next time to eat with crisps or porridge hehehe

  15. nicktay May 14, 2010 at 9:45 am #

    You gotta try it, its actually quite awesome :) And if you do go up to Scotland, apparently they are famous for Deep fried Mars bars, though my brother refused to bring me to try it.

  16. aud May 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    like gareth im drooling too and i don’t even usually like western food!

    • Kimberlycun May 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

      nick: i heard about deep fried mars bar, i want to try that! lol and yeah, if i got a chance to go to scotland i’d definitely try haggis :D

      aud: is it cause u always eat american type one? i like english food..most of them simple and straightforward taste but american ones always too rich or too big lol.

  17. Fieran May 14, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

    Ohhh I have never eaten Yorkshire pudding. Someday I will. Darn if I didn’t have to learn Norwegian this Summer, I’d be in UK next weekend. *SIGH* :(

  18. Kiran May 15, 2010 at 4:49 am #

    I want to go to UK :D

  19. Baby Sumo May 16, 2010 at 11:07 am #

    did you try the marmite walker crisps? they’re very good.

  20. Kimberlycun May 17, 2010 at 1:26 am #

    baby sumo: no!!! but it sounds so really delicious! i love marmite nom nom nom

  21. ront July 7, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    been more than 10 years since i last had pickled eggs…in northern part of the american midwest, bars have huge jars of these which they serve as snacks.

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