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Cravings?...

Postby Guinness Fan » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:28 pm

No, not those kind of cravings :wink: :lol: This is the Travel, Food & Leisure section.
I had a meeting today with several Americans living here in Holland & the subject of "what kinda food do you miss & can't get here" came up... By an overwhelming majority (all 4 of us); Southern fried chicken and any type of Mexican food.......Makes my mouth water just thinking of it. Time for a trip back to the States.
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Postby olywaguy » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:17 am

No Mexican food in the Netherlands? Are there any Hispanics in the Netherlands?
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Postby DeckApe » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:08 pm

I too get cravings, but they're seldom complicated. Last night I wanted a root beer float, but was apparently unwilling to go to the grocery store at 9:15 PM to get the necessary supplies.
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Postby Earl Butz » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:33 am

Even Canada has lousy Mexican restaurants. They can't even make a good taco without getting it all greasy.

I can understand why Mexicans don't want to live here though what with this freezing winter we're having.
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Postby Guinness Fan » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:41 pm

olywaguy wrote:No Mexican food in the Netherlands? Are there any Hispanics in the Netherlands?


The Mexican food I've seen here is all faux Mexican - if you can even call it that....Never before have I had kernal corn in a taco or burrito. Don't ask me about the "refried beans"....... So, for all you entrepreneurs of Mexican cuisine out there, the Netherlands, and the rest of Europe, awaits....
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Postby Earl Butz » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:07 am

Geez the only Taco Bell within 10 miles of me just closed down forever today, adding insult to injury.

They need high traffic at those fast food places or they go belly up. I guess the diarrhea tacos scared too many people away. :lol:
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Postby DeckApe » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:35 pm

I love Taco Bell, but the after-effects were... unpleasant. I don't eat it anymore. :(
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Postby Guinness Fan » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:11 pm

FLASH! Monday, February 17th...Amsterdam...Traveled one hour out of my way to eat at an "authentic" Mexican resturant (as recommended by my Dutch colleagues)...Walked in & the place looked legit...sombereros on the wall, tequila on the menu...ordered the 3 taco special and lo & behold....kernal corn in the tacos :oops: I engaged the waitress in conversation & found out she was from Spain - now living in the Netherlands to learn English (!?)...and that the "chef" was from Egypt.... My search continues......Taco Bell is looking better & better every day - in spite of the consequences.
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Postby nimby » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:11 pm

Our authentic taco restaurant is run by Koreans, and they hardly speak English never mind Spanish. :lol:
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Postby DeckApe » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:28 am

I feel your pain, Nimby... I forget how far-spread they are, but we have "Papa Murphy's" take-n-bake pizza here. I have to wonder what the Irish know about making pizza. If our local is any indicator, not much. :wink:
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Postby Guinness Fan » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:31 pm

Had chicken curry for lunch.....I'd have thought the Dutch would know what curry is given their ties to the Dutch East Indies/Indonesia... Talk about bland ~ had to spice it up with loads of black pepper... :evil: I think I'll head out to find a decent curry house this week and order a chicken vindaloo to make up for it.
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Postby Guinness Fan » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:55 pm

I'm heading back to the US on holiday tomorrow...Besides Southern fried chicken (which I know I can't find in Boston), I've got my eyes/stomach set on (1) a lobster roll - light on the mayo, heavy on the lobster, (2) a basket of fried clams and (3) scrambled eggs, 3 strips of bacon, English muffins & free refills of coffee .........YUMMMMMMMMM....the simple things in life.... :D
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Postby olywaguy » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:06 pm

What's Dutch cuisine like? What are they famous for?
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Postby DeckApe » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:49 pm

I could do with a good fudge brownie lying beneath a scoop of French vanilla ice cream, drizzled with caramel sauce and sprinkled with crushed peanuts about now...
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Postby nimby » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:12 pm

When it's so cold out, I like a good bowl of borscht. Mmmmm
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Postby DeckApe » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:19 pm

I have had borscht once in my life. At Weezie's Borscht Hut in Castlegar, BC.

And yes, it was awesome.
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Postby nimby » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:13 pm

Next time try the pyrohy too. Yum. :D
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Postby DeckApe » Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:43 am

I think that was part of the meal combo. The hand-held meat pie?
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Postby nimby » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:13 pm

No, the little half moon dumplings stuffed with potatoes and what not, aka pierogies.
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Postby DeckApe » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:09 pm

Oh, sounds tasty. Beats the chicken nuggets and fries currently maturing in the oven, though I've found mixing some mae ploy into my Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce gives a pleasant kick.
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Postby nimby » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:36 pm

Haha! I had chicken nuggets and mac & cheese for dinner tonight.
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Postby Guinness Fan » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:14 pm

Living in the Balkans for the past 6 months, I'm off to a quick UK/Irish getaway...and I'm craving:
(1) An English language newspaper - they kind you buy at the shop - real paper, real ink...the kind you can fold & crumple...Not something you read on-line.
(2) A visit to a bookstore that sells English language books. I never got into this Amazon.com-thing... I can spend an entire day in a bookstore thumbing through books...and walking out with an armload full. Never got into the e-reader thingy.
(3) A full-English/full-Irish breakfast...scrambled eggs, bacon, fried tomatos...endless cups of tea.
(4) A quiet pub that doesn't blare Eastern European musak...Elvis Presley sang in ENGLISH...thank you very much
(5) A pilgrimage to Marks & Spencer to (think J.C. Penny/Target) to buy of all things, socks... The shite they sell here must be ex-Soviet stock
(6) Some spicy food...not that I'll find it in the UK/Ireland...but black pepper is about as spiced-up as it gets here in the Balkans.
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Re: Cravings?...

Postby DeckApe » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:55 pm

I could really tuck into a pizza from Geno's in Astoria, OR.

Alas, it would definitely be cold by the time it got here.
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Re: Cravings?...

Postby Guinness Fan » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:32 pm

Oatmeal..... I actually found a shop that sold it...Whipped some up. ~ WOW! I had forgotten how good it tastes.
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