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Happy birthday, Grim. Did you celebrate it at home!?
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I'm going out tonight for an Indian meal :)
Thanks Yi :D

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Nice. I hope you have a nice time. Any idea what you'll have?

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I'm not sure Brad, I think I'll have something other than the standard chicken tikka massala etc :D
Thanks BTW :)

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We don't really have 'Indian' food here in Holland.

Have a good night, Grimmy! :)
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Happy birthday, Simon. :)
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All the best Grim...which reminds me,it's mine very soon...45 :?
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Yi-Long wrote:We don't really have 'Indian' food here in Holland.
Not surprising, you didn't go colonising South Asia ;). What about Indonesian food? Lots of outlets I imagine.

Indian Curry is officially the most popular meal in the UK. It has been since I can remember. I had a curry on Friday night with work, it was nice but I prefer Far East Asian food.

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Indonesian food here isn't really existent. They kinda blended the crap stuff from chinese food, and the crap stuff from indonesian food, and they sell that as 'chinese' food.

The only 'indonesian' food is the occasional indonesian toko that might sell some snacks, like 'Risolles Pedis' (which is very nice).

I'm really glad I've learned about proper chinese food, and not the bullshit they serve westerners.
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You can never expect fully authentic food in Western outlets. Thai food is very different in Thailand, to The UK. It's still essentially Thai food but very different.

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Thanks Mark and Sam :)

We went to a restaurant called "Chez Muntaj" (I think) which said it had "French-Asian cuisine" - so basically Indian with some influences. Some of it was really very nice indeed, and of a higher class than your average Indian IMO.
I had some spicy chicken dish in sauce infused with lime leaves - you could really taste the lime :D We shared side dishes, bread, rice etc :)

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bradavon wrote:You can never expect fully authentic food in Western outlets. Thai food is very different in Thailand, to The UK. It's still essentially Thai food but very different.
It's a shame though, isn't it!? here in Holland we have 'chinese' restaurants, and they have a fully chinese kitchen and staff... yet they serve crap that they THINK 'we' want.

I just want some fried rice, ho faan, char sui, koo li yuk, etc. But instead they serve shite variations on that kinda food.

I do look forward to Hong Kong: Nice chinese, but also nice thai and vietnamese food. Plus we should try to find some korean food somewhere. I remember the foodcourt in Tung Chung had a korean stall, but not sure if we tried any of the food there ...
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Yi-Long wrote:ho faan, char sui, koo li yuk
What's that?

We have a Chinese restaurant here that is pretty nice I guess as it doesnt use MSG and all that other crap but really I prefer home cooked Chinese food from a recipe book and not British-Chinese food.

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Happy birthday, Grim.

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Thanks Eva :)

I got:

Arsenal Confidental (an Arsenal photobook)
Highbury: The Story of Arsenal in N5 (another book)
Chocolate bar
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The Dark Knight/Batman Begins - 4 disc UK LE
Quantum of Solace: 2 disc SE HMV Exclusive
Spongebob Squarepants: S4 Boxset
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Football books, do they hate you? :wink:

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grim_tales wrote:
Yi-Long wrote:ho faan, char sui, koo li yuk
What's that?

We have a Chinese restaurant here that is pretty nice I guess as it doesnt use MSG and all that other crap but really I prefer home cooked Chinese food from a recipe book and not British-Chinese food.
Ho Faan is just a kind of noodles, usually served with slices of beef.
Char Sui = grilled (or something) pork, sliced in small pieces. When they've prepared it well, it's very nice. Occasionally it isn't prepared well, and it's just so-so cause maybe they threw in too many colorings or it's a bit 'old'.
Koo Li Yuk = pork meat in round balls. Hell I don't know how to explain it properly, but it's tasty :)

I might google up some images or something if I feel like it later, Gwimmy. ;)
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Char Siu is barbecued.
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Sounds very nice :D

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Yo, I'm 23 today (the age I will grow facial hair if the legends are true) 8) Went out last night to celebrate and had a really fun night, including being pushed around in a shopping trolley which happened to be outside the club :lol:

My mum got me the Ergo Proxy box set and my dad gave me money and took me for a meal at Oriental Express yesterday. I'm off for a carvery this evening with my mum and grandparents :)

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Nice! How wasted did you get?

I've not been pushed around in a trolley for years :D.

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Haooy Birthday Gas :D

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Happy Birthday Gastero!

23 as well, I'm starting to feel like an old man around here! :D

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Happy birthday, man. :)
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Ahh Happy Bday :) 23, its strange the net you get ages in your head and they stick for years and years, I always find your posts older aged than you are :D

Unlike me who posts like a 13 year old :lol: but I dont care nah nah nah nah nah :D

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