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Post by dazzlebabe » Wed, 15 Dec 2010 11:32 am

FISHCAKES!
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Post by BigSis » Wed, 15 Dec 2010 3:12 pm

Aaaaahhh I didn't see that they did gravy - I shall have to go back again this week \:D/

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Post by curiousgeorge » Wed, 15 Dec 2010 4:40 pm

Wow, so many reference to Fish & Chips!

I am with Pumpkin here, and for too long the British have been derided for their cuisine, when in fact is has lent to (and borrowed from) so many other international cuisines.

Modern British Cuisine is focussed on pure, simple and fresh ingredients rather than complicated and overly-prissy presentation of the nouvelle crowd. Flavour of simple ingredients rather than complex combinations emphasizes fresh meats, game, poultry, vegetables in the form of stews, roasts, pies & puddings. The revival in Modern British kind of goes hand-in-hand with the organic and slow food movements as this is where much sourcing for Modern British cuisine comes from.

I understand that London has proportionately more Michelin stars than any other city outside of France. Hestor Blumenthal's Fat Duck has been named best restaurant in the world several times by several different groups, indeed 500 restaurantuers, critcs and foodies decided that nearly one-third of the best restaurants of the world were in the UK back in 2005.

Sadly, there are no Modern British places in Singapore, but you can find similar dishes if you look. Oso near Outram does a fantastic six hour lamb shank (HA! British cuisine copied by the Italians).

Google for Australian Fine Dining, which of course is more popular on this side of the world. Somewhere like Osia at Resorts World might hit the spot for you.

Failing that, is Monster Mash still open in Holland V? Sort of posh caff food...

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Post by BigSis » Wed, 15 Dec 2010 10:46 pm

Wow, so many reference to Fish & Chips!
I don't know about anyone else but the reason I like to buy fish and chips is because it is something I don't cook at home. Most other British food I'm happy to try and make myself...................apart from pork pies - tricky blighters pork pies.....but I don't like deep frying much - waste of oil and I always get the heat wrong which is odd really because I used to be a bit of a dab hand at frying chips when I was about 15 years old - it would appear that I've lost the knack!

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Post by durain » Wed, 15 Dec 2010 11:50 pm

where's the pukka or peters pie? also, it's not sausage, it's BANGERS! :P :D

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Post by rickjames » Mon, 20 Dec 2010 5:40 pm

I believe it was the French who went to London to teach the Brits how to cook -hence the good restaurants in London now...perhaps you should try looking for French places here instead of 'modern British' restaurants.

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Post by BigSis » Mon, 20 Dec 2010 5:48 pm

rickjames wrote:I believe it was the French who went to London to teach the Brits how to cook -hence the good restaurants in London now...perhaps you should try looking for French places here instead of 'modern British' restaurants.
Yeah you should start with Deli France ROFL :P

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Post by ksl » Mon, 20 Dec 2010 7:08 pm

Saint wrote:Here's the menu!

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Post by aster » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 3:17 am

You might just want to try some Irish pubs, but we're obviously not looking at ultra-chic, fine, modern British cuisine here.

Or maybe try The Queen & Mangosteen bar/restaurant at Vivo?

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Post by snowqueen » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 4:35 pm

aster wrote:You might just want to try some Irish pubs, but we're obviously not looking at ultra-chic, fine, modern British cuisine here.

Or maybe try The Queen & Mangosteen bar/restaurant at Vivo?
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Post by snowqueen » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 4:37 pm

[quote= I used to be a bit of a dab hand at frying chips when I was about 15 years old - it would appear that I've lost the knack![/quote]

Same here, I wouldn't know what to do now - I'd probably set the apartment on fire :oops!:

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Post by curiousgeorge » Sat, 08 Jan 2011 4:19 am

rickjames wrote:I believe it was the French who went to London to teach the Brits how to cook -hence the good restaurants in London now...perhaps you should try looking for French places here instead of 'modern British' restaurants.
Erm, why do you believe that? Modern British is something the French simply don't do, how can they teach that to the Brits!? The French have a rather snobbish view of cooking as "gastronomie" (literally, Laws Of Food) and that nothing else is worthy of consideration. Oddly enough, despite using 'Rosbif' as an insult of the Brits for a couple of hundred years, the French have adopted this simple British dish (with added garlic) and now claim it as their own! But then, they also claim the bubbles in Champagne as a French invention, they claim they invented the guillotine, and they have no recollection of Waterloo...don't trust the French :wink:


aster wrote:You might just want to try some Irish pubs, but we're obviously not looking at ultra-chic, fine, modern British cuisine here.

Or maybe try The Queen & Mangosteen bar/restaurant at Vivo?


Ok, really, your suggestion is not appropriate on a thread discussing Modern British food.
Firstly, Irish is not British.
Secondly, Irish pub food is mass-made, frozen/thawed crap, it is as far removed from Modern British as you can get. If that is what you think passes for Modern British, then I am sorry, you've really no experience of Modern British.

The Queen and Magosteen is also nothing like Modern British. It is a Singaporean's take on what they imagine a British pub would be. The food is decidedly un-British, cooked by locals/sub-continent chefs to satisfy locals in a shopping mall. They can't even make a British style sausage, and the Caesar salad (yeah that great British dish :roll:) was revolting, sharing not one ingredient with the American salad of the same name, not even the lettuce!

The beer is horrible as well, apart from being very un-British, the Q&M is generally poor on the food/drink front, IME.

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Post by BillyB » Sun, 09 Jan 2011 9:11 am

Smiths Chippy is great - well worth a visit! You just can't beat U.K style chips and I had withdrawal symptoms after 18 months without!!

And that place must be making a small fortune based on how busy it was last night. Hopefully he'll open one more central......

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Post by Barnsley » Mon, 24 Jan 2011 9:34 am

BillyB wrote:Smiths Chippy is great - well worth a visit! You just can't beat U.K style chips and I had withdrawal symptoms after 18 months without!!

And that place must be making a small fortune based on how busy it was last night. Hopefully he'll open one more central......
Went for the first time yesterday after doing the Terry Fox run.

Got there 3 mins after opening and there was only one table left!!!

They were spot on, proper chip shop curry sauce as well.

The website doesn't seem to be working though, I was wanting to share the wealth via Facebook.
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Post by ksl » Mon, 31 Jan 2011 2:45 pm

Cod chips and mushy peas, lots of salt and vinegar in newspaper, it was Greeeaaaaat! First time for years.... 8-) Though once a month for me, I guess my tummy has shrunk over the years after eating healthy:lol

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