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Re: What do people miss about their country of origin?

Postby Splatted » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 8:34 pm

Splatted wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:
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WanWanWan wrote: We aren't sure if chili con carne, or camembert, are easily available, and we are pretty sure lamingtons or Vegemite will be permanently out of the question.


wrong.. you can find vegemite. I'm certain I've seen it somewhere very recently in one of the major supermarkets.. (possibly AMK hub? can't remember where it was I saw it)


I've seen marmite but not vegemite from kraft foods, i love both vegemite and cheesy vegemite but I've never managed to find cheesy vegemite here :(
i buy 2 large jars from australia whenever I go there.


definitely can find cheesy vegemite.. saw it at cold storage united square


also, I just downloaded the cold storage app. Apparently they (select stores? ) stock the regular vegemite too in 220g and 400g sizes

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Re: What do people miss about their country of origin?

Postby JR8 » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 9:22 pm

WanWanWan wrote: We aren't sure if chili con carne, or camembert, are easily available, and we are pretty sure lamingtons or Vegemite will be permanently out of the question.


I must have missed this OP. I think you need to get a bit of perspective and take on board that you're moving to a small country with lots of expats from around the world, rather than moving to some remote planet.

You'll find Chili-c-c in restaurants. You can also get all the ingredient, and it is a simple dish to cook.
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3228 ... -con-carne
(This is going to be a top-notch version I'm sure; you could find a simpler recipe if you're newish to cooking, maybe try www.food.com or Google for one).

Camembert, of course it's available. Cold Storage.

p.s. I even found a canned version of Chili-c-c stocked at Cold Storage...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 10:21 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:what is this ball of mud you speak of ? :?


You stick it in a small pipe/bong. :cool:

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 10:24 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:what is this ball of mud you speak of ? :?


You stick it in a small pipe/bong. :cool:


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Postby amariem » Sun, 03 Mar 2013 2:33 am

I miss Mexican food. I ordered some nachos at a "Mexican" restaurant on 6th Ave and they were terrible. Not even close to being Mexican.

Seriously, if anyone wanted to open a real authentic Mexican restaurant here I bet it would do good business.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 03 Mar 2013 5:26 am

amariem wrote:I miss Mexican food. I ordered some nachos at a "Mexican" restaurant on 6th Ave and they were terrible. Not even close to being Mexican.

Seriously, if anyone wanted to open a real authentic Mexican restaurant here I bet it would do good business.


Cafe Iguana on Clarke Quay is pretty good Mexican food. Not Texmex but still decent.

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Postby Brah » Sun, 03 Mar 2013 7:28 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
amariem wrote:I miss Mexican food. I ordered some nachos at a "Mexican" restaurant on 6th Ave and they were terrible. Not even close to being Mexican.

Seriously, if anyone wanted to open a real authentic Mexican restaurant here I bet it would do good business.


Cafe Iguana on Clarke Quay is pretty good Mexican food. Not Texmex but still decent.

+1 - and coincidentally enough, I had really good Mexican last night, in of all places, the Arab Street area.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 04 Mar 2013 7:33 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
amariem wrote:I miss Mexican food. I ordered some nachos at a "Mexican" restaurant on 6th Ave and they were terrible. Not even close to being Mexican.

Seriously, if anyone wanted to open a real authentic Mexican restaurant here I bet it would do good business.


Cafe Iguana on Clarke Quay is pretty good Mexican food. Not Texmex but still decent.


It is good, above average even by US-Mexican standard, but not mind blowing except the price. The "taco platter" there is about $30sgd. Yes, the same one with four small tacos you'd get at any taqueria in California (or most of the US I imagine) for $5-6usd.

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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 08 Mar 2013 2:01 pm

I miss family

I miss taking a bath but that was my choice not to rent an apartment here with a bath tub.

That's it, the UK has nothing else I desire

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Postby alittlerisky » Fri, 08 Mar 2013 2:14 pm

Steve1960 wrote:That's it, the UK has nothing else I desire


Hear f*****g f*****g hear.

I only lived there for 14 years before I worked out that it's terrible. Haven't been back since 2005 I think.

Mr Risky

(edited to correct my lack to typing skills)
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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 08 Mar 2013 2:20 pm

I miss family

I miss taking a bath but that was my choice not to rent an apartment here with a bath tub.

That's it, the UK has nothing else I desire

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 09 Mar 2013 1:26 am

England:

Country girls with rosy cheeks (;-))
Proper beer
Rough shooting
Quality food
Pubs
Politeness, as default



@ ALR. Yah, you hated it so much it took you a mere 14 years to leave ah? lol... oh yes, that makes sense.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 09 Mar 2013 10:13 am

JR8 wrote:England:
Country girls with rosy cheeks (;-))
Proper beer
Quality food
Pubs
Politeness, as default


btw i found some proper Aussie beers [ not fosters] and a proper pub with proper live rock music :wink:
The thing is I'm going to shut up about it. I don't want to ruin this sanctuary I've managed to find.
I'm not a fan of killing things but I will agree with you about everything else you've listed.
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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 09 Mar 2013 10:15 am

alittlerisky wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:That's it, the UK has nothing else I desire


Hear f*****g f*****g hear.

I only lived there for 14 years before I worked out that it's terrible. Haven't been back since 2005 I think.

Mr Risky

(edited to correct my lack to typing skills)


I'm curious to know why the UK is a terrible place? surely the home of football, pub, some great music bands and countryside can't be a bad place to live?
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Postby Mi Amigo » Sat, 09 Mar 2013 2:48 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
alittlerisky wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:That's it, the UK has nothing else I desire


Hear f*****g f*****g hear.

I only lived there for 14 years before I worked out that it's terrible. Haven't been back since 2005 I think.

Mr Risky

(edited to correct my lack to typing skills)


I'm curious to know why the UK is a terrible place? surely the home of football, pub, some great music bands and countryside can't be a bad place to live?

The words 'chip' and 'shoulder' spring to mind. :twisted:
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