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1 hour ago, longboard said:

No eggs for me. herring gulls don't really nest where I live in the hills.

9'6" Nigel Semmens. Body a bit too knackered to standup surf currently. I can manage a bit of kayaking though time permitting.

How much surfing do you do in the kayak...I would be interested to know since i do quite a bit.

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23 hours ago, Futtocks said:

After over a decade since the much-loved Oriental City in NW London (not far from the Broncos' last home), a successor will be opening in less than a month! B)

http://www.bangbangoriental.com/

I use to frequent Oriental City a lot...bought my first rice cooker there ..would also indulge in eating  sugar toast which was one of my favourite treats..or go to one of  the restaurants there to eat either deep fried octopus balls or eat Okonomiyaki ,which is sort of a Japanese pizza. However always felt Oriental city was never as good as its predecessor , the Yaohan Centre especially the large supermarket Now I shop at Atariya nowhere near as big but decent food. 

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23 hours ago, Robin Evans said:

Taken to baking my own bread and making my own butter. It's a very satisfying and therapeutic activity.

It is suggested I've become quite good at it.... which pleases me no end.

I  don't make my own butter but local farm shop has truffle butter which i  love ..very good with beef ..smells a bit like old socks though. :) 

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7 minutes ago, TheSnowmonkey said:

I  don't make my own butter but local farm shop has truffle butter which i  love ..very good with beef ..smells a bit like old socks though. :) 

I'm off to the dordogne in 3 weeks. I'm hoping to bring a truffle back for exactly that purpose?

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Just now, Robin Evans said:

I'm off to the dordogne in 3 weeks. I'm hoping to bring a truffle back for exactly that purpose?

I envy you..in which case..when you return ..get hold of a rib of  dexter shorthorn ..or   red pole  that has preferably been matured /hung for long time ( over the maximum a butcher will do if you ask) .First tenderise each side n fat , then..rub truffle butter in..along with vanilla seeds,  ground almond.leave in fridge over night...cook very slowly add red wine after an hr of cooking....serve with Yorkshire pudding made with Black sheep beer...potatoes roasted in goose fat.  .. delicious ...truffle butter also goes well with game stock...am cooking pork slowly in it..added rhubarb n vanilla jam plus a spoonful of mustard.  Yummy. :) 

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35 minutes ago, TheSnowmonkey said:

I use to frequent Oriental City a lot...bought my first rice cooker there ..would also indulge in eating  sugar toast which was one of my favourite treats..or go to one of  the restaurants there to eat either deep fried octopus balls or eat Okonomiyaki ,which is sort of a Japanese pizza. However always felt Oriental city was never as good as its predecessor , the Yaohan Centre especially the large supermarket Now I shop at Atariya nowhere near as big but decent food. 

I first went to the place when it was Yaohan Plaza and I sort of preferred the slightly shabbier, independent feel of Oriental City. For Asian shopping needs, I already have a Wing Yip supermarket and several smaller independent shops locally.

But a weekend trip to the YP or OC was always a treat. I wonder if any of the former traders will return?


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By the way, if you look for the Bang Bang Oriental hashtag @BANGBANGOFH they are posting details of the food stalls they have signed up so far.


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3 hours ago, Futtocks said:

I first went to the place when it was Yaohan Plaza and I sort of preferred the slightly shabbier, independent feel of Oriental City. For Asian shopping needs, I already have a Wing Yip supermarket and several smaller independent shops locally.

But a weekend trip to the YP or OC was always a treat. I wonder if any of the former traders will return?

I first went there as my ex introduced  me to it...the main supermarket use to be more Japanese orientated ..but when the Yaohan went bust ,it  was more diverse though for me quality dropped. When we returned from Japan,  we went to Oriental City , I would often buy nostalgia stuff . Though she reminded me in Japan I hated the stuff. Other reason she liked going there use to be a small second hand Japanese book shop near by...we always visited it but as I recall she never bought anything.  

I doubt I will go to the new centre as I no longer  as don't live in London anymore or travel there....If I want to make sushi..there is an Atari ya near me..only place where I would trust using the fish..owner  use to give me tips on making it too..but even there don't get chance to go these days. :) 

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Full opening tomorrow, but some stalls already doing business.

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I roasted a nice looking joint of beef today. It was damn tough. I don't know what I did wrong. I take a great deal of pride in my cooking and felt nothing short of humiliated. What might I have done wrong? 

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1 hour ago, Tongs ya bas said:

I roasted a nice looking joint of beef today. It was damn tough. I don't know what I did wrong. I take a great deal of pride in my cooking and felt nothing short of humiliated. What might I have done wrong? 

Could be any number of reasons from temperature of oven..how long you cooked it, whether you basted it during cooking, did you rest it for at least 15mins after cooking...also what cut of meat did you use ? 

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Given the price of a decent joint of meat these days, I get more and more anxious about botching a roast.

I have a meat thermometer and have, sometimes, roasted a joint at very low temperatures, trying to get the internal temperature to 55-60 degrees centigrade and hold it there for at least a hour. That's a good roast, but it doesn't produce a lot of juice for gravy, as nearly all the liquid's sealed inside the joint. When you carve it, though, those juices come out...

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To be honest I've got out of the habit of roasting beef in the normal way. I tend to pot roast it these days. You can't really go wrong. I just thought I'd get more flavour by doing it the 'normal' way. I'm seeing my mam tomorrow she still does fabulous roasts and she's 91. A debrief is in order

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15 minutes ago, Tongs ya bas said:

To be honest I've got out of the habit of roasting beef in the normal way. I tend to pot roast it these days. You can't really go wrong. I just thought I'd get more flavour by doing it the 'normal' way. I'm seeing my mam tomorrow she still does fabulous roasts and she's 91. A debrief is in order

A slow cooker is a great thing for meat. I have just bought an ox cheek from Morrison's to cook tomorrow. Very cheap (this one was £1.30) and extremely tasty when given enough time. I tend to cook them in a roasting bag, which also doubles as the container for the overnight marinade. The meat comes out looking almost black on the outside, but so tender that you barely need a knife.

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1 hour ago, Futtocks said:

A slow cooker is a great thing for meat. I have just bought an ox cheek from Morrison's to cook tomorrow. Very cheap (this one was £1.30) and extremely tasty when given enough time. I tend to cook them in a roasting bag, which also doubles as the container for the overnight marinade. The meat comes out looking almost black on the outside, but so tender that you barely need a knife.

Yes. I use mine a lot. I would have used it for this normally

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Banh Mi for lunch yesterday, on my first visit to Bang Bang Oriental. A half-length baguette, filled with pork pate, roast pork belly, ham, coriander, pickled daikon & carrot, mayonnaise, sriracha (garlic & chilli) sauce... and probably a few other things too.

A bit messy to eat, but delicious.


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Korean barbecue spare ribs, to accompany a evening of athletics on TV. Beer and wine to hand, as necessary.

Life ain't so bad...

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Futtocks' bang bang Chinese place gets a good write up by Jay Rayner in today's Observer. I'm a bit of a Rayner groupie

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29 minutes ago, Tongs ya bas said:

Futtocks' bang bang Chinese place gets a good write up by Jay Rayner in today's Observer. I'm a bit of a Rayner groupie

My sister went to one of Jay's live shows, and said he was very good at that too. However, I really love the reviews when he went somewhere wildly expensive and hated it, like Le Cinq or Beast.

He's a pretty decent jazz pianist, too.

Give some of the early teething troubles at Bang Bang Oriental, I was looking forward to his review of it, while also hoping he didn't go there too early. Looks like he got it right.

The place is only a few miles from Wembley, so anyone interested could make a visit part of their Cup Final weekend.

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24 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

My sister went to one of Jay's live shows, and said he was very good at that too. However, I really love the reviews when he went somewhere wildly expensive and hated it, like Le Cinq or Beast.

He's a pretty decent jazz pianist, too.

Give some of the early teething troubles at Bang Bang Oriental, I was looking forward to his review of it, while also hoping he didn't go there too early. Looks like he got it right.

The place is only a few miles from Wembley, so anyone interested could make a visit part of their Cup Final weekend.

He paints a neat little portrait of the gaff's environs. As for those reviews, he did a classic take down of one of the places you describe not so long ago.

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14 minutes ago, Tongs ya bas said:

He paints a neat little portrait of the gaff's environs. As for those reviews, he did a classic take down of one of the places you describe not so long ago.

Given that he's a Remainer, his review of Le Cinq may have done more to sour Anglo-French relations than most of Mr Farridge's lies. But, by God, it is very funny skewering of an hilariously out-of-touch mug-trap for old farts and their "nieces".

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/apr/09/le-cinq-paris-restaurant-review-jay-rayner

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I should start contributing to this bad boy.

I had some lovely Indonesian chicken last night - proper crispy skin and a sauce that reminded me of beef mckoys. Smashing.

Booked in for Gaggan (Indian and Japanese in Bangkok) and l'enclume in next 2 months. 

Moist in anticipation.

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Just picked some blackies from down the woods.

Some golden raspberries and apples out of the garden...

All this of course means................

CRUMBLE TIME???????

Just the ticket for a fat ginger bloke??

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