Saturday, May 02, 2015

Teaser

Using the word teaser makes it sound like the eventual post will be really interesting. Probably not. One thing for sure, Dorothy was not in Kansas but in rather alien territory just half an hour or so from the city. Any local person care to have a stab at where we were? A train journey was involved.



In spite of the opportunity to try borek, gozleme, kuru pastalar and ve kekler, we ate a couple of meat pies from a bakery and skedaddled back to town. Gosia, maybe you are familiar with these foods after your recent holiday.

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  1. Andrew, you are right I am familiar with this food it was delicious.Turkish food is tasty. Especially kebabs . We have a lot of Turkish pub in Poland..

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    1. Turkish pubs in Poland Gosia? How strange to me. I think Turkish food is nice.

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  2. I adore Turkish food. And his trip to Turkey is one of the trips the smaller portion took which fills me with envy.

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    1. EC, a workmate went there a couple of years ago and he was amazed at how free and easy life was in the coastal tourist area he stayed in.

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  3. Gozleme is one of my favourite foods!!

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  4. Turkish food. I knew before I read the comments :)

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    1. Surprising to me that you knew WA. Big Turk population in Lonny? Speaking of which, momentous news from a friend tonight who is moving to Lonny. Details in a later post.

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  5. So we're talking kebabs here are we Andrew? As far as food goes I'm pretty unadventurous and almost vegetarian.. no lamb or pork, very limited meat but love fish.

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    1. Grace, I don't have a clue. You failed to mention beef?

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  6. I'm not local, but as nobody has answered your question... Broadmeadows? I rather like Turkish food too but C isnt so adventurous so I rarely get to enjoy it. It's not very available in bonnie Ecosse save perhaps for a dodgy kebab.

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    1. Craig, clearly my transport knowledgeable readers haven't caught this yet and you are quite correct. I was hoping for a locality name. I think Turkish food would be similar to Greek food. Hmm, haven't had a kebab for a long time.

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  7. I am nit familiar with the ethnic centres of Melbourne ~ but Wikipedia tells me that Broadmeadows is the Turkish Quarter.

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    1. Correct Carol, and I didn't actually know that about the 'other side of town'.

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  8. I'd have been in there in a heartbeat, forks flying, lol. Having grown up with 'white trash' cooking, I've spent a good portion of my later years attempting to overcome that handicap.
    And, no, there have not been any midnight ''banquets' of fried bologna and Velveeta sandwiches or spam, URK!

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    1. Jac, if white trash cooking means plain and pretty simple food, then my upbringing was much the same. Pasta, not that we knew what it was, came in a tin with the name spaghetti.

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    2. White trash delicacies: http://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/delicious-white-trash-foods-funyuns-manwich-velveeta

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    3. Good read Jac. Who said Americans don't get irony. While I agree Spam is not great, I think it might be quite nice when fried.

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  9. I wouldn't know anything about Turkish food. Where I live is about as international culture free as one could get. Fast food and pizza joints abound. I eat in.

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    1. Very wise of you Strayer, by the sound of things.

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  10. I've never had Turkish food, but I'm up for anything food related.

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    1. Susie, not even a kebab or a homous dip?

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  11. I've never had Turkish food, so didn't recognise any of those food names. Around my area there are quite a few restaurants of differing origins, Indian, Vietnamese, Thai, Mongolian, Chinese; there's a fish'n'chip shop and plenty of bakeries too.
    I eat at home :(
    I keep telling myself I'll try one or other of these, but I prefer taking the food home and it would be cold by the time I walked back with it.

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    1. River, most of those would microwave quite well, but not the fish and chips. PS Forget the Mongolian.

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