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Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Cristo Rei, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Barbara

    Barbara Active Member

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    Trousers uk pants USA
    Pants Uk underwear USA
     
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    Desserts might get a strawberry or vanilla or chocolate sauce on them.
    They get toppings otherwise like a spot of whipped cream.

    Gravy is cheap...sauces are for nice dinners.

    Gravy is about $4-20/gallon
    Sauces start at around $130/gallon and go up from there.

    Custard is something that goes in a pie or other dessert type item. It doesn't pour. It is firm. Creme Caramel is a custard...a flan.
    Bread pudding is bread cubes in a custard/flan.
    (Popular and pricey dessert here) it is usually served with some kind of sauce...bourbon or brown sugar and currents.

    When we hear the word custard we think "pudding" . As in tapioca pudding.
    We don't eat a lot of pudding here. Children do from tiny, single serve, portions that we put in their lunches along with a sandwich and processed dried fruit snacks. But most adults don't eat the children's food.
     
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    Thanks! This is good to know. :oops:
     
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    Gravy in the U.K. is lovely xx
    Our custard is pourable , lovely with apple pie or crumble
    Pudding in the U.K. would apply generally to anything sweet after a meal, a dessert, but could also mean rice pudding. Tapioca would just be called tapioca.
    Creame caramel would just be called by it’s name as well.
    What you describe as custard sounds like our blamanche !
    srawberry, chocolate sauce ect would go on ice cream
    Rita
     
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    I'm still somewhat puzzled by the Curry House thing y'all got going on.
    Is it the equivalent of a Fern Bar? Or maybe a Fazoli...
    UK preferences are really confusing to me...I haven't been but keep hearing about them.
     
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    Lol I have no idea what a Fern Bar or Fazoli Is !
    A curry house is just a place you go and eat curry in, or have a take away. Indian Curry, surely you have Curry and rice over in the US ?
    You have Chinese take away, well this is the same but for Indian food
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    We had ONE Indian food restaurant...it closed. Totally unpopular place to eat.
     
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    A Fern Bar is like an O'Charlies restaurant...lots of dark wood booths and dark green interior...a few ferns about to give it life. And basic food fare.. steaks, chops and a pasta dish or two. Soup, salad, and half sandwich places.

    A Fazoli is fast food pasta...Americanized italian food...mostly spaghetti and fettuccine. Think an Italian McDonald's.
    We got olive garden for sit down italian fare.
    Similar stuff but a bit better quality.
     
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    They are really popular here, along with Italian , Chinese , steak houses x
     
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    Now I like some Chinese food...sokay with the oyster sauce and prawn sauce...

    Many like the General Tso's chicken and beef.

    Steak houses here can get super pricey...not a fan whatsoever. They never get the temp right and fail on seasonings more often than not. IOW high dollar crap food.

    As a recovered Chef...I can do it so much cheaper and right at home...no having to learn another wait staff person's name so I can accurately hunt the right person down to get whatever they totally blew off bringing me to enjoy my meal with...you know...things like a fork or spoon or glass of water.

    When are they going to learn that I don't care what their name is...I just want the service. That's what I'm paying a ridiculous fortune for. I can pay less for a couple of Loin steaks than one off the rump in a restaurant.
    BTW have you seen the prices in Gordon's restaurants lately? I can buy a whole tenderloin for what he sells one portion for.

    Okay...off soapbox.

    Yeah...the custard would definitely go to waste here... although I could make some for filling some scratch donuts...it's a thought.
     
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    We have doughnuts with custard in, they are yummy xx
    I don’t eat steak very often and yes they can be more expensive here as well x
    Rita
     
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    Gravy... I never caught that one... We call it custard

    I could never understand how u can eat a jelly sandwich till i worked out that jelly is jam. And they call jelly jello...
    Try figure that one out... Jelly. Jello. Jam
     
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    Ohh i thought pants was like a dirty word in the UK for some reason...
    We use trousers for formal wear and pants for casual wear...
    Underneath we were undies or jocks
     
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    Gallons - Liters
     
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    Jelly is the congealed juice of fruit by means of pectin...
    Jam is the congealed pulp and juice of fruit.
    Jello is gelatin added to some blend of fruit flavored syrup. But it can also sometimes be savory instead of sweet. Not very often though.
    Partying teenagers have something called jello shots which is highly spirited gelatin concoctions.
     
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    Tss amateur Americans. So much fast foods and GM foods and etc they've lost the ability recognize and digest deaccent food like Indian...
    Maybe if they had a big silly mascot like a clown it would be popular
     
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    This confused me for so long but ive got it now... Jam

    I still not sure what u guys call jam... I have no idea what that is... Can i buy a vowel?

    We call this jelly... So when guys would say jelly sandwich i was imagining trying to eat a sandwich with jello in it... Yuk
     
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    I thought it was over 4. But i think there are different gallons as well?
     
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