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|>>|| No. 5883
Why do a lot of people seem to rave about Nando's?
My friends think I'm a freak because I very rarely eat Subway or Nando's; as far I can tell it's just, not especially good quality, grilled chicken that has been marinated in peri-peri sauce. Am I missing something here?
|>>|| No. 12143
I once saw some bloke on a food programme waxing lyrical about authentic Neapolitan pizza fritta. What is pizza fritta, you might ask? It's deep-fried pizza.
Saveloy dips, scouse, stottie cakes with ham and pease pudding, singing hinnies, well-fired rolls with square sausage, chicken parmos, gala pie. Northern Britain does stodge better than anyone else.
|>>|| No. 12182
Tried TGI Fridays for the first time today. The burger was nice for the first couple of bites, but then it became obvious how dry it was and how none of the other fillings added much in the way of flavour. Also, for some reason they make the waiters wear black tops and red suspender belts so they look like chippendales doing a firefighter strip routine, except instead of buff strippers it's scrawny students.
|>>|| No. 12212
I went to KFC twice today to get some of their Zinger fries. It's quite rare to see the improvement of something so mainstay. I mean spicy chips, wow.
|>>|| No. 12216
Chip spice has been a mainstay of Asian run fast food places in Bradford for a while, it's an absolute revelation. Chips spice is the fucking future.
|>>|| No. 12298
I had a burger from 'Spoons today and it seems they've jumped on the chip spice bandwagon. However, their 'special seasoning' tastes like your chips have had the dust and crumbs from a packet of Skips chucked on them.
Standard 'Spoons service, though. One order wrong and for the five bean chilli they could have at least stirred it so it wasn't so blatantly obvious it was microwaved.
|>>|| No. 12299
It's the same stuff they season steaks with and was a staff secret long before it came on the menu.
Get a side of sour cream and some raw onions, they go great with the chips.
The five bean chilli is indeed microwaved and so is the rice. It all comes in flash frozen from the main warehouse. How did you think its cooked?
|>>|| No. 12300
>How did you think its cooked?
Microwaved. Hence me saying standard 'Spoons service.
|>>|| No. 12301
In that case, I don't know why you've got the hump that they didn't disguise it.
|>>|| No. 12391
Was it really worth bumping this thread for that? A two year old joke that was only worth a moderate chuckle at the time?
|>>|| No. 12392
Not him but I guess we're here now.
Try out your local Polish place lads, ask about if you have any Poles at work.
We went on Friday to one hidden above a Polish shop in Hull. It was pretty quiet, everything was in Polish except one menu. They had Tyskie and Żubr on tap, which is always a good start. I had Ox tongue in horseradish sauce for starters, and grilled pork neck with potato dumplings and vinegared vegetables for main. Absolutely perfect, and less than £20 with two pints. I don't think I've ever had grilled meat that was still as succulent and well seasoned, and not dried out like it often is in Greek/Turkish places. The tongue was brilliant too, halfway between the consistency of kidney and beef; the mildly mustardy, creamy sauce was much nicer than I expected too.
Definitely going back.
|>>|| No. 12393
You went to a good Polish restaurant and that must mean they're all good?
|>>|| No. 12395
Just saying, it's a cuisine often overlooked.
I'm sure if every city has a good Indian or Chinese restaurant, then a lot will also have a Polish place or two worth trying.
|>>|| No. 12396
I can't claim personal experience, but I've heard very, very good things about Ethiopian cuisine.
|>>|| No. 12398
Eastern European food always seems grim to me. When they post their meals on KC /int/ it looks vile.
|>>|| No. 12399
A lass from a farming family offered me tongue before. It looked disgusting.
|>>|| No. 12401
Undeniably a lot of their stuff looks or sounds horrific but it definitely tastes amazing. It's remarkably similar to long forgotten English cooking - They retained the art of flavoursome cooking with what they had available while we lost it to the influences and exports of the wealthier parts of Europe.
|>>|| No. 12403
Mum calls for burger which 'objectifies women' to be removed from Hull takeaway menu
A Hull mum says she wants a popular takeaway to take its infamous 'Gangbang Burger' off the menu, claiming it sends a "subliminal" message that sexual violence is acceptable.
Khan Pizza, in Princes Avenue, has long offered the "speciality burger" - four chicken burgers topped with cheese, onion, mushrooms and egg in an 8in bread cake - to hungry customers. But after claiming her complaint to the shop has been ignored, Anita Robinson, who lives in the Avenues, is publicly demanding the burger's withdrawal.
Mrs Robinson said: "I'm about as liberal as they come, but I do not want to have to explain to my kids what a gangbang is when they see it on a takeaway menu.
It's absolutely shocking. It objectifies women. People go out drinking down Princes Avenue. There are lots of bars.
The Gang Bang burger sends a very clear, subliminal message to young men, who may be drunk, that this sort of thing is acceptable. It needs to go."
According to the Collins dictionary, a gangbang is: "An instance of sexual intercourse between one woman and several men one after the other, especially against her will."
|>>|| No. 12404
Since when is the definition of a gangbang against the women's will? There's already a phrase for that, it's gang rape.
Femism seems intent on making it seem like women don't enjoy sex. It's not fathomable that a woman might want six dicks in her.
|>>|| No. 12405
I've seen a gangbang burger on so many generic takeaway menus. It's most as ubiquitous as the "death by pepperoni" pizza.
|>>|| No. 12408
I think it's more of an American definition, you know what they're like.
This story has made the national press, with The S*n accompanying their article with a leaflet from a completely different takeaway.
|>>|| No. 12409
I don't think Anita "I'm about as liberal as they come" Robinson is at the cutting edge of feminism, mate.
It's like blaming feminists for the quashing of grid girls in F1; the FIA is not SCUM.
|>>|| No. 12410
I wasn't saying her, specifically - the literally definition of gangbang, according to Collins, is 'most often rape'. Which is a bizarre thought to me, and I can only assume has been influenced by the current wave of no-middle-ground feminism.
As an aside, gangbang could quite easily also mean multiple women shagging one bloke. Is that objectifying men?
Why couldn't she just have said that naming a food after a sex act is not appealing. I do agree actually that she probably shouldn't be having to deal with her young children seeing the name, too. It has nothing to do with women, though, more exposing kids to the name of a sex act.
I'd also contend I don't want to think about multiple jizz loads while contemplating a chicken burger full of mayonnaise.
|>>|| No. 12411
Don't overthink it lad. It's easy to let the current zeitgeist persuade you that it has some merit and it's just the "bad eggs" that make it seem a bit over the top- It's not. The lot of them have the mindworms, and are really no better or worse than religious zealots or fervent nationalists, for example.
I'm not sure where or how it started off, but what's clear is that we have a sort of bizarre new wave of pseudo-puritanism. The whole affair is based on moral one-upmanship and virtue signalling, and in turn it has become utterly divorced from reality and the interests of actual women.
The fact it still wears the mantle of "feminism" is just disingenuous, really, like how Jehovas Witnesses say they are Christians when really they're a mentalist cult.
|>>|| No. 12412
I know exactly what you mean. I had started to fear I was getting a bit Daily Mail in my old age, but actually I think it's just that I'm old enough now to see that everyone's a bit of a fucking cunt.
All I can say is that anecdotally almost none of the statements or proclamations these people make actually mesh with the realities of the actual women that I know. Though if I wasn't a white straight bloke I'd probably not be able to resist the urge to blame my downfalls on anything or anyone other than myself.
|>>|| No. 12413
The worst example I've seen of this is women now feel like they can't complain about trans women in the female brackets in sport in case they get accused of being transphobic, despite them currently dominating in Volleyball and MMA. Starcraft 2 was the last time I seen this be addressed sensibly and since then, the tranny in question has went on to win in the mens bracket so realistically the women wouldn't have stood a chance against her.
Woman being different, but equal, rather than "WE'RE ALL THE SAME!" is what I thought feminism was about, but now we live in some weird dissonance where feminism is undermining women. This is especially true in Israel where men are refusing to marry Israeli women because of how terrifying some have become and are emigrating/marrying Slavs because of how the rape laws work there. A women's word against yours is all it takes to get you 8 years in jail for rape. No forensic evidence is needed and even when they get caught lying they can't be prosecuted so they do so with impunity to leverage control over Israeli men. As a result, the Israeli women who aren't horrible human beings can't find husbands.
/sage for /pol/ in /nom/
|>>|| No. 12414
Similarly to your latter point, I read an amazing thought piece about how women in silicon valley feel they're being cut out of the loop, because many men in the industry are afraid to take a meeting alone with a woman because of any accusations that could potentially be levelled against them. There's anecdotal discussion of men requesting a chaperone rather than be behind closed doors alone with a woman. What a fascinating symptom of this whole clusterfuck. I don't even doubt it, I'd likely do the same.
>Starcraft 2 was the last time I seen this be addressed sensibly
I find this the most interesting, though - is it actually well accepted that men are just better at video games than women? I understand a male athlete outclassing a woman in most fields, but I can't see the same thing applying to CPM or strategy. That's interesting.
|>>|| No. 12415
StarCraft II doesn't have a men's bracket. Cis women are welcome to compete against the men and on occasion some have. And Scarlett has competed in female-only tournaments FWTW.
|>>|| No. 12416
And the women complained and she hasn't since. Despite them being welcome, there hasn't been a woman in the round of 8 for some time. Unless you count Scarlett.
|>>|| No. 12419
The women's bracket exists because they were getting stomped, and they complained about Scarlett winning one of their tournaments only to go on and win in the main bracket so they were justified in doing so. They complained for the same reason TROTW complained about Koreans stomping them and then Korea was segregated. She'd have dominated with no competition.
The point was that women don't feel comfortable raising this issue now because of how warped feminist ideology has become, which is a damning indictment of feminisms current agenda which is equality at any cost, regardless of outcome, even if that outcome is women feel marginalised in their own sports events.
Whether or not people with y chromosomes make them better gamers is up for debate, I think it's a matter of men seem to be willing to sleep 4 hours a day and play Starcraft 2 for 20 and women aren't. Which is fine, but they deserve to be matched with people on their level. If Scarlett is training like a top 8 player she shouldn't be going against women who aren't. Regardless, they moaned so much about it she hasn't done it again so it's probably a moot point at this stage. The best women's Volleyball player in the world being trans is an issue though. Equality at any cost, regardless of outcome, will see trans women dominating women's sport eventually and who benefits from that arrangement?
|>>|| No. 12425
Bloody Brussels bureaucrats. It's my right as a god-fearing Englishman to fill my lungs with lead fumes. It's the toxic precipitate of liberty.
|>>|| No. 12426
I feel the same way about lead solder. Still have a stockpile of it from my grandad.
It's just so much better to work with. Worth the early death.
|>>|| No. 12428
Germanium transistors are pretty shitty, though. Nice low bandgap which would be handy for low voltage work, if they didn't leak and change so wildly with temperature.
And decent lead free solder (lots of silver, decent flux) is now good enough that I've abandoned SnPb unless I particularly need the lower temperature.
|>>|| No. 12429
Guitar nerds prefer germanium transistors for some distortion and fuzz effects. It's a subtle difference, but they really do sound nicer. RoHS also killed the cadmium sulphide photoresistor, which is at the heart of some of the best compressors.
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