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Title: Rate what you ate
Post by: bobb on July 28, 2009, 12:38:49 pm
Similar to other threads - but you need to score your food to make it worthwhile!

For lunch today, a large, home made bread roll. A bit of butter, then some mayo. Mix that up with a bit of French grain mustard and some real mustard. A slice of ham. A couple of bits of cured meat. Some cheese. A few gherkins. Washed down with a coffee (fair trade of course, to keep the lentil munchers happy  :P )

6/10
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: clarion on July 28, 2009, 12:41:20 pm
Prepackaged egg mayonnaise sandwich on white bread from the shop across the road: 3/10

Thai Chili flavoured crisps: 7/10

Tea: 9/10
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 28, 2009, 12:46:20 pm
Heinz beans on wholemeal toast with Marmite 9/10. Would have been 10/10 if I had any cake.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: bobb on July 28, 2009, 12:50:12 pm
Unless Gordon Ramsay comes round your house and cooks you a meal, you cannot give such high scores!!

I just fed the cat. He licked it and then fucked off. I think he gave it 0.5/10
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: bikenerd on July 28, 2009, 12:56:20 pm
Last night's dinner: beef goulash with pasta*.  7/10 - the meat was slightly tough, it needed more garlic and a better quality beef stock.  But it was still tasty!

* something we got the idea from in Croatia - stews with pasta!
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: mike on July 28, 2009, 12:59:39 pm
last nights dinner:  Haddock and chips, mushy peas and two pints of IPA.  10/10. :)
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: bobb on July 28, 2009, 01:02:18 pm
last nights dinner:  Haddock and chips, mushy peas and two pints of IPA.  10/10. :)

No 10/10s !!!!!

Unless it was Jaipur IPA. Then I'll let you off  ;)
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Wobbly John on July 28, 2009, 01:35:15 pm
Just finished a plate of vegetable rissotto - Beans carrots & courgette freshly picked off the allotment where I've spent the morning weeding.  :smug:

Mushrooms would have bumped it up at least 2 points - wish I'd stopped at the shop for some.  >:(

Needed more salt, but I'm timetrialling tonight & salt gives me numb fingers over that bumpy 16 mile course.  :hand:

 5/10

Washed down with a bottle of Bishops Finger Ale.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: andygates on July 28, 2009, 01:41:20 pm
Wrigley's Electro gum: Overpackaged and meh. Moderately tingly, but not a patch on the crunchy shell and mint shock of Extra. 4/10.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: her_welshness on July 28, 2009, 01:45:11 pm
Sushi meal - including tempura prawn and sashimi - why can't you get wasabi that is spreadable but instead gloops to everything in great big lumps?

8.4/10
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Ariadne on July 28, 2009, 01:55:58 pm
tuna sandwich from Pret - 6/10, banana 7/10

Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: bobb on July 28, 2009, 02:44:16 pm
I'm stating to feel hungry again, so I just got a tuna steak out of the freezer to defrost for dinner. I have an enormous pile of runner beans from my dad's allotment, so I think I'll do a bean based stir fry. I'm thinking fish and soy sauce and I reckon it will be a solid 6.8/10 I'll let you know come dinner time!
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: токамак on July 28, 2009, 02:59:44 pm
Alright bobb, haven't seen you in a while - how about I pop over this evening? Say about dinner time?...:P
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 28, 2009, 05:22:34 pm
Unless Gordon Ramsay comes round your house and cooks you a meal, you cannot give such high scores!!


I can and I will. Gordon Ramsay's an arrogant arsehole who gets his kicks out of deliberately putting meat into meals for vegetarians and then laughing about it. I wouldn't eat one of his meals if it was a choice between that and an 18p Lidl Cup Noodle.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: bobb on July 28, 2009, 05:28:18 pm
OK, to be fair - I'd much rather you cooked me beans on toast than Ramsay  ;)
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 28, 2009, 05:30:09 pm
Cheesy beans on marmite toast is a much underrated classic.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: bobb on July 28, 2009, 10:31:12 pm
My tuna steak was unfortunately only a 5.5/10  :-[
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: clarion on July 28, 2009, 10:31:55 pm
Salad for tea this evening with a bit of Suffolk Gold cheese.  7/10
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Jaded on July 28, 2009, 10:40:27 pm
Just had a something and cheese pie with a fresh salad, washed down by 2 pints of Hebridean ale. 10/11.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: bobb on July 30, 2009, 08:18:40 am
Good old fashioned fry up this morning. Bacon, eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms. Washed down with a cup of tea and a snout. 7.9/10. I wanna go and drive me a big truck now.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: clarion on July 30, 2009, 09:07:42 am
Korma & rice last night, cooked by Butterfly.  Reheated, but still 8/10. :)
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: peliroja on July 31, 2009, 07:51:34 pm
Chick pea balti and steamed rice for lunch: 6/10, followed by caramel and pecan cake: 7/10 and chocolate brownie: 9/10! Left-over roasted garlic mash for tea: 7/10.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: andrewc on July 31, 2009, 09:31:36 pm
Just got back from Casa Porto,    Portugese take on tapas.  All freshly made, we could see the kitchen.  Gorgeous food washed down with our own wine (BYOB)

Being Friday Payday we thought it might be busy, so I phoned up to book a table.  Two blokes nomming down in an empty restaurant.  They brought us the bill in a heart shaped box ......  :o   8/10
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 01, 2009, 09:10:18 pm
Had lunch at David Bann's restaurant today.

Grilled vegetable and potato salad - 9/10 (not enough potatoes)
Broccoli tart with lentil something and shallots - 10/10
Half a steamed rhubarb pudding and ginger sauce and half a chocolate souffle with vanilla icecream - 9.5/10 (pudding was a bit stodgy)
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Frenchie on August 01, 2009, 10:35:37 pm
A seafood platter at our well-rated local pub restaurant. The langouste and prawns were lovely. Baby G ate half a Linclonshore sausage, potatoes, mash and peas too! And half her mother's lovely home made chocolate cake and ice cream. My spong cake with custard was more average. But generally another top marl for the Victoria Hotel in Beeston, Notts.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 01, 2009, 11:18:24 pm
Had dinner at Lea Valley Youth Hostel yesterday.

Two ham rolls: well, they were free :sick:
Island Bakery biscuits courtesy of Pilsbury: nom nom nom.

Go out and buy lots of them immediately.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: peliroja on August 02, 2009, 12:59:34 pm
Brown rice salad for lunch with grilled red pepper, garlic & onion and diced halloumi cheese. Yum! 8/10.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Marco Stefano on August 03, 2009, 08:17:45 pm
Running the fridge down for holiday; couscous with roast veg (onion, red & green pepper, tomatoes, sweet potatoes) drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, washed down with a glass of Chateau Queyret-Pouillac Bordeaux Superieur (which was nice).
7/10.

Looking forward to Saturday evening (wife's birthday); traditional garlic prawns & garlic bread cooked on the Trangia with lashings of vino, sitting outside the tent in the Vendee. Mmmmmmmmmm.
Got to be a 10/10 for us.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: padbeat on August 03, 2009, 11:40:43 pm
Risotto using home-made chicken stock, mushrooms, red peppers and a big lump of Aldi hot-smoked salmon.   nomnomnom

7.5/10 - I'm on a diet so the lashings of parmesan and butter to bind it all together properly was right out the window

Proper oatmeal porridge with a goodly squirt of honey

9/10 - far superior to possidge oats, even if it does take twice as long ...
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Von Broad on August 04, 2009, 11:47:06 pm
lunch:
tomato sauce [onions, celery, cherry toms, tom paste, olives, chilli powder...cooked and pureed] with spaghetti, topped with extra mature chedder.

pretty good, two plate fulls 7/10


evening meal: bit of an odd meal:
quinoa with sun-dried tomatos, green beans [from plot], spinach[from plot], reduced veggie bangers from Sainsburys [oven cooked with onions]
the whole lot chopped up, chucked in a bucket, bit of oil and chilli powder added, mixed with a big stick.... and eaten.

not bad, two big plate fulls 6/10
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Blade on August 05, 2009, 10:43:13 am
Full English breakfast, eaten by the pool in sunny Corfu. Cholesterol overload  :thumbsup: 8/10

This evening, I will be mainly eating,  Lamb Kleftiko and Baklava, accompanied by several beers.  :thumbsup: 10/10
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: TheLurker on August 17, 2009, 01:35:59 pm
Stovies. Hmmmmm.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: mike on August 25, 2009, 09:52:15 am
the perfect fig, plucked from the tree outside my office just before the wasps got to it.

9.9/10 - docked 0.1 because it leaked figgy juice over my notebook.

Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 25, 2009, 08:57:27 pm
Longley Farm rhubarb yogurt. 9/10. It lost a point because rhubarb isn't my favourite flavour.

I love Longley Farm yogurts. They're the yogurt of my childhood and I can only get them here from the health food shops. Every so often I go in and buy their entire stock. I think I have one more rhubarb and a blackcurrant one.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: hellymedic on August 25, 2009, 11:26:38 pm
Longley Farm yogurts (and cottage cheese) were the staple of my student life. I loved them. We rarely have yogurt as partner no likey.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: kyuss on August 26, 2009, 03:53:55 am
Stovies. Hmmmmm.

Mmmmmm. Not had stovies for ages. That's going on the menu in the next couple of days.

Tonight I had a tiny bit of pasta bolognese, salad with sun dried tomatoes and olives, and polenta chopped into cubes and fried in olive oil, garlic and basil. 5/10 for the bolognese (came from my mums work and the pasta was overcooked, one of my pet hates), 9/10 for the home cooked polenta and salad.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: bobb on September 08, 2009, 05:48:41 pm
I made myself a curry last night. It was ace. I made my own sauce based on stuff from my dad's allotment. It was a good 7/10.

Of course, when you cook for one, you always make too much - so I stuck the remaining spice fest in the fridge and consumed it for dinner today. Even better - 9.4/10
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Aidan on September 08, 2009, 06:07:10 pm
Homemade Caramel shortcake from the PostOffice and general store in Robin Hoods Bay on saturday  11 out of 10. Utterly superb, absolutely faultless , lost a point for the miserable git selling me it ;D
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 05, 2012, 05:09:49 pm
Hotel Chocolate chocolate - 70% chuao dark from Venezuela. 10/10. No, 11/10. Delicious dark nutty caramelly raisiny flavour. More please.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: bobb on September 13, 2017, 06:30:25 pm
I'm bringing this back!

Chips*, sausage in batter with curry sauce from a local chippy. I'm giving that a solid 9.5/10. Sorted.....

*Obviously drenched in salt and vinegar
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 13, 2017, 06:32:22 pm
Bobb, you utter git! I want a chippy now!
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: ElyDave on September 13, 2017, 06:46:05 pm
2 egg omelette, with smoked pancetta and mushrooms  9/10

Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Jaded on September 13, 2017, 10:20:32 pm
Roast beef, with a gravy and Brains Bitter pie, horseradish mash and green beans. Preceded by a Welsh beetroot salad. All tucked into in a Principality Stadium Box.

Nice. 7.5/10
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: T42 on September 14, 2017, 08:28:30 am
Breakfast: 2 slices pumpernickel, 2 slices cooked ham, both of decent quality: 5/10 compared to my favourite breakfast which is simply an XS of buttered croissants** and a vast bowl of good café-au-lait to dip them in.

**yes, I know. Try it.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: bobb on September 17, 2017, 09:08:55 pm
So I'm all like "What can I do for dinner tonight?" I got some stuff in the fridge. I got some stuff in the larder. I could do some kind of Italian shit. But then you realise - you can't be arsed. But you can be arsed to walk to the kebab shop! You get there. You get your donner with extra chilli sauce. You walk home stuffing it in your face. It's greasy, it's shit, but my God it tastes good! You then get home, spend 10 minutes washing your hands, trying to get the grease off. And probably the next few hours trying to get rid of the taste of dead rat and onion. But by fuck it was worth it!

9.7/10  :)
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 18, 2017, 12:44:38 pm
Chana dhal with spinach and tomato. 8/10. Loses a point for having too much spinach and not enough tomato in this helping.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: ElyDave on September 19, 2017, 07:18:59 am
At Jamie Olivers in Gatwick South Terminal

Chicken, broccoli and kale, ceasar salad.

Served on a tin tray with a piece of paper on it, in tin cups, and sauces/coleslaw in little paper tubs that disintegrated.  And as per most airport food, not cheap despite being made to look so.

3/10
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: ian on September 19, 2017, 09:22:36 am
Those places are exercises in extreme disappointment. No matter how they dress it up, they know you can't exactly leave the building. Airport terminals are a bit like Hell, you can't exactly pop out.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: bobb on October 30, 2017, 09:33:38 am
A packet of saucy bbq Space Raiders. An ok 7/10...
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on October 30, 2017, 09:51:13 am
I kind of hoped someone else would have thought of cooking dinner. I'd been busy all day, fixing doors, rebuilding a table, gardening, cleaning cooker etc etc. Nope.
So pizzas from the freezer it is.

Tescos GF pizza. I didn't expect it to be very large, since the box was a good 1.5" inches smaller than a normal pizza box. But when I slid out a pizza that was so bloody small my hand spanned it that is taking the piss.

1/10 for lying packaging. If it had been a toblerone it would have been a bar with one peak.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: hellymedic on October 30, 2017, 08:16:18 pm
I have developed a penchant for Cofresh 'Ruff Nuts'.
***** VFM
***** Moreishness

Peanuts coated in gram flour flavoured with lime & chilli. Yum! £1.30 for 150g this week, £1 special offer last week from Sainsbury's.
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: bobb on October 29, 2018, 04:34:00 pm
I just had a "Bombay Bad Boy" pot noodle with a packet of beef Space Raiders to soak up the liquid. That was fucking awesome.

9/10

Edit: I'm fucking class, right?  :P
Title: Re: Rate what you ate
Post by: Canardly on October 29, 2018, 04:41:39 pm
Had a chinese buffet meal in Brum Chinese quarter on Saturday night. I can't remember experiencing anything quite like it before, the place was huge and packed to capacity. Our 2 table waiters somewhat unfortunately and on their second attempt, could not open a bottle of wine properly ( I kid you not) and at £40 a bottle this was less than stellar, but the food was great.