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Food you associate with childhood

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Cloo, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Cloo

    Cloo Upmarket chicken concept

    For me, it must be the Findus 'French Bread Pizza' (do they make them anymore?) I guess I have a strong memory of it as being one of the meals that I'd stick in the oven myself, once my mum had started working and so we couldn't always have home cooked meals as before.
  2. Griff

    Griff Hardly posting anymore

    Potato Croquettes. :(
  3. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

    The smell of yam and pork belly in a hot pot.
    Jook. Vitasoy.

    And sausages.
  4. sojourner

    sojourner Lord of the Ponce

    Good - belly pork, massive homemade yorkshire puds served with gravy BEFORE the roast meal itself, my dad's stir fry

    Bad - liver fucking casserole. so disgusting to me that it still makes me retch just thinking about it. filth.
  5. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    What are those?
  6. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    arctic roll
  7. Lea

    Lea Sur un seul mot de toi...

    Chinese food/drink.

    Jook = rice congee (sort of very over cooked rice with a lot of water so that it's almost like a thick soup)

    Vitasoy = soya milk, it's a famous brand
  8. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Ta :)

    For me it's scouse, and then all the dishes my gran used to make - not sure of all the translations, but a massive selection of middle eastern and african dishes.
  9. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Plain boiled rice with a little butter.

    Homemade pittas which I would stuff with chips or falafel.
  10. Lea

    Lea Sur un seul mot de toi...


    Jook for me too. Plus lap cheong sausages with rice.
  11. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

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    Vitasoy.
    I think most chinese kids born in the mid-to late 70s drank this stuff like crazy.
  12. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Ooh that's another one for me, longlife milk in little cartons :(

    Tuna sandwiches when they've been wrapped in foil - tastes slightly different than tupperware or a bag - reminds me of being at the beach :D
  13. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Also foods made to share, a massive flat bread ladened with spicy stews everyone sitting around and tearing bits off and asking us about school.

    Just glorious food spreads, when my mother and all her sisters would cook together and cover the table with plates and plates of goodies.

    Brisket!
  14. jayeola

    jayeola New Member

    spaghetti in a tin :)
  15. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    spag bol was always a birthday treat for me.

    I may have had a deprived childhood :hmm:
  16. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

    Salt eggs too. Think every household had that. Rabbit sweets, Haw Flakes. And of course, beef jerky and even yum cha! Even as an adult I still remember the excitement in smelling them steamed dumplings...it's a nice memory.
  17. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 Least LA person in LA

    Jelly

    Semolina (yuk! yuk!)

    Salad with no dressing (ugh!)

    School Square Pizza :mad:
  18. Lea

    Lea Sur un seul mot de toi...

    Oh yes I forgot rabbit sweets and haw flakes. Those are very particular Chinese kids foods.

    Apparently rabbit sweets are a no no these days because of the milk powder contents which are poisonous. Same milk powder that were poisoning all those babies in China.
  19. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Massive steaming bowls of buttery mashed potato :)

    Oh and cupcakes and tray bakes. Lots of oaty/ choclatey traybakes.

    Always lots of baking going on. Homemade sausage rolls. Ooh! Want!
  20. 100% masahiko

    100% masahiko i is a professor and is magical like totoro

    Of course.

    What the hell were those dried tangy sweets? Think they were dried marinaded fruit. They were often given out by the older generation and they tasted like shit.
  21. electrogirl

    electrogirl dignity is overrated

    Some of you got really exotic foods! Falafel and flatbreads? I don't think my mum and dad know what those are even now. :(

    My biggest memory is begging my mum not to put onions in everything and her saying 'oh you can't taste them' and putting them in anyway.

    :mad:
  22. Lea

    Lea Sur un seul mot de toi...

    Are you talking about Far Moy?
  23. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Falafel and flatbreads are street food in other countries ;)
  24. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    Findus crispy pancakes
    Fish fingers
    Smash
    Chicken kievs
    Faggots
  25. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan like an outdated combine harvester

    fish fingers
    victoria sponge made by yours truly
    ice magic hardening on raspberry ripple ice cream
    saucy sponge
    rubbish home made pizza with olives and anchovies on
    tah deeg
    Iranian herb stew
    tagine & cous cous with harissa sauce
    tapioca, sago and semoline
    rice pudding with a lovely scab on top
    petis filous
    la vache qui rit
    saucisson
    cassoulet
    pink water
    kfc
  26. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    These two too ^ had forgotten about ice magic :D
  27. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Streetfood?
    you disrespecting my mum????
  28. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    :D

    If I am then I'm disrespecting mine too! (you can - or could - generally go out and buy them on the street in some places I grew up - not sure what else to call it apart from streetfood - the equivalent here maybe being a bag of chips?)
  29. Lea

    Lea Sur un seul mot de toi...


    very international mix there. I see French, English and North African cuisine.
  30. Lea

    Lea Sur un seul mot de toi...

    Sponge fingers

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