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Old 20th February 2018, 18:11
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I was reminded today of a classic dish on the ships menu "oxtail jardineire"! That got me thinking of other classics. Here are a few, no doubt you can come up with more!

Nasi goreng, sweetbreads, train smash, ******* in the snow, spam fritters.
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Old 20th February 2018, 19:16
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I used to love oxtail jardinaire (aka "sh1tlids").

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Old 20th February 2018, 19:29
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Salad in Season. Beetroot and Onions, I suppose it kept the scurvy at bay.
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Old 20th February 2018, 19:54
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Duckboard stew, after cleaning out the fridges.
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Old 20th February 2018, 19:59
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You can now buy Nasi Goreng in Lidl. A pack big enough for a meal for two, or two meals for one, depending how greedy you are, costs under 3.00, and it is very tasty
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Old 20th February 2018, 20:02
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I haven't had 'frankfurters and sauerkraut' since I was at sea. Featured regularly on CP Ships menus.
I'm not sure I even remember what it's like anymore, but I always had it when it was on.
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Old 21st February 2018, 12:02
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I haven't had 'frankfurters and sauerkraut' since I was at sea. Featured regularly on CP Ships menus.
I'm not sure I even remember what it's like anymore, but I always had it when it was on.
Tasted like what I imagine a blow job with vinegar would taste like.

Nasi goreng .... Foreign muck with a fried egg on top.

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Old 21st February 2018, 12:48
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Sounds to me like JT is a chip butty and inch think brown sauce sandwich man
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There was a product purchased in Egypt that was called "Beef bacon", which was thin rashers of beef recycled after it had been used for a few years as camel harness. It brought a whole new meaning to a morning fry-up!
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Old 21st February 2018, 14:42
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I used to enjoy the sate and peanut sauce on the ships with chinese crew who moved between the british and dutch fleets. I remember getting a good laugh on a filipino crewed joe boat when the galley boy was up all night thin slicing potatoes to make for fish and chips (crisps in america) They sadly even strained the leaves out of the mintsauce that they made.
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Old 21st February 2018, 15:43
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Palm oil chop, in Elder Dempsters, the first time I tasted it, I hated it, but by the time I left the company 6 years later I was almost addicted to it.
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When sailing with Shell and a Chinese crew the menu highlights were Nasi Goreng and Bami Goreng (normally referred to on the Menu as just Bami).
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Old 21st February 2018, 18:23
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Sounds to me like JT is a chip butty and inch think brown sauce sandwich man
Now you're talking, Bob!

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PS Ron mentioned "Bami Goreng" - I thought that was a bunch of English cricket fans.
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We referred to it as NAZI Goering

Came home and cooked it; my OM was a bit suspicious but mum said she liked it.
TBH, if I'd cooked rats a*ses in engine oil she'd have said it was OK - aren't mums wonderful?

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As many have said about you on SN, "only his mother could love him".
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Cheesy,hammy eggy topside. Yum!
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Old 21st February 2018, 21:03
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As many have said about you on SN, "only his mother could love him".
Didn't realise we were on Stormy Weather.

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Old 21st February 2018, 21:47
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Too right, Ron (Stringer, of course!).

First trip junior, 'Serenia', took me a while to discover Nasi Goreng.

But once found... boy oh boy! Used to race down aft to take up my position in the saloon, Tuesday lunchtimes.. highlight of my week. When we took the Dutch crew from the ill-fated 'Marpessa', back at the end of '69, who were onboard for 3 days awaiting the fate of their doomed and slowly disappearing 200,000 tonner, I had a bit of a struggle to take up my alltoted space in the dining room. . One awful lunchtime, racing down there, I was appalled to find a crowd of very noisy and boisterous Dutchmen and their wives ensconced. At my table!

Too young and too timid at the time to do much about it, even asking for a 'takeout', I went without my beloved meal that day. But the experience, trivial as it might now seem, was a step towards growing up a bit.

Still in love with the Nasi (and the Bami) but never had one the equal of that Chinese chef's.. except maybe, just maybe, once. 1980, on a beach in Bali, laid up with a bad back enroute from U.K. to N.Z., stopover for 3 days. Found an idyllic looking palm-frond hut type place, right on the beach, little restaurant within kicking distance, shady palms and a place to stretch out for hours on my back, the hot sand under the shade of the trees a perfect cure. Perfect for a bad back and the wonderful Nasi taken there after dark, flickering candles, somebody strumming a song on a ukele, soft tropical breezes, cold bottle of beer... wow!

That experience on the beach, back in 1980, the last time I remember having a really good Nasi. Shame.
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Old 21st February 2018, 22:27
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I generally read only "Recent threads" and don't bother with Stormy Weather etc.

Nonetheless if anyone leads with their chin they're going to get a bit of a slap in the chops.

Sorry Baz.
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Bloody poncy southern jessie foods .. get some of this down yer gob.
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Salad in Season. Beetroot and Onions, I suppose it kept the scurvy at bay.
That was the repeated offering on the Tarawera's menu on my very last trip.
We were on the Pacific island run and the salad ranges ashore were to due for but no ,the fare turned out to be beetroot and onion rings, big overly strong tasting ones at that.
On my late evening meal after dinner relief I scored out the wording and substituted "beetroot and onion rings" . This upset the Chief Steward who complained to the Master on the grounds that the menses must be submitted to head office at the end of each month.
The Master sends for me, he had his say, I had mine which was to suggest that the catering department were unimaginative and devious amid a tropical garden of foods. The dicussion could have got worse but he knew I was paying off for good so we agreed to disagree.

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Old 22nd February 2018, 12:45
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Nasi Goreng

I sailed on one ship with a Thai 4th Engineer - Noki - who reckoned he had learned English working in a Chinese Take Away in Liverpool. Said he couldn't see what all the fuss was about with 69 as it was just Nasi Goreng.
He also used to fill a Jam jar from the engine room kettle (boiling) put a raw egg in the shell in it and exactly 1 minute later eat the contents.
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Old 22nd February 2018, 19:32
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the take away in ormakirk.do a fantastic nasi ,also chilli beef with any kind of noodle you want .also morissons do a good one but of the big stores m/s had some in their special meals
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Old 22nd February 2018, 20:56
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Bob, sauerkraut has tons more vitamin c in it than lime juice. It was used more for the prevention of scurvy than lime juice ever was.
Nasi Goreng, Turkey A la King, Oxtail soup still on the menu in this house. Posh food has its place but the menus we had at sea could keep you going for months. One exception was boiled silverside of beef, boiled cabbage and boiled potatoes which was all we had on the Fort Kamloops up the creeks of Borneo for weeks. We had it for Xmas dinner too but supplemented by a disgusting American fruit log which was made up of cough sweets and toilet bowl cleaner fruit.
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Old 22nd February 2018, 21:03
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I had some Bami Goreng this evening. It reminded me of Blue Funnel dinners while round the Indonesian coast.
Nasi Goreng on the other hand was often a breakfast entree.
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