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Old 20th September 2011, 22:58
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Best Shoreside Meals/restaurants

Another subjective topic!

1. Breakfast Creek Hotel in Brisbane. The choice and size of the meals was wonderful.

2. Port Pire, at least three bars/hotels did incredible food. Of course my memory might be jaded by the 5 jugs of lager, was it called Abbey?, that we'd drunk first.

3. A small,by American standards, family run eatery in Newport News. I have never seen or tasted such huge and gorgeous hamburgers in my life. They offered you every conceivable additional filling possible. I always went for fried egg, bacon, dill pickles and what passed for cheese.

4. The mission in Port Kelang. Little used but the cook there was an artist. The more you went back the better it got, probably because he felt appreciated.

5. The Ratkeller in Bremen. Wurst and kartoffeln salat that has never been beaten in my eyes. However, yet again it was after copious quaffing of large quantities of taffelwein!

All I can recall at present.
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Old 20th September 2011, 23:24
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Best chippy. Mobile on the locks at Antwerp.

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Old 21st September 2011, 00:48
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Chinese food from a mobile stand at 0400 in Penang, served in a plastic bag! Then a boat ride out to the ship. There was a great cafe on the dock road in San Francisco and the market (Thompson?) in Singapore, out beyond the Anderson Bridge and playing fields. Oh, and a full on Indonesian feast in Djakarta with stage show by traditional dancers etc. Many, many more!
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Old 21st September 2011, 03:23
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Hustners in Baltimore
Auberge in Southport
Scotts of Mayfair London
Pont de la Tour London
Jurong Seafood Restaurant Singapore

Stop i'm getting hungry !

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Went to Port Elizabeth SA in 1956 and three of us went into what I can only describe as a newsagents with a cafe attached. We each had the famous Jack S""""s banquet (T Bone Steak, Fried egg and chips, I think we were charged 3/6. It was so good we each had another.
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IN durban there was a restaurant called the XL, long since burned out but good food. Also the stevedores eating house in B.A. where they did the BEST steaks this side of the "Black Stump" Ohh the memories (Steak tonight methinks).......pete
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Old 21st September 2011, 12:23
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Best chippy. Mobile on the locks at Antwerp.

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Bob,
I remember that mobile Chippy, they put mayo on the chips, bloody lovely!
my favourite was Henry's Bar in HK, best steak,egg, chips,cold beer and sexy waitresses in the whole Far East.
Best Chippy was next door to the pub on the quay in Warrenpoint, especially when you were on starvation rations on the Firth Fisher!
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Old 21st September 2011, 13:51
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Dont Remember any of the names of the eating houses in B.A. but a beefy lomo or a beefy complete ,forgive me if spelt wrong,were the best I have ever tasted nowhere in the world can beat them for their steaks, and ask anyone who walked the dock road in Liverpool to a ship if they could resist the wonderfull aroma of a Stan Waters bacon sarnie. ,
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Best shoreside grub is what mum cooked at home...LOL
Mind you a little back street bar in Dieppe used to do a nice steak and chips....till i found out it was Horse meat. nevr went back after that
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"The Dutch Barn" outside Rotterdam, superb food and a chap playing the Harpsicord!!
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Dont Remember any of the names of the eating houses in B.A. but a beefy lomo or a beefy complete ,forgive me if spelt wrong,were the best I have ever tasted nowhere in the world can beat them for their steaks, and ask anyone who walked the dock road in Liverpool to a ship if they could resist the wonderfull aroma of a Stan Waters bacon sarnie. ,

Stan Waters' served the haute cuisine of the Liverpool dock road.
A carry-out bacon and egg butty made by a fair young damsel with a sore finger and a runny nose and then taken into the Middle House to be enjoyed with a pint.

That was living!!

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Port market at Montivideo and any eatery in South East Asia.
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I once found myself in a Uruguayan steakhouse near the Prinsengracht canal in Amsterdam. I have never encountered such steaks before or since. They were enormous and very tasty. I felt like I'd eaten a whole cow!
Then I got the bill, and I think I was charged for a whole cow!
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Bob,
I remember that mobile Chippy, they put mayo on the chips, bloody lovely!
my favourite was Henry's Bar in HK, best steak,egg, chips,cold beer and sexy waitresses in the whole Far East.
Best Chippy was next door to the pub on the quay in Warrenpoint, especially when you were on starvation rations on the Firth Fisher!
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I remember Henry's Fish and Chips in Hankow Rd which ran parallel to Nathan Rd. They even had Cornish Pasties! Was this the same as henry's bar?
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Waighty, you'll be pleased to know the Breakfast Creek is still going strong - you probably ate at the Spanish Garden but there is another huge outdoor eatery as well now. I took my cousin there to sample the beer ooff the wood and he hated the place - I forgot he's a vegetarian, whoops!

The beer in Port Pirie would have been West End (blechhh) or Southwark (double blechhh). Yes the counter meals were all good in the Exchange, etc. Also a great pie cart in the main drag every night (just near the old railway station from memory).

Standout meals for me: pig's liver in ginger at the canteen in Sembewang ship yards, better than the same at Newton's Circus, but they did good stuff too.

Kobe beef in Takamatsu - bought it by accident but had already given up worrying about the cost of everything. At the other end of the scale, okonomiyaki (cabbage omelet with other stuff) was pretty good too.

Chicken drumsticks in West Africa - hyper-chilli coating was great, but watch where you put your fingers afterwards!

Bratwurst anywhere in Hamburg - yum.

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Old 22nd September 2011, 13:16
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I remember Henry's Fish and Chips in Hankow Rd which ran parallel to Nathan Rd. They even had Cornish Pasties! Was this the same as henry's bar?
Peter,
I dont recall Henry's fish and chips, but the location sounds right. Henry's bar was Kowloonside, about five minutes walk from Holts Wharf, and close to the bottom end of Nathan Rd. Always our first stop when alongside in Kowloon before hitting the town.
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I dont recall Henry's fish and chips, but the location sounds right. Henry's bar was Kowloonside, about five minutes walk from Holts Wharf, and close to the bottom end of Nathan Rd. Always our first stop when alongside in Kowloon before hitting the town.
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Henrys Bar was in Ashley Road.Kowloon. Was it not the Hasty Tasty round the corner that sold the fish and chips
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De Pauls New Orleans . No reservations just turn up and join the queue which is always there . Worth the wait despite being seated on rickety old chairs and tables none of which match and a plastic tablecloth ..
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If you are ever in Oban, try the Ee Usk seafood restaurant on the North Pier.
I was in there a couple of weeks ago and had fresh local salmon with chips. Gorgeous!
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cheese butties from pantry fridge when on winch watch night on board
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The pie cart to the east of the wharfs in Bluff. Back in the early 60's you got great lashings of fried oysters and chips for a couple of bob. Most of the pie carts in NZ were great food.
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"Royan" of Elgin's steak mince.
Spag Bog, normally cooked Scotch Mince.
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Best Fillet Steak ever at St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Wish I could remember exactly where though...
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