November 22, 2014 – Moroccan food at the market

I went to the Christmas market in the Glasgow city centre today for the main reason of trying the FOOD. I went through the market briefly last week and saw a variety of food from different countries – Germany, India, France, Greece, and so on. The food hunt began and one of the things I tried was Moroccan food, featured here. I got couscous with chicken tajine and spicy lamb, served by this jolly man wearing a Santa hat (in addition to German bratwurst and Spanish paella). Boy the food was good and I was stuffed!

November 15, 2014 – Poutine in Glasgow

I found a place in Glasgow that serves poutine and my Canadian soul screamed, “GO TRY IT.” So I did. I had a regular poutine with a cheeseburger and if I gained 20 pounds today, this was probably why. In terms of weight, of course, not currency…though I had to pay a certain amount of (British) pounds in exchange for the pounds -_-” Anyway, I was surprised at the quality of the food. Focusing just on the poutine, it was actually a lot better than I had expected – just look at those gigantic chunks of cheese curds!! The only weakness was the gravy. If it were thicker, then it would be perfection, though if Glasgow does poutine better than Canada…then we’d have a problem. Side note: the portion of the poutine was so huge that I actually wasn’t able to finish it…and that says a lot because I RARELY leave food unfinished. Poutine 1, Annie 0.

November 11, 2014 – Meal with rice

First self-cooked meal in Glasgow WITH RICE. Had enough of pasta and bread for now, so I decided to experiment with rice using a pot, once again. It worked out for the most part – optimization required, but that happens with every new kitchen when you’re not used to the stove settings and the utensils. Accompanying the rice, we have green beans, mushrooms, and LAMB! Pas mal, I think!

November 02, 2014 – Rice

Good Chinese food in a (still) foreign country/city is a luxury. A week in Glasgow, and I was craving Chinese food. I had to understand the Chinese scene in the city and find out if there are any good Chinese restaurants out there, and I started with a small restaurant that got pretty good reviews online. I ordered a boxed Fujian fried rice takeaway, a classic that could be found anywhere in Toronto, just to try it out. It has shrimp, fish, scallops, duck (I think?), and some other stuff with a thick sauce poured over the rice. IT WAS SO GOOD. Tears almost came to my eyes because I actually didn’t expect it to be so good, but it was. Maybe I was just extremely hungry?

October 30, 2014 – Irn-Bru

Geoff told me to try Irn-Bru, so I did. I got the sugar-free one by mistake though, bah. Let’s see…it tasted like generic brand soda that you can get at the vending machine at Price Choppers, does that about sum it up? I’m curious to see how popular it really is in Scotland though. Guess I’ll find that out in time. (Completely unrelated note: I’ve started writing in the TLP notebook, yay!)