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    i had some trinni curry goat roti in brixton and that was the bomb.

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    I went to a really good Vietnamese at the bottom of Kingsland Road the other day - I had frog legs in batter, shredded beef salad and a goat and galangel curry. That last was amazing. In fact, I think I'm going to go there again now and have it again. See ya!

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    Come on Rich, that's about as specific as "I had a curry on Brick Lane". Can you remember what it was called?
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    I've got the card right here - it's called Mien Tay (or maybe Mien Jay) - there's one on Lavender Hill in Battersea as well apparently. Today I had frogs legs with galangel followed by goat with galangel. Arguably too much galangel. My friend had a soup with something called beef ball in it. He should have had something with galangel to be honest.

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    these last few posts are making me wish you guys were into the whole instagram-yr-dinner thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleRich View Post
    I've got the card right here - it's called Mien Tay (or maybe Mien Jay) - there's one on Lavender Hill in Battersea as well apparently. Today I had frogs legs with galangel followed by goat with galangel. Arguably too much galangel. My friend had a soup with something called beef ball in it. He should have had something with galangel to be honest.
    Yeah, I just made tom kha gai (or some approximation to it) with galangal. Usually use ginger for this sort of thing but you can really taste the difference when you use galangal. Cursing myself for forgetting the kaffir lime leaves but there's kaffir lime zest in the red curry paste I used, apparently. I'll buy some lime leaves for the next time I make it.

    Cooked and ate with petergunn's mix playing in the background, which is Vietnamese music rather than Thai but hey, whatever.
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    OK, it's galangal. So it's a relative of ginger that looks like ginger and tastes nothing like it? I like it anyway.

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    im making a new rule meaning no food buisness can have more than 3 branches. londons been eaten by shitty chains.

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    shitty burrito places shitty hummus places shitty fake east asian places

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleRich View Post
    OK, it's galangal. So it's a relative of ginger that looks like ginger and tastes nothing like it? I like it anyway.
    Oh well it's gonna be an approximation to the pronunciation of a word from a non-European language that's probably pronounced 50 different ways depending on whereabouts you are in SE Asia, so who cares? It's like English-speaking people who make a point of being right-on by spelling 'Kolkotta' instead of 'Calcutta', as if there's any such thing as a uniquely 'correct' spelling of an Indian place-name in the Latin alphabet.

    Sorry, not having a go at you. Anyway, yeah I can see there's some similarity to the taste of ginger but it's definitely distinct and really worth getting hold of if you want to make that kind of food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleRich View Post
    I've got the card right here - it's called Mien Tay (or maybe Mien Jay) - there's one on Lavender Hill in Battersea as well apparently. Today I had frogs legs with galangel followed by goat with galangel. Arguably too much galangel. My friend had a soup with something called beef ball in it. He should have had something with galangel to be honest.
    I went to the Lavender Hill one before Christmas. There were about 8 of us so but despite the large menu we ended up having at least 3 of the goat galangal curries and a load of those frogs legs too.

    I remember trying to get high on galangal at university, which wasn't a total disappointment. It takes a lot and appeared to have the power to remove the non-stick layer from a pan, which is good going for a root juice.

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    I'm gonna regret this but how on earth does one get high on galangal?
    Ollie, that's the thing, to me it doesn't taste anything like ginger but apparently it is related. I've got to stop talking about it or I'll need to pop down for another goat in a minute...

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    I've read of people getting high on garlic by eating several raw bulbs. High in more ways than one, I suppose. Perfect for that solo trip.

    Nutmeg also works, apparently. I think when you're trying to get high on the contents of your kitchen cupboard it's time you had a serious look at where your life is going.

    (That said: HMG, was it any good?)
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    Depends what you keep in your kitchen cupboards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleRich View Post
    Depends what you keep in your kitchen cupboards.
    I suppose if you're a meth cook then it's fair enough.

    Edit: fuck, I usually keep my stash of poppy pods in my kitchen cupboard, hahaha. I'll shut up now.
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