Disciple of Marduk
- Aug 24, 2001
- Reaction score
- HM The Tower of London
As far as i know, and i spent a lot of time looking, 'Nellies' was, at the time i was there, one of the only places to get a decent fry-up for a reasonable price, 'The Bulldog' did one, but it wasnt particularly nice and very expensive.A full Irish breakfast is healthier than the fearsome Ulster Fry.
I.have to say soda bread makes the best fried bread ever, if you havent tried it i heartily recommend it (whilst my heart can heartily do anything lol)A relative used to visit Northern Ireland on a regular basis, as part of his duties for HMRC. He is a hearty eater but often had to wave a white flag midway through the Ulster Fry. I think that's the one with both black and white* puddings, sausages, fried soda bread and potato-cakes etc. etc.
It was served every morning, till he harboured a suspicion that they were killing him with kindness.
*Checking, I see that the white pudding is not traditional in the Fry. I imagined it was, as I used to buy a tasty Irish version of it.
When me and my brothers used to visit Kilkenny our aunt Kitty made us a full breakfast before a day on the town. Sausages, Eggs, Rashers, black and white puddings, tomatoes, beans and mushrooms and soda bread aplenty pulled fresh from the oven. All washed down with mugs of hot strong tea. I’m sure she was trying to leave as little room as possible for the Guinness and protect us from ourselves. Marvellous Lady and still going strong in her eighties.
Mrs DT cooked up a chicken stir fry last night.
With fresh noodles, beansprouts, soy sauce and black bean sauce.
All cooked up in the wok she asked for at Christmas - It was delicious.
All those years of spending a fortune on Chinese take-a-ways, and she can knock that up in 10 minutes flat…..why didn’t we attempt to cook it sooner.
Goodbye forever the golden dragon, I shall never again have to put with your slow service, cold BBQ ribs and rude delivery man.