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Episode 11

Tess and Ravi discuss something British that people think isn't much good. Adam and Rob read your comments about your jobs.

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Have you ever tried British food? What did you think of it? If you haven’t tried it; what do you think British food is?

What about eating out in your country? What sort of restaurants do you have? What’s your favourite cuisine? Why?


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Intermediate: B1


Hello everyone, I've not tried British food but I hope someday I will have a chance to try it. When you come to my country, you should try "Pho", it's one of the special foods in Vietnam. We also have a lot of famous dishes such as rice noodles, banh mi, broken rice, Vietnamese fresh spring rolls...It's amazing. There are sort of restaurants in Vietnam like Japanese food, Chinese food, fast food from the UK, Thai food, Korean food... But I don't like to eat outside, so I cook for myself. Gordon Ramsay is my favorite chef and I usually watch his cooking programmes.

We have a lot of restaurants in Russia from all over the world like in Britain, but also we have own cuisine. I prefer different cuisines such as European, Caucasian, Georgian, Tatar them is a lot. Russian cuisine is famous borsch, rassolnik, Solyanka, ukha, different types of cutlets, for example-fire cutlets, boiled pork. I very like russian cuisine because i've lived in Russia all my life and i addicted. I recommend to visit Russia and to try russian cuisine.

I've never heard that British food is bad. In my opinion there are no bad or good cuisines - each one has some great dishes. I think typical British meal are bacon and eggs, roast beef, pudding and oatmeal.

I haven't been to Britain. but I have tried fish & chips couple of times before. fish & chips is the only British food that I know. I like foods that is made of potatoes. so I can enjoy fish and chips. but fish and chips is always served with a lot of amount of it. It is always too much for me to eat. and very oily. so I don't eat fish and chips very often. I remember when I was traveling in NewZealand, I ordered fish and chips at a takeaway. and I found that they wrapped fish and chips with old news papers that is just like Ravi said in another Episode. In my country Japan, There are many kinds of restaurants. There are also British pubs where you can drink alcohols but I think they don't serve tea or coffee. In Japan, when I think of British pub I think it is kind of a bar. I don't go to British pub when I want to drink tea of coffee. I just go to Starbucks instead.

I think I´ve never ever eaten English food , actually I don´t know what exact are English food , i think there aren´t a icon from English cuisine ,( if are sorry about my ignorance ) like Italian food , japanese food , chinese food , but I would like to try someday.
I live in a big city , and here you can find restaurant from all over the word , so it is great and I love it .
I think I haven´t a favorite food , I like all kind of food from a ordinary sandwich from street food to pasta from a Italian cuisine

I traveled to London 2 years ago to meet my daughter. She was studying there at that time. I stayed for two weeks and I tried fish and chips. It was good, but a little heavy (or fat, I don't know the correct word for this). I didn't try English breakfast. It's difficult to me eat beans in the morning. I drank a lot of tea, without milk. I love it. In my country, I saw on Jamie Oliver's TV show a recipe of Beef Wellington. Sounds good, but I haven't tried it.

What about eating out in your country? What sort of restaurants do you have? What’s your favourite cuisine? Why?
I don't have a habit eating out. My Family buy a pizza in self service, and we eat it in our kitchen with a drink and much smile. I think which eat is very important and the moment that reunion of the family for the talk the problems, projects and sucess of the life. I don't lose the moment sacred of it.

I learned English when I was at secondary school and lycee and I didn't have to use English until I started working. I have used English in my work for ten years shaped like both reading documents, writing mails and attending workshops, meetings which spoken language is English. But I am still hesitating to speak English in the meeting and I don't speak fluently and confidently so I hate this situation:(.
According to your second question, I have never eaten British food that's why I have no idea of it. In my country we have delicous meals and I love our dishes so much. I have tried Mexican food, Japanese food, Iranian food, Afghan food and Azerbaijan food. I only like Azerbaijan food because it has very very tasty dishes I love all Azerbaijan meals very much. Espacially meals with meat and shah pilaff are perfect.
Kind regards.

I never have eaten British food, but I've seen on TV that you can get fish with potatoes in places near the sea.

We have very good traditional food in my country, and you can get a lot of food from other countries, especially Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and French food.

We have got strong tradition of food here in india and every state has it's own wide variety of cuisine and taste which encompasses of rice, wheat, spices, herbs, fruits and milk etc,. It's true that We have not got as much sort of restaurants as in UK but got some, However i can see that People sometimes prefer to eat chinese food after their own tradition of food. The reality is that we don't have as many sort of restaurants as other country, it's because we we don't take food often out as most people think taking food out is prepared with a lot of artificial spices , not as much tastier as it is cooked at home and not healthy.