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The Best Ingredients in Portsmouth!

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Here’s a breakdown of all the places we visited in Portsmouth. Hopefully this will help you get out there and find some cool stuff!

Supermarkets

Tesco
Crasswell Street,
City Centre

Bus No.: 3 & 15

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 24hrs. Sat 10pm Close. Sun 10-4.

Lidl

Goldsmith Avenue
Bus No.: 3

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 8:00 to 21:00

Asda

The Bridge Shopping Centre
Fratton Road

Bus No. 3

Mon-Fri 08:30 – 10pm

Butchers

W A White & Son
288 Arundel Street

Bus No. 21

Mon-Fri 08:30 – 5pm

Mr. Butch

39 Charlotte Street

Bus No.: 6 & 16

Opening Times: Tues – Sat 08:30 – 5pm

Fish

Billingsgate Fish Market

Trafalgar Way

Bus No.: 18

Opening Times: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

International

Akrams Oriental Supermarket

65 Palmerston Road

Bus No.: 23, 6, 40, 3

Opening Times: 9am – 5pm Mon-Fri

Sun Hung Chang

267 Commercial Road

Bus No.: 3, 15

Opening Times: 9am – 4:30 Tues – Sat

International Students and Egham: Lets Explore

Monday, September 13th, 2010

SUPERMARKETS

Budgens Is an excellent independent supermarket chain stocking a wide selection of essential, everyday items.  Just a 10 minute walk from campus or hop on one of the campus busses down to Egham.  Its also worth checking out the shelves for lots of international ingredients

Budgens Supermarket

1-5 Station Road North
Egham
TW20 9LD

Tel: 01784 439 100

Open 24 hours

INTERNATIONAL

Egham Oriental Store has a good range of authentic international ingreidients from around the world.  Rosanna the owner is a fantastic local character and has promised to offer tips and advice with any recipes!  The store stocks lots of products from Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Indian and even some Russian stuff!!

Egham Oriental Store
43 High Street
Egham

Tel: 01784 479 352

Open from 9:00 am to 5.30am

BUTCHERS

Ansells stocks a wide selection of meat reared in the local Surrey area.  Neil assures me that all the guys behind the counter are good cooks and know their meat inside out, sodont be afraid to seek his help!  This butchers shop is used to dealing with overseas students so don’t be afraid!

Ansells Butchers

42, Bond street,
Englefield Green,
Egham.

Tue – Fri 8:30 – 5:30

Sat 8:30-3:00

To reach Engelfield Green take the numbers 3 or the 441 busses from Egham.

FRUIT AND VEG

Chertsey farm shop has a huge selection of locally produced fruit and vegetables from. It also has an extensive range of international goods such as shitake mushrooms, fresh ginger and chili.

Chertsey Farm Shop

The Farm Shop Lyne Limited, Hardwick Lane, Lyne (Nr. Chertsey), Surrey, KT16 0AA

Directions on how to find the farm shop are at: http://www.thefarmshopuk.com/findus.php

Know Your Stuff About Food In Egham?

Monday, September 13th, 2010

SUPERMARKETS

Budgens Is an excellent independent supermarket chain stocking a wide selection of essential, everyday items.  Just a 10 minute walk from campus or hop on one of the campus busses down to Egham

Budgens Supermarket

1-5 Station Road North
Egham
TW20 9LD

Tel: 01784 439 100

Open 24 hours

INTERNATIONAL

Egham Oriental Store has a good range of authentic international ingreidients from around the world.  Rosanna the owner is a fantastic local character and has promised to offer tips and advice with any recipes!

Egham Oriental Store
43 High Street
Egham

Tel: 01784 479 352

Open from 9:00 am to 5.30am

BUTCHERS

Ansells stocks a wide selection of meat reared in the local Surrey area.  Neil assures me that all the guys behind the counter are good cooks and know their meat inside out, sodont be afraid to seek his help!

Ansells Butchers
42 Bond street,
Englefield Green,
Egham.

Tue – Fri 8:30 – 5:30

Sat 8:30-3:00

To reach Engelfield Green take the numbers 3 or the 441 busses from Egham.


FRUIT AND VEG

Chertsey farm shop has a huge selection of locally produced fruit and vegetables. It also has an extensive range of international goods such as shitake mushrooms, fresh ginger and chili.

Chertsey Farm Shop

The Farm Shop Lyne Limited, Hardwick Lane, Lyne (Nr. Chertsey), Surrey, KT16 0AA

Directions on how to find the farm shop are at: http://www.thefarmshopuk.com/findus.php

How To Find Food In St. Andrews!

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Tesco Metro
138-140 MARKET STREET
St. Andrews
FIFE,
KY16 9PD

Open 7.30am-23:59 Mon-Sat
10:00-22:00 Sunday

Medium sized supermarket situated in the centre of St. Andrews.  Good range of local products and Scottish foods, also good international aisles with some Indian, Chinese and Polish ingredients.

The Orchard
201 South Street
St. Andrews
Fife

Tel: 01334 472530

Open 9-5pm Monday to Sat.

A wonderful little greengrocers located in the centre of St. Andrews stocking a good selection of locally produced and imported fruits and vegetables.  Much of what’s on offer is relatively familiar but if you have any question or queries just ask!

Minick of St.Andrews

183 south street
St. Andrews,
Fife

Tel: 01334 472147

Open Monday to Saturday. 9-5pm

Fantastic butchers shop selling everything from fresh scottish Beef, Lamb, Chicken and             Pork to Scotch pies, Haggis and Eggs.  The owner is called Stewart and deals with many international students so if there is anything you are unsure of, just ask him.

Matthews Food LTD.

17-19 Gellatly Street
Dundee
DD1 3DY

Tel: 01382 226 628

Open seven days a week: 9:30 am -5:30pm

Huge selection of foods from all over the world situated in the heart of Dundee.  This store stocks food from China, Japan, Korea, India, Thailand, Indonesia to name but a few.

To reach Dundee you can take the 99C bus from St. Andrews bus station

A train service operates between Leuchars and Dundee with up to two trains running every hour.

International Shopping in Bath

Monday, September 13th, 2010

CO OP

Shaftesbury Rd,
Oldfield Park,
Scala,
Bath,
Avon
BA2 3LH

Tel: 01225 429123

The supermarket can be a great place to get your hands on everyday essential items such as eggs, bread and milk.  For international students, you can usually find a decent selection of international ingredients from around the world so its always worth checking the shelves.

Twerton Market

Twerton Football ground Car Park
Bath
BA2 1EE

Tel: 01225 47 7101

A fantastic local farmers market open every Thursday from around 9:00 am until around 1:00pm.  With stalls ranging from butchers, fishmongers and greengrocers all selling a fantastic range of local Somerset foods.

Many of the market stall holders have experience with dealing with overseas students and are always willing to help.  You should recognise many of the ingredients on the stalls but if not always ask.

The market is easily reached by the number 18 bus, taken to Twerton parade.

International supermarket

Wai Yee Hong
Eastgate Oriental City
Eastgate Road,
Bristol,
Avon
BS5 6XY

Tel: 0845 873 3388

Open 7 days a week. 10:30AM-5:30PM

Wai Yee Hong is a fantastic place for UK students and overseas students to come along to and find themselves a vast range of authentic ingredients from all around the world such as India, Thailand, China and Japan.

To reach Bristol from Bath, take either the 339, 649 and the x39

There are regular trains from Bristol Temple Meads stations.

Shops In Bath

Monday, September 13th, 2010

CO OP

Shaftesbury Rd,
Oldfield Park,
Scala,
Bath,
Avon
BA2 3LH

Tel: 01225 429 123

The supermarket can be a great place to get your hands on everyday essential items such as eggs, bread and milk.  For international students, you can usually find a decent selection of international ingredients

Twerton Market

Twerton Football ground Car Park
Bath
BA2 1EE

Tel: 01225 47 7101

A fantastic local farmers market open every Thursday from around 9:00 am until around 1:00pm.  With stalls ranging from butchers, fishmongers and greengrocers all selling a fantastic range of local Somerset foods.

Many of the market stall holders have experience with dealing with overseas students and are always willing to help

The market is easily reached by the number 18 bus, taken to Twerton parade.

International supermarket

Wai Yee Hong
Eastgate Oriental City
Eastgate Road,
Bristol,
Avon
BS5 6XY

Tel: 0845 873 3388

Wai Yee Hong is a fantastic place for UK students and overseas students to come along to and find themselves a vast range of authentic ingredients from all around the world.

To reach Bristol from Bath, take either the 339, 649 and the x39

There are regular trains from Bristol Temple Meads stations.

Summer Memories On a Dark Evening

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Joe: This summer found me in the wilds of Northumbria for a pleasant few weeks with a group of friends.  We did all the usual holiday malarkey, beach, drink, eat, beach, drink, eat…etc.  It was during one such round of drinking that a challenge was set forth as to see who could catch a fish from the murky depths of the North Sea using only a child size fishing rod.  Now this rod was seriously small (apologies, I have just realised that was innuendo of the “Carry On” kind…), like someone had got it from Wilko’s Borrowers department, heck it even made SCTV’s very own Tom white look like he was 5’7 (keep peddling that one Tom!)  Such a task I thought impossible and concocted a devilish plan to buy some wet fish from the local supermarket, attach it to rod and haul it in from the sea thus winning the twenty pound prize from my gullible amigo’s and looking like a big shot fisherman…to cut along story short my plan failed miserably, the line snapped sending my £8.99 Sea Bass into the abyss of the North Sea and leaving Captain Birdseye spinning in his bread-crumby grave.  So the best part of a tenner down I tried to distract the rest of the parties’ thoughts from the fishing challenge to the digging of a huge hole, a hole so deep that I could cover up my meteoric defeat, alas, my good buddies Richard and Matt had taken this opportunity to do a little “fishing” of their own and on hearing a cry from these two modern day Ahab’s, I was horrified to see a beautiful silvery little fish of triumph hanging from the bright pink rod.  Mortified and a laughing stock it was only my Student Cooking TV training that allowed me to identify the fish as a fresh water rainbow trout, gutted and cleaned! and evidently bought around the same time as I had sneaked off to Tesco’s wet fish counter at 6 that morning.  Now for those of you who don’t know, FRESH WATER rainbow trout don’t really like salt water at all…all bets were off but hunger had set in.  Being quite far away from civilisation I decided to light up the camping gas and set to work at filleting the fish with a blunt Swiss army knife and a bottle of Perrier water.  After half an hour I had two beautiful coral pink fillets sizzling away on the camping stove, 5 cloves of slowly braised garlic in butter and a queue of fifteen. I had to perform something of a Jesus and distribute the two fishes and five cloves of braised garlic to the assembled masses but everyone got a mouthful of fish, a bit of garlic and that abundant condiment to any beach dinning experience, sand.  If you’ve had any alfresco sessions over summer, BBQ’s etc send in your pictures and lets us know your stories!