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Old 7th Feb 2019, 15:25
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Wowzz, there was one near Northampton, van not facilities, served a superb bacon buttie with home made bread.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 16:47
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As a silly semi-Yank I had to Google "van of death" because I wasn't entirely certain what you were on about.
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As someone who left Britain nearly fifty years ago and has led a peripatetic existence, including a very pleasant stay in the Lone Star State , I also had to think twice about "van of death" but based on my knowledge of UK schoolboy humour, I quickly concluded it was what you and I call a "food truck" .

I'm reminded of an incident back in the 70s when waiting for a ferry to Skye. There was a very scruffy caravan on the ramp offering various delicacies, but no deep-fried Mars Bars as far as I remember. I chose a hamburger. Being deep in the wilds of Scotland, the caravan owner had obviously never seen the real thing - his hamburger patty was made from pork!
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 16:58
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So is mine, based on a closed shell garage, £10 gets the car and interior, boot included done with all galas in and out, the tyres blacked and a free air freshener, £5 simply does the externals with tyres blacked and air freshener. I used to spend more on jet washing it.
My local ASDA charges £12 for a "premier" wash/wax (including underside) and the car goes in dirty and comes out spotless.

Genuinely.

If you go in there on a weekend, expect to wait 20-30 minutes to go through, it's rammed.

I reckon they take several hundred pounds a day (minimum).
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 17:38
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Not having been in the country since living there in the early 1980s, I still miss the German "brattie wagons" that sold traditional sausage and chips.

I don't miss the rotating "elephant's leg" wagons half as much.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 17:46
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ST, I remember a chip and mayo dispenser in German, not that was technology.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 01:05
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There is a TV series available on YouTube called "Diners drive ins and dives" about independent food outlets in the USA. Well worth watching.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 06:09
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How about Bangkok's (S-E Asia's) ever present "hepatitis handcarts"?
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 08:59
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Never had a problem with Singapore street food
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 09:19
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
Never had a problem with Singapore street food
That's because the streets are so clean - on pain of the lash.
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That's because the streets are so clean - on pain of the lash.
And you won't find drugs being pushed - on pain of death.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 10:35
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Never had a problem with Singapore street food
That's because there isn't any. All the food carts got moved into undercover sites with electricity and running water, known as "hawker centers" which are regularly inspected by the health department. The Thai military government is trying to do the same thing..

If eating from food carts, look for ones with a high turnover and fresh ingredients. A quick stir fry made in front of you and served hot, or a freshly barbecued fish is a lot less risky than a lukewarm stew which has been sitting for hours.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 12:03
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​​​It's still street food to my thinking, just organised in a proper manner. Safe and very enjoyable to eat. And the smell...
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 12:36
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
Not having been in the country since living there in the early 1980s, I still miss the German "brattie wagons" that sold traditional sausage and chips.

I don't miss the rotating "elephant's leg" wagons half as much.
Aldi do some nice Bratties, normally bottom left corner of all stores i have been in.They do Friks in the same area.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 14:05
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Ahh Brexit gets a mention, surprise surprise.
I only mentioned the "B" word as the only reason these businesses exist is the free movement of people, which will stop to all intents and purposes. They wouldn't exist at all if trading standards were doing their job properly - we'd be using buckets, sponges and portable vacuum cleaners now if they did.

Mind you back track 30-odd years and car washing was done by boy sprouts during "bob a job" week. Can't allow the poor little darlings do do that sort of thing now, what with health and safety, safeguarding and the like!
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 14:10
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
Aldi do some nice Bratties, normally bottom left corner of all stores i have been in.They do Friks in the same area.
But there is a world of difference buying and cooking your own compared with someone else doing all the work and serving something piping hot with all the trimmings.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 17:02
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Aldi do some nice Bratties, normally bottom left corner of all stores i have been in.They do Friks in the same area.
As do several other outlets, well at least as far as Bratties are concerned..Lidl also do frisk.....however, it's the condiments wot makes the meal.

This outlet will provide all that you need.

Sadly, they do not provide a chef or cook for those faced with the arduous task of removing the products from their wrapping, sticking them under a grill, or better still in an Air Fryer along with some frites less the precious pinkies become sullied .

https://germandeli.co.uk/sess/utn;js...D28MAY004%3D29






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Old 8th Feb 2019, 17:37
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Backwards technoligy:

Life is possible only through challenges. Life is possible only when you have both good weather and bad weather, when you have both pleasure and pain, when you have both winter and summer, day and night. When you have both sadness and happiness, discomfort and comfort. Life moves between these two polarities. Moving between these two polarities you learn how to balance. Between these two wings you learn how to fly to the farthest star.

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Old 8th Feb 2019, 18:07
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Another instance is the way pre-flight information briefs are presented. (Apologies for aviation content). 15 years ago we were handed a printed pack. Successive technological “improvements” now mean that obtaining the same information involves a headache-inducing ritual of multiple passwords, menus, fault codes culminating with a tour of the office to find which, if any, printer has worked.
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 19:58
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Originally Posted by Slow and curious View Post
Backwards technoligy:

Life is possible only through challenges. Life is possible only when you have both good weather and bad weather, when you have both pleasure and pain, when you have both winter and summer, day and night. When you have both sadness and happiness, discomfort and comfort. Life moves between these two polarities. Moving between these two polarities you learn how to balance. Between these two wings you learn how to fly to the farthest star.
Well that's pretty flippin' poignant, I guess.

I know I'm slow on the uptake but I'm not really feeling the relevance to this thread.
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 04:27
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Sorry for puzzling you.
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