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US Expats living in London what do you miss?

Old Mar 18th, 2013, 11:26 AM
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Not so, Tesco certainly sell beef jerky. I'm quite partial to it myself with a beer!
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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 12:08 PM
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When I saw that the Swiss Centre had been demolished and replaced by M&M's World at Leicester Square, I knew that the world had ended.
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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 12:50 PM
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Another vote for Lupita - I and my Chilango partner loved Lupita, it was like sitting in a place in Mexico City. Wahaca was OK, too, but Lupita was better. Lupita has a second location in Spitalfields area.

kerouac: When I saw that the Swiss Centre had been demolished and replaced by M&M's World at Leicester Square, I knew that the world had ended.>>
Yep, I felt the same way about them pushing the hookers out of Times Square. ;-)
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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 12:59 PM
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I wondered what happened to the Swiss centre......
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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 01:03 PM
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BKP, please remember that those things you miss you aren't supposed to be missing because there's something just as good or even better over there..like Nachos in marinara sauce....ugh!
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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 02:47 PM
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"send beef jerky" aaaaaaagh

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/banned-restricted.htm

If you're travelling or sending goods from outside the EU, you can't bring any meat or dairy products into the UK
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Old Mar 19th, 2013, 12:10 PM
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Dukey --

Seamus -- have you and your Chilango partner eaten at Chilango?? I googled Chilango because I've never heard the word before and the number one result was a Mexican restaurant with five locations in London! It looks like Mexican with an American influence. We're in London on Monday and I think I just found our dinner plan.
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Old Mar 19th, 2013, 01:28 PM
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I know that in France tin foil (aluminium foil in England) is dreadful - sort of like silver coloured onion skin paper. If the same is true in London, you might want to consider this. Weird hostess present but then, aren't most of them???

Also, and I know this because I bake and have lots of world-wide friends who bake, chocolate chips are hard to come by/rather dear in Europe. If they're cookie freaks who haven't learned to love a Lorna Doone...
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Old Mar 19th, 2013, 01:32 PM
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Chilango makes excellent burritos...other popular burrito places are Toritilla and Poncho 8.

Just make sure you check opening hours...they are popular lunch places but some may only be open at lunch.

I haven't noticed a difference in tin foil here in London compared to Canada...
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Old Mar 19th, 2013, 01:50 PM
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You're from SoCal - that means SEE'S CHOCOLATES.

And edibles from Trader Joe's.
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Old Mar 19th, 2013, 04:29 PM
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Can you find corn tortillas in London? I've always thought how I would have to either make corn tortillas or have them shipped to me if I ever get to live in another country.
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Old Mar 19th, 2013, 06:50 PM
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BKP -_ Chilango was on our list but once we stumbled on Lupita we never made it to Chilango. Gets decent reviews but sounds like a lot more limited menu than Lupita.

pdx - yes, it is now possible to purchase corn tortillas in London. Have not done so but did see them in the grocery store.
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Old Mar 19th, 2013, 09:18 PM
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Good taco chips not Doritos. Salsa,peanut butter,COLD ice tea bags,ziplocs with the sealer clips,hot sauce,Reeses pieces,Butterfingers and ranch dressing or at least the sour cream mix for it.
Can you tell that both of my kids live there?
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Old Mar 20th, 2013, 10:59 AM
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jamikins -- Thanks for the heads up about the opening hours and the extra rec's!

Seamus -- it does look a bit limited, doesn't it? We have a great burrito place out near us in Reading so I might forgo Chilango for Lupita now that I know there is one near Spitalfields! Have you guys tried Crazy Homies yet?

dutyfree -- that list does look a bit familiar . . . a bit like our list when we go home!
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Old Mar 21st, 2013, 03:28 AM
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"Can you find corn tortillas in London?"

Borough Market sell them and there's even websites that sell them:

http://www.mexgrocer.co.uk/
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Old May 18th, 2016, 04:38 PM
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>hookers in Times Square <

I was devastated when Tower Records closed!

Thin
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Old May 18th, 2016, 04:49 PM
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When I was there (long time ago), ex-pat Americans used to ask us to pick up "Wheat Chex" and other cereals used to make a holiday snack from the PX. They were available in the UK, but about three times the price.
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Old May 18th, 2016, 05:28 PM
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What are cold ice tea bags ?
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Old May 18th, 2016, 07:19 PM
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Cold ice tea bags are made especially for brewing in cold water. Let the tea bag steep in plain cold water. Add some ice and sugar and/or lemon if you wish. They do work and are quite good. Surprised me.
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Old May 19th, 2016, 02:30 AM
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Great I added some really good information on how to get cheap American and mexican food in the UK and the moderators removed it! xxx
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