Shopping and Lamb Chops

So after the fantastic English Breakfast to start out my day, hung around for a while and headed into town for a couple of hours, managed to pick up a pair of casual shoes, a couple of pairs of work trousers and a pair of jeans from next.

I mainly planned to buy work shoes and work trousers, so the rest is a bonus, was a bit late though, and living in Malaysia I’m really not used to all the shops closing at 5.30pm sharp..and all the cake shops were closed so I didn’t manage to get my cream cakes 🙁

Headed home and mom started up dinner, another masterpeice of classic simple English cooking.

Start out with some nice fresh beans, take the stringy bits off and chop up some carrots..

Roast some lamb chops in a cake tin, until the rind is crispy and the chop is still juicy..

Slice some potatoes fairly thinly, put a layer of milk in the bottom to stop them drying out, put a little salt and pepper on each layer, microwave them for 10 minutes, then stick them in the oven with the chops.

After the chops are out of the cake tin, pour in some hot water, mixed with corn flour and a bit of beef or chicken stock and boil it up till it’s nice and brown and thick from the meat juice and fat..

Serve it all up on a plate warmed under the grill (yes we warm our plates here, if you don’t, it’s so cold the cold plates cool the food down quickly).

Take some mint sauce (made with fresh mint from our garden and malt vinegar)

Pour gravy all over and an ample serving of mint sauce with a touch of salt..

A lot of people ask me what English food is like, “Isn’t it boring?”, well this is what it’s like..

Actually you can’t really get anything like this in resturants, UK is all about home-cooked food, and no, I don’t think it’s boring anyway 😉

We didn’t have any dessert after that, was kinda full.

Next up…Mom’s bday lunch 😉

*EDIT* Sorry these are lamb chops, not pork chops, I got confused, pork chops are much bigger and are served with apple sauce, lamb chops with mint sauce!




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14 Responses to Shopping and Lamb Chops

  1. mahagurusia July 28, 2005 at 7:25 pm #

    The gravy is as colourful as britain wonderful sky. Good attempt though for a tiger from shaolin that eat pork? Must be the vegetarian version uh?

  2. minishorts July 28, 2005 at 7:32 pm #

    SALIVATING…. gee i’m hungry… any chance you’ll cook this up for me when you get back?

  3. FireAngel July 28, 2005 at 8:01 pm #


  4. james July 28, 2005 at 8:41 pm #

    Damn, that looks good!! This is the way to eat.

  5. shanks July 28, 2005 at 10:15 pm #

    what sort of seasoning did u use to roast the pork chop?

  6. God July 28, 2005 at 11:55 pm #

    wah liaw……sei kwai lou….

    show me pork pie, show me pork pie…show me fish and chips with tribune’s wrapping, show me 5 p pizza, show me 1 p strip show

  7. KY July 29, 2005 at 2:02 am #

    don’t let dree see this, he’s a muslim.

  8. Kongtender July 29, 2005 at 4:16 am #

    Make me miss my mum.
    What bean is that?? No seed one?

  9. kimberlycun July 29, 2005 at 4:49 am #

    eh can u ask your mommy for the mint sauce recipe? actually can you ask your mommy for all recipes???

  10. ShaolinTiger July 29, 2005 at 6:13 am #

    Hehe will have to see about that..

  11. ShaolinTiger July 29, 2005 at 6:15 am #

    Nothing, just roast in their own juices, they are proper farm chops, not watery ones from super markets..

    You can rub a bit of salt on the rind though to make it extra crispy.

  12. ShaolinTiger July 29, 2005 at 6:16 am #

    Yeah they have seeds, they are called runner beans. Quite nice in salads too.

  13. ShaolinTiger July 29, 2005 at 6:17 am #

    It’ just fresh minced mint and malt vinegar with a little bit of sugar.

  14. Dabido (Teflon) July 29, 2005 at 7:59 am #

    Potatoes look really nice! Yum!