I Love Gammon Steak!

We headed up to Birmingham again the following day to take my nan out for lunch, she’s older than God’s dog, yeah she looks something like Yoda!

“Shaolin my grandson, that he is, strong be the force in this blogger”.

She was born in 1911, work that out..

We headed to another pub, near my nans place, this time called The Old House at Home.

I had a 10oz Gammon steak, which is like a really huge peice of bacon, or a thick slice of cooked ham.

It’s usually served with pineapple as it’s quite salty, the sweetness is nice, I had it with both pineapple and egg.

Topped off with one of my favourite things in the world, Blackcurrant and Apple Crumble! AWESOME!

Drenched in thick creamy proper custard.

Here’s my mom, and her mom…

I have a lot of memories from my nan’s house and her garden, I spent a lot of time there when I was young.

She had a great dane called Bruce that I used to ride on like a horse..

I also remember she made the best cottage pie in the world ever and the best blackcurrant and apple pie..

Ah those were the days.

Blessed be nans bungalow..

Hopefully I’ll get to see it again.




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21 Responses to I Love Gammon Steak!

  1. aw3 July 31, 2005 at 11:03 pm #

    Mmmm, nice. Proper peas too, none of the canned stuff back here.

    I’m still waiting for a shot of “sausage and mash” as listed on the previous bar menu, and as I read in Beano, where Dan always has this huge pile of something with sausages sticking out of it. It has been a childhood mystery: is it real?!!

  2. NekoSavant July 31, 2005 at 11:20 pm #

    For the past few entries.. looking at all the grub you’re enjoying has made me have the uncontrollable urge to skive off work and go eat. 🙁

  3. IB July 31, 2005 at 11:32 pm #

    *drool* How come when I went to London (a decade ago), the food was so crap compared to what it looks like when you post it? Eh? Fobbing off your bad food to tourists – BAH!

  4. Big BoK July 31, 2005 at 11:58 pm #

    Hey.. I think you look more like your nan than your mom eh..??

  5. in August 1, 2005 at 12:42 am #

    Ahhh…… childhood memories are the best innit? Reading your memories with your nan reminds me of my kong-kong (grandad) and us kids (my cousings and me). *warm fuzzy feeling*

  6. up3 Up4 August 1, 2005 at 1:58 am #

    By the way what Team you support??..Aston Villa ? or Birmingham City ??

  7. kimberlycun August 1, 2005 at 2:09 am #

    oiii, what talking u? of coz u’ll see ur nan’s pad again!

    apple crumble.. *drooool

  8. FireAngel August 1, 2005 at 2:37 am #


  9. KY August 1, 2005 at 2:57 am #

    dude u think u can do me a favor by buying the 10″ Marvin doll? can’t find any here in M’sia, will pay you back.

  10. Beer Gal August 1, 2005 at 2:57 am #

    dude, i used to think my ex’s great grandma was an immortal, but i think your grandmother takes the cake!

  11. Dabido (Teflon) August 1, 2005 at 4:07 am #

    ‘Bangers and Mash’

  12. Dabido (Teflon) August 1, 2005 at 4:09 am #

    If he can’t find it, you can spray paint FA and stick a silver fishbowl on her head! 🙂

  13. ShaolinTiger August 1, 2005 at 9:12 am #

    Don’t worry that’ll be up soon, I had it last night, it’s one of my favourite things..

    Sausage, mash and loads of onion gravy with some whole grain mustard to top it off..

  14. ShaolinTiger August 1, 2005 at 9:14 am #

    We don’t want any jonny foreigners here so we give em all the crap food! Hhahaha

    That’s what I mean about Brit food though, the only good places to eat are pubs, fish and chip shop and people’s homes, you get the odd good carvery in countryside pubs too..

    But English food is typically home cooked, so what you get in resturants and pubs even isn’t really the real deal.

  15. ShaolinTiger August 1, 2005 at 9:15 am #

    Birmingham out of those two..

    Not really a great fan of football though, I studied in Liverpool for 5 years too, so that’s probably my favourite club, I went to a few of their European games.

  16. ShaolinTiger August 1, 2005 at 9:16 am #

    Hmm it’s a bit late now, shops close at 5.30pm here LOL

    Trying to think of somewhere that might sell, I can quickly pop down town and have a look but we don’t really have any toy shops..have to go Birmingham.

    I found him online, but too late to order now…leaving tonight.

    The place I used to buy my DVD’s from funnily enough, HERE.

  17. KY August 1, 2005 at 8:37 pm #

    oO that’s fast. well if you can then please do it, otherwise it’s not a big deal. 🙂

  18. IB August 1, 2005 at 9:50 pm #

    But all I saw when I went there were foreigners! *pokes tongue out*

    Btw, your fish and chips entry really made me nostalgic. I think what I miss most about Perth is the fish, chips, vinegar and salt (no mushy peas there though).

  19. simon August 2, 2005 at 1:35 am #

    bloody hell, shaolin, your posts these few days are bloody good! Can’t wait for more!!!

  20. Makan Kings August 2, 2005 at 12:46 pm #

    Wow!! English food looks really good!! After reading your post am seriously thinking of visiting England.

    -Makan Kings-

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