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Old 04.07.2017, 22:34
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Re: Philly cheese steak

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And yep i know the store, 20min walk from here. (Well down it is 20min, going back up takes a bit more time.) Luckily the supermarket in Germany also has Dutch cheese.
You walk from Wollishofen to that store in Adliswil in 20 minutes? Chapeau!

I love that store, it sells red Genever
@roegner: They sell cheese in spray-tins there?!

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A Dutch where ever he might be in the world will be happy when he can buy Dutch Cheese within a normal radius for shopping.
Which would simply be the oude kaas, jonge kaas ....

Never had a philly cheese steak, looks like a sandwich to me ..... okay, I'm off ....
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You walk from Wollishofen to that store in Adliswil in 20 minutes? Chapeau!
Thanks for telling me to update my profile, we moved to Leimbach last August.

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Old 04.07.2017, 23:26
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My Swedish wife for example prefers
that I send her a can of surstroemming?

I have three cans in the fridge!

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Old 04.07.2017, 23:37
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that I send her a can of surstroemming?

I have three cans in the fridge!

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Always wanted to try that.
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Old 05.07.2017, 10:33
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People, people please simmer down...as an avid believer and big fan of the Philly Cheese Steak I must tell you, that I once drove over 1000 miles to Philly in order to try the original. There is one spot in Zurich which makes it....and for Swiss standards, it is even halfway decent, good enough to stave off your cravings. The answer......drumroll please.....yes...it's coming.......Hooters!!! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you've heard right, there's a Hooters in Zurich and that's what I usually have whenever I venture out to admire the...ehmm, scenery.

http://www.hooters-zuerich.ch/index.php?id=67


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The next person to mention Philly Cheese Steak and Subway in the same sentence will get a perma ban....ok, just kidding....they'll get a very stern look and a finger wag.
You sir, are my new legend. That's right by my office too, so I may just get my fix at lunch today.

As for plastic cheese, here's something to upset the Swiss even more... the only cheese better than spray-can cheese, is MRE cheese. Especially the jalepeno one.

I've had the jalepeno cheese spread left open, spread on some crackers for days (and forgotten), and was still perfectly good despite being in the desert. at near 40c. That stuff is bombproof, and tastes amazing too.

Sadly, very hard to find as a civi...

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As for plastic cheese, here's something to upset the Swiss even more... the only cheese better than spray-can cheese, is MRE cheese. Especially the jalepeno one.
"MRE" is misleading. The Canadian "IMP" is more accurate - it stands for "I Might Puke"
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Re: Philly cheese steak

Now that you've brought up MREs (or IMPs)

Many moons ago either Coop or Migros, can't remember which, was selling cans of 'Swiss Military Cheese'. I remember a sort of olive green pop top can, a cheese-like product that tasted very much like good ol' Wisconsin Swiss Cheese* spread.

I assumed it was a fake novelty item, but could it have been the real thing?


*Cue outrage at the temerity of appropriating the term 'Swiss' to apply to this product of chemical genius.
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Old 05.07.2017, 10:56
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MRE -Meals Rejected (by) Everyone... or my preferred "Mr. E" (read it quickly - mystery )

That said, I was lucky enough to try a few kinds (technically always was a civi, but due to my work I got to spend lots of time in fun places)... the best, was the Italian.

I may be biased, but any government that adds limoncello, grappa or brandy to their rations is a genius.

The food was, as always, an inedible constipation block... but the grappa made it all better.

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Old 05.07.2017, 11:07
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Re: Philly cheese steak

Drat you all, now I want one.
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Old 05.07.2017, 11:09
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Drat you all, now I want one.
An MRE? You have a perverse mind
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Old 05.07.2017, 11:10
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Now that you've brought up MREs (or IMPs)

Many moons ago either Coop or Migros, can't remember which, was selling cans of 'Swiss Military Cheese'. I remember a sort of olive green pop top can, a cheese-like product that tasted very much like good ol' Wisconsin Swiss Cheese* spread.

I assumed it was a fake novelty item, but could it have been the real thing?


*Cue outrage at the temerity of appropriating the term 'Swiss' to apply to this product of chemical genius.
Did a quick google - can't find anything like it... wouldn't mind finding a supplier of "plastic cheese" here. It's a great source of salt/calories when camping... and never seems to go bad...
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Old 05.07.2017, 11:12
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Did a quick google - can't find anything like it... wouldn't mind finding a supplier of "plastic cheese" here. It's a great source of salt/calories when camping... and never seems to go bad...
Check in the do-it section of your local Migros et al. It's more or less a non curing version of the flat tire repair in a can stuff.

EDIT: Failing that, google "sprühkäse"
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That's right by my office too, so I may just get my fix at lunch today.
So, what's the verdict?
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People, people please simmer down...as an avid believer and big fan of the Philly Cheese Steak I must tell you, that I once drove over 1000 miles to Philly in order to try the original. There is one spot in Zurich which makes it....and for Swiss standards, it is even halfway decent, good enough to stave off your cravings. The answer......drumroll please.....yes...it's coming.......Hooters!!! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you've heard right, there's a Hooters in Zurich and that's what I usually have whenever I venture out to admire the...ehmm, scenery.

http://www.hooters-zuerich.ch/index.php?id=67
I have heard so many bad things about the food at the Zurich Hooters that I never tried it. Maybe I should...
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Re: Philly cheese steak

So many recipes online, I have to believe making your own would trump anything you could find - even at Hooters

Trick is the thinly cut steak
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I have heard so many bad things about the food at the Zurich Hooters that I never tried it. Maybe I should...
No, I agree...it is definitely not the best food out there but it suffices to ease up a craving.
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So many recipes online, I have to believe making your own would trump anything you could find - even at Hooters

Trick is the thinly cut steak
Use fillet instead

Back to the spraycheese in #11, is that (mostly) what you get in McD cheeseburgers? If memory serves the cheese slices have the same color.

(IKnowIKnowIKnowIKnow, color vs taste, but still)
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Always wanted to try that.
Don't. My flatmate regularly brings it back from Sweden to prank his mates / open the tins as a dare after drinking a lot of alcohol. Not sure if you can scar or traumatise your scent receptors but if you can, it's probably with this stuff.
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Re: Philly cheese steak

So finally got to try the sandwich...

Sadly, it did not live up to expectations.

The bread was baguette. First fail. It was a fresh, crispy baguette... second fail. It wasn't dipped in fat. Third fail.
The meat wasn't sliced thin enough.
There were mushrooms in there...
The cheese was similar to provolone... but not quite.

The curly fries were ok...

So the search continues...
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