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Old 11.01.2011, 14:23
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Re: Another Aussie in Zurich

Speaking of milk, I'm surprised you can't get more than chocolate or strawberry milk at the supermarkets here ... and don't get me started about sausage rolls!
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Re: Another Aussie in Zurich

Gday

Firstly, I'm not another Aussie in Zurich. I'm Swiss, recently coming back from Oz after having stayed there for quite a bit (oh I've fallen in love with Oz!) and now struggling to get back to reality in Switzerland. If someone of you guys need any help or would like to share some anecdotes or interested in becoming a tandem language partner, just let me know

Oh for example, have you recognized how much the Swiss love to be exact? For example, the street signs are so exact that they write 117m or 97m! I think that's pretty cool

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Old 11.01.2011, 14:57
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Re: Another Aussie in Zurich

I have a meat pie recipe that is pretty good. Did you bring your pie maker? That makes it really work a treat...

For sausage rolls, whenever I am driving through Volketswil just before lunch time I stop into the little bakery on Kindhauserstrasse in Hegnau near Landi. I don't know what these special little treats are called but they are in the Warme Snacks box and they taste great. Problem is that they don't sell Tomato Sauce but still excellent without it. I am not willing to ask what it is made from, but that is just like the meat pies and sausage rolls back home anyway. Don't ask - don't tell.

I am missing the thin sausages that are consumed in mountain loads and cooked on the bbq. Beef sausages. Not vile white veal ones or pukey pork ones...

Most other things I have found reasonable substitutes for... as for AFL can't say I miss that. It is rugby season in Europe so that is good and who wants to watch the cricket this year anyway - so dissappointing.

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Old 11.01.2011, 15:01
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Re: Another Aussie in Zurich

The chocolate milk you get here seems diluted, I think they use skim milk and is not as thick and milky like in Australia. Yep, sausage rolls and I left out Samboy crinkled potato chips (BBQ and salt + vinegar).

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Re: Another Aussie in Zurich

Hallo there. I'm in profound country side in France. I miss the annonimity of a big city, vegemite and I think I've misplaced my ashes.
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Re: Another Aussie in Zurich

Well my big "misses" are already covered by others - meat pies and sausage rolls! When I go home at Christmas time they're the one thing I fill up on...and Aussie Chinese food, if that makes sense - the deep-fried kind like sweet & sour king prawns, lemon chicken, etc. I should have brought back a pack of frozen Mrs Macs from my last trip but I forgot
I also miss Smiths and Samboy Salt N Vinegar & Barbecue chips, although Zweifel chips have had a Salt N Vinegar chip version out since mid last year, and they're not bad, but I'm sick of plain and paprika!

araqyl, the afl.com.au website shows that line to line version (with little boxes telling you what has happened with each movement of the ball) of the footy you're talking about.
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Old 11.01.2011, 17:06
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araqyl, the afl.com.au website shows that line to line version (with little boxes telling you what has happened with each movement of the ball) of the footy you're talking about.
Doesn't sound quite the same as what I 'watched' - was all laid out on a map of the field, with the action plotted in the position it happened, lines joining them. Maybe it was there, just a different section ...
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Old 11.01.2011, 17:23
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Meat pies. I was craving them at one point. I was back in December and they were sooooo damn good.
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I second meat pies..a six pack of pies (or pasties) and Master Choc milk .
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MEAT PIES & SAUSAGE ROLLS
Zürich - Tram 4 & 13 line
Dammweg tram stop
Viadukt marktets

Find the Brittish Cheese stand (another EF member) and in that stand is a Pie shop.
They are about to release thier sausage rolls.

Personal favourites are the Pork and Apple Pie, and the Steak and Guiness.

Really nice ladies run the shop. (but get them to heat the pies up a bit more than usual.... their touch is a bit soft). English speaking of course.

Go late on Thursday afternoons and you can meet other members of the EF as well for a drink.
or check it out on a Saturday morning, and all the other shops around the place (including a Billabong and RipCurl outlet shop)

Heads up though - This is "Die Schweiz" we live in now whish is German for "Really Expensive", so don't rock up with a pocket full of loose change.
(about 8CHF for a small 'Rugby Try':'Dead dogs eye': 'maggot bag' take your pick for the name.)

No luck with the milk yet though.
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Old 11.01.2011, 17:26
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Re: Another Aussie in Zurich

Had one of those pies and they were disappointing. Not that they were crap, just not like the Australian pies I know

I'm thinking that I might start preparing some recipes in prep for the footy season
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Had one of those pies and they were disappointing. Not that they were crap, just not like the Australian pies I know

I'm thinking that I might start preparing some recipes in prep for the footy season
You won't get a great Aussie pie here.

But for me, I think they do OK. Besides, it makes you appreciate the ones from home that bit more when you get a chance to tuck into one.

I also didn't move here to get the same things from home..... it's all part of the experience.
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You won't get a great Aussie pie here.

But for me, I think they do OK. Besides, it makes you appreciate the ones from home that bit more when you get a chance to tuck into one.

I also didn't move here to get the same things from home..... it's all part of the experience.
woah woah woah. Nor did I (don't worry im not going all english on ya )

Just that I wouldn't mind having a stab at the pie game. Id imagine the problem would be getting decent meat for them at relatively cheap prices
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woah woah woah. Nor did I (don't worry im not going all english on ya )

Just that I wouldn't mind having a stab at the pie game. Id imagine the problem would be getting decent meat for them at relatively cheap prices
Ha Ha, Sorry to send you into shock there...... a bit of a dose of "Poison pen" I think.

Agreed with the meat.... although this also helps keep the 8CHF in perspective, and limit the number of pies for me.
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Re: Another Aussie in Zurich

I quite miss the quality of asian restuarants, such as Thai and Indian. it is really odd can get all the ingredients here but the restaurants just do not seem to make a decent Thai meal (well one that compares)
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Doesn't sound quite the same as what I 'watched' - was all laid out on a map of the field, with the action plotted in the position it happened, lines joining them. Maybe it was there, just a different section ...
Sorry araqyl, maybe my explanation was poor, but what you have described is exactly what I have seen. It's a pop-up window you can select from the list that sits at the top of the afl website homepage each week showing the week's games. Once you click it, a separate window pops up which shows what you describe. On the left is a scoring "worm" chart showing the scoring, as well as the actual scores written above, and on the right is the football oval picture with play by play "live" movements (usually shows about 4-5 movements of the ball in one play, then updates every 30 seconds or so to show the next set of ball movements). I think on the top right you can then choose the stats page, which replaces the football field picture and shows the stats of all players.
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I quite miss the quality of asian restuarants, such as Thai and Indian. it is really odd can get all the ingredients here but the restaurants just do not seem to make a decent Thai meal (well one that compares)
Just keep looking. There are good Thai & Indian restaurants in Switzerland, there are even a few who make the food to the right spice level without having to be asked!
I think there are some threads on EF that can help you there ...
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Sorry araqyl, maybe my explanation was poor, but what you have described is exactly what I have seen. It's a pop-up window you can select from the list that sits at the top of the afl website homepage each week showing the week's games. Once you click it, a separate window pops up which shows what you describe. On the left is a scoring "worm" chart showing the scoring, as well as the actual scores written above, and on the right is the football oval picture with play by play "live" movements (usually shows about 4-5 movements of the ball in one play, then updates every 30 seconds or so to show the next set of ball movements). I think on the top right you can then choose the stats page, which replaces the football field picture and shows the stats of all players.
This is what i use to keep an eye on games, usualy saturday morning.

I also play dreamteam and supercoach so it is great for following the dreamteam scores.
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Just keep looking. There are good Thai & Indian restaurants in Switzerland, there are even a few who make the food to the right spice level without having to be asked!
I think there are some threads on EF that can help you there ...
I have tried a few now and highly recommended ones but they just do not hit the spot, Oh well will keep searching Its not a big issue can make a pretty good Thai dish at home now after not being satisfied.
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I quite miss the quality of asian restuarants, such as Thai and Indian. it is really odd can get all the ingredients here but the restaurants just do not seem to make a decent Thai meal (well one that compares)
I beg to differ, the Thai Orchid in Meilen is probably the best Masaman curry I have ever eaten although the sauce is a bit thicker than tradional Thai and I am salivating too much to go into the rest of the menu. Not cheap but worth it.
Welcome Perth Aussies, lots of exploring for you to do here, we all await your amusing "lost in translation" stories as you settle.
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I quite miss the quality of asian restuarants, such as Thai and Indian. it is really odd can get all the ingredients here but the restaurants just do not seem to make a decent Thai meal (well one that compares)
Can't really help on the Thai restaurant front, but for Indian, have you tried Tandoori BBQ down near Paradeplatz? I really enjoy it and they make really spicy dishes - for the vindaloo you can select your spice level, with the top level called "scary"...and it is. The owner also adds to the experience as he's an absolute character
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I beg to differ, the Thai Orchid in Meilen is probably the best Masaman curry I have ever eaten although the sauce is a bit thicker than tradional Thai and I am salivating too much to go into the rest of the menu. Not cheap but worth it.
Welcome Perth Aussies, lots of exploring for you to do here, we all await your amusing "lost in translation" stories as you settle.
Oh yeah, we've had a few of those "lost in translation" moments, I'll have to post those in the near future
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