All this is coming back to Portsmouth with me!
When I moved to England in September I knew I was going to miss Norwegian food. But I didn’t know just how much! I brought a few packs of leverpostei and makrell i tomat when I left, but those didn’t last very long. So in October when my dad sent me Norwegian milk chocolate and panda licorice I was on the top of the moon for a week.
But the Brits doesn’t even have anything that reminds of Toro soups and casaroles that you just add water to. Or at least I haven’t found it. Why is that? They taste so good! All I have found is soup in a carton… The milk over theres taste funny, the water taste like swimming pool and old pipes and even the eggs are different! But I’m getting used to it.
In Portsmouth I live with six flatmates. We have our own rooms and bathrooms, but we share one big kitchen. I have noticed that British people don’t like to spend that much time cooking. Ready meals are very cheap and so easy to make, so I don’t blame them (plus the Indian Chicken Tandoori from Co-op does taste amazingly good), but myself I would not eat those every day. Their idea of cooking is to throw a pack of frozen chicken and some chips into the oven and throw some ketchup and cheese on it. (I’m not talking about everyone of course. There are British people who also enjoy cooking, this is just in general what I have seen.)
My fridge is always full of vegetables as I eat wok a lot. I mean, it’s so easy, healthy and good. And you can basically put whatever you want into it. So that’s what I usually end up making. But of course, I do get tired of that as well and I remember wishing I had a Grandiosa pizza one day. And I especially miss traditional Norwegian food like bettasuppe, steik, sodd, etc.
Today I made it easier on myself so I went out and bought some Toro, brown cheese, Sørlandschips and other Norwegian goodies to bring back to England. One thing I won’t miss about Norway is how ridiculously expensieve it is. I payed £50 for the stuff in the picture…