British Grub For Brit Expats in the Philippines

I was delighted to come across a sauce, I mean source of British grub for Brit expats here in the Philippines. It’s a website run by another British expat from Leyte. No problem though as he arranges shipping through LBC.

HP Sauce

Funnily enough, HP sauce can be bought in many supermarkets here. But the guy in Leyte stocks a lot more foodstuffs that all Brits are familiar with.

Most of it seems to be from Asda, Lidl, and other UK supermarkets. No matter, it appears to be a good selection right across the board. The prices are reasonable too.

I think I’m lucky. I can eat the local food and find most of it delicious. I was the same in Thailand and come to think of it, the same where ever I have travelled. Some are not so fortunate. They can’t do without their fix of British grub.

The name of this enterprise is Mike’s Imported English Goods [Now changed to Mike’s Imported British Goods]. They have a Facebook page so click here to go through to it.

If you prefer you can click here to go direct to the website.


I must admit some of the stuff caught my eye and actually made me hungry.ย  It’s only occasionally I do yearn for some good old British grub. That includes curry – the national dish of the UK. It used to be fish n’ chips but no longer, possibly owing to the price of white fish these days.

 

 

I can assure you there is a wide range of foodstuffs including English-style chocolates.

I’ll certainly try it out very soon.

This is what Mike has to say about his business:

Mike founded Mikeโ€™s Imported English Goods to cater for the growing demand for British goods in the Philippines. The majority of customers are British expats, who crave for โ€œfood from homeโ€. The business is growing rapidly and we now have an online store to simplify the ordering process.

Customers may also visit our shop in Ormoc, Leyte.

If you are on the look out for British grub for Brit expats, why don’t you try it out too?

 

 

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Comments

  1. GP Cox - October 26, 2018 @ 6:25 pm

    I wonder why companies such as Heinz & HP change their labeling for the UK. The other products sound Indian rather than British?

    • Stephen Bentley - October 26, 2018 @ 6:34 pm

      Good question! I think it’s a bit like car models. I think you call it a VW Rabbit and in the UK it’s called a Golf. It happens a lot with car model names even in Asia. Those other products are Indian food. Now almost a staple diet of the British. Pataks for example is a British Indian family who early on realized the huge market in the UK for Indian food. They are now very rich ๐Ÿ™‚

      • GP Cox - October 26, 2018 @ 6:38 pm

        Thanks. Here in the US the big turn in diet is toward Latino food. I can’t take to it. It’s either too dry, over cooked or too spicy!

        • Stephen Bentley - October 26, 2018 @ 6:51 pm

          I love spicy food. By Latino, I assume you mean Mexican? I do love Mexican food too. But it’s like anything else, if it’s not authentic or badly cooked then it is still garbage!

          • GP Cox - October 26, 2018 @ 7:27 pm

            Mexican/Cental American/South American/Puerto Rican/Cuban/Dominican.

            • Stephen Bentley - October 26, 2018 @ 7:44 pm

              That is Latino ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess most is influenced by the Spanish? Much of the food here is Spanish influenced – lechon, adobo etc.

  2. Michael - November 27, 2019 @ 7:29 pm

    His website is no longer active ๐Ÿ™

    • Stephen Bentley - December 3, 2019 @ 1:19 pm

      Okay, thanks for letting me know. The Facebook page is fine though.

    • mikestokes2mike - February 12, 2020 @ 12:59 pm

      yes its mikesimportedbritishgoods.com no longer english

      • Stephen Bentley - February 12, 2020 @ 1:12 pm

        Thanks for the heads up and the new link. That’s great!

        • Stephen Bentley - February 12, 2020 @ 1:28 pm

          I have now changed the link in the post. All is good ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. mikestokes2mike - February 12, 2020 @ 12:58 pm

    HI steve here is the updated website it has changed from mikesimportedenglish to mikesimportedbritish https://mikesimportedbritishgoods.com/
    Facebook link here https://www.facebook.com/mikesimportedenglishgoods/

    • Stephen Bentley - February 12, 2020 @ 1:21 pm

      Thanks, Mike, this ended up in spam probably owing to the ‘dirty link’ in your original. I have cleaned up the links. Dirty means all that gobbledygook in the suffix of the URL.

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