"beef spread"? (British)?
With the postings about Ribena grape juice and other British food items in LA, I was wondering if you could help me out with another item:
My girlfriend grew up in Hong Kong, and she said that when was little, she used to spread this thick-like-honey substance, but with a taste similar to beef, over her bread for breakfast.
She's completely forgotten the name of it, but would love to see if she could find this item in LA.
I know that I'm being pretty vague about the item, but if anybody could help, I'd greatly appreciate it! I'll do my best to see if she or her siblings or her parents could remember the name of it, too!
(Update: Thanks to GG Mora, I'm pretty sure that it's Bovril that I'm looking for. Unfortunately, Bovril doesn't seem to be beef-based any longer. =( Any suggestions for replacements?)
Thanks to GG Mora, I think it's pretty sure that Bovril is the item.
But doing some research on it, I guess about 2 years ago, Bovril stopped making it from beef products and converted it into yeast extract (similar to Marmite & Vegemite).
Does anybody know if there is anything similar to how Bovril used to taste, which has a beef base?
I'd guess it'd be Bovril, which was originally made by cramming beef into jars. Marmite (British) and Vegemite (Australian) are vegetarian and made from yeast extract. I did a comparison on my blog:
To get back on track: you might try your local Cost Plus World Market. I know mine carries Vegemite & Marmite, Can't say if they have Bovril.