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    American Snack Foods

    I'll be moving to Pattaya in April. My plan is to buy and ship some non-perishable food items that aren't available in Pattaya. But I need some help in identifying them. All suggestions are welcome, but here are a few specific things that I enjoy, and will include in my shipment, if not available there. Shoppers, man your carts! ...

    Good ground coffee. (I drink Starbuck's "Sumatra" or "French Roast" here.)
    --- Not a food, but are coffee grinders available for a reasonable price?
    "Low Salt" Peanut Butter. (Like "Jiffy" brand)
    Pretzel sticks (Not twists, sticks)
    Mixed nuts (not the type on this forum, the edible kind!)
    Canned salmon
    Canned chili without beans
    Canned New England Clam Chowder
    "Classico" brand pasta sauce
    Grated cheese - preferably Romano

    And how about vitamins and health supplements like:

    Glucosamine
    Selenium
    Multi Vitamins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaiyo
    I'll be moving to Pattaya in April. My plan is to buy and ship some non-perishable food items that aren't available in Pattaya. But I need some help in identifying them. All suggestions are welcome, but here are a few specific things that I enjoy, and will include in my shipment, if not available there. Shoppers, man your carts! ...

    Good ground coffee. (I drink Starbuck's "Sumatra" or "French Roast" here.)
    --- Not a food, but are coffee grinders available for a reasonable price?
    "Low Salt" Peanut Butter. (Like "Jiffy" brand)
    Pretzel sticks (Not twists, sticks)
    Mixed nuts (not the type on this forum, the edible kind!)
    Canned salmon
    Canned chili without beans
    Canned New England Clam Chowder
    "Classico" brand pasta sauce
    Grated cheese - preferably Romano
    You noted things not available in Pattaya. Some of the thigns you mention (in bold) I am quite sure I've seen at the supermarkets there. The other things might be available in Bangkok. If you buy them in your home-country it might be easier, however, if these things, are important to you.

    And how about vitamins and health supplements like:

    Glucosamine
    Selenium
    Multi Vitamins
    I prefer to buy Vitamins, minerals and supplements in my home-country because the brands are of good qaulity, and they are usually cheaper.

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    Good ground coffee. (I drink Starbuck's "Sumatra" or "French Roast" here.)
    --- Not a food, but are coffee grinders available for a reasonable price?
    "Low Salt" Peanut Butter. (Like "Jiffy" brand)
    Pretzel sticks (Not twists, sticks)
    Mixed nuts (not the type on this forum, the edible kind!)
    Canned salmon
    Canned chili without beans
    Canned New England Clam Chowder
    "Classico" brand pasta sauce
    Grated cheese - preferably Romano
    They grow a mean coffe up here in the north it's available all over the country. Imports are available as well.
    All the other stuff you mention is available; albeit at a somewhat inflated price if you're gonna be a teacher starting about 30 - 40k a month these things will be affordable but dear.
    A can of hormel chili, with or w/o beans, I think is about 3 - 4 bucks US.
    Clam chower might be a toughie, Emporium; fuckin'expensive, that one, I'll bet.

    Bring me about a dozen boxes of them Stouffers (sp?) pepperoni pizza breads willya? In excahnge i'll take you to the best village for fresh roasted coffee, hell, i'll even get 'em to roast you a special batch for a couple of them pizza things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie
    Good ground coffee. (I drink Starbuck's "Sumatra" or "French Roast" here.)
    --- Not a food, but are coffee grinders available for a reasonable price?
    "Low Salt" Peanut Butter. (Like "Jiffy" brand)
    Pretzel sticks (Not twists, sticks)
    Mixed nuts (not the type on this forum, the edible kind!)
    Canned salmon
    Canned chili without beans
    Canned New England Clam Chowder
    "Classico" brand pasta sauce
    Grated cheese - preferably Romano
    They grow a mean coffe up here in the north it's available all over the country. Imports are available as well.
    All the other stuff you mention is available; albeit at a somewhat inflated price if you're gonna be a teacher starting about 30 - 40k a month these things will be affordable but dear.
    A can of hormel chili, with or w/o beans, I think is about 3 - 4 bucks US.
    Clam chower might be a toughie, Emporium; fuckin'expensive, that one, I'll bet.

    Bring me about a dozen boxes of them Stouffers (sp?) pepperoni pizza breads willya? In excahnge i'll take you to the best village for fresh roasted coffee, hell, i'll even get 'em to roast you a special batch for a couple of them pizza things.
    Those Stouffers pizza breads are frozen, Frankie! That would be a little tough! :-) As for the chili, the best canned stuff here is Stagg. I think I'll bring some.

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    The supermarkets in Pattaya are better than in BKK you can get all of that there. That is for sure. Foodland and the Thai owned supermarket in North Pattaya near the roundabout. Its a lot like Villa in BKK, a really nice deli as well.

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    Hell Pattaya has KFC, Burgerking and Mcdonalds, what else do Americans eat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaiyo
    Those Stouffers pizza breads are frozen, Frankie! That would be a little tough! :-) As for the chili, the best canned stuff here is Stagg. I think I'll bring some.
    Oh, Man!!! you had to mention Stagg!! Think I actually saw itonce somewhere in the last few years,
    Look man frozen pizzas, tucked well away from your shorts mind you, oughta do OK ...
    Little mushy is OK...

    What's really missing for me is all the other international foods I used to buy back in the Bay Area. That, and real sourdough bread!!! Makes me drool just thinking about it

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    I've seen Campbell's Clam Chowder in Tops.

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    I have cambells clam chowder in my kitchen, 39 baht a can I believe, obviously not as good as the stuff you get from that gay community on the bay at fishermans wharf, what was that called? oh yes, san fran frisco

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Hell Pattaya has KFC, Burgerking and Mcdonalds, what else do Americans eat?
    Well, DD, THIS American doesn't eat at any of those. My favorite "fast food" place here is 'El Pollo Loco'. They prepare barbequed, not fried, chicken. Much healthier, and very much tastier, with mexican spices.

    Of course, I do need an occasional cheeseburger fix. Here, I get those from 'Carl's Jr', which has a great burger made much more like the traditional style.

    Most of my diet in Thailand will be Thai food. My wife is a great cook. So I'll just mix in some American food a couple of times a week to keep me from losing my American charm!

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    I have a diet of ice cream!

    Maybe I should cut down on it.... Nah! I love ice cream more than males.

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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie
    Quote Originally Posted by Chaiyo
    Those Stouffers pizza breads are frozen, Frankie! That would be a little tough! :-) As for the chili, the best canned stuff here is Stagg. I think I'll bring some.
    Oh, Man!!! you had to mention Stagg!! Think I actually saw itonce somewhere in the last few years,
    Look man frozen pizzas, tucked well away from your shorts mind you, oughta do OK ...
    Little mushy is OK...

    What's really missing for me is all the other international foods I used to buy back in the Bay Area. That, and real sourdough bread!!! Makes me drool just thinking about it
    Sorry to torture you like that, Frankie. Too bad you're way up in Chiangmai. Otherwise I'd bring an extra can for you when I get there. I'll be sharing your regret about the loss of real California sourdough bread, by the way. But I do like other kinds of fresh bread, and I'm told there's a place near Mabprachan Reservoir that has very good bread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice Maiden
    I have a diet of ice cream!

    Maybe I should cut down on it.... Nah! I love ice cream more than males.
    That's only because we have not yet met, Ice! Of course, you'll need that ice cream to cool off after some time with me! (And I suspect I'd need a bath in ice water and a defibrilator!!)

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    Surprise me!

    No males have yet. I'd like to see you try.

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    My mistake chaiyo, looking at the thread title it said american snack foods,
    'El Pollo Loco' now I assume this is mexican or spainish, and dont try to tell me chilli dogs are american snack food

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    I have cambells clam chowder in my kitchen, 39 baht a can I believe, obviously not as good as the stuff you get from that gay community on the bay at fishermans wharf, what was that called? oh yes, san fran frisco
    'Campbells' would have to do, I suppose. But it's down the list of the canned varieties. The best is 'Snow's', with 'Progresso' right behind.

    As for San Francisco's clam chowder, it's good. But, umm, why do you think they call it "New England" clam chowder? The best is the original, made with more clam broth, and much less thickening, in my home town, Boston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    I have cambells clam chowder in my kitchen, 39 baht a can I believe, obviously not as good as the stuff you get from that gay community on the bay at fishermans wharf, what was that called? oh yes, san fran frisco
    Fuckin biggO hairy fisherman mincing up in a miniskirt servin' up a hogged out sourdough loaf filled with New England Clam Chowder. To many Taiwanese tourist for me, no thanks, over the hill (Powell) right at Geary. An Anchor steam, pastrami on rye sauerkraut, some ancient broad ticklng the Ivorys, singing Cole Porter. Sit in the back all night. Maybe head up to Mitchell bros and get a 'massage'
    35+ years in or around SF been to Fishermans wharf, maybe 5-8 times. Never been to alcatraz although I sailed past it a hundred times. They got gay fishermen there? Probably brought 'em n from Bristol...
    Sad, really, them foriegners come for a visit and never get past the "gay community" San Francisco, the place where a straight man only has to breath a few times a minute to get laid (by a woman) and these Tourist from Taiwan and the Uk spend all their time in The Castro. checkin' out the leather boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice Maiden
    Surprise me!

    No males have yet. I'd like to see you try.
    Oh, if only I were there now. The 'surprise', Ice, would not be in the "what", but in the "how"! It's all about priorities. The lady's pleasure must be priority ONE!

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    Last time I was there I stayed in chinatown, even went to a strip show, jees what a pig, wouldn't do that with yours frisco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    My mistake chaiyo, looking at the thread title it said american snack foods,
    'El Pollo Loco' now I assume this is mexican or spainish, and dont try to tell me chilli dogs are american snack food
    Now, DD, don't you realize that America is a 'melting pot'? We have included the flavors and traditions of finest cuisine from all over the world. That, of course, means that we do not have any English restaurants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaiyo
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    My mistake chaiyo, looking at the thread title it said american snack foods,
    'El Pollo Loco' now I assume this is mexican or spainish, and dont try to tell me chilli dogs are american snack food
    Now, DD, don't you realize that America is a 'melting pot'? We have included the flavors and traditions of finest cuisine from all over the world. That, of course, means that we do not have any English restaurants!
    I can feel a thread about American culture coming on but in the spirit of xmas we shall leave it to the new year to bring up the subject of American culture

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaiyo
    That, of course, means that we do not have any English restaurants!
    We do have places where the cuisine is particularly English; prisons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    I can feel a thread about American culture coming on but in the spirit of xmas we shall leave it to the new year to bring up the subject of American culture
    OK. But don't you go tellin' everybody that we ain't got no culture, 'cuz we do got culture. I'd tell ya about it now, but I gotta go rinse out my shorts, and make a sandwich. Won't take long, I can do both at the same time!

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    Starbucks sells coffee in Thailand too.

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    DD is getting a bit paranoid it seems his baby the Teak Door in becoming heavy with god forbid Americans, and hillbilly is still on vacation!!

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