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    Villa supermarkets.

    isnt time that villa opened up in one of the bigest cities in the north east [KORAT]
    yesterday the wife had to visit family in bang kapi,as there is a villa store nearby she went and got FOR ME.
    2x boxes of steak pukka pies.
    4x pkts.of walls pork sausages.
    4x pkts.of youngs smoked kipper fillets.
    2 x jars of branston pickle.
    2x jars of piccalili.
    2x jars of wholegrain mustard.
    and for her self 2x 800grms.of apple crumble pies.
    all well and good you would say BUT it took 3hrs.to get from the store to mo-chit bus station then 5hrs.to get to korat.
    so come ON VILLA,COME to KORAT.
    oh.apple pie and birds custard for lunch.

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    Great meats at Villa.
    Outstanding vittles shopping!

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    They have one of the best curry powders I've ever used, and I've tried many. Thai brand (or re-brand), I forget the name. Joon Mee or something.
    I'd love for there to be a Villa here. Closest that I know of is Hua Hin, 6 or 8 hours on the train.

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    Good selection of OZ wines there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Great meats at Villa.
    Outstanding vittles shopping!
    been a lover of good food all my life,which almost caused my downfall.
    as for meats I have been a customer of PON YANG KHAM,beef at its best,sunday is traditional in the uk.roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.
    pon-yang kham's sirloin/rump is the finest bar none for roasting.and the dripping from the meat for roast spuds.
    I wish I could post photo's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    isnt time that villa opened up in one of the bigest cities in the north east [KORAT]
    Doubt you will be seeing one soon. Not enough foreigners or tourists.

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    ^ Or well off Thais.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Good selection of OZ wines there too.
    I like the castle creek.[Tesco]

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    I'd settle for a Foodland here, c/w their great little 24/7 restaurant.

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    Talking about Villa Markets not upcountry yet, Tops Markets are a good alternative.

    Same quality of meats and fish - just not as much selection re specialty items & vino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Talking about Villa Markets not upcountry yet, Tops Markets are a good alternative.
    Not in the same league.

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    ^^Depends quite a bit on the location. There is a Makro near us in Rayong, catering to mainly Thai customers only. Poor quality, service and selection of goods, but go to the Makro near Pattaya, and it doesn't even look like the same brand at all. Totally the opposite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    I'd settle for a Foodland here, c/w their great little 24/7 restaurant.
    Foodland beats Villa hands down, but we still go to Villa occasionally as they do carry quite a few items that nobody else does. Not just me who thinks this either, we go to Villa and there'll be one cash register open with nobody at it, from there we drive to Foodland where there'll be 5 cash registers open and all of them are being used.

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    Cut the apron strings, buttercups. You live in Thailand. Make the switch to maeng daa, pla daek and khao niew, with linen table napkins of course.

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    ^Yeah sure, just as Thai's who move to America won't be buying or eating Thai food ever again. Leave that line of bullshit for Jeff, he's perfected it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Talking about Villa Markets not upcountry yet, Tops Markets are a good alternative.

    Same quality of meats and fish - just not as much selection re specialty items & vino.
    tops opened near the biggest market in Thailand,SAVE ONE, closing down end of the month.

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    You will find Foodland in Korat in the basement of the new T21 mall opposite Big C

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Cut the apron strings, buttercups. You live in Thailand. Make the switch to maeng daa, pla daek and khao niew, with linen table napkins of course.
    Damn right!
    When moi hits the local Saturday afternoon Taalaat Nat, the vender women faint with anticipation.
    Here comes that good-looking conniving farang who strikes a mean deal!

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    we here in korat have,
    2x tesco.
    2x macro.
    big C.
    1x foodland.
    the tops thats left is in central out of town,been a few times POOR SELECTION.
    my favourite SPAM is no longer available,mind you at 235bht.a tin,[uk] equiv.75bht.its no wonder.
    so the wife's next trip will be to VILLA SUKAMVIT BKK.
    foodland good for bread.cooked meats not so good.
    tesco best for pork.
    macro INDIAN HALIBUT they have fresh one's around 2-3 kilo.

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    Check the use by or expiry date on food. The Pattaya outfit regularly removed manufacturers dates and added their own stickers. If you can’t see a manufacturer’s date then it’s safe to assume it’s out of date. Even the chicken sold on the butcher counter was up to a week out of date when you saw the original CP plastic packaging

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