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    Thai Butter

    What the hell is wrong with it, I remember a time when great big chunks of freshly cooked bread covered in butter was delicious, you go to Laos and the butter is creamy and has a slight cheese taste and is delicious.

    Normally, I have just realised I buy that imperial butter, it is crap and only usable on toast, on sandwiches I don't even bother with it, but today I noticed lurpak butter from Denmark, pretty sure its always been here but assumed it was as crap as the rest, but they had a special on, 2 packs for the price of, erm, 2 packs I suppose, well anyway it was 189baht for 2 packs which is still more expensive than imperial butter, I just hope that it tastes a slight bit better.

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    It is for external use only as Remy Schneider discovered in the famous annual scene in

    LAST MAN GO IN PARIS with Marlon Brando

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    Get the unsalted.
    Bet they still put sugar in it here.

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    Unsalted Allowie or something like that is the best by far. Some seem to have perfume in them.

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    I have given up on the butters. Just use the Olive Oil spreads now.

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    The butter here is definately not for eating, hence the phrase "a knob of butter".

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    Why the worry about salted or un salted? Got to admit it is something that has never worried me, amount of booze/poisonous liquid and cigarettes/poisonous fumes I consume salt is the least of my worries, I want flavour.

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    And nobody has mentioned a nice butter, is Lurpak ok or just as crap as the rest?

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    Lurpak is good butter, but, it's expensive. Same as the butter you get in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Normally, I have just realised I buy that imperial butter, it is crap and only usable on toast,
    That Imperial stuff tastes awful when you buy the small packets.
    Makro do the large 1kg slabs of the stuff and it tastes completely different.
    Also it is a fraction of the price

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    I remember the days when butter was less than 15baht per packet, it was crap then, it's still crap and like 80baht a packet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Why the worry about salted or un salted? Got to admit it is something that has never worried me, amount of booze/poisonous liquid and cigarettes/poisonous fumes I consume salt is the least of my worries, I want flavour.
    Salted or unsalted is useful for certain recipes, especially those with a leavening agent. Also for candies and other sweets. You need to control the amount of salt so you need to start with unsalted in certain instances.

    Generally speaking unsalted is used primarily for cooking, other than those fighting high blood pressure.

    E. G.
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    Don't ask the question!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    I remember the days when butter was less than 15baht per packet, it was crap then, it's still crap and like 80baht a packet.
    The 1kg slabs are something like 128 baht and it obviously is different butter inside because it tastes so much better.

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    ^Hmm, seems I was robbed, 189baht for 2 200gram packs, I sure hope this tastes like butter should taste.

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    You think the butter is bad, try that spread they sell in the plastic carton. I was fooled into thinking it was going to be margarine. It was one of the most vile tasting things I have experienced, complemented by a gritty aftertaste thanks to the sugar.

    You can't expect a nation that can't bake a simple loaf of bread correctly to get something complex like butter right. We just have to pay the extra for imported stuff and grin and bear it.

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    I stick with my old faithful...Flora margarine.

    Available most places. Big C, Topps, Tesco etc.

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    Another Anti-Thai thread ......... Lurpak is quality DD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathstardan View Post
    I stick with my old faithful...Flora margarine.

    Available most places. Big C, Topps, Tesco etc.
    I used that. But it has to be real butter for baked spuds and garlic toast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by deathstardan View Post
    I stick with my old faithful...Flora margarine.

    Available most places. Big C, Topps, Tesco etc.
    I used that. But it has to be real butter for baked spuds and garlic toast.

    Real butter is great Jet but one needs a proper cow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Call
    Lurpak is quality DD.
    It's Danish.

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    Anchor is the best, as for margarine wouldn't touch the stuff flora or anything else its hydrogenated crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    as for margarine wouldn't touch the stuff flora or anything else its hydrogenated crap.
    I use marg when making banana bread, but otherwise we just use bu''er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    Anchor is the best
    Ditto.

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    Just tried some of the Lurpak, it actually tastes like butter and not the normal crap I buy, shall get a nice big fresh uncut loaf in the morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    And nobody has mentioned a nice butter, is Lurpak ok or just as crap as the rest?
    Lurpak slightly salted is the mutts nuts.

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