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    McDonalds comes to Issan

    Yes yes yes..I'm aware I recently started a thread stating how fat this country was becoming..but one must adopt a 'when in Rome' attitude to get the best of a place..

    For example..when in Somalia, find an assault rifle and become a theiving gypo pirate..seriously, try it if you ever go there.

    After a rigorous three year campaign, I have successfully lobbied for the building of a McDonalds Restaurant no more than 15 kilometres from my house. Indeed, its been a tediously monotonous affair of letter writing and meetings in the local village shed, but after an exciting climax which involved me, a double barrelled shot gun and McDonald's CEO, we decided that I had a point.

    So, today..some 3 months after its completion (hadn't been there yet), I set off with what felt like squash tournament being held in my brain (damned alcohol, never again..well, not for the next 5 minutes anyway) and a niece and nephew (in law) to the sacred Golden Arches.
    We were nearly pissing ourselves with excitement by the time I deftly parked the Wave between a tractor and a buffalo..

    She was a BEAUTY..



    What added to this potentially orgasmic dining experience were our fellow patrons. No one..not one other fucker in the place..splendid.



    I ordered the 'Big Breakfast' ( Big? That's a fucking appetizer..like a little nibble before you commence with your starter...the audacity of some people is truly astounding)
    Anyway, in an empty restaurant my microwavable in 30 seconds or less breakfast took a good 15 minutes to put in an appearance..



    I shan't be returning..McDonalds can take their Pork Samurai burgers and shove em..

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    Just writing a letter to Burger King outlining my proposal.

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    What part of Issan? I'd travel 100k for one of those right now.

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    according to nationmaster.com Thailand ranks 28th with 88 Mcdonalds stores.

    Make that 89.

    1. USA - 12,804

    Per capita
    1. USA with 0.433 stores per 10,000 population
    2. New Zealand 0.369
    37. Thailand 0.0014

    they'll need to update their stats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ho
    What part of Issan? I'd travel 100k for one of those right now.
    Near Khao Yai National Park...we have a KFC too don't you know..

    and a SE-ED Books which is home to half a dozen English novels..really shit ones too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Near Khao Yai National Park...we have a KFC too don't you know..

    and a SE-ED Books which is home to half a dozen English novels..really shit ones too..
    I'm in Buriram. We've got three KFC's! SE-ED Books as well, maybe two. The Pizza Company here is so so, can't get a salad.

    I just want an occasional Big-Mac dammit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ho
    I just want an occasional Big-Mac dammit.
    Well, you've got Korat City not so far away..but failing that, give it a year or so and the place will be teeming with them.

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    There's a McShit in Udon, but I'd rather guzzle a buffalo's cock than eat that shite.

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    our mc in rayong is ok.
    Bog standard, but more eatable than any Thai shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher
    Bog standard, but more eatable than any Thai shit.
    You see, I left that place feeling hungry..that rarely happens upon leaving a Thai gaff...'This is RICE mother fucker..now eat it..and forget what it was served with'.

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    Do not blame Micky D's for Thais being fat. The street vendors sell plenty of greasy food ie fried bananas, those small friend dough balls, and other nasty treats.

    Everyone likes to blame farangs for fattening food and prostitution - both abused by Thais far more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ho
    What part of Issan? I'd travel 100k for one of those right now.
    Near Khao Yai National Park...we have a KFC too don't you know..

    and a SE-ED Books which is home to half a dozen English novels..really shit ones too..
    ... plus the only Starbucks for 75 km - two of them in fact, opposite each-other.

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    Im surprised that they have built a Macdonalds,All the Thai people I know generally slag off all of the falang food/restaurants,All apart from KFC.

    Next they will be opening a greggs in Issan
    Last edited by KOBRIEN; 30-01-2011 at 12:43 AM.

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    cant beat a double sausage and egg mcmuffin of a saturday morning, delivered, ahh now thats livin

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    Quote Originally Posted by KOBRIEN
    Next they will be opening a greggs in Issan
    Good cause I love their large white sliced bloomers

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    any excuse to wheel my mate out

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    1. few beers to many
    2. Crave Mac D
    3. call 1711 at 3am
    4. eat half of it and realise how shit the food is and leave the rest
    5. Repeat accordingly once a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter
    cant beat a double sausage and egg mcmuffin of a saturday morning, delivered, ahh now thats livin
    Sunsetter put some barbeque sauce on it, 3 baht extra and beautiful.

    Whoa its just turned 5,

    1711

    Oh and KO, I wish greggs would come to Bangkok, love the veggie pasties

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    its arrived in record time too. 13 minutes

    Fuk forgot to order the bbq sauce, damn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    There's a McShit in Udon, but I'd rather guzzle a buffalo's cock than eat that shite.
    Tend to agree with you but my experience is limited to McDonalds only, not tried the buffalo's cock.

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    I nearly ate buffalo shit the other day, I kid u not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    I'd rather guzzle a buffalo's cock than eat that shite.
    To each his own.

    I quite like the Egg Mac Muffin and cup of black coffee once a week or so.

    Affluent Thai people patronize Mickey D's for much the same reasons I saw affluent Mexicans do in Mexico DF.
    They see the higher prices of Mc Donalds as a badge of exclusivity.
    Never mind that a Big Mac tastes like a drippy, greasy, salty buffalo cock. (according to MTD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I'd rather guzzle a buffalo's cock than eat that shite.
    I'm sure you have tried local cuisine that contains both.

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    I'm no fan of Mcdonalds although their premium coffee and maybe a Mcmuffin is OK on an early Sunday morning.

    Not that many choices in Udon at 7 am Sunday.
    I think its a bit unfair to blame McDonalds for obesity, people make their own choices and if they can't control their kids or they have no self control over what they put in their own gob, they will get fat regardless.
    There canít be good living where there is not good drinking

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    Gonna overdose on Kfc next month when the long awaited an long talked about tesco lotus arrives in the bustling metropilis of chum phae

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