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    Wasa if it ain't Thai it no GOOD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    My ring donuts I used to buy for 5 baht each are now 10 baht. so have to go without.
    Must have been some really hi-so cooking job you managed to pull for an income.

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    Done a bit more research into Basil, according to the master Chef Mary , Basil from Thailand has twice the flavour over Basil bought from supermarket shelves. Home garden or potted grown Basil has the same strength as Thai grown Basil.
    Last edited by wasabi; 13-10-2017 at 12:01 AM.

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    There are different kinds of basil, wasabi. The Thai (hairy) basil used in pat grapao is not the same variety of (sweet) basil you get in UK supermarkets.

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    We consume local products so it is still ok for us.

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    And the least convincing sock of the year award goes to..

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    It depend on the pronunciation. Bayzil is heavily armed and jingoistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    And the least convincing sock of the year award goes to..

    The nic above this post....

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    Mental note: Ditch the pimmy17 nik.

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    With currency deflation,local inflation and my income drop . I have had to make a few cut-backs
    I no longer buy things for other people

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    Rising cost of living in Thailand?

    Please.

    Try living in the UK.

    After five minutes it feels like you've been splayed out and smashed up the batty with determined vigour.

    Although it is quite pretty in the autumn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Rising cost of living in Thailand?

    Please.

    Try living in the UK.

    After five minutes it feels like you've been splayed out and smashed up the batty with determined vigour.

    Although it is quite pretty in the autumn.
    How much are Heinz baked beans with pork sausages these days ?
    A few years back I got them for a quid for three tins from ASDA

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    ^ Not sure. But the quinoa and roasted Mediterranean vegetable pouches are criminally overpriced. And only peasants with neck tattoos and the inability converse in coherent English frequent Asda, so I've learnt. While if you join the Waitrose loyalty scheme you get a free latte and a good natter with the check-out ladies to boot. Oh how we laugh.

    Seriously though. They're about 54p a tin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    ^ Not sure. But the quinoa and roasted Mediterranean vegetable pouches are criminally overpriced. And only peasants with neck tattoos and the inability converse in coherent English frequent Asda, so I've learnt. While if you join the Waitrose loyalty scheme you get a free latte and a good natter with the check-out ladies to boot. Oh how we laugh.

    .
    Although I do go to supermarkets to buy things, have no desire to talk with the cashiers . I much prefer those self check-out machines , rather than listen to the check-out girls giving it the hairdresser talk "So, where you going for a holiday then "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
    "So, where you going for a holiday then "
    Just reply, "Thailand to bang some skeezers," and watch it end.

    Actually just, "Thailand" might do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Just reply, "Thailand to bang some skeezers," and watch it end.

    Actually just, "Thailand" might do it.
    Dont think that I want to lower myself to having to tell people that I go to Asia for sex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
    I go to Asia for sex
    Do not despair. You're hardly a pioneer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
    With currency deflation,local inflation and my income drop . I have had to make a few cut-backs
    I no longer buy things for other people
    So basically by cutback you really mean you just decided to be a bigger dick than usual.

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    I usually shop at Thai markets for locally produced items (fruits, vegetables, eggs, sometimes a cooked meal) ... I have noticed a slight increase on certain items but nothing dramatic (+2/3 b for 10 eggs)

    I go to Makro for other stuff (unhealthy snacks, milk for the kid, chicken/beef/pork if it's for more than one meal, cheese for burgers , sliced whole bread other western items etc)... Some western items increased noticeably (like +15/20% for cheddar) but many stayed the same (bread, mayonnaise, mustard, canned tuna). I think (hope) it's a seasonal increase, or due to a temporary procurement issue.

    As for ham, cooked or uncooked, I opted for the DIY way, it's interesting and cheaper and I think maybe healthier... unfortunately I can't or don't want to do it for all foreign food...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay View Post
    As for ham, cooked or uncooked, I opted for the DIY way
    Raising pigs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay View Post
    cooked or uncooked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Jeff as we all know, you eat at the temple in Portland.

    Just because you post pics you find on the web Jeff means fek all.
    Is his router and modem and pc powered by a solar panel and buffalo plodding slowling round and round his horse mill in the back yard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    ^ Not sure. But the quinoa and roasted Mediterranean vegetable pouches are criminally overpriced. And only peasants with neck tattoos and the inability converse in coherent English frequent Asda, so I've learnt. While if you join the Waitrose loyalty scheme you get a free latte and a good natter with the check-out ladies to boot. Oh how we laugh.

    Seriously though. They're about 54p a tin.
    ...except that house prices in towns that have Waitroses are usually 20 times the average local salary, and rents about the same as a mortgage, such that most people only have about 53p left over at the end of each month, and you'll see them scratching around the curbs outside Waitrose for dropped change.

    I'm trying to find a Vietnamese wife now, so I can get a green card for there, and work in a sweatshop making socks for 54p an hour... the big time beckons.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1F2i0rYMj8

    we are all figments of our own imagination.

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    No, just buy raw pig, not expensive then make ham...

    Uncooked ham yes, the red kind

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    huh your lucky Somtam here 4 tins brooks baked beans 221 baht = £5.03 you ain't been here for a while, you'd be very surprised at the prices now for western products.

    A decent breakfast here now 450 baht £10.25 how much you pay in Wetherspoons £5.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    After reading that we'll just have to make sure that the only Basil we use is grown in Thailand, for it to be authentic Basil, all the other Basil's are no good imitations.
    Of course I'll have to double check this new information with the very knowledgeable Thai wives that are Mary's friends, why they haven't mentioned this before is unusual. I'm sure it would be on a Thai priority list of food topics.
    When we opened our restaurant here we sourced our horapa and kaprao from Thailand. After a shipment got stopped for being so soaked in dangerous chemicals it broke just about every safety rule in the EU cookbook we found that perfectly good horapa and kaprao was grown in Kent. Also, almost no Thai restaurant here uses the real thing, the average punter cant tell the difference between Thai basil and supermarket Sweet Basil so most restaurants go for the cheaper option.


    Baked beans in Thailand. Ayam brand are excellent and dirt cheap. It's not like it's hard to make your own, much much better, anyway.
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