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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    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
    I would have guessed a chef of your renown could cobble up an incredible meal without the need of brooks baked beans or it's like, but instead by using locally sourced canned food.

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    my wife grows thai basil on our windowsill here in yorkshire, from basil bought at the golden place supermarket in hua hin.

    3 large pots just keep on producing, and provide enough for everyday thai cooking at home.

    likewise with lemon grass, which surprisingly, does exceedingly well in a bright indoor location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    I would have guessed a chef of your renown could cobble up an incredible meal without the need of brooks baked beans or it's like, but instead by using locally sourced canned food.
    It's obviously a rustic cuisine change from the fine dining he and his kids experience at macdonalds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Baked beans in Thailand. Ayam brand are excellent and dirt cheap.
    They really are a good distance from 'excellent'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    They really are a good distance from 'excellent'.
    Try the light version. They are not too bad compared to the competition. Full version is weirdly sweet. Also, you can add stuff, sriracha sauce, garam masala, curry powder, whatever. We're not talking haute cuisine here, altho Chico probably thinks it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    I'm just looking at cinema tickets for My Little Pony. 270b for a Honeymoon Seat. Which I presume is for two, or I'll be leaving the kid outside.
    Had to leave the kid outside.

    270b per seat.

    Crappy Thai cinema. Dubbed in Thai.

    Was a further 290b for the Popcorn bucket set with a Pony Cup that holds about 3ml of coke, that they then said was out of stock after I bought the ticket for it. Until I called them foking idiots, at which point one of sighed, scoffed, and then walked 10 meters behind and opened up a big box full of them.


    The bones of 900b and that's not including the Ayam beans for dinner afterwards.






    Fuck Thailand. Overpriced beanhole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Had to leave the kid outside.

    Crappy Thai cinema. Dubbed in Thai.

    Fuck Thailand. Overpriced beanhole.
    Does your daughter speak/read/write Thai?

    Fluently?

    If not, it's going to difficult for her to live in the Overpriced beanhole

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    Latin is her L1.


    Great at doing cursive 1st Century Roman literature. Thai Little Pony, only average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Does your daughter speak/read/write Thai?

    Fluently?

    If not, it's going to difficult for her to live in the Overpriced beanhole
    She can also express herself through Thai sign-language, mime, and the medium of interpretative dance. What's your point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Latin is her L1.


    Great at doing cursive 1st Century Roman literature. Thai Little Pony, only average.
    Equus minimus orientalis, Dominus!

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    לולו אתה בסדר ניצוץ?

    לולו אתה בסדר ניצוץ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    לולו אתה בסדר ניצוץ?

    לולו אתה בסדר ניצוץ?
    Changing the font colour to white would have made the c+p less obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    They really are a good distance from 'excellent'.
    Ayam beans are most probably the worst thing I've ever tasted,if the tickle Bob's taste buds,I'm sure he also shops at Farmland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Try the light version. They are not too bad compared to the competition. Full version is weirdly sweet. Also, you can add stuff, sriracha sauce, garam masala, curry powder, whatever. We're not talking haute cuisine here, altho Chico probably thinks it is.
    Bob perhaps you could share your recipe for home made baked beans,and if you could inform us of the cooking time for your recipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    I would have guessed a chef of your renown could cobble up an incredible meal without the need of brooks baked beans or it's like, but instead by using locally sourced canned food.
    I do a mean Burger,you wanna review it.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    you can add stuff, sriracha sauce, garam masala, curry powder, whatever.
    Yeah, that's what I do when I'm in the unfortunate position of having to consume Ayam brand baked beans with my full english.

    'Brooks' brand with a dollop of Heinz tomato ketchup is OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Bob perhaps you could share your recipe for home made baked beans,and if you could inform us of the cooking time for your recipe.

    Sure. It takes a long time so make sure you cook enough to freeze. I use this awesome technique known as "making stuff in advance". This is basically Boston baked beans. Quantities should make enough for about 10 servings.


    2 pounds haricot beans
    Salt - I use maldon but any decent salt should do
    Flavoursome veggies, carrots, onion, garlic, whatever along with some herbs - sage, rosemary, and thyme are the classic - bung in a bay leaf or two as well
    Couple of yellow onions
    Big lump of fatty bacon, about half a pound - could be salt pork if you can get
    2 cups of molasses
    dollop of tamarind paste as a homage to the land of smiles
    tablespoon mustard, I prefer English
    Black pepper


    In a big bowl soak the beans overnight - add a teaspoon or so of salt to the water, this helps stop them cooking to mush


    Next day chuck the beans, veggies, and herbs in a stockpot full of water (you could use stock but I think that's overpowering). Cook until cooked, I like beans tender but unbroken at this stage - about 50 minutes. Once cooked remove the veg and herbs.


    Take your molasses (real molasses, not that blackstrap shite) mix with the tamarind paste, mustard, and ground black pepper. Bit of salt too if you feel it's needed - nam plaa might be worth experimenting with as a couple of anchovies melted in later also add some good flavour.


    Drain the beans, keep the cooking water. Use some of the water to bring the molasses mix up to 3 or 4 cups.


    Get your oven ready, about 150C.


    Heat a casserole or dutch oven, I have a big le Creuset pot for this, on the hob and brown off the fatty bacon, render some fat for the next stage. Remove the bacon. Dice the yellow onions and cook them in the bacon fat. Cook them for just a few minutes, until translucent. Return the bacon to the pot.


    Add beans, molasses mix and reserved water to pot and mix it all up. Just barely cover the beans. Heat until simmering.


    Transfer to oven uncovered, cook about 4 hours topping up with reserved water when needed. Give them the odd stir but not too much.


    One cooked take them from the oven and give them a good stir. Check your seasoning and all is ready.


    You now have a massive pot of baked beans and bacon - real baked beans not that sloppy tomatoey junk-food crap - which will freeze well or keep about a week in the friddge.
    It takes about 30 minutes to preapare and 4 or 5 hours to cook and should provide baked beans for a month. Cuold also just be bunged in a slow cooker and left overnight.

    Steamed Boston Brown Bread (which can be made at the same time) is the traditional accompaniment.


    I know that many people here will complain that it's too time-consuming but if we have to spend so much of our lives eating we might as well eat something decent. I'm surprised that you, Chico, supposedly a chef, feed your kids on processed fast-food shite. Weren't you posting a while ago about the horrors of slaughter? How does that fit in with your trips to MacDonalds?
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    Nice method and technique, Bob.

    Slow and sure.

    Though, I did have to google Boston Brown Bread.

    Cheers!!!


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    Well as i said before Bob when they're on holiday I give them free reign,its there holiday,so they like to indulge,when at home they eat good healthy food,and to be honest i prefer not to eat it as for a week after my ass stinks like a pigs sty.

    I'm sure your recipe is very nice but it ain't baked beans like Heinz that's for sure,and your use of the herb is a negative,and wheres the ferking tomato.

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    ^^^ Add a pinch of Garam Masala.


    Dutch Ovens to die for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Nice method and technique, Bob.

    Slow and sure.

    Though, I did have to google Boston Brown Bread.


    Cheers!!!

    Scat Man thought you we're a experienced cock/cook, can understand why you could never find that cooks job now in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    I'm sure your recipe is very nice but it ain't baked beans like Heinz that's for sure,and your use of the herb is a negative,and wheres the ferking tomato
    Heinz beans on toast type beans? Sure.

    Cook your haricots. Make sauce as follows

    four x cans chopped tomatos
    half bottle heinz ketchup
    carrot/garlic/celery
    cornflour
    white vinegar
    sugar

    Chop veg, fry garlic briefly, add chopped veg. Cook slowly until melted together, 30 minutes or so.
    Add tomato and ketchup, cook another 10 or 15 minutes
    swoosh it all up in blender. Return to pan and gooify it with some cornflour/water mix
    Season withn salt/vinegar/sugar to taste
    Add beans
    Simmer 15 minutes

    done


    that's pretty much the same as Heinz's own recipe (not the garlic and veg though, I just like that addition). they don't actually bake the beans either.

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    I would cook the beans in the sauce make it richer,are your vegetables brunoise or Paysanne.

    Though must admit at home would prefer to open the tin,and fry in hot butter with lots of ground black pepper,simple is best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    and fry in hot butter
    the melted fat from rashers, and hot butter.



    Me right coronary just clogged up a pinch just thinking about it.

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    Fry a tin of baked beans in hot butter? Is this a chefs special that draws the customers in?

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