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    Thanksgiving Dinner?

    Any suggestions for a restaurant charging less than 700 baht in Pattaya or Jomtien?

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    Cream Pie Vendor, but big queue.
    Why the budget restriction are Americans only celebrating a little bit this year?

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    Tequila Reef are doing one at 545 thb Prepaid or 575thb on the door.
    Sportsman on Soi 13 are at 650 thb.

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    I didn't have one but if I did it would have been last month. Christmas is just around the corner and have two lined up for that. One at Bourbon Street and one at the British Club.

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    I'm pretty sure Rich Man Poor Man in Jomtien does a resonable Thanksgiving buffet.

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    Wonder where these places get their turkeys, as a previous thread said there were none available in LOS?

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    Lots of turkeys over here. Had a turkey crown for dinner last Saturday and have another in the fridge ready for Christmas. It was succulent and we all enjoyed it but it's no big deal these days as it's available all year round. It takes its turn with all the other meats but, because I am married to a Thai, lamb is banned as she doesn't like the smell of it.

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    I swear there was a thread very recently bemoaning the laws against importing turkey. Maybe it was just Butterball or other US brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    Lots of turkeys over here.
    Stop giving your valley a bad name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
    because I am married to a Thai, lamb is banned as she doesn't like the smell of it.
    Funny. My wife is Filipina, and lamb is the one and only thing she won't eat. Says it stinks. Fine by me, as I don't much care for it either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
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    because I am married to a Thai, lamb is banned as she doesn't like the smell of it.
    Funny. My wife is Filipina, and lamb is the one and only thing she won't eat. Sats it stinks. Fine by me, as I don't much care for it either.
    I had happily eaten lamb all my life and had never realised that it had a smell until she said it did. She is right but I love it. It is very expensive in the UK despite the fact that there are hundreds of sheep just down the road from me. It is a fashionable meat here in the UK so they charge a premium for it.

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    ^^ When was the last time you had a fresh glass of milk or a slice of good cheese?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    ^^ When was the last time you had a fresh glass of milk or a slice of good cheese?
    Is that to me? If so, why? The thread is about turkeys, and a bit about lamb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Is that to me? If so, why?
    Not a rib hit but an honest question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
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    ^^ When was the last time you had a fresh glass of milk or a slice of good cheese?
    Is that to me? If so, why? The thread is about turkeys, and a bit about lamb.
    The comment is addressed to Davis Knowlton as bsnub and I do not have conversations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Is that to me? If so, why?
    Not a rib hit but an honest question.
    Had my last glass of milk in 1961. I eat cheese daily, there is an excellent selection here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123 View Post
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    because I am married to a Thai, lamb is banned as she doesn't like the smell of it.
    Funny. My wife is Filipina, and lamb is the one and only thing she won't eat. Sats it stinks. Fine by me, as I don't much care for it either.
    I had happily eaten lamb all my life and had never realised that it had a smell until she said it did. She is right but I love it. It is very expensive in the UK despite the fact that there are hundreds of sheep just down the road from me. It is a fashionable meat here in the UK so they charge a premium for it.
    I'm sure this lamb smelling stuff is just a myth, ok the muslims in Southern Thailand eat it, but how often is your average Thai actually going to come across lamb cooking in Thailand, not often i'd imagine. My misses used to say the same shit, while admitting she'd never tried it, now her re education is complete she'll happily order lamb in a restaurant and will cook a leg for xmas should we be in the UK with the left overs being used for stirfrys etc. She loves it now, not that she ever didn't like it she'd just never tried it but used to come out with the same crap about it being horrible and smelling.

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    ^My wife is a culinary college graduate, and loves cooking, cooking shows, and trying out new recipes. She has tried lamb, and just doesn't like the smell or texture...she also says it's too oily. To be fair, she would rather eat poultry (except duck) and any type of seafood than beef or pork, but lamb is the only thing she won't eat by choice.

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    When my mother was alive my wife would eat lamb so as not to cause an argument. She has tasted it, doesn't like it, and, yes, it does smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ^My wife is a culinary college graduate, and loves cooking, cooking shows, and trying out new recipes. She has tried lamb, and just doesn't like the smell or texture...she also says it's too oily. To be fair, she would rather eat poultry (except duck) and any type of seafood than beef or pork, but lamb is the only thing she won't eat by choice.
    I can understand people not liking it due to texture, I just don't get the smell bit, nothing being better than a leg covered in rosemary and garlic cooking away in the oven with said aromas filling the kitchen. When you consider durian or that fucking rancid fermented stinky fish and numerous other culinary delights in Thailand I just can't see how they find the smell of lamb offensive (or claim to anyway), but as always each to their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    ok the muslims in Southern Thailand eat it, but how often is your average Thai actually going to come across lamb cooking in Thailand, not often i'd imagine.
    The Muslims here in BKK apparently consume it regularly, according to a Muslim lady I worked with. I had a lamb burger the other evening at a Halal burger place, of all things.

    The quote thing messed up...

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    Sure it wasn't some 10 year old mutton you were giving her can123 as opposed to a nice spring lamb. Actually that is why Thais probably say lamb smells as it will be some skanky old bit of mutton cooking on the street that they walk past opposed to some fresh lamb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    Sure it wasn't some 10 year old mutton you were giving her can123 as opposed to a nice spring lamb. Actually that is why Thais probably say lamb smells as it will be some skanky old bit of mutton cooking on the street that they walk past opposed to some fresh lamb.
    No way, and Welsh lamb too not that New Zealand frozen stuff.

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    Everything smells.
    Lamb smells no worse than goat or wild boar or wild venison, slightly gamey.
    The smell disappears in cooking.

    Try eating possum for a meat with a distinctive aroma. Hare or rabbit have their own smell too.
    Beef smells, turkey and pork all smell differently from chicken or fish or cheese.

    My missus can't stand the smell or taste of cheese, but can eat plain yoghurt.

    If the different foods didn't smell differently, they would all taste pretty much the same.

    Does the smell really matter though, as most modern cooking and dining these days depend on a host of sauces and add-ons to mask (enhance?) the taste of the food served.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    She has tried lamb, and just doesn't like the smell or texture
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    she would rather eat poultry (except duck)
    looks like she doesn't like fat.

    I could do with a woman like that, one who'd keep their mitts off my pork crackling and chicken skin \

    my missus loves lamb, its the first thing she scours the menu for if I take her to Western places, unfortunately

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