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    Xmas Dinner 2018

    Feel free to add your own, or just critique mine Tom

    Decided on Hard Rock Cafe @999 baht each with kids under twelve eating free.

    Did the midday sitting after staying in on Xmas Eve. It was half empty, which was nice.

    Not a huge selection, but enough for me.
    Really succulent roast turkey
    Ham in maple syrup(would you believe that Jeff?)
    And Beef Wellington


    Starter- Pumpkin soup, which was delightful



    Didnt get a pic of the veg but the brussel sprouts were mixed with bacon bits.
    Dinner-


    Desserts




    And putting Xmas into perspective- Father Ray orphans singing Xmas Carols. Bless 'em.


    And a Flippa band singing xmas hits.


    The bill just short of 3k with one cocktail and a lot of hangover beating fruit shakes.

    Highly recommended for 3 hours of pigging out.

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    Don't know how you managed to give the joint with the Elton John / Elvis show a swerve . That spread ^ looks really tasty, didn't even know the HRC was doing a Christmas lunch/dinner. Have never seen so many places doing something here as this year, but there's more than a few bad reports doing the rounds and a common theme of nowhere being busy.

    Anyway here's my 3 courses, all were very nice and we were happy.





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    ^ that looks good mate
    yeah I've seen a few bad reviews, I'd be a bit disgruntled paying 3 times what most of them charge for a normal Sunday Dinner which aren't the best anyway
    That Jamesons place got some flack
    I discovered that Aroi Restaurant though through reviews and although only in the mood to rehydrate and only eat a starter the food looks pretty good.

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    ^Aroi is great, all his food is good and he (Emil) does a Sunday carvery that's well worth a visit and great value. You're a Darksider and you just found it??!. There's a bakery on the same side just about 100 metres towards Sukhumvit from there for good breakfasts too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Dinner-
    Is that meatloaf in the middle Dillinger...between the veggies turkey and ham?


    Dillinger has already posted a pic of my Xmas dinner in the Breakfast thread.

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    Was in KL
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    Bah Humbug you lot.

    I worked Christmas Day and 'Lunch' was a sandwich from the 7/11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    I'd be a bit disgruntled paying 3 times what most of them charge for a normal Sunday Dinner which aren't the best anyway
    ...I'm sure you got your money's worth at the Hard Rock: the meal appeared really Christmas-y, the dessert excavation was museum quality, the band members looked Christian and your fellow revelers couldn't seem to contain their holiday spirit...I'm envious when I think of the cash you've saved...is the Hard Rock accepting early reservations for next year's authentic experience?...
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    All looks great.



    I don't go in for all the pictures of food stuff but the missus took this one of my humble offering. 6 kilo bird from a neighbours farm. Bloody lovely it was.
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    ^ exquisite

    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Is that meatloaf in the middle
    Something that Tomcat needs, a good stuffing

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...the band members looked Christian...
    of course they were Christian, they were flippas

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    Very nice Sid, are those Aunt Bessies Roast potatoes?

    Unfortunately I couldn't eat more than a few forks fulls of my Xmas dinner on account of hammering the Xmas cheer the eve before.

    However, I did make a point of forcing down the 6 sprouts on my plate, not bitter at all.

    Might have some more tonight with roast beef..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Very nice Sid, are those Aunt Bessies Roast potatoes?
    Of course not - that's why they were so nice!



    I did use the somtam peeler to peel them though to give extra surface area to crisp up. Had to use M&S sausage stuffing tray thing though as the butcher had run out of forcemeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Feel free to add your own, or just critique mine Tom

    Decided on Hard Rock Cafe @999 baht each with kids under twelve eating free.

    Did the midday sitting after staying in on Xmas Eve. It was half empty, which was nice.

    Not a huge selection, but enough for me.
    Really succulent roast turkey
    Ham in maple syrup(would you believe that Jeff?)
    And Beef Wellington


    Starter- Pumpkin soup, which was delightful



    Didnt get a pic of the veg but the brussel sprouts were mixed with bacon bits.
    Dinner-


    Desserts




    And putting Xmas into perspective- Father Ray orphans singing Xmas Carols. Bless 'em.


    And a Flippa band singing xmas hits.


    The bill just short of 3k with one cocktail and a lot of hangover beating fruit shakes.

    Highly recommended for 3 hours of pigging out.
    Not sure who you had in your entourage Dill but the old saying "Live like a farang pay like a farang" comes to mind. I paid less than that in Australia.

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    Tenderloin Sirloin with all the trimmings, supposed to have it on Christmas but woofed it down tonight..


    Here's my Xmas dinner that the dog woofed down..



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    Most of the people I have spoken to have given me their thumbs up about the Christmas Dinners they had with The Loft Pub, The Loft Resort, Sunny's, Greg's Little House and Retox Outback all receiving good reports.

    Last Year's offerings were disastrous and it is good to see people can learn from their mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    it is good to see people can learn from their mistakes
    ...authentic observation: I hope Dill's paying attention...
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    Marmite on toast for me, with a mug of builders tea. At least there were no disgusting sprouts to force down.

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    The latest strain of sprouts have been cultivated to be sweeter than their bitter predecessors.
    Quite moorish and have the appearance of baby cabbages, plus they're a natural viagra.

    Not that anyone needs that, but it a pleasant natural boost

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    Worst ever, started with we know what you really want so don't expect orders and delivery to match, followed by garlic prawns that looked and tasted like transport cafe pate, a fairly decent few spoons of soup, main dish was turkey scraps swimming in heavily salted gravy, shrivelled greasy yorkie, one of the spuds was chewable, cabbage heart literally bent my fork, two soggy sprouts, carrots are carrots, followed by something they presented as cheese and biscuits which was technically correct; wasn't even worth taking pics.

    Can't be two establishments in Pty taking the same piss, so name and shame if I've just described your Christmas lunch!

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    ...^so, an authentic meal then...

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    Insult to injury that we still had to pay.

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    The Christmas lunches from Dill and Headworx look pretty good to me. Mrs Troy was ill so we cancelled Christmas lunch for this year. I hope to make it up over the new year parties. I have a whole pig that needs devouring, although I wanted it spit-roasted but no-one else agrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    so, an authentic meal then
    Let it go Tom

    Where's your Xmas dinner anyway?
    Something tells me your sugar daddy was round his family's house, you phua noi, you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    the old saying "Live like a farang pay like a farang" comes to mind. I paid less than that in Australia.
    I'd be surprised if you couldn't, seeing as you wouldn't have to import any meat into Oz.

    As options went over here, the Hard Rock was on a par with the local bars, one of those that Loy Toy mentions getting good reviews didn't even have a turkey or Xmas pudding and wanted 450baht for kids to eat.

    Fuck those local shitty bars with their massive mark ups on what they normally charge for a mass produced Sunday dinner

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