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    Sweetbreads?

    First of all does anyone know what's the Thai name for 'Sweerbreads'? And can I buy them in Ting Tong Land? And where specifically?

    Sweetbread is "the culinary term for the thymus gland (in the throat) and the pancreas (near the stomach) in calves, lambs and pigs." Larousse further states that thymus sweetbreads are "elongated and irregular in shape" while pancreas sweetbreads are "larger and rounded."

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    dtap-orn, I think. ตับอ่อน
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    dtap-orn, I think. ตับอ่อน
    Spot on Nev. Me missus now knows what I've been asking her. She says they're sold at most meat stalls, even though I've never seen them, or they can be ordered.

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    An acquired taste Prag, at me uncles place in Wales they used to regularly have them and brains - have to say that whilst i ate them as a child i haven't sought them out as an adult. Foodies seem to rave about them though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Foodies seem to rave about them though.
    For me they're the bees knees. Unfortunately the info supplied to me from Nev proved false as all I got directed to, in person, was the Pancreas. Not the same. The search continues.

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    ต่อมไทมัส = thymus gland


    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Sweetbread is "the culinary term for the thymus gland (in the throat) and the pancreas (near the stomach) in calves, lambs and pigs
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    Come on Chico, aka Horacio, as a master chef you must know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    ต่อมไทมัส = thymus gland
    Got me missus looking now and asking her friends. Will get back to the thread.

    So far her friends think it's the pigs brains. Bless them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
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    Pig brains? I thought you were a master chef?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Pig brains? I thought you were a master chef?

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    I have a feeling self respecting Thai butchers nab the sweetbreads for their own household, and let the punters squabble over the rest of the stuff.
    Bit like beef cheek- aussie butchers would have that themselves thank you, seeing as the great unwashed did not yet appreciate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Sweetbreads?
    First of all does anyone know what's the Thai name for 'Sweerbreads'? And can I buy them in Ting Tong Land? And where specifically?
    Any bakery

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    what a load of bollocks on toast.

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    I don't think you will find them here as they are normally only found in young animals and I haven't seen any evidence of Thai's slaughtering young animals.
    50 years ago when I worked in a slaughter house some of the guys used to cut them out to eat whenever we were slaughtering lambs I always thought they were a milk gland so I have been educated after all these years.
    Never appealed to me along with any other offal.

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    Thanks to all respondents. Seems I'm struggling but it's to be expected in rural Thailand.

    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    I always thought they were a milk gland
    Probably due to their preparation process in that you soak them in milk for 4 hours prior to cooking.

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