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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Here's a question PAG (or anyone else living in Thailand).

    I often fancy making a shepherd's pie, but where can you get lamb mince? I've never seen it and don't want to start mincing up the meat from a lamb shoulder or leg. I'd love to find a source of cheap lamb or mutton for pies and curries.
    This cropped up in another thread that I cannot now find, together with the naming conventions for the variants.
    The tip offered by someone else here was to get online and order some Oxo Lamb Stock Cubes to stir in with the minced beef. It gives a lamby sort of result.
    I tried it a couple of times and it is okay for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I often fancy making a shepherd's pie, but where can you get lamb mince?
    Google lamb mince Thailand

    easy peasy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Here's a question PAG (or anyone else living in Thailand).

    I often fancy making a shepherd's pie, but where can you get lamb mince? I've never seen it and don't want to start mincing up the meat from a lamb shoulder or leg. I'd love to find a source of cheap lamb or mutton for pies and curries.
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    Macro has lamb mince. What sort of a hell are you living in that the Macro up there doesn't have it?!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Macro has lamb mince. What sort of a hell are you living in that the Macro up there doesn't have it?!.
    The two Macro's I use are on Changwattana Rd. and Rangsit which is just above Future Park going north. Neither has lamb regularly, neither has nice beef regularly, and basically the only meat I can count on is an Ozzie beef for burgers. Damn....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Macro has lamb mince. What sort of a hell are you living in that the Macro up there doesn't have it?!.
    I have never seen lamb of any description here in Nongbualamphu. Duck gizzards and pig intestine, no problem. Lamb, nothing.

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    That said, they usually have minced beef which is adequate for cottage pie.

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    Will take a few pics and post them next time I'm in Macro, probably this Sunday. TBH I've only ever been in the 2 in Pattaya but it seems like all Macro's aren't the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    I have never seen lamb of any description here in Nongbualamphu. Duck gizzards and pig intestine, no problem. Lamb, nothing.
    One of the reasons I enjoy your posts so much Shutree is that you live even more in the arse end of no-where than I do.

    It really cheers me up at times!

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    ^ Macro will mince a lamb shoulder for you.

    I get then to cut a shoulder or leg into steack slices around 1" thick.

    With the leg, you get around 5 steaks and decent shank.

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    ^ I'll have to look into this, I haven't had a decent shank in a while.

    But surely the lamb is all frozen? And they will mince it? What about the bone?

    It seems a waste to me to get a leg or shoulder of lamb (for roasting) turned into mince.

    But it's gotta be better than having minced beef with Lamb Oxo and calling it a shepherd's pie? Surely life hasn't come to that.

    What's next... chicken pie made out of rat with Chicken Bisto?

    It's a slippery slope.

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    Could be worse, when my old man was growing up it was 6 to a bed.
    You made sure you went bed early so you didn't end up in the deep end and was relatively dry in the shallow end.

    Then it was first up, best dressed.

    Followed by a bacon imprint butty for breakfast.

    One rashers of bacon made six buttys.
    Them were the days...
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    ^ When my old man was growing up they couldn't afford a bed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    But surely the lamb is all frozen? And they will mince it? What about the bone?
    *Disclaimer - This only works if you like coffee and smoking.

    It's all in the planning.

    Enter Macro, go straight to the lamb and get a lump of off the bone shoulder. The frozen shoulder is around 2.XXkg, so costs near on 400 baht.

    Take lamb to the man and say you want it cut into steak slices. The man cuts and bags it for you.

    This is where the magic happens.

    As the lamb is cut, it starts to defrost more quickly. I go around and do my shopping, pay for the goods, pack the car up (I have a cool box for my frozen goods), but leave the lamb in the footwell of the car whilst I go and have a coffee attached to my Macro.

    After my coffee, I retrieve the lamb and with my stamped receipt, enter Macro again with my half defrosted lamb and ask the bemused man behind at the meat counter to now mince the same cut of meat he sliced an hour before.

    Sounds like a ball ache, but it's quite easy if you're planning to have a coffee and smoke after shopping.
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    ^ I guess then that you don't own a meat grinder

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    ^^ Wow Bogon, there's more than a few tips to you!

    Well impressed, I stopped smoking years ago but love a coffee... but no chance in Korat.

    You metropotan guys have no idea how it is living out in the arse end provinces.

    I admire your system... but there's no lamb shoulders for the fukkers to mince here in the first place.

    Maybe a lamb Oxo cube is the way to go...

    Shoot me now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    ^ I guess then that you don't own a meat grinder
    Prefer coffee and smokes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Maybe a lamb Oxo cube is the way to go...
    So you didn't google..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Maybe a lamb Oxo cube is the way to go...
    You know what's really good though? Ground lamb with an Oxo lamb cube added while your cooking it

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    So you didn't google..
    Too busy today Lom, I'll get on Google tomorrow.

    To be honest, I'm English.... I prefer to complain than to find the solution!
    Last edited by Mendip; 04-06-2021 at 10:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    You know what's really good though? Ground lamb with an Oxo lamb cube added while your cooking it
    Every one's a comedian on this place...

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    Mendip, ask around to see if their are any Muslims in the area. I worked with a guy who lived near a Muslim butcher who would bring lamb mince in if I asked. Lamb mince makes a damn good burger, to drown the taste in a cottage pie seems a shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Mendip, ask around to see if their are any Muslims in the area. I worked with a guy who lived near a Muslim butcher who would bring lamb mince in if I asked. Lamb mince makes a damn good burger, to drown the taste in a cottage pie seems a shame.
    Probably find that it's goat. Nothing wrong with that, as anyone who has spent some time in Greece will testify (knowing or unknowing).

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