Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 51 to 75 of 117

Thread: Cottage pie

  1. #51
    Thailand Expat
    Mendip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:48 PM
    Location
    Korat
    Posts
    5,055
    ^ I only had two weeks in Naxos PAG, and it seems my memory of lamb kleftico is a bit sketchy.

    My main memory from that time is this big Austrian chick, but she wouldn't come back to my hotel room, so the beach it was.

  2. #52
    Thailand Expat
    PAG's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:48 PM
    Location
    Chalong, Phuket
    Posts
    3,278
    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    My main memory from that time is this big Austrian chick, but she wouldn't come back to my hotel room, so the beach it was.
    Perfectly understandably, been there.....


  3. #53
    Thailand Expat
    Shutree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:25 PM
    Location
    One heartbeat away from eternity
    Posts
    1,696
    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ... Shutree is that you live even more in the arse end of no-where than I do.
    There is pretty sophisticated company in these parts.

    Cottage pie-toady-jpg

    Jeremiah was a bullfrog ....

  4. #54
    Thailand Expat
    Shutree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:25 PM
    Location
    One heartbeat away from eternity
    Posts
    1,696
    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?!.
    Inspired by your encouraging words I dragged the gf to Makro this morning and told her to ask the staff for lamb. No, no fresh lamb of any description. We got waved in the general direction of a freezer cabinet. We arrived at the cabinet and first impressions were discouraging.

    Cottage pie-uterus-jpg

    Cheap chicken uterus, anyone? At least it is 'pure' uterus. The impure uterus maybe elsewhere?

    Moving swiftly on, the cabinet had some crocodile. Who eats this stuff? I have never seen it on a menu in Isan.

    Cottage pie-crocodile-jpg

    After that, some snapping turtle, silkworm, grasshopper and dew-picked baby frogs. Reminds me of Claridge's buffet.


    Cottage pie-silkworm-jpgCottage pie-grasshopper-jpgCottage pie-frozenfrog-jpg

    A true pilgrim is not easily discouraged. Here it is: lamb! Australian, frozen, boneless lamb shoulder.

    Cottage pie-lamb-jpg

    Squeezed in between the beef small intestine and the frozen beef mammary.

    Cottage pie-mammary-jpg

    If I ever miss lamb enough to go for an Australian, frozen, boneless lamb shoulder then I'll know where to come.
    I'm sure it will still be here.

  5. #55
    Thailand Expat
    Headworx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Jomtien
    Posts
    5,690
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Every one's a comedian on this place...
    Wot?

    Cottage pie-20210606_121154-jpg

  6. #56
    Thailand Expat
    Headworx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Jomtien
    Posts
    5,690
    And since posting Macro pics is today's theme, a few random pics while shopping at our local branch this morning.

    Cottage pie-20210606_105958-jpg
    Cottage pie-20210606_110018-jpg
    Cottage pie-20210606_105950-jpg
    Cottage pie-20210606_105653-jpg
    Cottage pie-20210606_105759-jpg
    Cottage pie-20210606_105629-jpg
    Cottage pie-20210606_105559-jpg
    Cottage pie-20210606_105531-jpg
    Cottage pie-20210606_105408-jpg
    Cottage pie-20210606_105448-jpg
    Cottage pie-20210606_105400-jpg

    Cottage pie-20210606_105005-2-jpg
    Cottage pie-20210606_104907-jpg
    Cottage pie-20210606_105352-jpg
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Cottage pie-20210606_111349-jpg  

  7. #57
    Thailand Expat lom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:49 PM
    Location
    Trapped in an old mans body
    Posts
    11,246
    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Moving swiftly on, the cabinet had some crocodile. Who eats this stuff? I have never seen it on a menu in Isan.
    Crocodile is good meat and usually expensive in restaurants.
    There must be a lot of it available considering how many crocodiles are farmed in Thailand for their skins usage in handbags and wallets.

  8. #58
    Thailand Expat
    Mendip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:48 PM
    Location
    Korat
    Posts
    5,055
    ^ How to cook crocodile meat Lom? Is it one you have to slow cook? I may pick some up this week at Makro if they have any and give it a try.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post

    A true pilgrim is not easily discouraged. Here it is: lamb! Australian, frozen, boneless lamb shoulder.

    Cottage pie-lamb-jpg

    Squeezed in between the beef small intestine and the frozen beef mammary.

    If I ever miss lamb enough to go for an Australian, frozen, boneless lamb shoulder then I'll know where to come.
    I'm sure it will still be here.
    Wow Shutree, I'd have had all three of those boneless shoulders in an instant... I can't remember the last time I saw them in Korat. In fact I prefer lamb shoulder to lamb leg these days because I can't fit a leg in the convection oven.

    How was the beef mammary? My wife barbecues a mean cow's udder... I wonder if that's the same thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    And since posting Macro pics is today's theme, a few random pics while shopping at our local branch this morning.

    Cottage pie-20210606_105958-jpg
    Cottage pie-20210606_110018-jpg
    Cottage pie-20210606_105950-jpg

    Cottage pie-20210606_105759-jpg
    HW, the fish, veg, bakery and Thai meat areas of your Makro are very similar to ours in Korat.

    The big difference is all that variety of lamb you have on offer. We usually get the option of a lamb leg of a pack of three lamb shanks but lately even they have disappeared. As I mentioned above, I can't remember the last time I saw lamb shoulder and I've never seen minced lamb. It's the same company FFS... doesn't seem fair.

    By the way, in the bottom picture I left from your post, are those the processed gammon steaks above the bacon? I've tried those a few times but am always disappointed. How can you get a proper gammon steak in Thailand?

  9. #59
    Thailand Expat
    Headworx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Jomtien
    Posts
    5,690
    Yeah the lamb selection is always good here but I'd hoped to buy a bag of fresh lamb tenderloins and they had none today. Bought a nice rack of lamb though, they're awesome. Big C Extra has a good selection of fresh lamb here too, will grab a pic next time we go there.

    I posted the smallgood pics just to piss BiP off who said his local Macro had no bacon the other day

    But yeah, those are ham steaks and I don't mind them for breakfast with eggs on the side, will post a pic tomorrow morning as I bought some today for that very reason. I'm no expert on Gammon and had never even heard the word till going overseas but I do know we used to have ham steak and pineapple when we were kids and it was a favourite meal. Hence liking Hawaiin pizza, the salty ham and sweet pineapple work well together.

  10. #60
    Thailand Expat
    Shutree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:25 PM
    Location
    One heartbeat away from eternity
    Posts
    1,696
    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    the beef mammary? My wife barbecues a mean cow's udder... I wonder if that's the same thing?
    Udderly identical.



    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I'd have had all three of those boneless shoulders in an instant... I can't remember the last time I saw them in Korat. In fact I prefer lamb shoulder to lamb leg these days because I can't fit a leg in the convection oven.

  11. #61
    Thailand Expat
    Shutree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:25 PM
    Location
    One heartbeat away from eternity
    Posts
    1,696
    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I'd have had all three of those boneless shoulders in an instant... I can't remember the last time I saw them in Korat. In fact I prefer lamb shoulder to lamb leg these days because I can't fit a leg in the convection oven.
    That quote thing nearly worked. I'll get there one day.

    I am happy with a lamb shoulder myself. The thing is I was looking primarily for mince and I am not going to mince that lump myself. Then I thought I don't really have any room in the freezer, I have already had to move the gin to the fridge, so if I bought it I'd have to eat it and although the gf is okay with most farang food except Indian I don't think the two of us will eat a whole shoulder and there's no point turning it into curry only for myself.

    Wait! Maybe I'll reconsider. Lamb curry for one.

    I only have an air fryer, I'm not sure how it would turn out if I tried to roast it. It should just about fit. Only one way to find out, I suppose.

    Anyway, I also thought that the same lumps of lamb will probably be there when I next go to Makro. And the time after that. So maybe I'll source some mint sauce first, then reconsider.

  12. #62
    Thailand Expat
    Mendip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:48 PM
    Location
    Korat
    Posts
    5,055
    ^ I thought you had a thriving community of farangs up Udon Thani way?

    You should get together and ask Makro to send up some lamb mince from Headworx's local store in Pattaya.

    Then maybe they could drop some off in Korat on the way?

  13. #63
    Thailand Expat
    PAG's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:48 PM
    Location
    Chalong, Phuket
    Posts
    3,278
    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post

    I only have an air fryer, I'm not sure how it would turn out if I tried to roast it. It should just about fit. Only one way to find out, I suppose.

    Anyway, I also thought that the same lumps of lamb will probably be there when I next go to Makro. And the time after that. So maybe I'll source some mint sauce first, then reconsider.


  14. #64
    Thailand Expat lom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:49 PM
    Location
    Trapped in an old mans body
    Posts
    11,246
    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    How to cook crocodile meat Lom?
    I have no idea, I only know how to order the dish in a restaurant.

  15. #65
    Thailand Expat
    Shutree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:25 PM
    Location
    One heartbeat away from eternity
    Posts
    1,696
    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    You have convinced me. Mint sauce and Rosemary and I'll be on it.

  16. #66
    Thailand Expat TheRealKW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Last Online
    Today @ 09:10 PM
    Posts
    8,968
    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    I have no idea, I only know how to order the dish in a restaurant.


  17. #67
    Thailand Expat
    PAG's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:48 PM
    Location
    Chalong, Phuket
    Posts
    3,278
    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    You have convinced me. Mint sauce and Rosemary and I'll be on it.

  18. #68
    Thailand Expat
    Shutree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:25 PM
    Location
    One heartbeat away from eternity
    Posts
    1,696
    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    I have no idea, I only know how to order the dish in a restaurant.
    I have no objection to eating crocodile, it is simply that in the past 6 years in Isan I have only seen it in the freezer at Makro. Where do you go that serves it?

  19. #69
    Thailand Expat
    Shutree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:25 PM
    Location
    One heartbeat away from eternity
    Posts
    1,696
    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    My mother used to make our mint sauce at home, she had one of those multi-wheeled mint shredders especially for the job. In the UK I had mint in the garden, it thrived in the cracks on the patio and we used that every time for lamb. In Thailand I have been less successful growing the stuff. I think I'll be going the shop-bought route. Or Lazada, more likely.

  20. #70
    Hangin' Around cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Home
    Posts
    23,866
    I get the lamb shoulder from Macro to make Rogan Josh these days.

    Roasting it seems far less attractive.

  21. #71
    Thailand Expat
    Headworx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Jomtien
    Posts
    5,690
    ^Any pics?

  22. #72
    Hangin' Around cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Home
    Posts
    23,866
    There were going to be, a while back.

    Too much faffing around.

  23. #73
    Thailand Expat
    PAG's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:48 PM
    Location
    Chalong, Phuket
    Posts
    3,278
    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^Any pics?
    I did a Rogan Josh a couple of months ago and posted here: The Teakdoor Curry Club thread (Post 114).

  24. #74
    Thailand Expat
    Shutree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:25 PM
    Location
    One heartbeat away from eternity
    Posts
    1,696
    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    I get the lamb shoulder from Macro to make Rogan Josh these days.

    Roasting it seems far less attractive.
    My gf has a hangup about Indian food, as do many Thais, it seems. Walking around Penang she wants to try all the street food then shudders at anything Indian.

    Maybe I can tell her it is a famous British dish from Birmingham.

  25. #75
    Hangin' Around cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Home
    Posts
    23,866
    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    My gf has a hangup about Indian food, as do many Thais
    Yeah, not something that bothers my wife.

    I proposed in 'The Maharajah' on Soi 8.

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •