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  2. Firepork Thailand at The Avenue on 2nd Road

    There are a lot of cool free fonts based on foreign writing systems. Evil
  3. Firepork Thailand at The Avenue on 2nd Road

    Thanks as always for your review and especially to your tip 'if you don't like pork belly don't go'. It was there where I was able to stop reading. Thanks anyway, I am sure others will appreciate what is on offer.
  4. Firepork Thailand at The Avenue on 2nd Road

    Loving the hangul font in the photos
  5. Firepork Thailand at The Avenue on 2nd Road

    The piece of pork belly had been grilled in the kitchen and arrived at the table ready to be finished along with the raw vegetables. It was a substantial chunk, more calories than should be consumed at one sitting. The waitress used kitchen sheers to cut the pork into bite-sized pieces, which were then grilled together with the vegetables. In Korea, grilled pork belly is traditionally eaten as part of a bite-sized wrap. The meat is dipped in the sauce or condiment, then place at the center of a lettuce leaf. Some slices of garlic or chili pepper can be added. The lettuce leaf is then folded into a small package and popped into the mouth. I didn't much bother with the lettuce, just ate the pork after dipping. Bottom line: Good grilled pork belly, but too much fatty content and too many calories for one person. That dish should be split among two or more diners. I won't order it again as a solo diner. And if Firepork doesn't add more variety to its menu, there won't be any point in going back. My meal cost 395 baht for the grilled pork and accompaniments, plus 40 baht for the Coke Zero. To that 435 baht had been added 7% VAT (31 baht) but no service charge. I left 20 baht of the change from my 500-baht note on the tray and gave the girl who did the "grilling" 40 baht in her hand. Evil
  6. Firepork Thailand is a new Korean barbecue restaurant under the Robin Hood Tavern at The Avenue Shopping Plaza on 2nd Road. The premises had previously been occupied by a branch of Au Bon Pain. Firepork had only been open a few days when I ate there last week. It's specialized in grilled pork, namely samgyupsal gui (grilled pork belly), a very popular dish in Korea. If you don't like or can't eat pork belly, there's no point in going to Firepork as there isn't much else on the menu. As soon as I stepped in, before I even sat down, the attractive hostess showed me the menu and explained it was limited because Firepork was still in its early days. I could choose between grilled pork belly or grilled pork neck as main dishes along with some appetizers and sides, maybe ten dishes in all. That was it. She said they would be adding more dishes in time. I like grilled pork belly and hadn't eaten any for a very long time, so Firepork's limited menu was no problem for me. I chose the full version, which included vegetables, dipping sauces, etc., for 395 baht. My can of Coke Zero was 40 baht. The restaurant itself has been done up very nicely. It's spacious and well-lit, two important factors in my eyes. It looked to me as if quality furnishings and fittings had been used, not stuff from IKEA or Home Depot. The reason new restaurants. hotels, rental condos, bars, etc., start looking so shabby so fast is that hospitality-grade furnishings and equipment which can stand up to harsh treatment, haven't been used The staff was very friendly and welcoming. I was their ONLY customer the entire time I was there between 10 and 11 pm. I have a feeling that unless Firepork can attract South Korean tourists in Pattaya, it is really going to struggle for customers. It's too specialized to attract a broad customer base. Not many farang want to eat a full meal consisting of pork belly. More mainstream Korean dishes like bulgogi or bibimbap need to be added to the menu. You certainly won't lack for choice from their bar. But how do they reach the top-shelf booze? Here's how it works at Firepork. Each table has an electric stone grill. As accompaniments to the grilled pork belly, diners get vegetables (mushrooms, onion. asparagus); dipping sauces and condiments; a bowl of kimchi; Asian-style "salad;" and a plate of lettuce leaves to use as wrappers for the dressed-up pork belly. The second part of the review is on the way.
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  8. A fitting tribute

    RIP https://twitter.com/wba/status/952891153195655168
  9. yes mate that was so close but not good enough.hope all goes well for you and your wife.
  10. Think you need 18 or more to pass the Test so she was really close on at least one occasion. My wife submitted her FLR yesterday. £993 pounds plus £500.00 Healthcare charges. We will begin preparing for this test quite soon. Although you don't of course need to pay the Heath care charges for ILR visa that visa is around £2,300 and will likely go up by quite a reasonable amount by the time we need to submit it. Cheers..
  11. Submitted my wife's FLR visa today..£993.00 and I had recently paid the IHS of £500.00.

    Now preparing for LIKUT and B1 Test...£150 for B1 Test and I reckon 5 tries of LIKUT plus at least £2,8OO for ILR IN 2021....not cheap!


  12. our best try after 12 attempts was 16 and the required score is 20.oh well we move forward.=in which ever way that may be.im not rascist and expect the same back.i will add add updates as and when.
  13. That was my experience when taking a Thai lady back to the UK. She put the effort in and walked the test. She finished school at 12, worked in a Thai factory until 28 met me (she had very little spoken English at the time) and we were together for 4 years before moving to the UK. She realised the importance of passing the test and got stuck in. My point is given the right approach and effort that for some the Life in the UK test should not be a problem.
  14. exacteley dave,we are waiting.timescales= not sure paid 995 wtf for.i thought it was a service charge and non received..then again im English.!!
  15. Have to say on ours it sailed through, I think as long as you have all the requirements and its a genuine relationship etc then its straight forward. but expensive.
  16. So what you are advocating is open borders? I swear you've been on here before effing and blinding about the Polish and every other nationality.
  17. Easier said than done in a foreign language I guess. Having said that if enough effort is put in and with the right guidance it should be possible.
  18. Agreed and understood it is a learn by rote type of exam. Just put the effort in to revise and remember the answers and it should be a walk through https://lifeintheuktests.co.UK/study-guide/
  19. Not true , get a Thai girl to fly via China ...on landing get her to throw her passport shredded down a toilet.. She says she is seeking asylum and is from Burma... straight in , lots of Chinese and Hong Kong people did it ... thousands of Africans doing the same , If as a white working class guy abiding the rules , then you will struggle ... The whole immigrant thing has changed , the need to lie about being persecuted .. say she is a Muslim and is being victimised.. fastest way 🐌🐌 Get her to say she was trafficked and the guy ran off with her passport , if the person is foreign tne UK system is too scared to challenge ..... That’s the way forward mate ..The PC liberals love it ..
  20. I think its near impossible,to take a lady from her country to yours ,its hard and getting harder.i take this as preventing families and freedom to a family life.why cant the world be one big one,for the freedom of all.after all we are all human.bizzare in my book.i guess history past made it that way and introduced rasiscm tendencies.
  21. The dirty side of Man U vs Arsenal

    Well he certainly earned the respect of these three legends of the game. Blimey ...... can't place him but name rang a bell : “Tonight I’ve come here to watch Paul Gascoigne and Peter Beardsley but by far the best player on the pitch was Billy Whitehurst.” – Bobby Charlton. “Billy Whitehurst was madder and badder than Briggs and Shotton put together. He hissed at me at a corner – ‘Whoever marks me is going to regret it, I’m going to smash them.’ I catch David O’Leary’s attention, shout to him ‘You pick him up for this one Dave’ and casually walk off.” – Niall Quinn “At the beginning of every season I would look for Oxford – or whoever he was playing for – because it was a nightmare playing against him.” – Alan Hansen.
  22. The dirty side of Man U vs Arsenal

    He would bury any of the players you mentioned, that you don’t understand all the football leagues is your issue mate ...
  23. The dirty side of Man U vs Arsenal

    Sounds like a Pikey ...... ...... I mean a member of our esteemed Travellers / Roma Community. Who did he play for ??? Wormwood Scrubs 2nd XI eleven ??? Dirtiest rugby players I ever saw...... well a long list of Springboks really !!!!!
  24. The dirty side of Man U vs Arsenal

    Billy Whitehurst by a country mile, when he played he also fought bare knuckle for cash...
  25. The dirty side of Man U vs Arsenal

    My mate played professional football for QPR, Watford and was capped at U23 Level. Best friends with Terry Venables, knew George Best etc..... 60s and 70s era. asked him years ago the dirtiest player of his own playing era. Did not hesitate and he said easy: "Johnny Giles" !!!! .... said he had a special foul of raking the achilles tendon of opponents from behind. Foreigners have to be Claudio Gentile of Juve and Italy and the Butcher of Bilbao Andoni Goikoetxea the Basque who terrified Lineker and Maradona !!!
  26. The dirty side of Man U vs Arsenal

    souness, mcmahon , jimmy case.graham Roberts,dave macay and believe it or not jonny giles and they could also play as well
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