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The Tongue

A Turkey For Christmas

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Just now, Uncle Remus said:

I think Christmas is vastly over rated and we should eat and drink what we fancy, just like any other day.  Bah humbug:)

exactely and that's what we will do.i don't know yet if I will be in town as we are waiting for a visa decision.we will have a holiday and collect miew if successful.holiday bookings on hold until we know.

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4 minutes ago, matthewh said:

exactely and that's what we will do.i don't know yet if I will be in town as we are waiting for a visa decision.we will have a holiday and collect miew if successful.holiday bookings on hold until we know.

Good luck with the visa Matthewh 

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Just now, thegrogmonster said:

Even Jamesons are struggling to get turkeys going by the note on their Xams menu.

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typical of kim fletcher.go boxing day for half price.

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On 27/10/2016 at 11:58 PM, matthewh said:

I guess Christmas dinners will be even a bigger rip off than normal this year in pattaya.at prices like that there will be thai turkeys soon.

555 chill out Marty Xmas is good here, many options ?

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Well, cooked the 'capon' for Sunday lunch and I will say that it is a good alternative to turkey if that desired bird isn't available.  As others have mentioned it is a very moist bird but I did read that, as a fatty bird, you need to cook it for 30 minutes initially breast down;  the juices get into the meat and it can then be turned breast up for the remainder of the cooking time which in my case was another 1 hour 50 mins, the meat really becomes moist, almost too moist but very tasty with good seasoning.

If I fail to get a turkey in the next week or two I will be off to Makro Pranburi and a capon will be order of the day.

I took a photo of the bird after cooking but forgot to take one once assembled with roast pots, carrots, Brussels sprouts, chipolata and gravy.  If you like it the skin really does crisp up nice.

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2 minutes ago, The Tongue said:

Well, cooked the 'capon' for Sunday lunch and I will say that it is a good alternative to turkey if that desired bird isn't available.  As others have mentioned it is a very moist bird but I did read that, as a fatty bird, you need to cook it for 30 minutes initially breast down;  the juices get into the meat and it can then be turned breast up for the remainder of the cooking time which in my case was another 1 hour 50 mins, the meat really becomes moist, almost too moist but very tasty with good seasoning.

If I fail to get a turkey in the next week or two I will be off to Makro Pranburi and a capon will be order of the day.

I took a photo of the bird after cooking but forgot to take one once assembled with roast pots, carrots, Brussels sprouts, chipolata and gravy.  If you like it the skin really does crisp up nice.

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Looks spot on ?

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1 hour ago, Buckfast said:

I had to Google capon. Poor bird had his balls cut off.  Wtf 

I had to do the same last year when there was the same conversation... I also found it on YT ...They certainly keep their testicles in a strange place as I can recall...

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6 hours ago, Buckfast said:

I had to Google capon. Poor bird had his balls cut off.  Wtf 

Yes it's a neutered cockerel.  Very tasty and easy to cook. Needed to chop the head and neck off though before cooking. .

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Just for info I bought a 3.2 kilo capon yesterday at Makro 256 baht.  Had to dig deep in the freezer amongst the smaller Thai chickens.

For further info Villa had capon today in their freezer. Now they were bigger at just over 5 kilos but must be fed gold leaf as the one I picked up retailed at 2210 baht.

Having already sampled the Makro capon I will stick with their offering.

Central in Pattaya had large whole chickens that might suit some, didn't catch the price.

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On 29/10/2016 at 0:23 AM, Uncle Remus said:

Good luck with the visa Matthewh 

Agreed very nice to see a guy take care of his wife's desire to be with her children , not all do you know.

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Just a further note about food in general. Obviously a lot of farangs miss the food back home and the ability to get a good choice of home comforts. Today I was in Tesco looking for tea bags, olive oil, gravy and cookies.  All of these I found in Tesco finest range at better prices than I have seen in Foodland, Friendship and Villa.

Tesco Finest Tea Bags 79 baht for 50

Branston Pickle - 199 baht (about same as friendship which was 202 baht on Tuesday)

Tesco Finest Cheese Wafers - 70 Baht (great for the cheese at Christmas if doing cheese and crackers.

Tesco Finest White Chocolate Cookies - 110 baht

Tesco Finest Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500 ml - 89 baht (now that is cheap as it makes 1litre of the product only 178 baht, cheaper than anything I have seen for a while).

Tesco Onion Gravy Granules - 60 baht

They have many types of cereals, pastas, sauces, chocolate, beans, fudge and candies all for very reasonable prices.

I am not saying all prices are better than the farang shops offering or possibly the number of products but it just might be worth popping into your local Tesco Superstore prior to buying all your needs from other distributors. Tesco has started introducing many new lines.

One line I was very interested in, although not Tesco range, was a new fish product I noticed first in Tesco Khon Kaen a few weeks back. It was Snapper with skin on. Fantastic in butter or a Thai dish. Well they were 69 baht in Khon Kaen and I was happy to buy.  Just yesterday I saw them on sale for 9 baht so I 'snapped' up 15 packets. Today I went back and they were 4 baht so I scooped up another 8 packets.

Now before you tell me they are out of date the 'best before' date is Feb 2017. They are now in my freezer. It may be a sad fact that they are not selling so they are being put on sale.

Sometimes you may be surprised in what you see on sale in Tesco and Big C.  Of course Big C has it's Casino products which are fabulous.

Yours faithfully,

David of Notgettingrinsed.com

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Cheers davidnotgettimgrinsed.com

 

Bones of my ass Parky needs to look at the gravy granules I brought back a few Frey Butrus Gali pies on my recent trip to Mud island...

Will check Tescos out....thanks for the shout.

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Passion Delivery which I use a lot has 100 Aussie precooked Turkeys available but at the price their asking I don't think I will be ordering one....4,140 baht for a 6 Kilo bird, 690 baht a kilo, greedy fecks.. 

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14 minutes ago, LatinLover said:

Passion Delivery which I use a lot has 100 Aussie precooked Turkeys available but at the price their asking I don't think I will be ordering one....4,140 baht for a 6 Kilo bird, 690 baht a kilo, greedy fecks.. 

 

Good if you are a business but then again a 6 kilo bird won't feed more than about 9 people so good luck to any individual who wants to pay almost a hundred pounds for a bird ..........no I will make do with my capon.  The savings I have made on the capon over the turkey will pay for quite a bit of other Christmas essentials.

Seems somebody is trying to make money, capons in Villa at over 2000 baht, price of turkeys being sold by certain individuals/distributors at extortionate prices per kilo. I will either have a turkey at a price near to the usual price I have paid for a Butterball or I will make do with a capon. Certainly don't like the look of the Thai turkeys I have seen.

Maybe I will make another steak and mushroom pie and change my choice, nah, that will do for Boxing day.

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Looks like it's a 35 baht noodle for me, we can't eat it all :laugh:

A Leow Life and a concrete table, us low rollers..

 

Ragard Potless in Pattaya 

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57 minutes ago, The Tongue said:

 The savings I have made on the capon over the turkey will pay for quite a bit of other Christmas essentials.

Such as golden necklaces, diamond rings and designer handbags?

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10 minutes ago, CampariO said:

Such as golden necklaces, diamond rings and designer handbags?

Whereas pearl necklaces come free...... not cum free....if they were cum free they'd just be necklaces...

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2 hours ago, CampariO said:

Such as golden necklaces, diamond rings and designer handbags?

2 Turtle doves, 3 French  hens and an Issan dweller in a 2k room :laugh:

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8 hours ago, CampariO said:

Such as golden necklaces, diamond rings and designer handbags?

Thais don't celebrate Christmas, she just gets the lunch cooked by me....

FYI I also have a phobia about jewelry, I don't ever buy any of that trash and I certainly don't buy designer bags.  Think you been hanging around with the wrong girls, mine loves me longtime...lol

Yours sincerely

Not getting rinsed of Hua Hin......

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Just an addition about the Tescos Finest range, I bought a few items today for Christmas and just because I am a sucker for British goods. Get the cranberry sauce before it sells out. They also had biscuits for cheese which i seriously love. May not thrill those back home who have a great variety of goods available but these items are seriously of interest to me.

 

Some prices for info:

Tescos original tea - medium flavour - 90 baht (80 bags)

Tescos Finest free-trade teabags - 125 baht (80 bags)

Cranberry Sauce - 85 baht

Devon Ice cream - 195 baht

Crisps (various) - 99 baht

My selection below:

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Nice little hamper there , I am working on getting myself an early Xmas present... 

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