Potato Supplies

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by Name Taken » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:31 pm

Deep Blue wrote:The Brits should see the Idaho potatoes we have in the US, these Thai ones you couldn't give away in a ghetto. LOL
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Re: Potato Supplies

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by Deep Blue » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:50 am

Lets be honest, the food sucks here, that's why there's so many Brits here, they're used to it - you would never see the french here. I have wet dreams about deli pastrami or roast beef sandwiches and some dill pickles. LOL

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by Takiap » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:13 am

Deep Blue wrote:Lets be honest, the food sucks here, that's why there's so many Brits here, they're used to it - you would never see the french here. I have wet dreams about deli pastrami or roast beef sandwiches and some dill pickles. LOL

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by Name Taken » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:19 am

Deep Blue wrote:Lets be honest, the food sucks here, that's why there's so many Brits here, they're used to it - you would never see the french here. I have wet dreams about deli pastrami or roast beef sandwiches and some dill pickles. LOL
:agree: and I have been saying that for years.
Thailand focuses too heavily on growing rice and they have to import almost everything else. I still don't understand why Thai people don't care about Food Quality and Safety. Food Quality and Safety should always be of the utmost importance.
Thailand has even tried to buy weapons for its military not with money but with rice. :roll: It's just silly, Thailand is a Banana Republic.

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by crazy88 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:20 pm

I only eat potatoes maybe twice a week max and usually have no problem at Makro or the day market. Prefer some russets or desiree which you can get at villa sometimes if you are prepared to pay the price which varies wildly through the year. If you know how to use a rice cooker and which rice to buy then it is perfect.

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by RCer » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:03 pm

Deep Blue wrote:you would never see the french here.
Which is actually surprising. Both live by "got a sauce for that?"

Really doesn't matter what the sauce is put on.

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by handdrummer » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:31 am

I'm amazed at the litany of complaints (I have a few, but potatoes?) about Thailand. why would anyone want to live in a country where they despise so many things?

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by Takiap » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:08 am

Not sure what you mean. Apart from "Name Taken" the only real complaint has been about potatoes.


@ Name Taken - I think you will find that Thailand does not import much food at all, other than the food that us Farang like.

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by Name Taken » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:20 am

Takiap wrote:@ Name Taken - I think you will find that Thailand does not import much food at all, other than the food that us Farang like.

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And that's exactly what I meant in my post.

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by musungu » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:53 pm

Back to the potato 'crisis' here it seems that 95+% are wet potatotoes whereas the flowery variety are rarely obtainable - perhaps this is why the Irish are so few in numbers here?
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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by HHTel » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:25 pm

Well I got potatoes from the 'day market' today and they were as usual - washed and large (not quite as big as the Idaho potato but not far off!) Price was 50 bt per kilo which is a little more than usual.

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by STEVE G » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:06 pm

Takiap wrote:
Deep Blue wrote:Lets be honest, the food sucks here, that's why there's so many Brits here, they're used to it - you would never see the french here. I have wet dreams about deli pastrami or roast beef sandwiches and some dill pickles. LOL

:lach:

The French make an art out drinking water, and yes, they can sure as hell make a dinner plate look pretty, but that's where it ends.
The French also eat more big Macs per capita than any country other than the US, so it's not all haute cuisine!

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by handdrummer » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:16 pm

Takiap wrote:Not sure what you mean. Apart from "Name Taken" the only real complaint has been about potatoes.


@ Name Taken - I think you will find that Thailand does not import much food at all, other than the food that us Farang like.

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if you go through the various topics you will find a long list of complaints about Thais and Thailand. that's what I meant.

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Re: Potato Supplies

Post by JW » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:13 pm

Most of the year can get great potatoes from local markets. like most things they can be found.if prepared to look around :).

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