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Why do farangs go all the way to LOS to eat western food?

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My GF cooks kaow pat goong, pad pat ruam, mussuman curry and crumbed fish for me. She's pretty good with an omelet. Sai ua and salad goes down well. I eat Thai food from a couple of trusted street stalls and restaurants. Vegetables and fruit from the dalat nat.

Google bamboo. Very healthy food, high fibre and zero calories. Sweet corn from a roadside stall is one of the best natural laxatives around.

There are very few restaurants here that can do Western food well, so most of the time I don't bother.

 

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14 minutes ago, brokenbone said:

western standard is 50% meat 50% rice/potato

 

asian standard 25% meat 75% rice

 

...have a wild guess what i want,

yep, that is right, i want more meat

then even western standard,

like 80/20 in favor of meat,

or even more if i want to eat healthy/diet

 

I guess that's why vegetarians live longer, on average.

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4 minutes ago, Odysseus123 said:

Yes-the message is awfully hard to pin down and somewhat ambiguous. 😂

 

I think he means that if you want a decent sausage roll don't go to SiSaKet.

It's a long way

to the shop

if you want a sausage roll!     AC/DC

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13 minutes ago, NightSky said:

A lot of posts on this forum are laughable. There is some delicious and healthy Thai food available.

 

The spicy salads are incredible and curry's delicious. I obviously eat at different Thai places than the people slating the food as tasteless and unhealthy.

 

Somtam thai and a spicy pork and basil with boiled rice dish shared and mixed on a plate is delicious and much more healthy than your regular western stodge dish.

 

Probably cheaper too.

Exactly, lots of good Thai food around, but you don't get it at the food court or for40 baht.

good food ain't cheap, and cheap food ain't good.

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I do it (eat western food) to avoid running to the toilet/removing my pants every 5 minutes,  if you know the drill

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3 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

why would expats eat western food routinely when local dishes are so much cheaper and just as good?

Do they? I don't. And I don't hang with expats so I can't judge.

Most of the people I see in Western food joints are Thai.

What I don't understand is why so many holiday in Thailand and spend much of their time drinking and hanging out in bars.

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2 hours ago, BritManToo said:

I find Thai food dull, poor quality meat, and always over-spiced to hide the rotten taste of the meat.

I eat English, Indian, Italian or Mexican food wherever I go, most of it I can cook.

Local dishes aren't any cheaper when you cook it yourself.

'Over spiced to hide the rotten taste of meat' is an ignorant racist trope originally used to denigrate Indian food. I suspect you are too poor to eat good Thai food, some of which is considered to be the best cuisine in the world.

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My experience after decades here is that foreigners make all sorts of excuses but in the end they don't like Thai food and they don't eat rice 2-3x a day.

 

I'm of the opinion that the UK and Northern Europeans can't handle the heat if nothing else. May go for South Americans also.

 

That's another reason why you see TV posters spouting off about spending 50 60 80k a month. Restaurants and $$ home cooking.

 

I do tire of white rice on occasion but never of noodles. I go through phases when I'll keep bread in the house.

 

The funniest people are the ones with special diets be it vegans or gym freaks. Lots of times this just masks the fact they can't deal with Thai food.

 

Everyone is so quick to pronounce how much they love Thai food but the reality is the opposite.

 

I love Thai food and it saves me a fortune. It's not easy to live in a country and to admit you hate the food. This isn't the Congo.

 

By the way - chicken fried rice is not Thai food lol

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BTW you can still get an absolutely rockin bowl of noodles as well as many items 'over rice' with a fried egg for 40-45B.

 

Food courts are of course horrible places to eat.

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2 minutes ago, Number 6 said:

My experience after decades here is that foreigners make all sorts of excuses but in the end they don't like Thai food and they don't eat rice 2-3x a day.

 

I'm of the opinion that the UK and Northern Europeans can't handle the heat if nothing else. May go for South Americans also.

 

That's another reason why you see TV posters spouting off about spending 50 60 80k a month. Restaurants and $$ home cooking.

 

I do tire of white rice on occasion but never of noodles. I go through phases when I'll keep bread in the house.

 

The funniest people are the ones with special diets be it vegans or gym freaks. Lots of times this just masks the fact they can't deal with Thai food.

 

Everyone is so quick to pronounce how much they love Thai food but the reality is the opposite.

 

I love Thai food and it saves me a fortune.

 

By the way - chicken fried rice is not Thai food lol

i think your experience is dead wrong,

i like the flavor of thai food, but as always in asia its not enuff meat innit, cheap fux

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