Jump to content

Recommended Posts

21 minutes ago, thaiden1 said:

Anyone know where to buy a frozen turkey in Pattaya?

I have seen them at Villa mkt around 3,000 b.

Their website shows the 10-12 pound as in stock.

If not, I am sure you can order one.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Not Pattaya, but here in Samui Tops have  had a freezer full of Butterball Turkeys for the last three weeks. Also seen  some of the other Christmas staples there  such as (Waitrose) mince pies, Quality Street, and chestnut stuffing and cranberry sauce.

Link to post
Share on other sites

What's going on this year? I want an uncooked turkey so that I get all the fat and juices from the meat during cooking as they make the best roast potatoes of the lot, but the only turkeys I've seen around town so far are the Butterball ready-cooked variety.

 

I can appreciate with the Thai authorities being worried about importing bird flu that they might insist on people only importing the ready-cooked variety, as there's no risk then, but if that's the case then surely they should be priced at the pre-bird flu levels of around 1,000 Baht for a Butterball turkey that we used to pay 4 or 5 years ago? Instead, the shops are all asking 3,000+ Baht for a 5-6 kg ready-cooked bird, and that's ridiculous.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Guderian said:

What's going on this year? I want an uncooked turkey so that I get all the fat and juices from the meat during cooking as they make the best roast potatoes of the lot, but the only turkeys I've seen around town so far are the Butterball ready-cooked variety.

 

I can appreciate with the Thai authorities being worried about importing bird flu that they might insist on people only importing the ready-cooked variety, as there's no risk then, but if that's the case then surely they should be priced at the pre-bird flu levels of around 1,000 Baht for a Butterball turkey that we used to pay 4 or 5 years ago? Instead, the shops are all asking 3,000+ Baht for a 5-6 kg ready-cooked bird, and that's ridiculous.

 

Siamburi's are selling their butterballs for 399 a kg.

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Techno Viking said:

 

Siamburi's are selling their butterballs for 399 a kg.

 

Siamburi's sold out almost a week ago, according to their FB page.

Big C South Pattaya are sold out (I was there this morning).

Villa sold its last two yesterday.

 

All of them were the ready-cooked Butterball turkeys.

On another forum, a guy said that he'd been told by some of the local businessmen that all the turkeys being served in bars and restaurants this year will be the ready-cooked variety. Maybe the government really has banned the importation of uncooked turkeys this year?

 

After reading that news, I decided that ready-cooked is better than nothing, so I tried the Central Food Hall. They still have a dozen or so left and have reduced the prices by around 30%, so I got a 5.2 kg bird for 2,400 Baht. I can live with that, so I"m a happy camper now and Christmas dinner is sorted. Given how just about everywhere else has already sold out, these last few gobblers probably won't last long so if you want one I wouldn't leave it too late.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Guderian said:

 

Siamburi's sold out almost a week ago, according to their FB page.

 

 

Yeah my bad, they posted last Monday (30th) they had more in stock.

 

Sorry if I mislead anyone to believe they had them, I dont check FB every day.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...