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If You Just Can't Eat Thai Food...

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I ate Thai food every week in L.A. Now I eat it everyday.  I've had to explain I love spicy.  I say in my best Thai, "Do I look like a white lady from Europe that can't tolerate anything over 0 degrees?"  Yeeeeeah.  What was the question again?

The question, Tyree, was how I can eat more WESTERN FOOD in Thailand. You are off topic. :o

Please go tell everybody in the Thai food section how good and spicy Thai food is. Please don't tell me; I'd rather eat feces.

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I ate Thai food every week in L.A. Now I eat it everyday.  I've had to explain I love spicy.  I say in my best Thai, "Do I look like a white lady from Europe that can't tolerate anything over 0 degrees?"  Yeeeeeah.  What was the question again?

The question, Tyree, was how I can eat more WESTERN FOOD in Thailand. You are off topic. :o

Please go tell everybody in the Thai food section how good and spicy Thai food is. Please don't tell me; I'd rather eat feces.

I know this is harping on, but is there really not one single type of Thai food. Not even an omlette? Or a banana roti?

What about living on Lays? Only joking, did you buy a toasted sandwich maker?

Or, if you buy an electric wok, you can do pasta and sauces. There are heaps of internet sites with good recipes.

Edited by Grant

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My Thai boyfriend could not believe that such a cheap appliance would automatically pop up the toast before burning it.

:D:D LOL

My Mrs eyes lit up and she giggled the first time she saw Toast pop up automatically.

No suggestions about food though PeaceBlondie. I also only eat to survive but i will eat anything.................as long as someone else has cooked it :o

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I know this is harping on, but is there really not one single type of Thai food.  Not even an omlette?  Or a banana roti?

What about living on Lays?  Only joking, did you buy a toasted sandwich maker?

Or, if you buy an electric wok, you can do pasta and sauces.  There are heaps of internet sites with good recipes.

I eat Lay's potato chips (only certain flavors, of course), tang mo, zapalote, pomelo, some other fruits, kaow phat gai mai pet, kaow phat gung mai pet, and chocolate milk. I sometimes eat "American breakfast" which you'd never find in America. I used to eat fried rice, chicken, mushrooms, cashews and oyster sauce, but half the time it was in a chile sauce that made it inedible, so I've given up on kaow phat met mooong moooong. Even S&P got it wrong last time. And at one place, the head waitress insisted that I ruin my k.p.m.m.m. with nasty sauces that (she said) were mai pet but I said were pet mahk mahk, and that she can't understand Thai cooking terms spoken in Thai.

I may buy a toasted sanwich maker when I have counter space in my new kitchen, early February. I think I have an electric wok. Thanks for the advice. I sincerely appreciate your advice; you've been one of the most helpful on this thread. Nonetheless, except to satisfy your curiosity, why harp on? This is not a thread about Thai food, chaimai?

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I cannot eat Thai food.  Impossible; don't argue.

So, I spend too much time at Burger King, KFC, pizza places that are too expensive or don't have Italian sausage, etc.  I eat way too many chocolates.

I avoid Thai restaurants like the plague they are; please don't suggest that I go in and order "nam prik" or "mai pet."  But in Hua Hin, like it was in Chiang Mai, there are plenty of European restaurants.  I've had beef filet, spagheti bolonese, cordon bleu chicken, club sandwich at S&P, "American breakfast", etc. 

Any more suggestions?

There are several realtively easy non-Thai food recipes that you might want to consider. For example:

1) Beef Stew - cube the beef (no need for expensive cuts), coat with flour, salt and crushed black pepper, brown in hot oil. Add water (and red wine for taste), pieces of onions and vegetables such as carrots or anything else that you can find locally, potatoes, and tomatoes. Let cook until tender. Serve with catchup if needed.

The variation for the stew is beef soup - just skip the browning of the meat and the wine, add more water. Add beef bouillons and barley (loog diauy - ลูกเดือย) if you can find them.

2) Chicken with Dumplings - cook until tender (meat falling off the bones) whole chicken with onions, carrots or any other vegetables - flavor with salt and whole black peppers. Before ready to eat, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and an egg to make a soft batter. Bring the liquid in the chicken pot to boil once more, keep on low heat, drop the batter by spoonsful on top of the chicken. Cover the pot, cook until the dumplings rise slightly. Serve hot.

Measurements for the ingredients depend on how much you are cooking. The ratio of meat and vegetables should be about 1 to 2 (twice as much vegetables as the meat), salt/pepper to you own taste. Both recipes are great for leftovers....

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I cannot eat Thai food.  Impossible

Any more suggestions?

well im sorry PB..but obviously u can find vendor as ...deep fried chicken/grilled chicken or pork

u have material now...

use it as

1 just plain eat

2 + veggies and mayonnaise now u get salad

3 +veggies +bread ....now u get sandwich

**tuna canned nuke it with veggies ketchup and topping on spaghetti/noodle

**fried egg topping with fried minced pork+veggies as baby corn /onion/carrot

**deep fried minced meat -now u have meat ball // burgur stuff //even salad (u can order the vendor for cook it 4 u)

**deep fried fish with sour-cream sauce??

**devil egg or just boiled egg

**stream seafood

etc ...

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If you have a house, have you considered buying one of those bucket barbeques. They are dead easy to use. You can buy wood that's been soaked in parrafin or something like that to like the coal.

If you buy heinz bbq sauce you can grill any meet in that and it's great. My favourite is ribs. Buy the ribs from Lotus and boil for a couple of hours in salted water. After that put them on a low heat and spread thickly with BBQ sauce and turn every 5 minutes and baste when turned.

I bought a bbq here before I progressed to an oven, it's a really inexpensive way to cook.

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I ate Thai food every week in L.A. Now I eat it everyday.  I've had to explain I love spicy.  I say in my best Thai, "Do I look like a white lady from Europe that can't tolerate anything over 0 degrees?"  Yeeeeeah.  What was the question again?

The question, Tyree, was how I can eat more WESTERN FOOD in Thailand. You are off topic. :o

Please go tell everybody in the Thai food section how good and spicy Thai food is. Please don't tell me; I'd rather eat feces.

Because I can eat Thai food and you can't! HA HA HA I am having a better time than you. If you are in Thailand and can't eat Thai food, that is your problem.

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The above post is a bit nasty! Just cos I love Thai food, spices and flavourings etc, doesn't mean that I try to convince others who don't!

Look at the title of the topic and lighten up.

Any positive suggestions, I'm sure, will be positively received!

Here's one. A good old fashioned roast dinner, dead easy to do and really tasty, don't forget the gravy and loads of it!

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You can buy ground beef, ground pork, chicken, and steak and patatos at any super market in Thailand. Add a salad, and you have American food.

Barry

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Wow..

I'm TOTALLY with PB...! Same-same.

P.S.: food isn't important to me. I only eat to stay alive. My mother also was a very plain cook. Mai bpen rai. To me, Thais are obsessed with food.

I also don't like 99% of Thai/Asian food generally. I hate the smells, the look, color, the spices and all the different bottles of flavored disgusting-smelling sauces that they pour onto it.. And the watery soups with bits of everything under the sun floating around in it.....

I also happen to like my meat LEAN.. and I DO mean LEAN. No gristle, bone, fat, skin, chewy-bits etc. so street food is out. (How Thai's can eat pigs-trotters, chicken legs/feet etc is a mystery to me. )

Btw, while we're here, Carrefour do a nice Roast Chicken.. then they proceed to whack it into small bits with a machete before they give it to you.. so now bits of tiny smashed bone are running thru it...!! When I asked for the chicken WHOLE so I could carve the breast and pull it apart myself they looked at me like I was crazy, and my bf didn't understand the difference (although I swear he eats bone too...!)

So yes, I have his same problem. I love Western Food. AND I HATE to cook. It's boring, I don't enjoy it, and seems pointless to me to do all that preparation for one person.

In USA I go for Frozen Entree's which don't exist here... (I'm SURE there's a market to be had!) and I don't mean those "Asian Microwave instant meals here).. 97% rice and 3% mystery meat.)

I also hate almost all Sea-Food too... (shall I give you my list of things I won't eat...??!)

I have managed to handle Thai Omelete though.. but that's about it.

Then I discovered The Barbican bar and Restaurant in Silom... GREAT western food - and apparently cooked by a Thai Chef!! (See, they CAN do it)

ChrisP

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Wow..

I'm TOTALLY with PB...!  Same-same.

P.S.: food isn't important to me. I only eat to stay alive. My mother also was a very plain cook. Mai bpen rai. To me, Thais are obsessed with food.

I also don't like 99% of Thai/Asian food generally. I hate the smells, the look, color, the spices and all the different bottles of flavored disgusting-smelling sauces that they pour onto it.. And the watery soups with bits of everything under the sun floating around in it.....

I also happen to like my meat LEAN.. and I DO mean LEAN. No gristle, bone, fat, skin, chewy-bits etc. so street food is out. (How Thai's can eat pigs-trotters, chicken legs/feet etc is a mystery to me. )

Btw, while we're here, Carrefour do a nice Roast Chicken.. then they proceed to whack it into small bits with a machete before they give it to you.. so now bits of tiny smashed bone are running thru it...!! When I asked for the chicken WHOLE so I could carve the breast and pull it apart myself they looked at me like I was crazy, and my bf didn't understand the difference (although I swear he eats bone too...!)

So yes, I have his same problem. I love Western Food. AND I HATE to cook. It's boring, I don't enjoy it, and seems pointless to me to do all that preparation for one person.

In USA I go for Frozen Entree's which don't exist here... (I'm SURE there's a market to be had!) and I don't mean those "Asian Microwave instant meals here).. 97% rice and 3% mystery meat.)

I also hate almost all Sea-Food too... (shall I give you my list of things I won't eat...??!)

I have managed to handle Thai Omelete though.. but that's about it.

Then I discovered The Barbican bar and Restaurant in Silom... GREAT western food - and apparently cooked by a Thai Chef!! (See, they CAN do it)

ChrisP

Thank you ChrisP, your post made me laugh big style. I don't know if you realised just how funny it is. Personnally I would love for you to list all the things you don't eat. If I list mine: 'tripe'. Tripe is the only thing I have ever eaten that I did not like. I eat everything and anything.

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In USA I go for Frozen Entree's which don't exist here... (I'm SURE there's a market to be had!)  and I don't mean those "Asian Microwave instant meals here).. 97% rice and 3% mystery meat.)

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Are those microwave meals? Cos, if so then it's all lips and <deleted> that go into them, you know :o

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Thank you ChrisP, your post made me laugh big style. I don't know if you realised just how funny it is. Personnally I would love for you to list all the things you don't eat.  If I list mine: 'tripe'.

Tripe and macaroni cheese :o:D:D

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