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Yeah comming home from work tired after a huge cold wet day, with a perfectly cooked roast dinner is almost as good as sex. :o

donz...a roast dinner is a weekly celebration usually on a Sunday at about 1 pm after a few drinks down the pub ('scuse me while I nip back to prod the joint...')

combining Sunday lunch with work obligations is an abomination before God...

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Yeah comming home from work tired after a huge cold wet day, with a perfectly cooked roast dinner is almost as good as sex. :o

donz...a roast dinner is a weekly celebration usually on a Sunday at about 1 pm after a few drinks down the pub ('scuse me while I nip back to prod the joint...')

combining Sunday lunch with work obligations is an abomination before God...

I must qualify the above...when commissioning a power station in the fenlands of Lincolnshire when the activities are 24/7 on a Sunday the site canteen offered a choice of 3 meat with the usual 3 veg and york pudding...

as I sat with my fellow engineers soberly (no alcohol permitted at site) tucking into this humble but most sacred offering I thought 'only in England'...

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I used to eat a roast dinner 3-5 times aweek

must not have been in England...energy is too expensive and people are too stingy to run their oven more than once per week...

This is not quite true!

however, for most people in UK/Ireland a roast dinner is a Sunday treat. It takes too much preparation to be an everyday meal.

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At least three of four hours. Maybe it's 'baked dinner'? As much as I hate that expression, Aussies like baked dinners more than once a week. I don't; I mainly eat pasta because that's what my mother made me when I was a young English nipper. Roasts were for Sundays only and yes, even then every Sunday we had together for the 5 years we spent in Thailand. You can't have a roast by yourself.

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A Roast Dinner meaning: Roast beef or Lamb (can also be pork) with roast and boiled potatoes, 2-3 different types of veg, Yorkshire pudding and lashings of gravy. (Perhaps stuffing also) This is a meal which holds a special place in most Brits/Irish peoples hearts, although perhaps not eaten that often!

My question is; why do Thais not like it? I have spoken with many Thais who have tried it and all, in my experience, can't see what the fuss is about.

Any thoughts?

Might be too late to answer, I just came to this topic today.

Why thais dont like it ? ( I do like it but only for once in a while and for special occation ).

The climate might be the cause why thais dont like roasted thing, and the taste of lamb, ( strong smell of wild ), and it is a heavy food and taste naturally. Thais love food with many herbs and spicy and light.

It's our Eating culture too. If Thailand have had snow and very cold, I am sure we all would have like to eat roast beef or raost potatoes. We do make grill sweet potatoes or Taro too in winter in northeastern part of thailand. :D

And Thais who never been out of the country and seldom taste Western Food, shall only get used to the taste of thai (spicy) food. Roast Beef with potato and carot and brown gravy are so mild for our tongue, we would love pepper steak more :D

I like roast beef but only for special occation, and would not like to have often. I shall be fulled after the big meal and have to eat the whole week only veggi salad or Somtham carot :o

I try not to eat more Beef and hopefully no more meat.

Just cooked roasted pork and Tbones and many potatoes with cheese and Sellary soup last sunday, still fulled till now.

Once I was invited for Irish Dinner under the Bangkok heat :D and you saw the big meat and the lamb , and the sauce and big veggi... :D how can one eat all that ? I enjoy the light one in the heat of Thailand.

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A Roast Dinner meaning: Roast beef or Lamb (can also be pork) with roast and boiled potatoes, 2-3 different types of veg, Yorkshire pudding and lashings of gravy. (Perhaps stuffing also) This is a meal which holds a special place in most Brits/Irish peoples hearts, although perhaps not eaten that often!

My question is; why do Thais not like it? I have spoken with many Thais who have tried it and all, in my experience, can't see what the fuss is about.

Any thoughts?

Might be too late to answer, I just came to this topic today.

Why thais dont like it ? ( I do like it but only for once in a while and for special occation ).

The climate might be the cause why thais dont like roasted thing, and the taste of lamb, ( strong smell of wild ), and it is a heavy food and taste naturally. Thais love food with many herbs and spicy and light.

It's our Eating culture too. If Thailand have had snow and very cold, I am sure we all would have like to eat roast beef or raost potatoes. We do make grill sweet potatoes or Taro too in winter in northeastern part of thailand. :D

And Thais who never been out of the country and seldom taste Western Food, shall only get used to the taste of thai (spicy) food. Roast Beef with potato and carot and brown gravy are so mild for our tongue, we would love pepper steak more :D

I like roast beef but only for special occation, and would not like to have often. I shall be fulled after the big meal and have to eat the whole week only veggi salad or Somtham carot :o

I try not to eat more Beef and hopefully no more meat.

Just cooked roasted pork and Tbones and many potatoes with cheese and Sellary soup last sunday, still fulled till now.

Once I was invited for Irish Dinner under the Bangkok heat :D and you saw the big meat and the lamb , and the sauce and big veggi... :D how can one eat all that ? I enjoy the light one in the heat of Thailand.

I believe that the dearth of roast dinners in thailand has to do with technical reasons...few people in thailand have ovens to roast the meat and that a nice piece of beef or a joint of lamb are hard to procure...

now...if you look carefully you can find a nice pork roast down your local market if you have an oven available. However, mash ingredients and nice three veg may be hard to find. I do a roast pork arrangement with whatever I can find for mash and veg when in Suphanburi and the family likes to eat it, all kids like mash...

roast dinners are a challenge in rural thailand unless you got a line on the ingredients...

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A Roast Dinner meaning: Roast beef or Lamb (can also be pork) with roast and boiled potatoes, 2-3 different types of veg, Yorkshire pudding and lashings of gravy. (Perhaps stuffing also) This is a meal which holds a special place in most Brits/Irish peoples hearts, although perhaps not eaten that often!

My question is; why do Thais not like it? I have spoken with many Thais who have tried it and all, in my experience, can't see what the fuss is about.

Any thoughts?

:D

A lot of it comes from cultural preconceptions and predjudices. My Thai GF simply won't even try Indian food (Indians to her mind are all dirty), can't imagine why I like Korean food (Don't they all eat DOGS). European food will make you fat (she thinks), and she doesn't really understand why you would want gravy put on your food anyhow.

Had a breakthrough last year though. Her son's girlfriend (Thai) got her to a Japanese resturant. Turned out she really liked the sushi and raw fish. Amazed the h--l out of me. Now she wants to go back to that restaurant when I'm in BKK so she can "introduce' me to sushi. I don't have the heart to let her know I've been eating sushi for years. Ever had raw Mahi-Mahi?

So perhaps there is a chance for Korean food after all in the future. (Love the grilled Ox hearts).

:o

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Interesting I have now been asked to teach at least six diferent Thai ladies how to make a pot roast, I guess they are just doing it for thier husbands even if they did keep going back for seconds. :o Lets face it guys some people are just adventerous in trying new foods then others. I can't imagine not eating Thai food here, but I know farrangs that absolutely refuse to. So it's not just a Thai thing. :D

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