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Hamburgers in Chiang Rai, where to go?

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Is there good quality minced hamburger meat in Makro?

Their meat section always smells bad to me, so I have never really looked.

And is it definitely cheaper than say a place like Tops, or Big C?

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Is there good quality minced hamburger meat in Makro?

Their meat section always smells bad to me, so I have never really looked.

And is it definitely cheaper than say a place like Tops, or Big C?

It's in the frozen section and imported from Oz, I find it to be quite good in taste and texture but not being a butcher, I would not know how goog it really is but I'm still alive.

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I don't mind the beef mince from Tops, it doesn't seem too fatty and makes a decent burger or just a good old fashioned mince stew.

(What the Scots call a "stovie"?)

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Ahh, beef in the frozen section of Makro! That I will be willing to try.

Any idea of how the prices relate to Tops?

I think Tops beef is quite fine, and I don't have the background to point out "small points" as to what is best.

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Ahh, beef in the frozen section of Makro! That I will be willing to try.

Any idea of how the prices relate to Tops?

I think Tops beef is quite fine, and I don't have the background to point out "small points" as to what is best.

Have no idea of the price in the store you refer to, we do not have one here on Loei but the beef, (frozen) last time I bought it was around B400 a kilo. It is expensive but worth it. Equates at around A$16.00, which is about $7.00 more than in OZ. Give it ago, I think you will enjoy it, not to fatty and a great taste.

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We had considerable discussion on local buns and rolls in the past.

I personally like the white ones available in the two supermarkets and the bakery at Central but my personal favorite for a home made hamburger is the flat wholemeal baguette from the deli behind Aye's restaurant.

In fact they are ideal for anything you like in a sandwich including the bacon he cures there himself.

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We had considerable discussion on local buns and rolls in the past.

I personally like the white ones available in the two supermarkets and the bakery at Central but my personal favorite for a home made hamburger is the flat wholemeal baguette from the deli behind Aye's restaurant.

In fact they are ideal for anything you like in a sandwich including the bacon he cures there himself.

I'm envious, can't get any really decent rolls here in Loei, have to settle for those baked at Macro, they're white bread with sesame seeded tops, toast ok but nothing like the baguette you've described. But that's what happens when there are not a lot of farangs living here. If anyone can help, can you provide a name and directions to a decent bakery in Udon Thani. I want to buy multigrain if possible and freeze for later use. Thanks in advance.

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As a former baker and bakery owner i am particular about my bread. In Chiang Rai I believe the best white, rye and multigrain bread are made by Jan the Dutchman at Baan Lom Yen on the road to the elephant camp. He bakes on Wed. and Sun. You can order in advance. After eating his bread I find that others don't meet his standard. His special meals on Friday nights are enjoyable. Note I am not promoting his bread but trying to make others aware of it.

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Don,

Regarding Jan....

From the Den Ha area traveling out towards the elephant camp, how long is the drive?

And is his shop fairly obvious to see? A sign in English?

What are Friday nights like? How many people?

I am interested to try!

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I was under the impression that it was on the north side of the jail bridge off to the left as you cross but I had a somewhat quick look for it the other weekend without success.

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Ban Lom Yen:

Cross the prison bridge heading north. Then turn left about 3 km later like you are going to the elephant camp. There is a stop sign where you turn left. The place in on the right about 1 -2 km up the road. The sign is in English. Park across the street facing a lake of such. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Pizza is always the first Friday night of the month. There is a Thai slop shop across the street from him.

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Thanks so much for this info.

Any idea what time dinner starts on Friday?

Is alcohol sold?

How about shop hours on other days?

Sorry for so many questions but this really interests me.

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