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meatboy

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  1. meatboy

    Pies - any good places?

    yep i can vouch for them and the last few months i have been having corned beef pastieswith hp.brown. Corned beef?? Just over a year ago, a tin of Princes Corned beef at Villa was 170 B, then 200 b, then 230 b, now 260 B. B-oody crooks. goner start making my own,beef fillet 160bht kilo local market,brine it for a week,then just braise it,onions and sage and short crust pastry.
  2. meatboy

    Pies - any good places?

    I don't know if anyone has been watching the Asian food channel there's an half hour mouthwatering program featuring an upmarket pie café in sorry to say Singapore called COFFEE AND PIES.if you suffer from the im missing a good pie syndrome don't watch it. THEIR LOVERLY
  3. we had one of those green tree vipers in one of our trees next to our boundry,the dog was barking so i went to look you couldnt see it at all till i got a stick and struck the branches,what happened next i had never seen before,it flew through the air and over the wall just like a squirrel.glad it didnt come my way
  4. meatboy

    Pies - any good places?

    I like both kinds, but how are they different? The sweet pies (apple, rhubarb, mince)are very similar in both places and the savory pies are not that different - although the Brits eat them a lot more than we do. I want rhubarb pie in pattaya and i'm willing to pay premium, so where can i get ? here's a few more to wet your appetite,blackcurrant,wimberry and the daddy of them all gooseberry.
  5. meatboy

    Pies - any good places?

    the best tart i ever had was in the "cabin" soi yodsak,soft and tender on the outside with a nice firm pear and sweet in the middle,no custard just honey.
  6. meatboy

    Pies - any good places?

    It would be nice if the Brits would stop insisting that the subject is British Pies. The subject is American Pies, which are very different. I have never had a piece of pie in Thailand that would good for the money. Usually the portion is way too small and the price is way too high. Having said that, if you want to pay the high price for a small piece, Rich Man-Poor Man in Jomtien makes great pecan pie. He serves it warm. I am still searching for chocolate pie (with pudding filling and real whipping cream on top). I did see banana-cream pie at Starbucks. Again, small piece, high price. The pies that some of you made look great--apple and cherrie. Yuuum. simple simon met a pie man going to the fair, said simple simon to the pie man"what have you got there" pie's you pillock[meat]. tart ta.
  7. meatboy

    Pies - any good places?

    It would be nice if the Brits would stop insisting that the subject is British Pies. The subject is American Pies, which are very different. I have never had a piece of pie in Thailand that would good for the money. Usually the portion is way too small and the price is way too high. Having said that, if you want to pay the high price for a small piece, Rich Man-Poor Man in Jomtien makes great pecan pie. He serves it warm. I am still searching for chocolate pie (with pudding filling and real whipping cream on top). I did see banana-cream pie at Starbucks. Again, small piece, high price. The pies that some of you made look great--apple and cherrie. Yuuum. simple simon met a pie man going to the fair, said simple simon to the pie man"what have you got there" pie's you pillock[meat]. tart ta.
  8. meatboy

    Pies - any good places?

    yep i can vouch for them and the last few months i have been having corned beef pasties with hp.brown.
  9. they have never eaten any of our fish but how the hell do you catch them they are like mini bus drivers.
  10. meatboy

    Pies - any good places?

    if you want good pies check this bloke out. www.nookiesdelights.3baht.net
  11. we had a keelback in the garden yesterday luckily the dog was in the house,i know they are not poisoness but i dont want him to get bit.i got him to the front of the garden then over the wall onto the road,oh well thats him on his bike,not so he must have doubled back and came in under the main gate and on the other side of the house.then came the warning sirens the same birds that had seen him earlyer spotted him again but this time he went down a hole by the side of a water drain. so its wait till he shows again one thing for certain he wont be able to come back up from where he went down.
  12. yes dave i admire your enthusiasm,but as 7by7 says applying for a spouse visa is a totally diff.ball game.back when my wf.applied[1990] it was not so difficult then as long as you supplied the needed documents.my wf.had a job,never been married,no children and no family to support,so her side of it was easy,its what i had to produce that mattered. i was doing sub-contract work then so if it was no work no pay,i gave them accomodation details,3yrs bank statements,reference from the bank manager,character ref.forwarding jobs, plus i had already 11 stamps of entry into thailand so i was not a first or second time visitor.i dont know how of who does the interviewing at the embassey but those days the husband was normally interviewed as well,but as i made sure i had everything [papers] to support my wf's application we were in and out in 20mins.i was not even called in. so make sure and listern to all your being told before you get married and your then wf.has her story and yours spot on,and one last thing its a good thing if she can speak and understand english.
  13. sorry dave regarding savings but you need a substancial amount to cover all expencess,you have to travel to thailand,your accommodation,taxi fares,gifts for the family, fights,thailand is not cheap anymore and not forgetting the visa application.what did i have at 25 same as you a job and no savings,but 20yrs.later i had a healthy bank balance,now 23yrs.later a lovely thai wf.married 23yrs.a lovely home in th.and still have that healthy bank balance.after seeing many successful relationships in thailand over the past 30yrs.the failed ones totaly outwheigh them mainly due to money.but once again dave good luck.
  14. dave your goner struggle from the start,you need to put everything down on paper[cost]and search what you need and your future wife before you apply.you will need an accountants report on your earnings and proof eg.bank statements,you say you have no savings that will go against you expecially as your self employed,the cost of the application after your married and if she's successfull there's the flights.does her family know that you cant afford the sinsod?has she a job,there is so much to consider,you need to do a realality test marrying into a thai family is not a bed of roses as you will soon find out. good luck to you just take it easy.t.i.t.[taffy in thailand]
  15. Many folks I know do keep their grass short and also lay a line of sulphur along the property boundary. For some reason many animals, including reptiles detest sulphur. Mind you after a good rain you must look around your property and check the line of sulphur for breaks. Most hardware stores carry the stuff in chunky form. As for the seasons...that's hit or miss because the snakes don't really seem to mind. If it floods in your area then you may have a problem because all snakes can "swim"...some better than others...like cobras. the wf puts that white sulphur down at every door so far we havnt had one in the house. if it does flood in your area dont worry too much about the snakes the crocs.will see to them.
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