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35 minutes ago, SooKee said:

I also prefer Foodland. Their bakery is very so so I'd agree. Some of the sliced packs are ok if you can filter out the overly sweet slices of air. For bakery I actually like Big C at Rama IV (which along with Pattaya and Phuket have the only farang bakery managers). I've tried a few of these specialised bakery shops but not found anything took rave about plus it's too much hassle tripping around hunting down bread. Prefer to pick it up at the same time I'm getting other products, find I can only do that at Big C. I don't even find Villa bakery anything to rave about.

Recall going to our local BigC when we first moved over 4 years ago.  Wasn't impressed so we gave it a miss for years until roughly 6 months ago, wandered in and saw the bakery was offering uncut loaves of sourdough, rye and other nice looking grainy bread.  Wow!  Make it a point to swing by there now.  We just got a Foodland in the new Terminal 21 Mall and agree, the bakery is just ok. 

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45 minutes ago, SooKee said:

I also prefer Foodland. Their bakery is very so so I'd agree. Some of the sliced packs are ok if you can filter out the overly sweet slices of air. For bakery I actually like Big C at Rama IV (which along with Pattaya and Phuket have the only farang bakery managers). I've tried a few of these specialised bakery shops but not found anything took rave about plus it's too much hassle tripping around hunting down bread. Prefer to pick it up at the same time I'm getting other products, find I can only do that at Big C. I don't even find Villa bakery anything to rave about.

Something wonky with the site.  Getting error screens and my comment above, double posted on its own.  Weird.

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1 hour ago, 55Jay said:

Recall going to our local BigC when we first moved over 4 years ago.  Wasn't impressed so we gave it a miss for years until roughly 6 months ago, wandered in and saw the bakery was offering uncut loaves of sourdough, rye and other nice looking grainy bread.  Wow!  Make it a point to swing by there now.  We just got a Foodland in the new Terminal 21 Mall and agree, the bakery is just ok. 

 

Which T21 are you talking about? They're building one in Pattaya. But if you mean Bangkok at Asok BTS Station, I have to ask: Is there a Foodland there now? That's pretty close to the Suk Soi 16 Foodland. 

 

Anyway, I agree, the Big C Rama 4 bakery is pretty good, better than crappy Foodland's or Villa's.

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56 minutes ago, Kaoboi Bebobp said:

 

Which T21 are you talking about? They're building one in Pattaya. But if you mean Bangkok at Asok BTS Station, I have to ask: Is there a Foodland there now? That's pretty close to the Suk Soi 16 Foodland. 

 

Anyway, I agree, the Big C Rama 4 bakery is pretty good, better than crappy Foodland's or Villa's.

New one in Korat City.  I live up that way.

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On 16/03/2017 at 11:16 PM, 55Jay said:

 

Off topic note but on the way home, stopped in the Robinson's/Tops in Saraburi on the AH2 - been meaning to do that for 4 years!  They had Kerry's Irish Butter, unsalted and salted, 115 Baht.  Never seen it anywhere in Thailand that I can recall.  FYI if you like Kerry's.

Tops, Sukhumvit 19 has it also, as does my fridge now, so presumably all the Tops will stock it.

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2 minutes ago, gdgbb said:

Tops, Sukhumvit 19 has it also, as does my fridge now, so presumably all the Tops will stock it.

Roger that!  Yup, there are 7 blocks of it in my freezer now.  Woo Hoo!  :thumbsup:

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2 hours ago, 55Jay said:

Something wonky with the site.  Getting error screens and my comment above, double posted on its own.  Weird.

Yes, I'm getting the same message.  Happens also when the "Like" button is clicked.  Admin are you there?

 

 

15 minutes ago, 55Jay said:

Roger that!  Yup, there are 7 blocks of it in my freezer now.  Woo Hoo!  :thumbsup:

I tried rogering it also but it melted away far too quickly.

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2 hours ago, 55Jay said:

Something wonky with the site.  Getting error screens and my comment above, double posted on its own.  Weird.

Yeah I had the same.  'We cannot publish this post' errors on Tapatalk only to find it published my response 6 times!!!

 

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3 minutes ago, gdgbb said:

Yes, I'm getting the same message.  Happens also when the "Like" button is clicked.  Admin are you there?

 

 

I tried rogering it also but it melted away far too quickly.

Couldn't LIKE your post.  Rogering.....good one!  :laugh:

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6 minutes ago, gdgbb said:

Yes, I'm getting the same message.  Happens also when the "Like" button is clicked.  Admin are you there?

 

 

I tried rogering it also but it melted away far too quickly.

Another double post from the Gremlins.  Deleted.

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Villa Market in Soi 33 is way better than most of the others - has a huge wine section upstairs - expensive but that is because of the government tax more than anything else. they have a good deli section, olive oils, mustards, balsamic vinegar, truffle oil and other such 'must haves'.

 

Fresh food 'wet market' for fresh fruit ad veg and seafood (local)- the fruit and veg at Villa is expensive and not that fresh

 

Meat and imported seafood - Central Food Hall in Chidlom A grade beef and lamb from N.Z., Australia, U.S. and usually a knowledgeable farang butcher  -Simon, a great guy who will order in stuff for you. Expensive buut great for the occasional splurge.

 

Bakery - well we've got Conkey's down at Ekamai Soi 10, and loads of other choices for sale at Villa, Tops,  Foodland, Bei Otto etc.

 

Online from TESCO for all the rest of the non-fun stuff... tissues, toilet paper, soda water, soap, shampoo and it goes. A great online operation.

Periodic trips to Pahurat (Little India) for wholesale dried fruits, nuts and Indian spices and the best samosas and bajis in Thailand.

 

Have fun shopping!

 

 

Have fun shopping.

 

 

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Does anyone know of a good Bakery that delivers in Bangkok - breads in particular?

 

Patrick

 

 

 

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how would Foodland on soi 5 compare to Villa? I dropped into Villa on soi 33 on the way to the dental clinic once some years ago to have a look and wan't impressed, poor selection and very expensive...

 

now, I have broken leg and will be meeting with an associate soon on soi 6...and my wheelchair will not negotiate the pedestrian bridge to soi 5 but I must have my dried garbanzos and other western staples not available to me in my shophouse in Nakhon nowhere and will crawl if I havta...

 

would my effort be worth it?

 

 

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I think Topps is the best of the lot. Topps is in several of the high end malls.  Villa is the worst.

There seems to always be a strange odor in the Villa Markets.

I do not believe they do much business in their meat departments possibly smelly rotten meats.

Also, check the dates on items at Villa they have some expired products. 

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