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#51 Odense

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:16 AM

 
Instead of sugar use real (not fake) honey.   Don't put the honey in hot water, that will convert it to sugar

Honey is also fast carbs - like sugar and (especially white) bread and (sob sob) beer.
I am cutting back on the carbs.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 01:19 PM

Carl's Jr? Top floor-Central?

Third floor, Beach Road end.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:36 PM

Third floor, Beach Road end.

Thanks. It's been awhile.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:37 PM

 

Sorry I am confused. My point was about raw produce. I am not sure what you are talking about regarding honey. Is that available in LOS? Could be. Bees are all over the planet.

I was in a Thai restaurant last night when a couple came by with a big bucket of honey in honeycombs. I bought 750ml of honey for 300 baht. 


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:04 AM

I was in a Thai restaurant last night when a couple came by with a big bucket of honey in honeycombs. I bought 750ml of honey for 300 baht. 

Sweet....


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:07 AM

Sweet....

 

Ditto!


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:26 AM

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Last night I tried the September special, the chili cheese dog for 195 baht and a small order of coleslaw for 45 baht. It was a  good meal!

 

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I wrote "meal" because there was enough food on my plate to fill me up. I couldn't have eaten any more at one sitting. I usually think of a chili dog as a snack, but this GASCO's chili dog was sufficient as my evening meal.

 

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Part of the reason it was so filling was the size of soft bread roll that encased the sausage and toppings. It was bigger and more bread-like than the hot dog buns with which most North Americans are familiar.

 

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The sausage, well-covered by the homemade chili topping- it wasn't just a sauce- was a high-quality German-style wiener, not a mystery meat hot dog. The ad for the September special says it's 10 inches, but I think it was more sausage than that, a longer and shorter piece that together stretched the length of the roll.

 

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The chili topping had plenty of ground beef as well as flavor.  It also had just the right amount of heat (for me at least) and wasn't sloppy. The cheese topping added a bit of contrast in texture and flavor. Same-same with the coleslaw.  It was the standard picnic variety with shredded cabbage and carrots, but not too heavy dressed.  Again, it provided contrast in texture and flavor.  It all went together very well.

 

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Bottom line:  If you enjoy U.S.-style chili dogs, then take advantage of GASCO's monthly special. It's also great value for money!

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:04 AM

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Goddamn!  I don't get into Pattaya until October 4th.  What crap timing --  I LOVE CHILI DOGS, Evil.  

 

Timing really sucks.  

 

I can only hope that they'll serve me one in early October.

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:09 AM

I went here a week or so ago and had the sausage hoagie or something like that with chips...surprisingly they did not have any vinegar, they gave me a wee bowl of like olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing sort of thing as the best they could do?! Strange

Sandwich was nice though, I enjoyed it! Filling and fresh

Will be back again and skips the chips if there is no vinegar 555

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That looks like a "Submarine" sandwich - known in Germany as a "U-Boot" (just throwing more oil on the fire....)


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:40 AM

That looks like a "Submarine" sandwich - known in Germany as a "U-Boot" (just throwing more oil on the fire....)


"Hoagie" is a local name for what was called a submarine sandwich- sometimes a hero or grinder- in other areas.

 

They all trace back to the  sandwiches carried by Italian immigrants to factory jobs on the U.S east coast in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Meat and vegetables were piled into a small loaves of Italian bread, with numerous local variations (and names) developing over the years.
 
While the origin of the word "hoagie" is obscure, several food historians believe they were originally called Hoggies after Philadelphia's Hog Island, which at one point boasted the world's largest shipyard and employed thousands of newly-arrived Italians. The creek that separated Hog Island from the mainland was filled in during the 1930's and the former Hog Island is now the site of Philadelphia International Airport.


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 03:22 AM

I  dropped in the other day and had the chili dog too.

 

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This is a big dog! I couldn't finish it. Looking forward to going back again soon.


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 04:27 AM

This is a big dog! I couldn't finish it. Looking forward to going back again soon.

 

It was the same for me.  I ate the frankfurter and most of the chili topping, but left 2/3s of the bun.

 

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 12:11 AM

 

It was the same for me.  I ate the frankfurter and most of the chili topping, but left 2/3s of the bun.

 

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I'll probably do the same next time. That's a lot of bread.

 

Looking forward to checking the rest of the menu.


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 12:16 AM

 

 

I'll probably do the same next time. That's a lot of bread.

 

Looking forward to checking the rest of the menu.

 

Bread does nothing to help my battle of the bulge. Beer I refuse to give up! Moderation is just fine. Not in Pattaya though. But bread?......nah....... fries?......nah

 

Beer?......oh ya! Maybe not for breakfast.


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 08:17 PM

Some of my fellow gluttons have informed me that GASCO is doing the chili dog thing all wrong. Chili on hot dogs is not supposed to have beans in it. Beans in a bowl of chili is fine, my sources all assured me, but not on a hot dog or burger.

 

This was news to me, but may be of concern for other chili dog purists.


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 04:20 AM

They may be right but a chili dog always struck me as a first class ticket for the last visa run.
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Posted 23 September 2017 - 02:24 PM

Some of my fellow gluttons have informed me that GASCO is doing the chili dog thing all wrong. Chili on hot dogs is not supposed to have beans in it. Beans in a bowl of chili is fine, my sources all assured me, but not on a hot dog or burger.

 

This was news to me, but may be of concern for other chili dog purists.

 

There's no one right way to do a chili dog.  Many regional variations exist, some with beans in the topping, others without.  It's the same with chili con carne itself.  A lot of Texans claim that authentic chili con carne  doesn't contain  beans or ground beef, but is made from chunks of beef and no beans.  However, the version with pinto or black beans is just as authentic, as both stem from one-pot cowboy and wagon train cooking. Ground beef is a 20th century substitution.

 

Although chili con carne is thought of as a Mexican dish because of the name, it's as American as violence and cherry pie, not to mention pizza and chow mein.  There's no dish in traditional Mexican cuisine that's even close.  Chili con carne is Tex-Mex all the way, although it predates the term Tex-Mex by at least 100 years.

 

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 04:33 PM

 
There's no one right way to do a chili dog.  Many regional variations exist, some with beans in the topping, others without.  It's the same with chili con carne itself.  A lot of Texans claim that authentic chili con carne  doesn't contain  beans or ground beef, but is made from chunks of beef and no beans.  However, the version with pinto or black beans is just as authentic, as both stem from one-pot cowboy and wagon train cooking. Ground beef is a 20th century substitution.
 
Although chili con carne is thought of as a Mexican dish because of the name, it's as American as violence and cherry pie, not to mention pizza and chow mein.  There's no dish in traditional Mexican cuisine that's even close.  Chili con carne is Tex-Mex all the way, although it predates the term Tex-Mex by at least 100 years.
 
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Sorry Evil - pizza is from Italy. You might have invented the deep pan versions and the versions with cheese and /or sausages in the crust.
Who invented the "Hawaii Pizza" with ham and pineapple topping that is quite popular in northern Europe I don't know but they are despised be the purists.


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 08:50 PM

Some of my fellow gluttons have informed me that GASCO is doing the chili dog thing all wrong. Chili on hot dogs is not supposed to have beans in it. Beans in a bowl of chili is fine, my sources all assured me, but not on a hot dog or burger.

 

This was news to me, but may be of concern for other chili dog purists.

 

 

MGDN --

 

Chili is made in so many different ways.  It's difficult to declare a universally right or wrong way to make it.  

 

I like it without beans -- but on the side.  Made not with ground beef but small cubes of steak.  And hot and spicy as possible.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:42 AM

Beans on a hot dog or hamburger is every bit of wrong IMHO. In all the places i have had chili dogs and chili burgers -- and that is a lot -- i have never encountered that.

 

I'm with Harvey on chili con carne with no beans, on the side is fine.

 

Evil is right about chili being made so many different ways. I like it a few different ways as well. Definitely spicy when eating it on it's own or with chips or corn bread. I don't think it should be too spicy on a dog or burger as it tends to kill the flavor. That said i do like chili dogs and chili burgers with pepper-chinos on the side


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Posted Yesterday, 05:06 PM

Sorry Evil - pizza is from Italy. You might have invented the deep pan versions and the versions with cheese and /or sausages in the crust.

 
Yes, I was being ironic when I said pizza is American.  However, many Italian chefs and food experts say that the version of pizza served in the U.S. from the earliest days (1890s) was so fundamentally different from the original Italian Neopolitan pizza that even back then it was more Italian-inspired than Italian food.  The pizza of Naples was baked in wood-fired ovens and very sparsely topped, while the U.S. version was first baken in the coal-fired ovens of Italian bakeries and had a lot of topping.  Coal-fired ovens are much hotter and resulted in a shorter baking time and a slight char on the bottom crust, which gave the pizzas a special taste.  Because many Ialian immigrants couldn't afford to buy a full pie, NYC pizza bakeries began selling by the slice.
 
When the first sit-down pizzeria opened in NYC in 1905, it's customers were overwhelmingly Italian.  In an attempt to attract non-Italian diners, the owner experimented with different toppings.  Although more and more pizzerias opened across the U.S., it didn't become hugely popular until after WWII.
 

Who invented the "Hawaii Pizza" with ham and pineapple topping that is quite popular in northern Europe I don't know but they are despised be the purists.


Hawaiian pizza may have been first served in Germany in the 1950's as a variation of Toast Hawaiian, an open-faced grilled sandwich also invented in Germany that featured a slice of pineapple, ham and cheese on toasted bread.  In North America,  Hawaiian pizza was first served in 1962 in a pizzeria in Canada by a Greek-Canadian chef. It's uncertain whether he was inspired by the German forerunner or came up with the idea on his own.

 

Hawaiian pizza is popular in Northern Europe, the U.K. and Australia, but isn't very popular in the U.S. Pineapple doesn't even make the top ten favorite toppings.

 

In February of this year, the President of Iceland  (Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson- now that's a name and a half) told a group of high school students that he would ban pineapple as a pizza topping if it were in his power.  He meant it as a humorous response to a joke question from a student, but it went viral and he had to clarify in statement in both Icelandic and English that it would be impossible to ban pineapple as a pizza topping in Iceland.  But Iceland did ban McDonald's.

 

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