Christmas dinner in udon

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Christmas dinner in udon

Post by macduff » October 14, 2009, 12:17 am

Hi everyone.Can anybody recommend a good restaurant which has all the authenticity of christmas and serves up the traditional menu.We plan on spending christmas and new year in udon.Myself and the wife and 2 year old.



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Re: Christmas dinner in udon

Post by rick » October 14, 2009, 3:59 am

Irish Clock. But i believe very popular so have to book. Not exactly a restaurant but worth asking about.

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Post by BKKSTAN » October 14, 2009, 8:29 am

I think TJ's has traditional holday meals and reports are very good!

I don't attend because they don't accept our little dog,which is fair and their business option! :D

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Re: Christmas dinner in udon

Post by pompui » October 14, 2009, 11:56 am

Maybe you have started this thread too early,remembered last year Jackspratt mentioning his local drinking hole had a value for money menu for Xmas.
Since we have some sponsors like Good Everything who will put their Xmas menu on their website, we also have a couple of new businesses like Chern Chim or Kinnaree who may want a slice of the action,just hope Xmas day is not on a Sunday at Chern Chim,Jon to cook the bird [-o<
Remember some forumites going to the Khonkaen resort for Xmas,forget which,and staying there and enjoying the break as well.
At least this will get the sponsors and others to start their menu and get the info on this thread. 8)

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Re: Christmas dinner in udon

Post by macduff » October 14, 2009, 2:34 pm

Well here in the UK christmas decorations are being displayed next to the halloween displays,so we seem to be getting ahead of ourselves.I hope starting this thread will as you say will get the ball rolling in udon as bars/restaraunts close and new ones open.

I personally have never spent time away from the UK at christmas,it's alway's been a homely affair,but this year were looking forward to see what udon has to offer and to spend it in the warmth instead of the cold horrible, dark, dank weather in the UK.

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Re: Christmas dinner in udon

Post by Prenders88 » October 14, 2009, 3:38 pm

Does Castle Howchow Resort do a Christmas Dinner event?

I think the Bandung Boys Brigade, go in Eddies Sports Bar for their Christmas repast. I've heard Eddie laid on a real feast last year.

I only know of the Irish Clock. In Udon.

I reckon now Jon is here and his fantastic shop, a lot of guys will stay at home and enjoy their Turkey Dinner with Paxo stuffing, Christmas Pudding, and Walkers shortbread biscuits.

Perhaps bar owners/sponsors can post here and tell us of their Bill of Fayre for the Christmas Season.

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Post by Aardvark » October 14, 2009, 4:24 pm

macduff wrote:Well here in the UK christmas decorations are being displayed next to the halloween displays,so we seem to be getting ahead of ourselves.I hope starting this thread will as you say will get the ball rolling in udon as bars/restaraunts close and new ones open.

I personally have never spent time away from the UK at christmas,it's alway's been a homely affair,but this year were looking forward to see what udon has to offer and to spend it in the warmth instead of the cold horrible, dark, dank weather in the UK.
You may well lauph but at this time of the year the locals are rugged up in Jackets and hats and can't stand the bitter cold. Last year it was 14c in the early morning and 26c by about 2 O"clock in the afternoon. Absolutely beautiful :D by the way, when I say locals I don't just mean Thais :D Enjoy :D

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Post by macduff » October 14, 2009, 5:05 pm

You may well lauph but at this time of the year the locals are rugged up in Jackets and hats and can't stand the bitter cold. Last year it was 14c in the early morning and 26c by about 2 O"clock in the afternoon. Absolutely beautiful by the way, when I say locals I don't just mean Thais Enjoy

We went to Thailand last year Feb time,and i liked the cooler weather,especially in udon.You can sleep at night for us westerners.Going to the wifes parents about an hours drive away the villagers have fires lit to keep them warm.I just had a pair of shorts on :D .

The irish clock is mentioned quite a lot on this forum.Have they in the past (trimmed up for christmas)?

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Re: Christmas dinner in udon

Post by pienmash » October 14, 2009, 5:34 pm

Thanks for the kind words prenders.... i obviously hoping quite afew people up here in Udon get there christmas fayre from Chern Chim and have a feast at home. got all the nessessary requirements coming in shortly inc turkey , ham joints and xmas pudding etc . paxo and most of the other stuff is in CC now and will be all year round.
I am not carrying a massive stock of turkeys they are and will be avalaible to order from late OCTOBER ONWARDS need to know the approx size required and the cut (whole bird , breast or crown). i woild hazzard a guess to say there wont be any available after mid December SO ORDERING EARLY IS IMPORTANT.

details of the CC CHRISTMAS HAMPER FREE DRAW will be posted soon.

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Re: Christmas dinner in udon

Post by Khun Paul » October 14, 2009, 5:40 pm

Xmas here can be fun what I miss are the parsnips, cooked in butter, truly fattening and bad for you but no luck over the past years, anyone any idea where we can get parsnips? Please

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Re: Christmas dinner in udon

Post by pompui » October 14, 2009, 7:07 pm

I think along same lines KP,parsnips and swede are distinctly missing here in LOS for expats. Pray someone can point us in the right direction to a supplier whether Bangkok,Pattaya.
Can they be easily grown here?

And Prenders remember an udonmap member going there,Anzyron? and since the OP has a 2 year old,maybe a resort for the xmas period is an option,along as car hire is done.

So Irish Clock,TJ's,Good everything,Eddies.Nobi as options for the moment.New sponsors hopefully to follow.

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Re: Christmas dinner in udon

Post by pienmash » October 14, 2009, 7:26 pm

pompui wrote:I think along same lines KP,parsnips and swede are distinctly missing here in LOS for expats. Pray someone can point us in the right direction to a supplier whether Bangkok,Pattaya.
Can they be easily grown here?

And Prenders remember an udonmap member going there,Anzyron? and since the OP has a 2 year old,maybe a resort for the xmas period is an option,along as car hire is done.

So Irish Clock,TJ's,Good everything,Eddies.Nobi as options for the moment.New sponsors hopefully to follow.
Im working on the parsnips and swede pomps... been talking to the same people i get my rhubarb from - not grown in los but obtainable. will keep u posted .

chz jon.

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Re: Christmas dinner in udon

Post by Bandung_Dero » October 14, 2009, 7:52 pm

For crying out aloud!!! One of the biggest reasons I chose Thailand as my home was to get out of the XMAS and other commercialism bullshlt! WTF does anyone want to know about a Christian festivity in Thailand.

It's a Buddhist country if you had not noticed!

ASSIMILATE! You guys expect the drifters into your home country to abide by your rules so why not do it here?

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Re: Christmas dinner in udon

Post by laphanphon » October 14, 2009, 8:04 pm

no argument here, i love no longer celebrating xmas, possibly my most hated holiday, the marketeers are trying, uppity locals fake it, that's a head scratcher and try to get into the act, but happily, it really doesn't exist here...........though always up for a turkey dinner. :D

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Re: Christmas dinner in udon

Post by polehawk » October 14, 2009, 8:34 pm

When I first arrived in Udon in Dec 1966 I noticed a lot of Christmas lighting in the bars, nightclubs and shop windows around town. I thought, "Great! They celebrate Christmas here!". Pretty soon before I knew it January, Feb, March and April rolled by and the same lights were on every night. Obviously, this was before Udon discovered neon lighting. :lol:

We've gone down to Pattaya the last couple of Christmases just to get away. Somehow, Christmas in Udon just doesn't fit. Listening to Christmas carols in Tesco-Lotus always seems bizarre in a Buddhist country, IMO.

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Re: Christmas dinner in udon

Post by beer monkey » October 14, 2009, 9:07 pm

Bandung_Dero wrote:For crying out aloud!!! One of the biggest reasons I chose Thailand as my home was to get out of the XMAS and other commercialism bullshlt! WTF does anyone want to know about a Christian festivity in Thailand.

It's a Buddhist country if you had not noticed!

ASSIMILATE! You guys expect the drifters into your home country to abide by your rules so why not do it here?
LA wrote:no argument here, i love no longer celebrating xmas, possibly my most hated holiday, the marketeers are trying, uppity locals fake it, that's a head scratcher and try to get into the act, but happily, it really doesn't exist here...........though always up for a turkey dinner
Polehawk wrote:We've gone down to Pattaya the last couple of Christmases just to get away. Somehow, Christmas in Udon just doesn't fit. Listening to Christmas carols in Tesco-Lotus always seems bizarre in a Buddhist country, IMO.


Bah Humbug.......
If looking for Xmas atmosphere of the type you expect back in Blighty forget it,Xmas in Thailand is pretty dismal if thats what you are hoping to get ....no Christmas atmosphere what so ever, no matter how much Hotels/shops and people wearing santa hats try it don't work, agree it is a little bizarre especially in Udon....just another very hot day when everyone is going about their day to day buisness.... imo.
Back home in UK its great for the kids, i didn't have one for 15 years, didn't miss it but have enjoyed a few since.
And i also would never turn down a Full Monty Turkey Dinner...!
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Post by Prenders88 » October 14, 2009, 9:15 pm

"ASSIMILATE! You guys expect the drifters into your home country to abide by your rules so why not do it here?"

I wish I could ASSIMILATE in Thailand. I would love to.
It will never happen for any of us, we all classed as aliens with a NON-IMMIGRANT stamped on the visa.
You'll never be Thai, not in the same way a immigrant is accepted in the USA, Australia, and the UK.
Never own land, get a job, or own a business without jumping through hoops.

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Re: Christmas dinner in udon

Post by fussychunk » October 15, 2009, 2:35 am

The last 2 years have been in Udon, did dinner at the Aussie bar the first year than last year did dinner at the Irish Clock. Will be there with my pathetic Santa hat on, and the daft bat saying i look 'silly' Good value at the Clock, they even had Crimbo pudding with custard as they didn't have brandy sauce :(

Bah humbug! The daft bat is already asking me when to put the Christmas tree up!

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Re: Christmas dinner in udon

Post by macduff » October 15, 2009, 3:44 am

One of the reasons for going over to Thailand is to get away from all the hassles that come with it here in the UK.More than anything all the talk of who to invite for dinner without upsetting anyone.Not to mention all the long queues at the checkouts at the supermarkets.that's if you can park up anywere near the supermarket.The mad rush for veg the day before the big event and last minute Christmas shopping.All the aggrivation of choosing presents for whoever.

That's why i want to get away from all of that,and all i want to do is spend time with my wife and child in a nice restaurant serving top class food with all the trimmings.all the Christmas lights the tree the full Monty.

Then relax,like a lot of expat's ,christmas is one day in thailand :D

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Re: Christmas dinner in udon

Post by Aardvark » October 15, 2009, 4:28 am

The wifes family loved it. Food they had not had before. No presents though, that's the bit I hate !!

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