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    Re: Navigation app for Thailand

    The built-in Google Navigation doesn't turn off the screen on my HTC phone, although it may dim. Perhaps there is a difference in the power management between HTC and Samsung devices?

    I haven't...
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    Sticky: Re: New Members Please Introduce Yourself Here

    This site uses a variation on BBCode. Or you could try the Link button above the compose area.
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    Re: Drive from bangkok to Chiang Rai

    What does Google Maps suggest? ;-)

    I think another consideratoin is whether you want to go straight through as fast as possible or make some interesting stops along the way.
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    Re: Dying To Read Thai Food Posts

    I'm taking a Thai cooking class on Thursday evenings this month. Our first session featured a couple of extra hot Southern dishes. Unfortunately, I had to miss the second session this past week.
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    Re: street food/snacks

    I think the key thing is to get it as freshly made as possible. Often vendors have a bin of previously cooked items they are keeping warm for who knows how long. Not sure of the most polite way to...
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    Re: Big Green Curry Contest

    This recipe is good, but neither fast nor especially easy: http://www.thaifoodandtravel.com/recipes/greencur2.html. The shrimp dumplings in particular are amazingly light in texture, almost fluffy.
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    Pictures: Re: Help with this dish!!

    It's good with fresh oyster mushrooms in place of chicken. Assuming one likes mushrooms. :-)

    (I decided it would be fun to puree the soup in a blender to create a Thai Cream of Mushroom soup. But...
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    Pictures: Re: Help with this dish!!

    I prefer not to have any orange color. To achieve that, I use bruised Thai chillies instead of paste. (It's actually tricky to rough them up enough to get a good level of heat without ending up with...
  9. Thread: Green Tea

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    Re: Green Tea

    It's always difficult to extrapolate from test tube or small rodent studies, but the results of that research certainly does sound promising. This five-year-old paper summarizes a very broad range of...
  10. News: Re: Pharmacies, clinics to face 30-day deadline

    Where I live, they take your name and driver's license number when you purchase pseudoephedrine, but you don't need a prescription. I suppose I could try asking for one when I get my pre-trip...
  11. News: Re: Pharmacies, clinics to face 30-day deadline

    When I travel to Thailand, I bring pseudoephedrine tablets (SUDAFED) to help with my ears and sinuses when snorkeling and flying. A 20-count box of "12 hour" extended release caplets totals 2400mg...
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    New Books: Re: The Ultimate “Eating Thai Food Guide”

    They do have a vegetarian guide now: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/vegetarian-thai-food/
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    Google Street View live in Bangkok

    I was roaming around Bangkok via Street View looking at a few favorite spots and encountered something kind of funny.

    For privacy, Google says:

    Source:...
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    Re: Sunday at Wat Buddahanusorn

    I visited yesterday to pick up some treats before visiting my Dad. I had to drive for 45 minutes after getting the food, so it wasn't in peak condition, but still good. The grilled pork was...
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    Re: Sunday at Wat Buddahanusorn

    Wow, this temple has its own Yelp review page: http://www.yelp.com/biz/buddhanusorn-thai-temple-fremont
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    Re: Thai Drink Challenge?

    I don't see it very often, but freshly pressed sugarcane juice is hard to resist.
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    Re: Thai chicken skewers

    To return to the original question... I had some bright red chicken skewers in the Sunday market in Nakhon Si Thammarat that had some kind of coconut BBQ sauce on them. They were extremely tender,...
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    Re: Black sesame dumplings with ginger tea

    Here's a "half-eaten" example where you can see the inside (served at Vientiane Kitchen in Bangkok).
  19. Re: What is the secret to cooking Thai food at home?

    In Thailand it is common to use Palm oil (sometimes called Palm butter/margarine/shortening), especially for deep frying.

    I like to use peanut oil for stir-frying, but due to concerns about...
  20. Re: Things you should know: staying in a hotel - things guests may never know.

    Fortunately, most customers are more understanding that you are. When my sister was a waitress at a local family restaurant in a less well off neighborhood, there were times when a table of six would...
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    News: Re: Six bombs found in Bangkok

    The concern is logical. Covering it up, not so much.
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    Re: Floods: Parts of Bangkok area flooded

    To the uninformed observer, "monkey cheeks" looked like a very odd translation. I didn't realize it was a metaphor for a catchment used to hold flood water until river levels go down and the water...
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    Re: Thailand for Beginners!

    I think you are correct that the Andaman side will have the clearest weather and calmest ocean conditions. If you are starting from scratch looking for accommodations, have you tried the reviews on...
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    Re: Digital Camera Card Capacities...

    With JPEGs, subject matters: a photo of bushy foliage does not compress as well as a photo of a large area of mostly flat color. I think those "remaining image" counts are based on a worst-case...
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    News Update: Re: Flood disaster death toll rises to 153. Flash flood warnings

    Perhaps this question belongs in another thread but, if this is going to be an annual problem, if someone working on solutions?
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    Re: Kanom jiin and nam wan

    I searched online and didn't see any recipes. I wonder whether it's a thinned version of the thick peanut sauce used with satay? Judging from the "drip" on the lower right, that seems more likely...
  27. Re: [Video]: Introduce Foods in Khao San road.

    It would be nice if all the dishes were listed in the text below the video. Then you could include more Thai language descriptions. For example, the hostess says "banana pancake" but the text could...
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    Re: How to Speed Up Your PC

    In recent years, reviews have reported that the Norton product line has solved many of its earlier performance issues. Because these products can change considerably from one year to the next, it's...
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    Pictures: Re: Thai Dessert Food Challenge 2011

    Agar gels are my favorites: less rubbery than animal gelatin, but smoother than starches (like cornstarch or tapioca), and very neutral in flavor. Unfortunately, agar is very expensive by comparison...
  30. Visitor Warning: Re: Diving sites to be closed for a month from today 21 Jan 2011

    The closures at Mu Ko Surin, Tarutao, and Phi Phi do leave several reefs available that are good for snorkeling. I don't know whether any good sites are available for diving after these closures.
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    Re: Help with One-2-Call sim

    Summary of thread so far: DTAC yes you can; AIS no you can't
  32. Re: Restaurant job benefits - odd translation

    Thanks, that makes more sense. (A beer bonus still might be good.)
  33. Restaurant job benefits - odd translation

    I was looking at the web site for a restaurant a friend recommended, and noticed these employee benefits. I can understand Google's translations, except for #5:

    สวัสดิการ
    1.ประกันสังคม...
  34. Visitor Warning: Re: Diving paradises may be closed

    That's inexcusable. But I don't think it's anything new or unique to this area.


    Oh no, Ao Mae Yai was fantastic for snorkeling.
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  35. News Update: Re: 7 Thais in Court in Cambodia: Pawns in a Thai political game?

    Cambodia really seems to be in the driver's seat on this dispute. Although the basis of the 1962 International Court of Justice decision was that Thailand waited too long to complain about the 1907...
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    News: Re: Thailand's democracy rating slips

    Freedom House labeled Thailand as follows during the past decade:

    2001-2004: Free
    2005: Partly Free
    2006: Not Free (coup)
    2007-2010: Partly Free

    (The period covered is 2001-2010; the report...
  37. News: Re: My Walkabout in the Red Zone on Sunday night

    Have you contacted the hotel to ask about rebooking elsewhere? I would!
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    Breaking News: Re: SUNDAY: Street Clashes in Bangkok

    That area looks dicey, only a few blocks from the trouble. Can you contact the hotel and see whether they intend to stay open or are re-booking people elsewhere?
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    Re: street vendor seasonings

    I don't think butter is used. Maybe a basting sauce with a coconut milk base.
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    News: Re: Perils of using Facebook

    I wouldn't be surprised if someone got confused about the authorship of what appears on a given page in Facebook. Hopefully he has a good lawyer to help sort that out. And probably other users...
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    News: Re: US official's 'meddling' angers Kasit

    Hmmm, the U.S. seems to pretty consistently come down on the side of opening markets and encouraging an environment conducive to maximum trade and investment, and pressing for as much democracy as is...
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    Re: Thai Tea Mystery

    Normally the tea itself is sweetened, so you don't need to add sweetened milk, condensed or otherwise.
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    Re: Paul_au in the USA

    West Hollywood? Those were no ladies. ;)
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    Re: August 2011 Family Holiday

    Do you like crafts? The Queen's SUPPORT museum (you get a free entry ticket when you get your ticket at the Grand Palace) has really beautiful crafts and is in a nice historic building.

    If you...
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    Re: who hates being called farang???

    Okay, I'll bite: what does it actually mean in Australia?
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