Sunday, August 22, 2010

A tale about a tail.

This is the meat stall in Takhli where Laong buys meat to re-sell in her shop. As we are such valued customers we were given this buffalo tail free of charge as a token of thanks for our patronage. At first i thought they were just dumping it on us as they didn't know what else to do with the thing! But Laong explained to me that it was quite an honour to be given such a gift of thanks. In fact, she had gone out of her way to find it and was really pleased to be handing it over. She made quite a show of presenting it to us so that all the other traders in the area could see how well her business must be doing for her to be giving away buffalo tails free of charge.
                                         So what are we going to do with it? I'm not really sure as that's Laong's department but i think i will be eating out for the next few days!

14 comments:

  1. Tom, that picture gave me the laugh I needed to get my day started , there's nothing like good ox tail soup . you'll love it , It's like when us southern folks us to wait to see who the folks at HOG KILLING tme gave the tail to .. what a great honour to get the tail . Malcolm

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  2. you could play "pin a tail on a buffalo"

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  3. Hi Malcolm, Hope you are feeling better.
    Maybe i should be feeling more flattered than i do but i can't help thinking that a couple of big juicy stakes would have done more to secure our customer loyalty. I'm still going to be eating out for a while!

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  4. i'm just not on it today(stakes) steaks!!!!

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  5. Maybe you could find a buffalo that'd like it. Or you could always play Pin The Tail on the Buffalo/ Donkey/ ????

    All the best, Boonie

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  6. what about pin the buffalo on the tail?

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  7. Tom don't take this the wrong way but you could always pin it to your posterior and grow some horns, or sew it to the back of your shorts.

    Why not present it to your shop's best customer, that'd make someone very happy and you'd also save a few baht on restaurant bills.

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  8. Thanks to everyone for the suggestions on what to do with the prize tail but i'm sure that you will all understand when i tell you that my involvement with the item ceased about 3 seconds after the photo was taken!

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  9. Tom Yam, I can see by your face in the picture that you are a bit usure about the gift. You aren't exactly holding it to your chest with joy :-) I'm a vegetarian so would have had to work hard to show any signs of pleasure at such a presentation.

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  10. Hi Paul,
    Yes, you're right, i wasn't that excited about it because i knew where it was headed. (our kitchen)

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  11. There is nothing better than well-seasoned Buffalo Butt broth.

    I start cooking it early morning and don't take it out until later in the day. The broth comes out beautiful and rich. Lovely.

    I assume you've eaten it already? So... how'd you do?

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  12. Hi Cat, thanks for checking in.
    Well, if i did eat any of it then i didn't know what i was eating. That wouldn't exactly be a unique situation around here. As all Thai people seem to do,Laong has been handing round the free bounty so i would imagine that the long tail is long gone.
    Tom.............

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  13. Yikes!! That's one very long tail!!
    Yikes ..
    **running away**

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  14. Hi, Im going 1 time per year to Takhli until 2000,with my wife.This year We buy a ground for build a home, in couple of years .See you next time.Christophe

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