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Sources for grass-fed beef in Thailand

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Created January 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Does anyone perhaps know where to source grass-fed beef in Thailand? Better yet would be water buffalo but it's not too easy to come by.

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on September 22, 2012
at 02:35 PM

Also looking for organic beef/ buffalo organ-meats in Bangkok...any thoughts/suggestions?

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on January 22, 2012
at 04:51 AM

Sadly, the supermarket economy is coming thick and fast, with many Thais no preferring to go to the mall to buy their goods, rather than the local wet markets. This was especially evident last year during the floods when people were screaming about the poor availability of food and huge price hikes...so, we decided to take a stroll over to the nearest wet market and there was an abundance of food at mostly normal prices. 'Nuff said. As for Thais not really easting beef, this is not entirely correct. Beef is available in most places. Buffalo less so, but that's more a matter of taste for most.

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on January 22, 2012
at 04:47 AM

Splitting my time between BKK and our farm in Sisaket. Re. duck, we're planning on mixing ducks in with our rice paddies next year to control pests, improve fertilisation, improving the fish population, and eventually result in a harvest of organic ducks for eating/sale :)

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on January 22, 2012
at 04:45 AM

Thanks for the link...very helpful!

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on January 20, 2012
at 09:52 PM

Also, once you get away from Bangkok, most of the country still works on a market economy, not a supermarket economy. Thais demand freshness, food is seasonal and varied, and they're perfectly happy to eat all the various pieces of an animal (as well as animals and bugs we Westerners wouldn't even touch).

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on January 20, 2012
at 07:43 PM

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on January 22, 2012
at 04:45 AM

Thanks for the link...very helpful!

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on March 25, 2013
at 05:20 AM

Villa Market in Bangkok has New Zealand grassfed steaks in the freezer section. Most of the Thai beef is in fact grain fed, such as Thai French. It doesn't specifically say, of course, but you can tell by taste alone.

Villa also has NZ lamb of all sorts, including ground.

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on January 20, 2012
at 09:04 PM

Why not eat chicken or duck? Most locally farmed are pastured so have good health, and IMHO are quite tasty.

BTW where are you living? (Bangkok?)

0fe73ab3e375e6d68f0e4bb9fda5ea27

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on January 22, 2012
at 04:47 AM

Splitting my time between BKK and our farm in Sisaket. Re. duck, we're planning on mixing ducks in with our rice paddies next year to control pests, improve fertilisation, improving the fish population, and eventually result in a harvest of organic ducks for eating/sale :)

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on January 20, 2012
at 09:02 PM

As a matter of tradition, most Thai do not eat beef, and particularly will not eat water buffalo.

However, native beef, if found, is likely to be grassfed (they are not going to import corn to feed cows!) - I could be wrong, but I just don't see cornfed beef happening in Thailand. I do suspect you will see alot of imported beef from australia and nz as well. Did you ever even notice how eggs have dark golden yolks? I don't know but I strongly suspect on account of that they are well pastured.

0fe73ab3e375e6d68f0e4bb9fda5ea27

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on January 22, 2012
at 04:51 AM

Sadly, the supermarket economy is coming thick and fast, with many Thais no preferring to go to the mall to buy their goods, rather than the local wet markets. This was especially evident last year during the floods when people were screaming about the poor availability of food and huge price hikes...so, we decided to take a stroll over to the nearest wet market and there was an abundance of food at mostly normal prices. 'Nuff said. As for Thais not really easting beef, this is not entirely correct. Beef is available in most places. Buffalo less so, but that's more a matter of taste for most.

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on January 20, 2012
at 09:52 PM

Also, once you get away from Bangkok, most of the country still works on a market economy, not a supermarket economy. Thais demand freshness, food is seasonal and varied, and they're perfectly happy to eat all the various pieces of an animal (as well as animals and bugs we Westerners wouldn't even touch).

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