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#1 the messiah

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 11:18 AM

Hi guys, am planning to introduce thai spices, noodles, rice in the Philippine market, jus want to know what the general public feels toward thai food, pls answer as honestly as possible, your opinion are very much welcome, thank you very much for your help

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 06:04 PM

Thai food is favored by a special segment of the A, B, and upper C crowd. It's also not a popular choice. If given a selection between American, Chinese, Filipino and Thai cuisine, Filipinos tend to go for the first three. Also, if you're planning to sell to restaurants, please research well. Most spices used by the restaurants are brought in by the Thai chefs/cooks and sell thru their small network. Others that can be grown locally are cultivated in the backyards of the chefs/cooks (pandan, basil, lemon grass, etc).

If you're thinking of the instant noodle soup version of Tom Yum xxxxx (goong, po taek, nui, etc), you might have a market, but there are several brands locally available already.

Which Thai rice variety do you plan to bring in? Jasmine rice is already available in the supermarkets. Also, restaurants serving Thai food sometimes use Sinandomeng and Dinorado without any noticeable change, specially if it's Khao kluk kapi (bagoong rice). Only Jasmine rice is required for Khao suai (steamed rice).

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 12:13 PM

Thai food is favored by a special segment of the A, B, and upper C crowd. It's also not a popular choice. If given a selection between American, Chinese, Filipino and Thai cuisine, Filipinos tend to go for the first three. Also, if you're planning to sell to restaurants, please research well. Most spices used by the restaurants are brought in by the Thai chefs/cooks and sell thru their small network. Others that can be grown locally are cultivated in the backyards of the chefs/cooks (pandan, basil, lemon grass, etc).

If you're thinking of the instant noodle soup version of Tom Yum xxxxx (goong, po taek, nui, etc), you might have a market, but there are several brands locally available already.

Which Thai rice variety do you plan to bring in? Jasmine rice is already available in the supermarkets. Also, restaurants serving Thai food sometimes use Sinandomeng and Dinorado without any noticeable change, specially if it's Khao kluk kapi (bagoong rice). Only Jasmine rice is required for Khao suai (steamed rice).


everything from thai chili sauce, bbq paste, curry paste, tom yum instant noodles, thai rice, pad thai rice, etc. not ol products are use for cooking thai food only, its lyk the local version of Knorr or Mothers best, i plan to negotiate for the distributorship in this country...

may i ask how come ur knowledgeable about thai products?? do u operate a thai resto?? thanks dud :thumbsupsmiley:

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 03:29 PM

di ba PHOBAC serves thai food na?
ano kaibahan ng thai food na imamarket mo?
san?

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 04:44 PM

everything from thai chili sauce, bbq paste, curry paste, tom yum instant noodles, thai rice, pad thai rice, etc. not ol products are use for cooking thai food only, its lyk the local version of Knorr or Mothers best, i plan to negotiate for the distributorship in this country...

may i ask how come ur knowledgeable about thai products?? do u operate a thai resto?? thanks dud :thumbsupsmiley:

We used to operate a restaurant in Makati. Our emphasis was authenticity. We operated for 13 years, but due to unfavorable economic circumstances, we had to close it (with much regret) last year.

It would be great if you can corner the distributorship here. But consumer education will be key to your success. The typical Filipino doesn't know the different flavors of Thai cuisine. Basta sa Pinoy, maanghang ay maanghang. Hindi nila masabi ang anghang galing sa paminta, luya, sili, curry, etc.

Good luck! Hope things turn out well! :thumbsupsmiley:

Edited by floppydrive, 17 September 2006 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted 18 September 2006 - 10:14 AM

PHOBAC is Vietnamese

try PEOPLE's Palace in Greenbelt - Authentic

di ba PHOBAC serves thai food na?
ano kaibahan ng thai food na imamarket mo?
san?



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Posted 21 September 2006 - 09:48 PM

di ba PHOBAC serves thai food na?
ano kaibahan ng thai food na imamarket mo?
san?


not food pre, food condiments hehehe

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 09:54 PM

We used to operate a restaurant in Makati. Our emphasis was authenticity. We operated for 13 years, but due to unfavorable economic circumstances, we had to close it (with much regret) last year.

It would be great if you can corner the distributorship here. But consumer education will be key to your success. The typical Filipino doesn't know the different flavors of Thai cuisine. Basta sa Pinoy, maanghang ay maanghang. Hindi nila masabi ang anghang galing sa paminta, luya, sili, curry, etc.

Good luck! Hope things turn out well! :thumbsupsmiley:


yes ur correct dud, its gonna be one information campaign... if ever mag push tru to this will be my first venture sa food industry, who knows?? hehe tenks dud :thumbsupsmiley:

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 08:45 AM

AB

Update mo rin ako .... sa venture mo .... THAI condiments ....
By far i have been marketing sa provinces IINDIAN Ingredients naman

I am an avid fan of sauces, soups, noodles and mixes
Pad Thai, Tom Yam etc.... Curry - All variants
Thai Patis, Green Curry

not food pre, food condiments hehehe


yes ur correct dud, its gonna be one information campaign... if ever mag push tru to this will be my first venture sa food industry, who knows?? hehe tenks dud :thumbsupsmiley:


Edited by lomex32, 22 September 2006 - 08:49 AM.


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Posted 22 September 2006 - 08:41 PM

AB

Update mo rin ako .... sa venture mo .... THAI condiments ....
By far i have been marketing sa provinces IINDIAN Ingredients naman

I am an avid fan of sauces, soups, noodles and mixes
Pad Thai, Tom Yam etc.... Curry - All variants
Thai Patis, Green Curry


ah talaga??? sure pre :thumbsupsmiley: btw alin alin provinces ka may contact??

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 02:08 AM

gusto ko thai food...pero condiments, bago sakin to...ang natikman ko palang ung super hot sauce na pasalubong sakin from thailand at patis na nabili namin sa supermarket at nagulat ako na made in thailand pala.

try mo sa SR THAI resto sa tapat ng Blue Eagle Gym along katipunan, i regularly eat there pero walang binebenta na condiments or any other thai stuff.

main branch nila sa may dapitan sa UST ata.

ok siguro kung makakausap mo ung thai na may-ari regarding ur business.

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 03:08 PM

Natalee thai

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 03:42 AM

Besides Peoples Palace (and of course Thailand) ... What's your favorite thai restaurant (hole in the wall) around makati?

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 01:58 PM

da best ang thai foods...specially ang shrimp phad thai, bagoong rice, spicy squid and satay chicken! yummy 2 my tummy! ;)

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 08:30 AM

Adami sir Eastern and Western Visayas

ah talaga??? sure pre :thumbsupsmiley: btw alin alin provinces ka may contact??



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Posted 03 October 2006 - 11:23 AM

ano ba oodys?

thai and viet right?

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 10:03 PM

thai food is different...but delicious

there's a thai restaurant in the block before pwu. sala thai i think
if you guys can swing by there, maybe you can try 'em out

sarap dun, though i don't have a basis for comparison :lol:

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 07:27 PM

IMHO lang..

Tried Thai food pero I can't remember if I liked it that much. I'm sure it wasn't bad pero nothing spectacular that's for sure...

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 05:46 PM

I love Thai food, especially the Tom Yang

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 12:18 AM

Thai food is really good. Worked for 2 thai restos before. there is not an item in the menu that I didn't like.
But thai food is good only if you use the real stuff. D pede substitute. taste is different. Kaya lang that makes it expensive. Kaya naging fad lang dito satin in the 90's ang thai food.
S' aldrich, if u can make a miracle and bring the price down, you'll be rich. otherwise, 50/50 chance to succeed.
just my 2 cents worth of opinion




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