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tin mugs [Aug. 13th, 2006|02:05 pm]
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[ex_frumpy]
This is actually not a food question, but more of a dishware one. If this isn't the appropriate forum, please kindly disregard this post.

If someone can help me out, however, I'd be more than grateful. I'm looking for tin mugs, the kind that are used at some Thai restaurants at which I've eaten, here in the States. I'm aware of the army tins, but I'm not so sure they are of the same quality as those used in the restaurants.

Again any tips, leads would be appreciated.
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[User Picture]From: lastholiday
2006-08-13 09:04 pm (UTC)
What were the mugs used for in your experience at the restaurant? I used to work at a Thai restaurant and right now I'm not sure what you're talking about, but if you tell me the use of the tin mugs it might come back to me.
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From: ex_frumpy
2006-08-13 09:45 pm (UTC)
they were used as guests' drinking cups/mugs, for coffee, water, other beverages
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[User Picture]From: shamanicybin
2006-08-14 12:52 am (UTC)
it's actually aluminium because tin is too expensive, just like 'tin foil' is now 'aluminium foil'. i've never drank out of that type of cup here in the u.s. at the thai restaurant *i* worked at, we used aluminium rice pots, serving spoons, etc.

maybe this will help you on your quest for The Cup ...

http://www.thaishop2you.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=36

the only aluminium cups i've ever drank out of were at small eateries and vendors on the side of the road

GL!
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From: ex_frumpy
2006-08-15 05:37 am (UTC)
thanks!
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[User Picture]From: hurricanesoccer
2006-11-05 06:47 pm (UTC)
This is probably late, but you could try a Chinese/Asian market - they group our cullinary wares together ;) Or alternately a cooking warehouse (that's where I get all my kitchen items).
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[User Picture]From: jamescuck
2010-12-29 11:56 am (UTC)
Thai cuisine places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components.
Tourism Authority of Thailand
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