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    Home cooked meal or dine out?

    What do people prefer to eat a home cooked meal, wether you prepare it or not, or to dine out?

    I know people like Cuzzy and KR would say home cooked meal.....rightfully so.....they make some great looking meals.

    For me....I'd eat out every night if it wasn't for finances.

    And I mean in a restaurant not take out.

    I probably eat out 3 nights a week and usually a Thai lunch special twice a week.

    In the summer I am closer to eating out every night and having lunch out 3 times a week.

    I actually like to cook but only meals from my past....like duplicating my mom's recipes.

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    I know it's cliche, but it's not about the food, it's the atmosphere and the experience. The fact that you're outside, even if it's just walking down to the food stand and sitting on a plastic stool for a few minutes. Or in my case walking down to the Vietnamese noodle house for a big bowl of Pho that sets you back $10(it'd cost me more to make it at home).

    Then again I love having friends around for a nice meal and a few drinks as well. Nothing beats it. But it all depends on time of year, time of day/week, your mood, your location, etc..
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    Being fussy with your food is a curse. We find most of our home cooked meals are better than resturants. When we go out we just get disapointed so rather eat at home.

    However we do like eating out in Thailand and just arrived in BKK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    Being fussy with your food is a curse. We find most of our home cooked meals are better than resturants. When we go out we just get disapointed so rather eat at home.

    However we do like eating out in Thailand and just arrived in BKK.
    Don't you live in a big city?

    Out of my 3 cities, Boston NYC and Vancouver......so many good restaurants

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    I know it's cliche, but it's not about the food, it's the atmosphere and the experience. The fact that you're outside, even if it's just walking down to the food stand and sitting on a plastic stool for a few minutes. Or in my case walking down to the Vietnamese noodle house for a big bowl of Pho that sets you back $10(it'd cost me more to make it at home).

    Then again I love having friends around for a nice meal and a few drinks as well. Nothing beats it. But it all depends on time of year, time of day/week, your mood, your location, etc..
    Exactly.
    I go to a couple Japanese places....Izakayas.....and it's just sit at the bar, big beer small glass...loud as hell
    It just is like you are sitting in Tokyo

    And when the weather is nice I eat out at a patio 5-6 nights a week.
    But i also do it at Happy Hour a lot so it's economical....well a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Don't you live in a big city?

    Out of my 3 cities, Boston NYC and Vancouver......so many good restaurants
    We are just over a hour out of the city. Our area has about 80k people and has lots of places to eat but non that are what I would call good.

    If we do eat out we get the train into the city and have a few Asian places we eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Exactly.
    I go to a couple Japanese places....Izakayas.....and it's just sit at the bar, big beer small glass...loud as hell
    It just is like you are sitting in Tokyo
    Same. There's a Japanese near me as well, just a tiny kitchen where you can grab a stool at the counter or the 2-3 tables they have crammed in there. Both the Viet and Sushi places don't accept bookings. You basically rock up and wait outside until there's a free table. Both are BYO so we end up taking a cheap bottle of wine in and have a good meal for next to nothing.
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    Numerous factors influence people like Paul, Ashleigh and myself and these can vary by location.

    For example in Thailand a great deal of MSG, sugar and salt is used and food handling is not always hygenic so we prefer to cook at home. Ashleigh and Janice are on holiday and eat out. We lunched together at one of our favourite restaurants, Hello Solao, chosen because the dishes are authentic. Their kitchens are open to inspection.

    When I'm in New Zealand or Australia I enjoy eating out as there's so much variety and quality ... exxy though. I think Paul would enjoy Auckland and Melbourne restaurants.

    Drink and driving influences our decision not to eat out of an evening too often not just because I enjoy a few ales or a bottle of wine but also other road users are often DUI, especially here in Th.
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    For me... nothing beats eating alone... I can eat at restaurants but it's an ordeal for me... like visiting a dentist... I just want to get through it.. get out.. and be alone... 55

    I actually dread eating in front of other people.... even family members...

    At home alone eating beans on toast is my ideal scenario....

    For me, eating is like masturbating... it's much better on your own, rather than doing it in front of other people...

    In my former jobs especially in pharmaceuticals I used to eat out a lot with doctors, consultants etc.. I hated it... could never enjoy the food knowing others are watching...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    Numerous factors influence people like Paul, Ashleigh and myself and these can vary by location.

    For example in Thailand a great deal of MSG, sugar and salt is used and food handling is not always hygenic so we prefer to cook at home. Ashleigh and Janice are on holiday and eat out. We lunched together at one of our favourite restaurants, Hello Solao, chosen because the dishes are authentic. Their kitchens are open to inspection.

    When I'm in New Zealand or Australia I enjoy eating out as there's so much variety and quality ... exxy though. I think Paul would enjoy Auckland and Melbourne restaurants.

    Drink and driving influences our decision not to eat out of an evening too often not just because I enjoy a few ales or a bottle of wine but also other road users are often DUI, especially here in Th.
    I wouldn't worry about it too much. If you've had a few or are worried about other drivers, just drive home really fast so you're not on the road for long.
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    Hard question .... too many pros and cons on both sides, like the cook that spits in your food after you have sent it back ..55555


    I am leaning towards DP .... but not the masturbation part !!

    but eating outside at a restaurant, if i can people watch and have fresh air and the food is up to it, thats awesome ... being in a stuffy noisy restaurant where everyone is cramp as, that takes a lot of drinks before i am enjoying it.

    I am with Oz ... you can find good restaurants with awesome food, but cooking at home with your own ingredients is so much better, but it is a effort, just deciding what to cook sometimes is a effort .

    I think if i was like M26 and could walk out the door and select almost anything i wanted, and also have the huge benefit of having a few drinks with not having to drive home, then count me in for eating out more
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydney View Post
    Hard question .... too many pros and cons on both sides, like the cook that spits in your food after you have sent it back ..55555


    I am leaning towards DP .... but not the masturbation part !!

    but eating outside at a restaurant, if i can people watch and have fresh air and the food is up to it, thats awesome ... being in a stuffy noisy restaurant where everyone is cramp as, that takes a lot of drinks before i am enjoying it.

    I am with Oz ... you can find good restaurants with awesome food, but cooking at home with your own ingredients is so much better, but it is a effort, just deciding what to cook sometimes is a effort .

    I think if i was like M26 and could walk out the door and select almost anything i wanted, and also have the huge benefit of having a few drinks with not having to drive home, then count me in for eating out more
    I think it also depends if you are a social person or not. I am most definitely a loner... so I enjoy doing things on my own... people, with very few exceptions tend to annoy me... so why create opportunities to be unhappy? ..55.

    My sister is even worse, she has misophonia... and cannot be within hearing distance of people eating... it drives her insane.. like scratching a blackboard for her...
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    Definitely home cooked. I've been trying to lose weight and generally live healthier recently and I've found one of the most important barriers to that is how you eat. By preparing my own meals I know exactly what's going in there and can be assured I'm using whole foods only.

    Don't get me wrong once in a while I eat out. Maybe lunch once or twice a week or dinner now and again. Obviously if I'm on holiday then I'm eating out every night.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    I think it also depends if you are a social person or not. I am most definitely a loner... so I enjoy doing things on my own... people, with very few exceptions tend to annoy me... so why create opportunities to be unhappy? ..55.

    My sister is even worse, she has misophonia... and cannot be within hearing distance of people eating... it drives her insane.. like scratching a blackboard for her...
    You are a complex little thing aren't you DP ..555

    But yeah socializing or not to socialize .... i am both .... love being by myself, could stay by myself in a cabin miles from anywhere and enjoy every minute, same in a city, could out every night by myself no worries ..

    But i a relationship same as above ...

    We now we hardly socialize anymore ... we are both loners together ..5555 JK gets annoyed with friends, always asking her to come and do this and come and do that ...


    The problem i have at restaurants is after i have eaten i can't sit there anymore, i have to get up and move .... so this really mess's with me if i am at a table with others ..55
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydney View Post


    The problem i have at restaurants is after i have eaten i can't sit there anymore, i have to get up and move .... so this really mess's with me if i am at a table with others ..55
    That's why I tend to order room service or take out a lot if travelling alone... so I don't have to eat with other people... 55

    For me... food is a primal thing... a re-fuelling... and as supersub says, what you put inside you has a big effect on your body... so I tend to see food as a separate thing to socialising... that's why I compared it to masturbating.. because it's a very personal thing...
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    I like a good mix of both...I really enjoy cooking and make most of my own dinners...but I tend to eat in reastaurants up at the beach most days...sometimes all I feel like is a sandwich or wrap for lunch so I will have my swim and a coke then head off home to make one at home...

    I definitely prefer my own sandwiches/wraps to restaurant bought ones...I am way more generous and particular with the fillings and bread...same goes for western meals like steak/pork chops/lamb and vegetable...I can find the best cut of meat and the right sort of vegetables I want....whereas if it's Thai food I am after I will generally eat that in a restaurant as it cheaper and easier...sometimes I'll do a quick stir fry at home though if I can't be assed to leave the house
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    That's why I tend to order room service or take out a lot if travelling alone... so I don't have to eat with other people... 55

    For me... food is a primal thing... a re-fuelling... and as supersub says, what you put inside you has a big effect on your body... so I tend to see food as a separate thing to socialising... that's why I compared it to masturbating.. because it's a very personal thing...
    Maybe you should start a similar thread on masturbating .. do you like to do it at home, or out in public ? ..
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    I travel a lot and home cooked with family and friends, there is nothing better for me. It works in another way also. Dao puts effort into cooking and the presentation, especially if we have friends over. The compliments she receives for the food and housekeeping drives her and makes her feel good. Happy wife and more cuddles after a week away. 5555

    Going out to eat is only for special occasions. I eat in restaurants for work a lot and in the past I would get around the bar first and have a few drinks and find someone similar that is interesting to eat with. As I have grown older I will go down to the bar and can't be bothered interacting so much unless I find someone very interesting.... Order back to my room.

    That also depends on where I am and the purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydney View Post
    but eating outside at a restaurant, if i can people watch and have fresh air and the food is up to it, thats awesome ... being in a stuffy noisy restaurant where everyone is cramp as, that takes a lot of drinks before i am enjoying it.
    I hate noisy environments as well. It only bothers me when it's indoors though. It's a kind of claustrophobia I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    I hate noisy environments as well. It only bothers me when it's indoors though. It's a kind of claustrophobia I think.
    Yeah the din in a small restaurant can be so oud .... sometimes i sit back and see if you can pick out just one conversation, but its impossible, just a cacophony of noise .....


    ahhh beer gardens, you can't beat em .. 55
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