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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2017, 06:40:57 pm »
I had the half price sushi platter at John Dory's in Walmer on Saturday. Even at half price it was still expensive for an assortment that was 99% rice.

Some  indulgences are just worth paying for  :thumleft:

Where I live, you  can get better platters for less money

For less than R23 a plate!?
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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2017, 08:36:21 pm »
I had the half price sushi platter at John Dory's in Walmer on Saturday. Even at half price it was still expensive for an assortment that was 99% rice.

Some  indulgences are just worth paying for  :thumleft:

Where I live, you  can get better platters for less money

For less than R23 a plate!?

I donít know what he got for R23. The platter was R199, marked down to R99, and consisted of Nigiri, Maki,  California rolls and a few termpura prawns, so it was mostly ricerice. Whatever else came as standard I canít remember. We ordered two platters and also  some bean curd pockets and salmon roses additionally. With  a bottle of cheapish wine, the bill came to R364.00. At my local place, a platter for two that comes standard with sashimi and some other items that are more than just flavoured rice is R220. This is any day of the week price and the wine is also much cheaper.
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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2017, 08:39:42 pm »
On the other hand, the St Elmo's right across from John Dory's in the Walmer Park Centre is a place that I could get used to.
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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2017, 06:27:03 am »
Food are still way way cheaper here than in the states.

Breakfast over there at a restaurant rarely go under R150 per head.

Unless you eat McDonnalds

And yes i know we get less money here. Just saying. :lamer:
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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2017, 06:33:05 am »
I like a restaurant that is focused on sushi when I go out for it - like Yamada Sushi and even Beluga (they also do a really good Dim Sum).

I see St. Elmo's is being incorporated into the Domino's brand..... :-[
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« Reply #45 on: March 16, 2017, 07:06:34 am »
Some nice Dim Sum at Wasabi
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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #46 on: March 16, 2017, 07:07:48 am »
Chicco, surely that must be subsidised in some way?

they make a fixed profit paid by the company, selling the food at cost I think,,,,,,no one is complaining.....everyone is happy....
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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #47 on: March 16, 2017, 07:34:24 am »
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I see St. Elmo's is being incorporated into the Domino's brand..... :-[

Not the one in Walmer. The owner refused to convert and went solo. It is now a proper restaurant, not just a pizza place. 
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« Reply #48 on: March 16, 2017, 07:45:01 am »

Not the one in Walmer. The owner refused to convert and went solo. It is now a proper restaurant, not just a pizza place.

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« Reply #49 on: March 16, 2017, 09:07:00 am »


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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #50 on: March 16, 2017, 11:40:24 am »
I had the half price sushi platter at John Dory's in Walmer on Saturday. Even at half price it was still expensive for an assortment that was 99% rice.

Some  indulgences are just worth paying for  :thumleft:

Where I live, you  can get better platters for less money

For less than R23 a plate!?

I donít know what he got for R23. The platter was R199, marked down to R99, and consisted of Nigiri, Maki,  California rolls and a few termpura prawns, so it was mostly ricerice. Whatever else came as standard I canít remember. We ordered two platters and also  some bean curd pockets and salmon roses additionally. With  a bottle of cheapish wine, the bill came to R364.00. At my local place, a platter for two that comes standard with sashimi and some other items that are more than just flavoured rice is R220. This is any day of the week price and the wine is also much cheaper.

I only eat one portion of sashimi. 4 large pieces of salmon trout.  :thumleft:
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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #51 on: March 17, 2017, 08:53:37 am »
Food are still way way cheaper here than in the states.

Breakfast over there at a restaurant rarely go under R150 per head.

Unless you eat McDonnalds

And yes i know we get less money here. Just saying. :lamer:

I paid $67 for two hamburgers, a beer, a cider and a tip in New York, which at the time was more than R1000, but then I paid $54 (R800) for three pairs of Leviís at Target. In SA the meals would have cost R200 and the pants R2000


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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2017, 05:09:08 pm »
Food are still way way cheaper here than in the states.

Breakfast over there at a restaurant rarely go under R150 per head.

Unless you eat McDonnalds

And yes i know we get less money here. Just saying. :lamer:

I paid $67 for two hamburgers, a beer, a cider and a tip in New York, which at the time was more than R1000, but then I paid $54 (R800) for three pairs of Leviís at Target. In SA the meals would have cost R200 and the pants R2000




And I've paid 65 GBP for 5 mediocre crab sandwiches and 5 cokes out of a shack on a beach in Devon...

Our food is insanely cheap.
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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #53 on: March 22, 2017, 06:47:16 pm »
All depends on what comes out of your garden as well. if we eat vegetarian, it's only cost is seeds and the labour you put in. So for today's pasta dish the basil, peppers, aubergine, lemon grass and tomatoes were just picked. A packet of pasta and thats R20 for 4 people. With a bit more effort (being catching and slaughtering) we can have fish, duck, chicken or goat. Feed costs don't make them free though, but the cost still little.

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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2018, 12:36:55 pm »
We now often get food from the Spar counter. On Sunday's it's about R65 per serving of meat, veg, rice/roast potato and gravy. Serves two adults easily. If still hungry I make my own ciabatta bread as a side.

And the food is fresh, hygienic and tasty  :sip:

For example, yesterday I made a corn chowder. R37 for the bacon. R12 per tin of corn. R7 for a green pepper, dunno how much the three potatoes cost. Add to that green onions (R15), olive oil, garlic, and seasoning. Plus electricity, mess and dishwasher.

Still cheaper to get takeaway.

For those implying that I was braggadocios at the start of this thread - I'm not. I like to cook tasty food at home. There are certain must haves.
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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #55 on: February 20, 2018, 01:38:31 pm »
so my youngster Jason is practicing in Humansdorp and staying in jbay..as he is alone and not lus to cook he gets home cooked meals delivered to his clinic daily for 40 smacks...geesh i looked at some of his pics ..no one can cook for this price daily in my opinion.. :deal:

meals vary from lasagne stuff to curry to pork chops and salad with breads etc.. and pudding..
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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2018, 02:26:49 pm »
I rest my case M'lord.  :thumleft:
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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2018, 02:31:07 pm »
The trick is to cook for more than one day and freeze the left overs. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #58 on: February 20, 2018, 02:32:47 pm »
The trick is to cook for more than one day and freeze the left overs. :thumleft:

Freezing is for Canadians. Not food.  :sip:
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Re: Cheaper to eat out than cook at home
« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2018, 02:35:30 pm »

For example, yesterday I made a corn chowder. R37 for the bacon. R12 per tin of corn. R7 for a green pepper, dunno how much the three potatoes cost. Add to that green onions (R15), olive oil, garlic, and seasoning. Plus electricity, mess and dishwasher.

Still cheaper to get takeaway.



So are you suggesting that restaurants therefor run at a loss but stay in business?
Hahaha. Your corn chowder has 200grams of bacon in. Three potatoes. If you eat in a restaurant, you will probably get 45g bacon and one potato, and so on and so forth.

It is always cheaper to eat at home.

And Knucklehead: The pics of your son's meals feature lots of starch. Those heaps of spaghetti costs +-R3.00. Add R10 worth of mince and some spices and there you go.

It's more expensive to cook at home if you, like J-Dog, make big portions of expensive dishes. In a restaurant you willl get a small portion of the expensive stuff, surrounded by "fillers" like starch, bread, veggies, and green salads.

I, among other things, ran an upmarket restaurant for 5 years. Trust me on this.

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