stainless steel tiffin carrier

#1 Aug 31st, 2003, 16:26
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I would like to bring to people's attention - the stainless steel tiffin carrier as used in south asia and south east asia primarily. A round stacking container structure (as many or as little compartments as you want) held down by a steel "snap" lock...One trekking outfit to Nepal has the tiffin carrier on its essentials list - a good idea. In Malaysia people are urged to use the tiffin carrier for lunch and takeaways/& other portable meals (such as food for long train/car/bus journeys) instead of throwaway containers. A handy environmentally friendly item to have which also will give one the air of an old India hand.
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I don't know why this has evolved from the 'pig toilet' thread but on the stainless steel tiffin thing.... on of my best buys from Varanasi, which I use all the time, is my stainless steel masala dhaba.... click here if you don't know what I mean. In mine I keep ground cumin, coriander, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne, turmeric and some saffron I bought in Cochin. I like it so much (and use it all the time) that I've sneaked it into one of my boxes going to Bangkok (don't know if I'm allowed foodstuffs.... wasn't allowed wine so I'm getting through all my saved bottles before Wednesday)
#3 Sep 1st, 2003, 04:12
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How does the masala dhaba close, maree?
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keep it simple WW, Maree is currently soused in a wine collection she thought would last her some months!! Hic Hic
Oh and by the way WW the Dhabas I've seen are trays that hold all the small bowls you see in Maree's picture, this tray has a tightly fitting lid that keeps everyhting fresh!! You can of course use lids for all the bowls if you're traveling like Maree!!
Does that cover it Maree Hic!!!!
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One bottle to go... a particularly fine chardonnay with buttery undertones... will share it with my best friends tonight over takeaways. Re the dhaba... it has this tray type lid which sits on the top and then a proper lid seals up the whole tin.... came with a little spoon too.
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Thanks maree, and cyberhippie; I've never seen such a spice carrier but it sure is cute! <putting "spice dhaba" on the shopping list>
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Friends,

It is a "dabba", not dhaba! Dabba in Marathi means a tin. In Hindi it is Dibba. A dhaba is the ordinary looking but excellent and inexpensive eatery which is found along most highways in North India!
Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop !
#8 Sep 2nd, 2003, 02:44
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So, "dibbi" or "dabba" -- thanks!

I recently read an article that says fewer and fewer citizens of Mumbai now use the service where young men picked up the tiffin carriers from home and brought them to the office. That's too bad -- I remember seeing these "boys" on their bikes, carrying loads of them around the city.
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If anyone has a hankering for India's fine range of varied tin products and you're in London, you can satisfy your craving on Green st just opposite the end of Plashet Road (E7) (the one that comes from Stratford). Theres a small shop that, apart from a vast range of Indian style pots and pans, sells all of those fascinating little containers that you really want to buy but cant think of a use for. If you're really lucky and go down there on a Saturday, the cows may have wandered into the street from Wansted Flats and (being saturday) all the Indian shoppers will have double or triple parked outside the shops. The whole thing gives a really surreal "this is India" effect in the heart of East London.
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#10 Sep 2nd, 2003, 11:05
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How do you keep chapatti’s moist in a Tiffin carrier? any other tips for using one for long train journeys?

Thanks neoncarrot, I will have a look on Saturday, will I find a rope to light my ciggies?
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If the chappati is already very fresh and moist and brushed with ghee, it should be keep like that in the tiffin carrier compartment. I like to see the flat indian "breads" made right before my eyes, that guarantees its freshness. The punjabi cook at my local takeaway makes the most amazing flat breads and you can see him make it as the kitchen is open to view and it only takes him a few minutes - they are always very moist and buttery and keep for 12 hours in that state (though cold of course but I don't mind that).
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I saw this on the internet:

Royaltrading Company

then go the product category: "household dinner ware products"
there you find wonderful tiffin carrier.

Does anyone of you know if I can buy tiffin carrier in Germany (esp. Munich)???

To have a big one like the three-storyed one would be great.
I can bring the meal to my friends and don't have to bring all the ingredients and spices to cook there (in unfamiliar kitchens where I don't find anything)
Or even to work in my open-plan office. That would be fun

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#13 Sep 3rd, 2003, 05:42
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Anjelika, sorry to say that link doesn't work.

They sell tiffin carriers here in San Francisco. I don't know the price, but I've seen them at Bombay Bazaar.
#14 Sep 3rd, 2003, 06:03
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There is 1 to many / in the link, thats why it does not resolve.
try it with http://www.royalglobaltrading.com instead of http:///www.royalglobaltrading.com and it will work.
#15 Sep 3rd, 2003, 08:53
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Thanks. No prices... must be for large wholesalers.
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