Thailand quietly became the center of gourmet and spas. In recent years Bangkok is rising as the capital of the World's kitchen. Wanna join me to explore the Kingdom? Sawasdee krub, welcome to Thailand Club, where we share Thai culture and eat in style. The writer can be reached at Instagram (thaisclub) Copyright © 2006-2017 MDS. All rights reserved.
Thank you Mike for this trip. No wonder you said it is exciting. It really is.You are so well planned and origanzised. You can be a food critics, or at least a food journalist and travel writer.
Je It Restaurant at Samut Songkran - personally I like smaller fish. To me, any fish bigger than 1lb is not good for the taste. I like Tuna a lot! However, the way most people keep seafood is not that good - supposed the tuna and pomfret should have been more fresh. I don't actually like the pomfret cooked in that way. Pomfret has some smell which the salty plum can't take that away. The best way to cook pomfret is with garlic and black bean or dried tangerine peel. For me, the prawn and crab (though I don't like crab much) are pretty good.The Deck - the food is average. The snapper zesty looked good but as the dish is named zesty, the lemon or orange taste should be not that light. The bread is good!
One more comment: Greyhound Cafe seems to be improving a lot in the recent years. Most chain restaurants often can't keep their quality when they open more and more outlets, but Greyhound did overcome this common problem. Keep up and I am glad to be your lifetime member - Khor Khun Ma Krup!So as iBerry, it was first not that good, but it has been improving. My conclusion - we should re-visit some restaurants which we once found not pleasant. Quite a number of restaurants may not be stable in terms of food quality or services. Even for some 5 star hotels, their in-house restaurants have this problem.
1) I like the seafood from "Je It". Everything is so good and fresh(also very cheap)as compared to the US.2) Regarding the Deck at Sheration, the food taste and presentaion is nice. The bread is so good(and I ate 3 baskets). And the price is good after 50% discount. Thanks to our friend Jonathan who has a 50% VIP card. 3) Chom View Hotel has good price. It is like we are in Maui or Cancun. This kind of hotel in LA costs $400 up and in Maui or Cancun costs $600. My friend told me the similar in Europe is $800 US up. Thanks to Mike for booking this.4) The Thai Restaurant by the beach is so so fopr food but I like the atmosphere. And the view is gorgeous.5) Hua Hin overall reminds me of Maui, so peaceful and relaxing.
wow you have been to Hua-hin, so lucky!many tourists still stick with Phuket, Krabi, and Pattaya, boring places no good food (but Pattaya is picking in recent years)
Hi Anonymous,You shall know Mr. Thai so that you will get to try all the good food in BKK, Hua Hin, Pattaya, etc.
well, u don't hv to know me in person, just read my food blog and travel guide, u r connected then
You are right Mr. Club. From reading your blog we get lots of good input and recommendations. And now I would like to go to Hua Hin too after seeing the pictures.(Hua Hin is not popular to US people yet. We only know Ching Mai, Pattaya and Phuket.) By the way, Phuket is not as good as it was advertised. It is still not comparable to Hawaii, while it is a lot more expensive than Hawaii(Honolulu), I am surprised.
Phuket - I find it a place for foreigners actually. I couldn't find my favourite Thai food in the streets, even like Som Tum, Khao Kum Moo or Pad Thai! I then told myself "am I in Thailand?". It might be good 20 years ago, but now it's way too commercial. Yes, it's even more expensive than Bangkok.
my first time to Phuket and Phi Phi Island was wonderful, hearted people, friendly, big decent Siam smile (now commercial smile while thinking how to cheat tourist), white smooth sand, good native good, quiet, sun sea sand, oh, that was 25 years ago .. heheHua-hin is worth your visit, so put this one in ur upcoming shopping bag, make sure u do the spa and walk along the beach in Hua-hinEven Pattaya is catching up in recent years, although it is very 'commercial', but just a hour car ride from the new airport, armed with good food (now many good restaurants, you will never figured out Pattaya has the best low-cost but good-quality Western food in the world after you sampled some, thanks to thousands after thousands of European retirees living in the resort city) does earn my heart; from hate (dirty, sex tour, bad food) to love (organized, family sight seeing program, good food) now I vote Pattaya my no. 1 2-day-trip destination
My friend said she went to a gorgeous restaurant in Pattaya last Summer. It is connected with a detective. She said the frog leg, steak, duck were all good and it is a must try place. Will go next time.
that one may be the Mata-Hari, not a detective, but a double-spy, from a novelMata-Hari is pretty good, try it if u go to Pattaya, the Elements in Sheraton Pattaya is good too, as well as a few non-tourist seafood joints delicious and cheap, but not convenience in term of location
Matahari in Pattaya, I have been there. It was super. I don't mind to go again.
Ok, gotta make good use of my free meal coupon at Sheraton Pattaya. Yes, I don't like Pattaya because it gave me a first impression it's a place of night life.
do think about taking ur sister to pattaya in august, they will love the new look of pattayarent a 2 b/r suite in central pattaya and u can even cook with a seaviewoh, maria will love it too, pattaya has 2 lotus, 2 big-c, and 1 carefour now, oh my God
Hua Hin looks a lot better in this blog.I went there 3 years ago and I found it boring since there was nothing to do except spa. And I did not know Mr. Thai here so I did not have all the good food here. I have to book your tour next time. Even Pattaya was better(I only like city life style). How come no picture from Pattaya?
Mmh.. actually my sisters haven't been to Pattaya for the past few trips. They are already much too busy just for staying in BKK. A week is now not enough for them, after I have shown them this and that. Pictures for Pattaya - good idea.
go to pattaya directly from the big-C airport (take only an hour car ride airport-pattaya), stay for 2-3 days, then go back to bangkok to continue the 2008 adventure
haha... to those who don't know what Big C Airport means, I made a joke with Mr. Blogger about my first impression of the Survarnabhumi Airport. I simple told him "I find myself like I am in Big-C, esp. seeing those tiles (almost in the 70's and 80's style). However, now I think Big-C is even better than the SUV airport. At least Big-C has more toilets and the air-ventilating is much better.
in case you haven't been to Thailand and have no idea what is Big-C? oops here, Big-C is a hypermart in Thailand (like Wal-mart in America)
Yes, the new airport sucks. I sweat a lot when waiting for boarding.
Now when I go to SUV Airport, I would wear a vest inside, then another short sleeves shirt. In case it's too hot, I can take off the short sleeves shirt. Need to be all-weather because the plane is sometimes freezing cold....
oh so it is too beautiful to name it the Big-C airport, coz Big-C has good air-con system, pretty cold there, maybe shall rename to Merry King Airport (as Merry King is a old-style department store chain, look very cheap and very hot in the store) now fade out from Bangkok, want to take a look, upcountry only, oops, forget, a clone of Merry King is available in the SUV airport
Merry King? This is almost a history in Bangkok. I bought many vases and cups there (was 10 years ago I think), cheap and nice.
Har... Merry King. They shouldn't use the name King if they are not good enough. Mr. Thailand Club, you should list down all the things you have seen and experienced about Bangkok. You know much more than the locals - I am sure.
when the food blog hits 120 articles, i will launch another blog about Bangkok
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