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I posted on the other thread (about businesses opening and closing) a few weeks ago about the Pulcinella Italian Risto-Pub that has opened in the former Punch & Judy premises on Soi 17 (Soi Region

Yesterday, went to Welcome Inn on Darkside for Sunday Roast. Had the mixed meat for 260B. Outstanding value and enjoyable meal, could not fault it. Welcome Inn has A/C and had about 6 or 7 punter

You have mentioned this in other posts repeatedly???? I know a good short time hotel.

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8 hours ago, Jingthing said:

To the members here that appear to be overusing the HAHA emoji on this thread (which I've  recently learned is considered trolling, even stalking) perhaps it would be more useful and informative for everyone if you actually posted and said what you find so funny instead. 

 

Damned if you do, Damned if you don't.

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Unless I was hallucinating (again) I heard on the radio (what's that?) that there was going to be some kind of food event on the ground floor of Terminal 21 mall.

 

If someone has a link to share about that or better yet a first hand report,  please let er rip.

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6 minutes ago, hackjam said:

Indonesian food, interesting.

Indeed.

Hope they have tempeh.

If not 5 Star J on Pattaya Tai does some tempeh dishes.

 

 

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Well the anticipation is finally over!

Ali Baba Express has just released its new totally revamped menu.

 

https://m.facebook.com/alibabaexpressdelivery

 

I'm not gonna lie. I loved the old concept of a daily menu with low prices, small portions, and very rare regional dishes to find offerings because I could order from that as kind of an Indian tapas tasting  concept. I kind of knew that original concept wouldn't last. Too good to be true, but I was surprised at how quickly it was dumped. 

 

This new menu is very different. 

 

My initial impression of the new menu is this:

 

Higher prices 

Set menu

No daily changing menu

Much more choice every day though 

Rare exotic choices you need to Google gone

Many more complete combo meal sets

Still generous portions of breads offered for part of the menu

Portion sizes of curries compared to the old menu UNKNOWN as I haven't ordered yet

 

 

I suppose I will eventually give their new menu a try. Some of the set combo meals sound good but not particularly cheap.  

There is a lot of well priced local competition for Indian food though and in my view their new menu doesn't radically differentiate their offering as much as the original menu. 

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15 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Well the anticipation is finally over!

Ali Baba Express has just released its new totally revamped menu.

 

https://m.facebook.com/alibabaexpressdelivery

 

I'm not gonna lie. I loved the old concept of a daily menu with low prices, small portions, and very rare offerings because I could order from that as kind of an Indian tapas concept. I kind of knew that originally concept wouldn't last. Too good to be true, but I was surprised at how quickly it was dumped. 

 

This new menu is not that.

 

My initial impression of the new menu is this:

 

Higher prices 

Set menu

No daily changing menu

Much more choice every day though 

Rare exotic choices you need to Google gone

Many more complete meal sets

Still generous portions of breads offered for part of the menu

Portion sizes of curries compared to the old menu UNKNOWN as I haven't ordered yet

 

 

I suppose I eventually give their new menu a try. Some of the set combo meals sound good but not particularly cheap.  

 

Well Ali Babas prices are on the high end even for Pattaya,which is why I never go there...So I would expect their delivery to be the same.....

 

There WERE 100s of Indian restaurants in Pattaya in 2019.....Did even one of them ever think to sell at Hungry Hippo prices and become very busy?......Nope.....I dont think cheap Indian food is allowed.......

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11 hours ago, Jingthing said:

there have always been and still are Indian thali offerings at very low prices, such as 100 to 150 baht for a full meal

 

100 thb you are dreaming

150 thb vegetarian maybe

 

 

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On 2/24/2021 at 3:38 AM, scoupeo said:

 

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On 2/20/2021 at 10:02 PM, scoupeo said:

 

 

near junction theprassit thapraya.

 

Exact location is on Thapraya road, on that section that runs down to the beach, with arch over road.

Between Tinnies and Robin Hood bar.

I think there was an Italian restaurant there before. 

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46 minutes ago, Yellowtail said:

 

Plus-plus-plus....

It was possible to get a veg thali for 150 baht from several restaurants in Pattaya. I tried several.

No plus-plus.

But pxxx-poor quality.

I wondered if I was always unlucky enough to order when it was the first day of cookery classes in the kitchens.

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2 hours ago, Thujone said:

It was possible to get a veg thali for 150 baht from several restaurants in Pattaya. I tried several.

No plus-plus.

But pxxx-poor quality.

I wondered if I was always unlucky enough to order when it was the first day of cookery classes in the kitchens.

I don't think the main audience for low priced Thalis which was mainly Indian tourists when there were Indian tourists really expected much more than basic. I've watched large crowds of them seeming to enjoy such meals. Apparently not all Indians are foodies. Who knew?

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19 hours ago, Jingthing said:

I don't think the main audience for low priced Thalis which was mainly Indian tourists when there were Indian tourists really expected much more than basic. I've watched large crowds of them seeming to enjoy such meals. Apparently not all Indians are foodies. Who knew?

 

Indian food is great, and it is very diverse, but one thing I have found with the Indians I have met is that regardless of where they are, they generally have no interest in eating anything other than Indian food. 

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6 hours ago, Yellowtail said:

 

Indian food is great, and it is very diverse, but one thing I have found with the Indians I have met is that regardless of where they are, they generally have no interest in eating anything other than Indian food. 

 

I see more of them eating in McDonalds than Indian Restaurants.

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47 minutes ago, TaaSaparot said:

 

I see more of them eating in McDonalds than Indian Restaurants.

Sat alongside the Chinese flag followers, no doubt. 555

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On 2/25/2021 at 8:52 AM, hackjam said:

 

Exact location is on Thapraya road, on that section that runs down to the beach, with arch over road.

Between Tinnies and Robin Hood bar.

I think there was an Italian restaurant there before. 

 

Saloto italian still there. Always empty, just like 99% of ridiculous overpriced italian restants.

The only one that I always see full is Pulcinella, which is the cheapest, so I guess that it means something ? Good food can be cheap and people who pay it expensive are plain ridiculous.

How can all restaurants owners be so idiots to pay staff without customers ?

 

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15 hours ago, TaaSaparot said:

 

I see more of them eating in McDonalds than Indian Restaurants.

Five or six of them sharing an Egg McMuffin?

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“On the Table” at Central Festival. 

 

Probably been reviewed here before, but I like this place. Last night I had a beef-cheese/curry dish (฿260?)  that was pretty good. Nice, good tasting beef patty  on rice with curry and cheese. 
 

Boy had a combo with soup, wings and a personal pizza, wife had pork on rice dish. 

 

Menu is interesting and meals are typically hearty. We’ve eaten here probably 20 times and have never really been disappointed, but for perhaps the Caesar Salad (฿200?) which was okay, the dressing comes on the side and I would prefer it tossed. The waffle fries are great and they have a nice selection of sauces for them. 

 

Nice milkshakes and desserts as well. 

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Breakfast Buffet at Hilton Festival

 

Buffet was surprisingly packed this morning. Very nice selections in most categories, but no whole-ham or beefs and no Indian station.I seem to remember them having these pre-covid. 

 

Great selection of breads

Made to order eggs, waffles, pancakes, soups and whatnot.

Very nice fruit selection

Decent cereal and yogurt station

Four flavors of ice-cream (goes well on a hot, fresh waffle...) 

Nice sushi station

Nice cheese & cold-cut station

Plenty of Thai stuff

Hot lattes were pretty good, for buffet fare and the hot-chocolate was said to be excellent

 

It was pretty packed at at about nine-thirty when we got there, but no waiting we got a great table. Weather was great as was the view. 

 

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