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Jingthing

The Hit And Run Restaurant "review" Thread

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Having now 282 pages in this topic:

wouldn't it be great if the moderator opened a new sub forum or category, so that we could open topics for each restaurant or different food styles but keep all the "eat in Pattaya" related topics together?

I personally find it pretty difficult to look up the well appreciated hints and opinions in this tapeworm thread.

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Even though I enjoy reading the postings in this topic, I have always been uncomfortable with the title.  'Hit and Run' implies a very bad situation in the US.  It means the driver in an automobile accident did not stop to aid or inform possible victims.  I have never felt it is an appropriate title for brief restaurant reviews.

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imo the title of a thread should not stop a person from posting valuable info on the thread, if they have it.

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Nothing wrong with the title and it happens to be one of my favourite threads.

Hit and run also has the same usual meaning in the UK as the US.

 

OT here sorry but I do some derivative ( stock ) trading , declaring some on a trading board.

 

If I am in and out quickly with a profit, I sometimes use the expression  good " smash n grab " .

 

which usually means stealing something and running away.

 

I think I will use " hit and run " next time.

 

 

To try to get back on topic, although I have not visited yet, speaking to a German friend of mine he holds " Bramburi " restaurant in high regard. Quality food, large portions, reasonable prices.

 

It is  on soi 12 naklua, German owner/chef.

 

facebook link

 

https://www.facebook.com/bramburipattaya/

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'34 Chowringhee Lane' on Pattaya Glang, near Fascino, advertising Indian Burritos for 50 baht a pop.

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'34 Chowringhee Lane' on Pattaya Glang, near Fascino, advertising Indian Burritos for 50 baht a pop.


Any Indian Chinese food joints in Patt?

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On ‎2‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 9:04 AM, mogandave said:

 


Any Indian Chinese food joints in Patt?

 

Tons.

I estimate at least half of the Indian restaurants in Pattaya have Indian Chinese "fusion" dishes. I don't think there is a place that only does that though. If you're asking which Indian place in town does the best Indian Chinese food, I don't have a clue as when I have those dishes they are usually adequate enough and that's it. Anyway, just start visiting some of the perhaps hundreds of Indian restaurants here and look at the menus. You'll find that food very easily. 

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Hit and Run.

Why Hit and Run?

It's not about car accidents.

Obviously I created a whimsical alternative meaning of Hit and Run that is not a crime against humanity.

The idea (detailed in the O.P.) is that detailed, traditionally formal, comprehensive restaurant reviews are not required here. Indeed, any potentially useful information (and/or opinion) related to the restaurant scene here is welcome on this thread.

From a one line snippet all the way for a formal review worthy of the New York Times.

Clearly a quick and dirty one line snippet fits better with the Hit and Run theme more than a formal review.

 

Cheers.

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Top of the hill Tappraya Road (plus) Disappointments Snippets

 

The new "Chinese" restaurant across from the Nirvana Condos (formerly home of sadly defunct Mati Hari) turns out not to really be a Chinese restaurant. Looking at the signs from the street it certainly looks like a Chinese restaurant. Walking in there to look at the menu the owners certainly look like they are running a Chinese restaurant. But looking at the menu (and I confirmed there isn't a "secret" second actual Chinese food menu) you will see that over 90 percent of the dishes are Thai food and the remainder are more like typical Chinese Thai dishes you can easily find at many other Thai restaurants. Prices moderate but I really wish people opening such restaurants that clearly LOOK to be Chinese restaurants would put something on their signs in English making it clear that they are not. 

 

The Korean BBQ restaurant in the large Axis Condo building is, as I suspected, a TOUR GROUP only restaurant. The misleading menu pictures on the front don't represent an actual menu. I was told if you show up when they are serving tour groups they might serve regular customers a choice of two sets also served to the groups. I didn't ask for details or prices because I'm totally not interested. There are more than enough decent Korean restaurants in town that serve regular customers, although not in Jomtien. 

 

Mr. Pho

(further down the hill towards Pattaya)

This newish restaurant which is quite good is still limited to a very small menu of about four or five choices. My understanding is that a more robust menu will happen sometime in future. 

 

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Futai Noodle House

T21 Mall

San Francisco Floor

2nd road view side

 

Previously recently mentioned so this is an add on. 

I've tried more of their menu items. 

The Taiwan beef noodle soup, the curry seafood noodle soup, fried tofu with kimchi. and fried oysters.

 

I've never been to Taiwan but the noodles they use in their beef noodle soup are flat and wide wheat noodles which I've seen pictured as being authentic for that dish. The beef itself was pretty good, but not as lovely as in the menu pictures. I like that dish there though and I think combined with their Taiwan style fried chicken would make a really good meal if you're hungry.

 

The curry noodle soup with seafood featured more typical thinner wheat noodles similar to ramen noodles, in a weak curry broth, but a generous portion of mixed seafood and fish. Pretty good. I got that soup on a later visit than the beef noodle soup and I sure hope they haven't switched noodles for all their soups, as I really liked to flat wide noodles in the beef soup. 

 

The fried oysters were OK but I really ordered that because they said they were out of the fried tofu. Later had the fried tofu and that was a wonderful dish. Large chunks of soft tofu artfully fried with a batter served a side of kimchi. 

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Yoshinoya

Japanese fast food beef bowl, etc. international chain

New menu item -- MALA (Chinese spicy Sichuan flavor) beef and pork dons, about 150

I plan to try soon.

 

Snippet above from before.

Terminal 21 Mall. 

Well I tried it and I did not like it. 

Basically it was a small portion of their typical beef over rice done with a chili paste. It was NOT mala. Mala is Chinese that means a balance of hot spicy pepper and also numbing Sichuan peppers (that aren't actually peppers). No Sichuan pepper flavor whatsoever. It wasn't at all surprised as the offer is targeted to Thai people that have their own BBQ "Mala" meat stick trend that uses a Thai made "Mala" spice paste that alas, has no Sichuan pepper flavor whatsoever. (Sad.) 

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Never had anything at Yoshinoya I thought much of, here or in the states.

 

Pepper Lunch is better (IMO) if you want a beef-bowl kind of thing..

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1 hour ago, Yellowtail said:

Never had anything at Yoshinoya I thought much of, here or in the states.

 

Pepper Lunch is better (IMO) if you want a beef-bowl kind of thing..

It's really not the same concept at all. Pepper lunch is about those hot cooking plates at the table (it's a DIY teppan restaurant). 

 

Yoshinoya is a Gyudon restaurant as is their direct competition Sukiya   (at the Marina Mall). Both of them (I assume) represent the two biggest Gyodon chains in the world.

 

Pepper lunch is NOT a Gyodon restaurant.

 

BTW, I rather like Sukiya particularly their beef bowl with leeks and soft egg. Yoshinoya is likely fine as well for Gyodon. My only comment was that their Mala beef bowl special promotion is a fail in my opinion. 

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8 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

It's really not the same concept at all. Pepper lunch is about those hot plates at the table. Yoshinoya and their direct competition (at the Marina Mall) is not that. 

I guess. One pretending to be Japanese the other pretending to be what, Korean?

 

Both chopped up meat (or other crap) on rice (or other crap).

 

One in a bowl, the other on a hot skillet type plate.

 

All I'm saying is that for about the same money (I think) Pepper Lunch is better. 

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