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On 2/17/2019 at 1:41 AM, TaaSaparot said:

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

Indian Chain with 35+ branches in India.

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2 hours ago, TaaSaparot said:

Indian Chain with 35+ branches in India.

I noticed it walking yesterday and gave the guy some tips on how to advertise on Facebook. I'm going to try it today and I'll report back (came here to see if it had been posted already). Looks very promising.

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The best place in town for BBQ smoked ribs, in my opinion, is changing hands. RichManPoorMan at Jomtien Beach Rd & Soi9 will likely not be the same as a result. You have to March 9th to get your last fill there.

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The green sauce is cilantro, yes?

 

So had you not helped with Facebook he might not have made sure your wrap was good?

 

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8 hours ago, Yellowtail said:

The green sauce is cilantro, yes?

 

Described on their menu as Mint Mayonnaise 

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http://www.34chowringheelane.com/

 

Interested to see if it is actually biryani they are serving.

There is no biryani on the Pattaya menu.

Not talking about websites.

I mean the actual menu at the actual restaurant.

Go for the rolls.

 

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20 hours ago, Yellowtail said:

The green sauce is cilantro, yes?

 

So had you not helped with Facebook he might not have made sure your wrap was good?

 

I'm not sure what the green sauce is, but I'd like to know. Seems like it has some yoghurt in it? Not sure. It's quite sour and spicy--lovely to me. My other favorite Indian place Aroma/Colors has it too.

 

I have no idea if he made the wrap better for me. I just mentioned what he said in the interest of full disclosure. I'm guessing the one I got is just what they serve--it really was nice. The actual 'tortilla' was amazing, flaky like a pastry. I would love a Mexican burrito with a wrapper like that. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it again.

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I’m going to be in Pattaya for the weekend.

How’s the Friday seafood and Monday TexMex buffets at the Hilton?

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16 hours ago, opporna said:

I'm not sure what the green sauce is, but I'd like to know. Seems like it has some yoghurt in it? Not sure. It's quite sour and spicy--lovely to me. My other favorite Indian place Aroma/Colors has it too.

 

I have no idea if he made the wrap better for me. I just mentioned what he said in the interest of full disclosure. I'm guessing the one I got is just what they serve--it really was nice. The actual 'tortilla' was amazing, flaky like a pastry. I would love a Mexican burrito with a wrapper like that. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it again.

The bread was paratha bread so I would not compare it to any corn or flour tortilla. It is a little flaky but has a similar taste to a butter naan to me. I have also tried their butter chicken wrap and it was VERY good, however I did not care for the orange tandori souce that was in it, the curry was good enough on it own I thought.  They also gave me a discount as it was listed at 120 but they charged me 80 plus water 15b. I find it funny how they word it as an indian burrito here but that does paint a picture to the non-indian market, as they call them Kathi rolls in india. I will be going regularly. 

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Tried the Pattaya Seafood lunch buffet at the Hilton’s “Edge” restaurant.

฿650 including service and vat.

Great service, friendly staff, good value.

Calling it a “seafood lunch” is something of stretch, but they did have a pretty wide variety of food. Grilled and steamed shrimp and crab was good, okay sushi counter, nice salad & fruit bar, nice bread bar, okay pizzas, several good pasta dishes including a great spinach lasagna. Good roast chicken and the the best ham I can remember having in Thailand.

It would have been a decent value had it stopped there, but the highlight was the dessert bar. Nice variety and quality, including several surprisingly good flavors of ice cream, including a great semi-tart mango and and interesting sweet-potato.

The latte I had was disappointing, but overall a great meal.

Nice weather on the terrace with a great view. Total for three all-in was ฿2,140

Hope to try the TexMex Monday...

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Abunawas Indian and Arabic restaurant

Soi "Arab" South Pattaya

I've tried a number of places on Soi "Arab" over the years, but this was the first time at Abunawas.

I was inspired to try it by this youtube video.

 

 

(An odd thing about the video is that they got a keema dish served with potatoes though that doesn't exist on the menu which is with peas instead.)

 

Anyway, I was in the mood for Arabic food rather than Indian so I ordered hummus (100), roti bread (30), and Maqloba Chicken (200). 

 

The hummus was rather a small portion bordered with thin sliced tomatoes and topped with a rich dollop of something I can't identify. I would normally expect tahini or olive oil but it wasn't that. The Arabic word for it is on the menu but I forgot the word and didn't look it up when I was there. Anyway, the quality and flavor were good.

 

The Indian bread was very large and very excellent. Note typical Arabic bread was not included with the hummus and there isn't even Arabic bread or pita on the menu, but I enjoyed the Indian bread with it very much. 

 

It was my first experience specifically with an Arabic Maqloba dish anywhere. It seemed to fit this wiki description closely enough, with a large portion of rice and chicken that had vegetables in it, sliced potatoes and eggplant. There were also some welcome whole spices in the dish, namely cardamom.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maqluba

 

Unlike the video I wasn't offered any free popadums but there was a very good and spicy green chutney and some raw vegetables.

 

The spicy chutney was appreciated because the rice dish was more bland than I usually like but I assume authentic. 

 

Overall I was very happy with the meal and would return to try other dishes, Arabic and Indian. The prices for the Indian dishes looked a tad high but as this place seems to be into larger portions perhaps that compensates.

 

I will add that many long term locals seem to like Layla Indian and Arabic restaurant on the same soi closer to walking street specifically for Indian food. I haven't tried the Indian food there though as I order their Egyptian lamb soup with bread in it (Fatta) when I'm there. 

 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g293919-d4471842-Reviews-Layla-Pattaya_Chonburi_Province.html

 

 

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