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6 minutes ago, DannyCarlton said:

Any relation to the old Wok 'n Rok? The best British style Chinese food.

I was wondering the same. Formerly on Soi Buakhao specializing in Brit takeaway style Chinese food and pretty good if I recall. A UK guy whose Thai wife did the cooking.

 

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2 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

I was wondering the same. Formerly on Soi Buakhao specializing in Brit takeaway style Chinese food and pretty good if I recall. A UK guy whose Thai wife did the cooking.

 

Yep. Always had major problems with staffing in the restaurant and eventually closed and moved to a cabin on LK Metro opposite Billabong. Last heard of working in conjunction with a restaurant in Rhompo. Have been able to buy their frozen takaways from a couple of farang minimarts on the Darkside until recently. IMO the best Chinese food in Pattaya.

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Ate at Alter Ego last night for the first time.

Next door to Papagoyos on Soi Diana or entrance in the arcade behind. Very small so if interested book - I don't think they are open at weekends.

For me the food was excellent and very different to what I have normally been eating here.

Picture of the menu -

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The complimentary appetisers (of which there were 3) were very different and enjoyable

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8 hours ago, jacko45k said:

I was wondering the same. Formerly on Soi Buakhao specializing in Brit takeaway style Chinese food and pretty good if I recall. A UK guy whose Thai wife did the cooking.

 

 

8 hours ago, DannyCarlton said:

Yep. Always had major problems with staffing in the restaurant and eventually closed and moved to a cabin on LK Metro opposite Billabong. Last heard of working in conjunction with a restaurant in Rhompo. Have been able to buy their frozen takaways from a couple of farang minimarts on the Darkside until recently. IMO the best Chinese food in Pattaya.

Rattana has been cooking in Glasgow (and Dublin, if I remember correctly) for many years now.

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1 hour ago, TaaSaparot said:

 

Rattana has been cooking in Glasgow (and Dublin, if I remember correctly) for many years now.

Glasgow rings a bell.

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8 hours ago, DannyCarlton said:

Glasgow rings a bell.

Yes, her husband was Scottish, and she learned how to cook in Glasgow, before opening Wok n Rok.

 

I know they then returned to Glasgow, but I remember reading somewhere that she was now cooking in Dublin.

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48 minutes ago, TaaSaparot said:

Yes, her husband was Scottish, and she learned how to cook in Glasgow, before opening Wok n Rok.

 

I know they then returned to Glasgow, but I remember reading somewhere that she was now cooking in Dublin.

It must have been fairly recent as I was buying their frozen meals in Siamsbury's about a year ago.

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15 hours ago, champers said:

Just in Soi 4 off Pattaya Nua opposite the big jewellry place. I come here quite regularly now for coffee and cake which costs 100 Baht, 45 for coffee and 55 for chocolate fudge cake which is excellent value.

Although it looks the same, I do pay more at Black Canyon in Big CX. (although a large coffee).. the traffic mess due to Terminal 21 is keeping me away from that end of town these days. Although I do turn into that soi to get to the Tesco car park on occasion, I will give it a try. 

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This is more of a foodie type post than a formal review but as I've said before this thread is open to ALL kinds of information sharing related to Pattaya area restaurants.

 

I'm seriously into Chinese food and even though I've never been to China (and don't really feel the need to go) I do have a lot of experience eating regional Chinese food in different countries. 

 

Well, as far as I know, I've never encountered HENANESE food before now. No, not HUNANESE (lots of experience with that) -- HENANESE. 

 

Anyway, as an example of how Pattaya in a few short years has developed into a city where you can get some seriously good, authentic Chinese food, I encounter this Henanese dish on two local menus. I've never seen it before anywhere in any country.

 

The dish is Fatty Beef in Sour Soup. 

The two menus are previously mentioned (and wonderful!) Lv Yuan restaurant in Jomtien at the closed Bruno's location and also a NEW restaurant in North Pattaya on 2nd road in the Koreantown Burger King internal open mall not far from tourist trappy Pattaya Chinatown.

The dish was 259 at Lv Yuan and 320 at Lao Ye Jia Chang Cai. It's the first Chinese restaurant on the left hand as you enter the Burger King Koreatown mall.

I have eaten there once already and I will eventually post about it. So far, very promising. 

 

 

So I tried it at Lv Yuan and it was indeed a new experience for me. Their version was a massive portion, the thin sliced beef was tender and didn't have all that much fat (happy about that), and it also included really good bamboo shorts and vermicelli noodles. The broth as advertised was sour. It wasn't spicy at all but there were a few chilis in it. As it's my first experience with this dish, I don't have a context to compare it to.  As I dish I enjoyed it very much but it's not a dish I will want to eat very frequently. 

 

So what I'm basically saying now is that Chinese food "foodies" or whatever slur you want to call them can find satisfaction in today's Pattaya. I think that's very cool.

 

 

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On 11/6/2019 at 7:08 AM, DannyCarlton said:

Yep. Always had major problems with staffing in the restaurant and eventually closed and moved to a cabin on LK Metro opposite Billabong. Last heard of working in conjunction with a restaurant in Rhompo. Have been able to buy their frozen takaways from a couple of farang minimarts on the Darkside until recently. IMO the best Chinese food in Pattaya.

Scottish guy, was operating out of Corner Bar at Rhompo, pretty sure he moved back to the mother land.

 

Never tried but know people rated it.

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To add some information about the more rare dish mentioned above:

http://chopsticksandmarrow.com/2016/12/su-xiang-yuans-fatty-beef-in-sour-stock-satisfies/

More about Henanese food:

http://chopsticksandmarrow.com/2013/01/an-ancient-chinese-soup-secret-in-flushing/

That New York restaurant was featured by Anthony Bourdain.

To be clear this isn't about eating in New York. I added this info to expand on a type of food that we can get in Pattaya at at least two places.

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On 11/13/2019 at 2:40 PM, champers said:

The Balcony.

Just in Soi 4 off Pattaya Nua opposite the big jewellry place. I come here quite regularly now for coffee and cake which costs 100 Baht, 45 for coffee and 55 for chocolate fudge cake which is excellent value. I am no coffee expert but my Americano was smooth and mellow. The cake was scrumptious, moist and flavoursome.

They do meals and sell large decorated cakes. From the outside the place looks a bit of a dump but there is a nice terrace outside and inside is pleasantly light and airy.

I have never seen any other customers there which is a shame. I think this place is a bit of a hidden gem and hope people will give it a try. It is a 5 minute stroll down the hill from Fascino and less than that up the hill from Terminal 21.

 

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I remember like 20 years ago The Balcony was a destination restaurant for gay tourists. I have never been there and it seems like they've seen better days. Good for them for hanging on!

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1 hour ago, JaiLai said:

Scottish guy, was operating out of Corner Bar at Rhompo, pretty sure he moved back to the mother land.

 

Never tried but know people rated it.

Yep same guy, he was there until mid 2018 and dissapeared. Shame, it was the only Chinese food that I would eat in Pattaya.

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Spotted on Facebook, and probably worth posting here ..

 

End of an era, as Smokin' Joe's and Steak & Co change hands. Sold to a Korean/Japanese venture. Former owner Ian has taken out a lease on a Lengkee unit (photo), to be converted to a Western-style Chinese restaurant and takeaway, with delivery of course, under the 'Hungry Panda' name, and is looking at other potential investments around town. Good to see some money is still being spent in Pattaya and in Lengkee, which has been suffering of late..

 

EDIT - just to make it clear, SJ’s and S&C are NOT closing, as far as anyone knows so far it’s carrying on as normal under the new owners...

 

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