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1 hour ago, TaaSaparot said:

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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So, a Korean / Japanese venture are going to be selling western style ribs and steaks?  Really?

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3 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

 

From the photo I bet the fudge cake is really good. 🙂

As long as it's been packed properly...

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Tulip Restaurant/Cafe, Soi Khau Talo

 

is a nice addition to the dark side. Located near the Livv Restaurant, it provides a wide variety of breakfasts. Also has a bakery.

 

I had the german breakfast for 180 Baht, which was good, and the price is ok.

 

Seating is inside, with a/c, and outside, big area, and a welcoming set up.

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On 11/22/2019 at 9:11 AM, 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.

Had he taken over from the English guy? I had heard he (English guy) married his longtime who ran the bar then there was a domestic problem. Lucky he got out alive.

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Beach Eats

High end food court

Central Pattaya beach mall

 

This is what replaced the old more typical lower end food court on the 2nd road side of the ground floor of the mall.

 

The old places had already moved to beach side in a new food court space a bit pimped up but for anyone that knew the old place you can see they serve almost the exact same food.

 

Anyway this new higher end place is definitely something new. They are serving many dishes that you won't find in local food court, Including most astonishingly an 800 baht lobster tom yum!  So it's more of a try at a gourmet food court. I browsed it while not hungry but otherwise I would have tried it. Standouts to me were that EL GRECO the well regarded but poorly located Greek restaurant (also on Grab food) has an outlet there (for slightly higher than their regular prices) and also there is a very promising Chinese place with wonderful looking roast duck and such unusual to find in food court dishes such as Sichuan crispy mala chicken. The latter is a mere 100 baht for a small portion so please don't get the idea that it will necessarily break the bank to eat at this food court.

 

People as you try some of the places in the new Beach Eats please feel encouraged to "review" the food that you eat there on this thread as the place represents several new mini restaurants.

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11 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Beach Eats

High end food court

Central Pattaya beach mall

 

This is what replaced the old more typical lower end food court on the 2nd road side of the ground floor of the mall.

 

The old places had already moved to beach side in a new food court space a bit pimped up but for anyone that knew the old place you can see they serve almost the exact same food.

 

Anyway this new higher end place is definitely something new. They are serving many dishes that you won't find in local food court, Including most astonishingly an 800 baht lobster tom yum!  So it's more of a try at a gourmet food court. I browsed it while not hungry but otherwise I would have tried it. Standouts to me were that EL GRECO the well regarded but poorly located Greek restaurant (also on Grab food) has an outlet there (for slightly higher than their regular prices) and also there is a very promising Chinese place with wonderful looking roast duck and such unusual to find in food court dishes such as Sichuan crispy mala chicken. The latter is a mere 100 baht for a small portion so please don't get the idea that it will necessarily break the bank to eat at this food court.

 

People as you try some of the places in the new Beach Eats please feel encouraged to "review" the food that you eat there on this thread as the place represents several new mini restaurants.

Walked by yesterday and it was rather quiet. Perhaps things will pick up when more people find out it is now open but I think many will be put off by the higher prices. There are far cheaper alternatives at Avenue, Central Marina, RGP and T21. It's not as if there is a decent view while you eat.

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4 minutes ago, champers said:

Walked by yesterday and it was rather quiet. Perhaps things will pick up when more people find out it is now open but I think many will be put off by the higher prices. There are far cheaper alternatives at Avenue, Central Marina, RGP and T21. It's not as if there is a decent view while you eat.

Well I was frankly kind of surprised about the prices there and wondered myself if this kind of concept will really work in Pattaya. An initial thought was -- LIKE BANGKOK. But they are indeed offering many new dishes. For example the Greek pasta with lamb at 350 baht. So in such cases it's more about do you want to eat that kind of dish and are you willing to pay the price just the same as a regular restaurant, or not? Many restaurants are thriving with similar price points but I'm not making any predictions. 

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48 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Well I was frankly kind of surprised about the prices there and wondered myself if this kind of concept will really work in Pattaya. An initial thought was -- LIKE BANGKOK. But they are indeed offering many new dishes. For example the Greek pasta with lamb at 350 baht. So in such cases it's more about do you want to eat that kind of dish and are you willing to pay the price just the same as a regular restaurant, or not? Many restaurants are thriving with similar price points but I'm not making any predictions. 

Maybe the weekends will be busier when Bangkokians arrive.

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1 hour ago, Jingthing said:

Well I was frankly kind of surprised about the prices there and wondered myself if this kind of concept will really work in Pattaya. An initial thought was -- LIKE BANGKOK. But they are indeed offering many new dishes. For example the Greek pasta with lamb at 350 baht. So in such cases it's more about do you want to eat that kind of dish and are you willing to pay the price just the same as a regular restaurant, or not? Many restaurants are thriving with similar price points but I'm not making any predictions. 

I'd say a food court is next to a prison cell in atmosphere so wouldn't spend any money there, I'd go to a real restaurant. But Bangkokians that never leave an AC'd mall in their lifetime should feel right at home.

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T21 is by far the best food court in town.

I think Central has always done well because Jomtieners seem to not want to travel the extra 5 minutes or so to T21. 

One evidence is Central FC always seems full of Russians.

In an event, good info. and nice to have options with the new spot at Central.

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15 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

T21 is by far the best food court in town.

I think Central has always done well because Jomtieners seem to not want to travel the extra 5 minutes or so to T21. 

One evidence is Central FC always seems full of Russians.

In an event, good info. and nice to have options with the new spot at Central.

Yeah definitely T21 is the best more classic Thai foods food court in town and the best prices as well. But you can't really compare to the new Beach Eats place that has special dishes such as a large Greek food menu and a more gourmet type of Chinese place, among others. 

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Mihimihi French puff pastry sticks

T21 mall, London floor, in the row of dessert and snack stalls near Foodland

This is an Asian chain but I'm not sure about which nation it comes from. 

Mimimihi is a Maori word so maybe that means it's from New Zealand?

It also appears to be a money machine.

Basically they are pastry sticks which they fill up with your choice of flavor creamy stuff upon ordering. 

They've been open about 4 days already.

Unlike some locations they don't appear to have ice cream fillings.

They do have souffles though.

One stick is 70 baht and a soufflé is 120. 

The flavors for the sticks were original, chocolate, latte, and macha with a temporary flavor or strawberry cheesecake.

I went with their best seller, the original, one stick.

The pastry stick was imbedded with toasted almond, on the sweet side but not too much, the original cream filling didn't fill the stick so well but what was there was lighter and less sweet than I would have expected. Overall a very pleasant and LIGHT dessert snack. I can understand why people get addicted to these sticks. 

The flavor profile of the original flavor with toasted almond stick reminded me very much of a favorite treat from my childhood --

Good Humor vanilla ice cream with toasted almond bar! I think many Americans know that one, not sure if it was ever international. 

 

https://www.instacart.com/products/141303-good-humor-bar-toasted-almond-6-ct

 

So obviously  I loved my stick because the flavor brought me back to my childhood.

 

More info from a Malaysia branch:

https://klfoodie.com/this-new-pastry-shop-serves-french-puffs-which-are-vowed-to-hit-your-sweet-spot/

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20 hours ago, pegman said:

Had he taken over from the English guy? I had heard he (English guy) married his longtime who ran the bar then there was a domestic problem. Lucky he got out alive.

Working out of .... nothing to do with owning or managing.

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