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    Question Molly Malones 99 baht English Breakfast - only 106 baht

    Every wednesday morning I visit my wonderful dentist, deep in the heart of the sun drenched ghost town what is Patpong at 10:00 am.

    I always take my System A toothbrush that she recommended to remove what remains of Molly Malones 99 baht English Breakfast which costs 106 baht.

    Still, despite the bare faced lie about the cost - the sheer audacity of this deception does not make the breakfast any less enjoyable, once you have trained the staff to make sure that the toast is sufficiently singed to UK standards and not Thai style toast which is simply heated bread, and the fried eggs are not coated with a film of uncooked 'phlegm'.

    The breakfast is not 100 English as it includes a 'hash brown' which is an American food product made from potatoes. It's actually quite nice and is made to feel at home by the other British elements which include tomato, the not bad sausage and the surprisingly decent (by Thai standards) bacon.

    You also get a pot of tea with a little jug of milk to wash it all down with, though it's about as weak as you'd expect with only one cheap tea bag.

    Still, it's not a bad deal - just make sure you pile plenty of tomato, bacon, HP and egg onto your forkful of toast because the bread is sickly saccharin sweet.

    The reason for this is completely beyond me, and I really want to complain about it but instead I'm on here giving the fucking place free advertising.

    Any ideas why a pub catering for foreign nationals and serving British food would ruin an otherwise perfectly good value breakfast with bread that could only be enjoyed by a child or a Thai?

    P.S. Should 'wednesday' have a capital letter?

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    Only on Tuesdays.

    Sounds bloody nice. Would they add a Guiness instead of the tea and call it an Irish breakfast? Price'd treble/tripple though... & then some.

    I haven't had their Sunday lunch in 6 months or so. Wonder what time the GP starts?

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    Any ideas why a pub catering for foreign nationals and serving British food would ruin an otherwise perfectly good value breakfast with bread that could only be enjoyed by a child or a Thai?

    for 99 or 106 baht you cant expect too much these days, certainly not in a faux irish establishment, and, being mick trained thais, they probably think that the bread is the least important part of the meal.

    the rest of the meal is probably of equally poor quality, but when soaked in oil and fried, smeared with egg, plastered with salt, and put in front of a customer who has had to wait 10 minutes for it, then anything will taste good.

    the bottom line is that so long as customers will put up with it, then they will carry on serving it.

    for that kind of breakfast, if i couldnt make it myself at home, then i would go to macdonalds for one of their mcmuffin breakfasts. just as greasy, just as salty, and equally as delicious, but at least youre not sitting in one of those fucking awful wood panelled green trimmed shitholes with photographs of mick jockeys, mick golfers, mick scenery and other mickobilia staring at you from the walls.

    no, i'll take a Mcbreakfast anytime over a Mickbreakfast.



    i have come to detest these irish and british pubs, (apart from the queen victoria near soi cowboy that is, excellent food and a quiet relaxing atmosphere) i wont go into the dubliner anymore because of that horrible gurning face they advertise the place with, it actually looks like a lot of the clientele there, ugly bull necked brits drinking pints and guffawing down the dog and duck in slough instantly transported into ugly bull necked brits drinking pints and guffawing in the dubliner on sukhumvit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    I haven't had their Sunday lunch in 6 months or so. Wonder what time the GP starts?
    15.00 hrs local time

    maybe 13.00 in Thailand

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    the bottom line is that so long as customers will put up with it, then they will carry on serving it.
    people like Scampy are to blame

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    for 99 or 106 baht you cant expect too much these days
    Yeah but come on, you can get a passable sliced loaf for 20 baht at any Sewen Elewen.

    the rest of the meal is probably of equally poor quality
    It's fine, other than the fucking sugar toast.

    i would go to macdonalds for one of their mcmuffin breakfasts - at least youre not sitting in one of those fucking awful wood panelled green trimmed shitholes with photographs of mick jockeys, mick golfers, mick scenery and other mickobilia staring at you from the walls.
    No, you're surrounded by cheap melamine prefab yellow and red fixed seating and beige walls adorned with self serving advertising about faux nutritional values and as you enter you are greeted by a vile fiberglass statuette of a clown type thing wearing striped stockings and apple catcher dungarees in a patronizing waiing position.

    Look Tax, I agree with you about the cheap shitty pubs and most of them aren't worth a wank... O'Reillys has shit food and atmosphere, the Bulls Head is full of pricks, Hanrahans has no atmosphere, The Londoner is dull, the Soi 8 pub has it's moments but tries to hard to impress with its ridiculous English breakfast on a square plate, The Dubliner is overpriced, the Duke Of Wellington is alright but nobody knows it exists, the Robin Hood is a tacky version of O'Reilly's, The Black Swan is nice and cosy but can't go in there without being reminded of the original Nip, there's one near Soi Cowboy (Penny Black?) which I went in once and looks like it was made from a kit so I left, and The Old Dutch has excellent fish and chips and is okay providing you are sat outside.

    Did I miss any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    P.S. Should 'wednesday' have a capital letter?
    The rule says that anything of importance should start with a capital letter, was it an important day for you?

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    It was an important day for my upper left six.

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    I can't understand why folks can't make their own breakfast.

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    I couldn't make my own breakfast because I was in Silom.

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    Actually alright. Used to have it once or twice a week when I was based down that way.

    deep in the heart of the sun drenched ghost town what is Patpong at 10:00 am.
    The girls will be outside star of light bj bar at that time looking for breakfast too.

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    Did they cut the end of the sausage into a flower shape?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    I can't understand why folks can't make their own breakfast.
    I like to have mine about 9.30-10.00. If I'm out and about before then it'll be pretty inconvenient to bring a camping stove and the necessary cutlery etc with me.

    I usually have a nice coffee and freshly baked croissant on me balcony though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao
    I usually have a nice coffee and freshly baked croissant on me balcony though.
    Sounds nice.

    Personally, after my first cup of coffee I have a couple of poached duck eggs on wholemeal toast.

    No butter, just a sprinkling of salt.

    a second cup of coffee and some chilled pomello.

    Sets me up for a day of indolence.



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    Yeah but come on, you can get a passable sliced loaf for 20 baht at any Sewen Elewen.
    have a word with the manager at malones, tell him or her that the bread spoils an otherwise half decent breakfast and see if they will listen to a customer and go out of their way to keep that customer by serving some better bread.

    do they serve the margarine and jam in those little plastic 2-compartment thingies that sit on the plate with the toast.

    they are just not big enough to hold the amount of marg or jam necessaryto make the 2 toasts you always seem to get edible. its a thai trick to piss off falangs, marg and jam are to a falangs toast what those chillie and vinegar naam jim are to a thais rice curry.... and they wouldnt dare shortchange a thai his condiments.

    for some reason i cant stand those 2 compartment things, they typify all the things that are cheap and nasty about thailand.


    especially the pink ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao
    The girls will be outside star of light bj bar at that time looking for breakfast too.
    Do they cuddle as well Mao?

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    Is that French bakery still open on the same soi? I vaguely remember hearing it'd closed down, can't be sure though. If it's still there, they do well to buy their bread from there instead of 7-11...

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    ^^ Never asked as their mouth was full.

    Will check for ya next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    do they serve the margarine and jam in those little plastic 2-compartment thingies that sit on the plate with the toast.
    There's a peel off square thing of jam which I never use because I generally don't like sweet food, and you get a small wedge of cheap butter which is paled from living in iced water.

    they typify all the things that are cheap and nasty about thailand.
    Such as blue plastic pipes/pink tissues et al.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    Did I miss any?
    The Huntsman in the basement of the Landmark, 2-for-1 happy hour makes it a good after work option; Witch's Tavern is decent enough but a bit out the way and, like so many Bangkok pubs these days, the food has gone way downhill recently (Dubliner is the worst offender in this respect), Jameson's, is it? In one of the hotels in Silom anyway; that new place on Ekkamai; the Barbican on soi Thaniya, has seen better days... think that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    Yeah but come on, you can get a passable sliced loaf for 20 baht at any Sewen Elewen.
    nope, all rubbish, unless you eat that type of shit normally
    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    Did I miss any?
    probably, but who cares, they are all nasty
    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao
    I usually have a nice coffee and freshly baked croissant on me balcony though.
    now you are talking; the English Breakfast should have vanished into obscurity along with toad-in-the-hole, dumplings, black pudding, pigs trotters and any other stinking peasant food

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    black pudding
    I beg to differ on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    dumplings
    "shudder" very nearly fired off a red for brining back some better forgotten memories then!

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    the breakfasts in Bangkok mostly have always been crap. The best was, maybe still is a fat lady in Soi 22 near where soi 20 intersects, beats all the big pubs ones into a cocked hat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    the breakfasts in Bangkok mostly have always been crap.
    You try finding a decent English breakfast in Kuala Lumpur mate.

    Those fvckers don't even have bacon..........

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