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    The Jolly Frog - Restaurant Review




    The Jolly Frog in Kanchanaburi is a guesthouse, plus it has a restaurant on the main floor. The restaurant sits 200 people, and has an outdoor part by the river, plus an indoor closed, and air-conditioned area. I had the chance of eating there five out of six night for dinner.

    Every evening, the place was packed with mostly foreign travellers. They are known for their Thai food, but also have very good International food such as pizza, steak, and home-made buns. The menu is close to 20 pages long. How's that for variety.

    The Jolly Frog is known for their curries (red and green). They have excellent broiled fish that comes in a flaming fish stand (so hot and bubbly). I had lemon fish, and a friend had fish in green curry. The fish was so fresh, and delectably delicious (pics to follow).

    When I was there, I tried the Sweet and Sour Vegetables with chicken, Tom Kha Coconut Soup, Lemon Fish, Pad Thai, and Fried Chicken with Thai basil-leaf and chillies. It was so hard to pick something off the menu, because of the variety of dishes.

    Oh, the best part is the dessert. They make home-made Apple Pie. The crust just melts in your mouth, plus it comes with a side of creamy vanilla ice-cream. Almost as good as my grandmother's. They also have two Thai desserts, and a healthy fruit cake.

    The prices are soo cheap. I'd say anywhere between 50-150 baht. The food was tasty, and fresh. If you are ever in the area, check it out. Here is the website.

    ***** five stars

    Jolly Frog Backpackers and Restaurant - Kanchanaburi, by the River Kwai in Thailand

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    Yep, it can be OK. I used to go there regularly when I lived in Kan. Ive got friends there who know the owner, German lady but forget her name, something beginning with K.

    That said I did find slivers of metal in a fried rice I ordered for my son once, wasnt happy obviously.
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    been there till the staff forgot my g/f food, pasta, i was eating my food ,finished it and then they asked would we like anything else , well you can imagine what i said, anyway found another place called pong peng 100 yards further up towards the bridge, highly recomend the restuarant and the accomodation, jolly frog 0 star then when i was there,

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    Quote Originally Posted by shuggy View Post
    been there till the staff forgot my g/f food, pasta, i was eating my food ,finished it and then they asked would we like anything else , well you can imagine what i said, anyway found another place called pong peng 100 yards further up towards the bridge, highly recomend the restuarant and the accomodation, jolly frog 0 star then when i was there,

    I can't believe you would be shoveling your meal into your gob without letting them know your gf did not get her food. Mistakes can happen and you were a party to this mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot View Post

    That said I did find slivers of metal in a fried rice I ordered for my son once, wasnt happy obviously.
    You must have great eyes to see slivers.

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    been there till the staff forgot my g/f food, pasta, i was eating my food ,finished it and then they asked would we like anything else , well you can imagine what i said, anyway found another place called pong peng 100 yards further up towards the bridge, highly recomend the restuarant and the accomodation, jolly frog 0 star then when i was there,
    Shuggy I find that hard to believe. The service was impeccable when I was there. So unless you were there many years ago, I'd say you were fos.

    Pong Phen does have great food too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot View Post

    That said I did find slivers of metal in a fried rice I ordered for my son once, wasnt happy obviously.
    You must have great eyes to see slivers.
    It was more than likely bits of a scourer, not a great thing to give to a 3 year old.
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    ^Yeah no doubt. Sorry to hear about that. I never had any problems. I so miss the food from there already.

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    How much did you eat ?

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    I'm in the khan as we speak. Theres not many people around which is the way I like but the ones that are here are ensconded in the Jolly frog, I'll give it a miss as its just full of people.

    They must do good food, every backpacker here stay there as the lonely planet gives it a good spiel.

    There's heaps of great eating spots up here, one is spoiled for choise but the Jolly Frog is killing the pig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound
    I so miss the food from there already.

    what was your favorite indulgence ?

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    ^That is hard to say. I just like Thai food in general. I miss it when I come back to Korea, because the food is so bland here, and it is hard to find vegetables dishes, and variety is lacking. The apple pie was a nice treat too.

    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    I'm in the khan as we speak. Theres not many people around which is the way I like but the ones that are here are ensconded in the Jolly frog, I'll give it a miss as its just full of people.

    They must do good food, every backpacker here stay there as the lonely planet gives it a good spiel.

    There's heaps of great eating spots up here, one is spoiled for choise but the Jolly Frog is killing the pig.
    I know what you mean. The place was always packed when I was there. I don't know how the rooms are there, as I never stayed there. There is a place across the road from Jolly Frog that has good food. I forge the name. What places did you go to? Happy Travels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot View Post
    German lady but forget her name, something beginning with K.

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    Love it when people narrow it down for you.
    1. KARLA
    2. KARLENE
    3. KARLOTTE
    4. KAROLINE
    5. KASIMIRA
    6. KATARINA
    7. KATARINE
    8. KÄTHARINA
    9. KÄTHE
    10. KATHRIN
    11. KATINKA
    12. KATRIN
    13. KATRINA
    14. KATRINE
    15. KERSTIN
    16. KINGE
    17. KIRSA
    18. KLARA
    19. KLOTHILDA
    20. KRESZENTIA
    21. KRESZENZ
    22. KRIEMHILD
    23. KRIEMHILDE
    24. KRIMHILDE
    25. KRISTEN
    26. KUNIBERT
    27. KUNIGUNDE

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    None of those, its Krista. i think
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