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    Restaurants in Thailand that the food you ate was spectacular?

    Over the years,I've come to expect the food in many restaurants to be just average.

    The only time I was really wowed by the food,was in Koh samui back in 1987,every meal I ate was a delight to eat, even though it took the owner about 1.5 hours to prepare/present.

    I can honestly say,when going out now I much rather eat at home had some decent Breakfasts though they are in farang style pubs.

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    Only pertains to Farang fare?

    Well....that's depressing and predictable.

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    No Jeff it refers to any type of cuisine though mainly Thai.

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    Only pertains to Farang fare?
    Rather than such a pointless snipe, why not give us a Thai restaurant or two that fits the bill?

    TBH, there are so many good restaurants in Thailand that I find it difficult to respond. I could possibly be more helpful if you narrow down the range, in terms of where and what price bracket.
    I can easily, say, laud the excellent seafood buffet at Lord Jims in the Oriental- but I must point out, you'd be hard put to find a buffet that expensive in Australia. Especially given wine prices.
    There is many a good Thai sitting out there that is cheap, reliable and basically nameless- unless you read Thai. But they come and go like the wind, so that old fave next to XYZ market may not be there anymore.

    Anyway, Meeting Point on the Darkside is cheap, cheerful, and pushes out consistently good German grub. You really can't go wrong with their Continental cold cuts breakfast at 145bht or so- It's massive, and good. But don't expect luxurious surroundings, or silver service.

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    Sabang, just had a quick look at Lord Jims buffet,looks good, though 2,650 baht not an everyday type of place to eat, well not on my budget anyway.

    I was mostly referring to casual dining on a day to day basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    The only time I was really wowed by the food,was in Koh samui back in 1987,every meal I ate was a delight to eat, even though it took the owner about 1.5 hours to prepare/present.
    What was the name of the place?

    And are you talking merely Thai hole in the wall restaurants here?

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    BCP, or Breakfast Club of Pattaya is a pretty good Facebook site (especially if you like English breakfasts!). But it's up to date, and real time- ie done by local expats, with a firm eye on the dollar. You'll get some good ideas there, although they won't be much use if you're in Phuket.

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    it was a resort,on maenam beach can't remember the name of resort.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    What was the name of the place?
    Just average prices your happy to pay for on a day to day basis.

    Just came back from what is supposed to be a good restaurant in Mukdahan, and its was no better than average home cooked meal,packed with Thais

    And got talking to my GF and asked her when was the last time you had a meal that you really remembered that was really good,she said about 10 years ago.

    I thought it was just me being an arsehole and food snob.

    Though i must admit i mainly eat Thai food when here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Over the years,I've come to expect the food in many restaurants to be just average.
    It would be cool to see how you cook for yourself due to most Thai restaurants being average, chef.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    It would be cool to see how you cook for yourself due to most Thai restaurants being average, chef.
    CS you may find because of the number of restaurants now in Thailand and the shortage of experienced Chefs,maybe that is the reason for the food being mediocre,though that's just my opinion.

    An average joe,cooking now doesn't have the love for cooking,or the ones that do will be working in the better establishments,that Sabang posted before.

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    B Samcook Home 16 in Chiang Mai - Thai fusion - I highly recommend- set menu every course was excellent on every occasion I have visited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    B Samcook Home 16 in Chiang Mai - Thai fusion - I highly recommend- set menu every course was excellent on every occasion I have visited.
    A similar named restaurant in Ubon called "The home" food can be good at times and then mediocre at other times,that's the problem I find here the consistency, though a little pricey for day to day eating.

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    The food at Cabbages n Condoms on Pratamnak Hill can best be described as uninspiring and mediocre for the price, pretty standard fare really- but given that view, the beautiful garden surroundings, and equally beautiful fawning waitstaff, you'll still walk away smiling. It won't blow your rectum off either, falang.

    For more up to date Thai choices at street level prices, you'll find quite a few on BCP- while amusing yourself about the morbid fascination with English breakfast. They even argue about the beans.
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    The wife, producing Thai or Falang it competes with any bistro or restaurant out there. She's good.
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    ant - don't do it - let him fcuk it up without your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    The food at Cabbages n Condoms on Pratamnak Hill can best be described as uninspiring and mediocre for the price, pretty standard fare really- but given that view, the beautiful garden surroundings, and equally beautiful fawning waitstaff, you'll still walk away smiling. It won't blow your rectum off either, falang.

    For more up to date Thai choices at street level prices, you'll find quite a few on BCP- while amusing yourself about the morbid fascination with English breakfast. They even argue about the beans.
    Best advice I had in the early days was it's a definite must to visit but eat before you go there.

    PS: Much like that rotating thing on Pty Tower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    The wife, producing Thai or Falang it competes with any bistro or restaurant out there. She's good.
    Yup, the only time I eat Thai is from her kitchen, and to keep it tidy that's my wife not yours.

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    I am not clear what you are after? You start out for spectacular, but we seem to be down to cheap and cheerful?

    Ok. For spectacular:

    David's Kitchen, Chiang Mai.

    David's Kitchen | Fine Dining in Chiang Mai | Gourmet Food

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    is a difficult question:
    the greek place at Hua mark took my breath away (Its called Rallis); wasnt expecting it to be that good
    theres also a very nice khao soi shop in Chang Rai at the foot of the hill with the temple on as you make your way to the beach
    went to a very good dim sum place in nakorn Sri Thammarat to
    we won it at wemberlee
    we on it in gay paree...

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    theres also a very nice khao soi shop in Chang Rai at the foot of the hill with the temple on as you make your way to the beach
    What beach would that be up in Chiang Rai. White Temple Beach?

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    Chiang Rai has a beach?! (And wild weather) | Man vs World

    sounds like youve missed out AO

    its where the boats disembark if you come from Tha Ton
    and a very nice place to spend an evening eating and drinking.
    another member and i had a boozy afternoon there on a 'dry' day
    we won it at wemberlee
    we on it in gay paree...

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    Uh oh, thanks for that mate. Was just up there and never even heard or thought of it. New thing on the CNR agenda.. Cheers, I have been to the one in Nong Khai though..

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    if you have time try the tha ton boat trip, its a lovely 3-4 hours and Tha ton is nice
    if i ever get to Nong Khai and the river is still flowing ill check it out
    we won it at wemberlee
    we on it in gay paree...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    I am not clear what you are after? You start out for spectacular, but we seem to be down to cheap and cheerful?

    Ok. For spectacular:

    David's Kitchen, Chiang Mai.

    David's Kitchen | Fine Dining in Chiang Mai | Gourmet Food
    Never been able to get a table at this place when in CM. Seems to be booked solid days / weeks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Never been able to get a table at this place when in CM. Seems to be booked solid days / weeks in advance.
    Think I booked something like a month ahead of time. They absolutely follow up on bookings, think I had to confirm at least one time that yes, I really, really was going....

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