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Evil Penevil

Steak in Pattaya

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We haven't had a thread lately on steak in Pattaya, so I'll start one.  Any kind of comment on beef steak in a Pattaya restaurant is welcome.  It doesn't have to be about the best or cheapest, it can be about any steak you've had here, whether cheap, expensive, good, bad or mediocre.
 
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I'll kick it off with the  200 gram (about 7-oz) Australian rib eye special for 459 baht at Longhorn Steakhouse and Cafe in the Central Arcade across from Mike's Mall.  It's the arcade with Kiss, Beefeater, Patrick's and My Way.
 
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The special included a choice of potato and gravy or one sauce.  I picked mashed potatoes and English mustard, which wasn't a sauce but a small dish of what tasted like real Coleman's Mustard. The rib eye rested on a bed of diced vegetables and came with a slice of grilled tomato.
 
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I asked for my rib eye to be medium rare and that's exactly how it came.  It had been nicely grilled, tender and had a great taste.  I'm guessing, but I believe it was the equivalent of USDA Choice, the second highest quality designation in the U.S.  The mashed potatoes were also excellent.
 
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To top off the meal, I had a vanilla ice cream sundae with caramel sauce for 75 baht.  It could have done with a bit more sauce, but otherwise hit my sweet spot. 
 
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I drank soda water (40 baht), but Longhorn had a selection of beers and wine on offer, including Belgian beer.
 
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Longhorn was clean, comfortable and well-lit, which are always key factors.  I ate there at about 8 p.m. and there were 11 other customers when I arrived. Longhorn shouldn't be confused with Big Horn, a long-running steakhouse in the same arcade that closed about three years ago.
 
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Bottom line:  I won't hesitate to eat at Longhorn again.  Price wise, it seems to occupy the upper middle ground between Steak & Co., Beefeater and Patrick's at the high end and the budget steak places.
 
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Never eaten steak in Patts but most likely will go there next time. Looks good and I love good mash.

Like mine rare.

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I never moved away from Patrick’s despite this place being close by. I think what put me off was their gut buster adverts of big and brash steaks. A nice fillet works for me

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havent had a steak outside of at the rockhouse for some time .

we do both sirlion and ribeye 300 gram from prime asia .

served with either french fries or mash , with fried onion , gravy and garden peas .

325 b and damned good .

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44 minutes ago, mulphy said:

havent had a steak outside of at the rockhouse for some time .

we do both sirlion and ribeye 300 gram from prime asia .

served with either french fries or mash , with fried onion , gravy and garden peas .

325 b and damned good .

Put your price up mate - too fookin cheap 

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2 hours ago, Cat Crumpet said:

Put your price up mate - too fookin cheap 

325 baht, I never spend that on food in one day.

The soi food is really good and its worth a try.

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Surprise! (aka Surprise BBQ) is best known for its U.S.-style BBQ beef and pork ribs at bargain prices, but it also has steaks, burgers, skewers and chicken on its menu..  It's located  near the intersection of  Soi Buakhao and Soi 21, across the street from the north end of Tree Town and around the corner from the Chunky Monkey.

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It's a very small restaurant with only three tables (two tables for four and one for two), plus counter seats for about six more.  It's popular, which means it's often crowded.  It's not a comfortable place to have a meal, but the decent food at cheap prices have won it a loyal customer base.  Two ladies handle the cooking and two more the serving,  which means wait times for your food can be long.

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Because Surprise! is so cramped, I've mostly had ribs for takeaway, but that's a topic for a separate post.  Yesterday I tried the rib eye steak steak at 169 baht. It came with a  handful of thick-cut fries, two onion rings, a dish of brown sauce and a dollop of salad.

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I asked for my steak to be cooked medium rare, but I got it medium.  It was Thai beef. but not tough.  The menu and a sign says its "AA" grade beef, but I'm not sure what grading scale is being used.  Canada has a scale with letter-A ratings and "AA"  would be the equivalent of  lower-end U.S. Choice.   For the price, it was O.K.  

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The fries could have been a bit crisper for my taste.  The onion rings, which I can easily live without, were O.K. and the salad was fresh. It hadn't been sitting slathered in dressing all day. The sauce was supposed to be pepper or mushroom, but had no flavor at all. At least it was served on the side and not poured on top of the meat.

Bottom line:  The rib eye steak was O.K., certainly not great, but you can't expect a great steak for 169 baht.  The sides were a mixed lot, ranging from good salad through middling fries and onion rings to a poor sauce.

My main reservation about Surprise! centers on the cramped quarters, which more or less rules it out for me as a place to have a meal.  You are almost sitting on top of the other customers.  Not only can you hear every word they say, but every sound they make, including chewing, burps and farts.  If they haven't had a recent shower, you can sure smell them. In the future, I'll continue to use Surprise! for takeaway.

Almost worth noting for anyone with mobility problems.  There is a very narrow set of stairs leading up to Surprise! which would be difficult for some to manage.

It's open from 2.30 or 3.00 p.m. (the menu and sign give different times) to 10.00 p.m., but opening hours seem quite flexible. It often closes earlier than 10.00 p.m., probably because they have run out of food. It's closed Sundays.

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18 minutes ago, Evil Penevil said:
 

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Surprise! (aka Surprise BBQ) is best known for its U.S.-style BBQ beef and pork ribs at bargain prices, but it also has steaks, burgers, skewers and chicken on its menu..  It's located  near the intersection of  Soi Buakhao and Soi 21, across the street from the north end of Tree Town and around the corner from the Chunky Monkey.

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It's a very small restaurant with only three tables (two tables for four and one for two), plus counter seats for about six more.  It's popular, which means it's often crowded.  It's not a comfortable place to have a meal, but the decent food at cheap prices have won it a loyal customer base.  Two ladies handle the cooking and two more the serving,  which means wait times for your food can be long.

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Because Surprise! is so cramped, I've mostly had ribs for takeaway, but that's a topic for a separate post.  Yesterday I tried the rib eye steak steak at 169 baht. It came with a  handful of thick-cut fries, two onion rings, a dish of brown sauce and a dollop of salad.

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I asked for my steak to be cooked medium rare, but I got it medium.  It was Thai beef. but not tough.  The menu and a sign says its "AA" grade beef, but I'm not sure what grading scale is being used.  Canada has a scale with letter-A ratings and "AA"  would be the equivalent of  lower-end U.S. Choice.   For the price, it was O.K.  

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The fries could have been a bit crisper for my taste.  The onion rings, which I can easily live without, were O.K. and the salad was fresh. It hadn't been sitting slathered in dressing all day. The sauce was supposed to be pepper or mushroom, but had no flavor at all. At least it was served on the side and not poured on top of the meat.

Bottom line:  The rib eye steak was O.K., certainly not great, but you can't expect a great steak for 169 baht.  The sides were a mixed lot, ranging from good salad through middling fries and onion rings to a poor sauce.

My main reservation about Surprise! centers on the cramped quarters, which more or less rules it out for me as a place to have a meal.  You are almost sitting on top of the other customers.  Not only can you hear every word they say, but every sound they make, including chewing, burps and farts.  If they haven't had a recent shower, you can sure smell them. In the future, I'll continue to use Surprise! for takeaway.

Almost worth noting for anyone with mobility problems.  There is a very narrow set of stairs leading up to Surprise! which would be difficult for some to manage.

It's open from 2.30 or 3.00 p.m. (the menu and sign give different times) to 10.00 p.m., but opening hours seem quite flexible. It often closes earlier than 10.00 p.m., probably because they have run out of food. It's closed Sundays.

Evil

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My mate raves about the ribs , I tried them have to say they were good ...had the chicken steak one time eaten there twice ...

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2 minutes ago, Parky said:

My mate raves about the ribs , I tried them have to say they were good ...had the chicken steak one time eaten there twice ...

No doubt the ribs are good and value-for-money, but I'm not sure they are worth a rave.  One big advantage of Surprise! is that you can order a small portion of ribs, which is usually enough for me.  I don't often feel like a full rack or even half-rack of ribs.

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14 minutes ago, Evil Penevil said:

No doubt the ribs are good and value-for-money, but I'm not sure they are worth a rave.  One big advantage of Surprise! is that you can order a small portion of ribs, which is usually enough for me.  I don't often feel like a full rack or even half-rack of ribs.

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I think as it was round the corner from his place  and as you say you can get a small portion .... the Rave was the cost v normal ribs about 250 or 300.. so a tempered rave as it were 😎

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