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Evil Penevil

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  1. Evil Penevil

    Christmas Dinner 2018

    Infiniti at the InterContinental (former Sheraton) has some of the best sunset views in all of Pattaya. From the Web site: Infiniti isn't offering a Christmas menu, but you can check out its "Romantic Dinner Menus." An example: Christmas Elements at the InterContinental does have Christmas Eve and Christmas Day buffets. Impressive! That's a REAL buffet menu. It's not cheap, but considering some pubs are charging over 1,000 baht for limited carvery buffets, it's good value for money. A few more options where you won't be seeing any wife beaters. Santa Penevil
  2. Evil Penevil

    Christmas Dinner 2018

    I don't know, either, but I doubt it. The Queen Vic is, though ... Santa Penevil
  3. Evil Penevil

    Christmas Dinner 2018

    Text from a pic on another board: Simple Simon's Christmas Dinner Served at 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm Free glass of red/white house wine Creamy chicken & mushroom soup or prawn cocktail Slow roasted turkey, succulent roast pork loin, chipolata sausages wrapped in bacon, creamy mash potato, roast potato, sprouts, baby carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, Yorkshire pudding, sage & onion stuffing, Cranberry sauce & onion gravy Christmas pudding or mince pie with custard 850 Bt Inclusive + Thai Menu Also Available Simple Simon's is located on Soi 5 (aka Soi Immigration) off Jomtien Beach Road. Santa Penevil
  4. Evil Penevil

    Christmas Dinner 2018

    A few more. The Lion Pub on Soi Regional Land and El Greco (Greek and Mediterranean) Restaurant: El Greco also has this special offer: Offer with any order in Restaurant 1. Free entree of Tzatziki, Olives and Homemade Pita Bread whilst waiting for your meal. 2. Free Coffee or Desserts after meal. And two on Soi Diana near LK Metro. The Robin's Nest has a three- course, all-you-can-eat buffet and Harry's is going with a traditional Swedish Christmas Eve buffet. The Robin's Nest doesn't accept reservations for Christmas dinner, while reservations are mandatory at Harry's. Here's a translation of Harry's Christmas Eve menu: Welcome to celebrate Christmas with us at Harry's Restaurant on December 24th in Pattaya! Traditional Swedish Christmas Table with Meatballs, Pickled Beet Salad, Herring (several types), Pickled Salmon, Smoked Salmon, Red Cabbage, Priinskorv (sausage), Ham, Jansson's Temptation (potato and anchovy casserole), Spare Ribs, Deviled Eggs, Liver pâté, Rice a la Malta, Fruit Salad, Mulled Wine, Gingerbread, Scandinavian Shots & much more! 995 baht Only bookings with 500 baht in deposit. First seating: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Second searing: 7.30 p.m. untill late Santa Penevil
  5. Evil Penevil

    Christmas Dinner 2018

    For those want a (sort-of) Christmas dinner but don't want to spend much, the Chunky Monkey on Soi Buakhao; the Seaside at the corner of Soi Chaiyapoon and 3rd Road; and the Golden Ferret at New Plaza might be options. The first two are offering Xmas meals that don't include turkey or Christmas pudding. The Golden Ferret is offering turkey and Christmas pudding. I've seen the pics of their menus on another board, but I don't want to rip off pics without permisson. Neither the Chunky Monkey nor the Seaside have Web sites or social media pages. Here's the text of the Chunky Monkey sign: "Monkey Gone Mad Christmas Dinner NO TURKEY Cream Of Tomato Soup, Prawn Cocktail Bread Roll Ham, Pork, Beef Or Chicken With Mash & Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Peas, Cauflower, Pig in Blanket & Gravy Trifle Fresh Fruit and Ice-cream" The main course costs 199 baht, two courses cost 249 baht and three cost 299 baht. The Seaside is offering four roast dinners (lamb, beef, pork, chicken). All include the choice of aspargus soup or prawn cocktail as a starter and one soft drink. The lamb dinner is 370 baht; roast beef 290 baht; pork and chicken both 250 baht. The sign doesn't give a dessert option. The sign at the Golden Ferret reads: "Christmas Day Dinner Served 1.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Homemade Minestroni Soup or Prawn Cocktail 100 baht Roast Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Sage & Onion Stuffing Chipolata, Brussel Sprouts, Buttered Carrots Roast & Creamed Potatoes 495 baht Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce or Fresh Fruit Salad & Cream 150 baht Mince pie 50 baht Coffee & Mints 50 baht"
  6. Evil Penevil

    Christmas Dinner 2018

    Santa Penevil
  7. Evil Penevil

    Christmas Dinner 2018

    This is the cheapest fixed-plate option I've seen so far: Tequila Sunrise is on the corner of Jomtien Beach Road and Soi Chaiyaphruek, so it's a bit of a haul from central Pattaya. Book early if you're interested; it's not a big place and I'm sure it will be sold out. Santa Penevil
  8. Evil Penevil

    Christmas Dinner 2018

    The Hilton Resort Pattaya at Central Festival has a slew of options for the holidays. The Hilton has a 12-page brochure (!) with all the details, in case you want more information. Santa Penevil
  9. Evil Penevil

    Under 300 Baht ... And Good!

    Some decent offers at the Robin Hood Tavern, although I haven't been too impressed by the food on a couple of past visits. They may, however, be a bit optimistic with their Scotch egg promotion. I wonder if they have been inspired by the story of Robert the Bruce and the spider? "If at first you don't succeed ..." Evil
  10. Evil Penevil

    Christmas Dinner 2018

    Steak & Co on Soi Lengkee. Potatoes roasted with goose fat are great! Santa Penevil
  11. Evil Penevil

    Christmas Dinner 2018

    And for those looking for a fine-dining experience: The prices are reasonable for a restaurant of Bruno's standard, considering pubs are charging around 1,000 baht for Christmas dinner. Another more expensive option. The Point at the Dusit Thani: And the ever-popular Nicky's on Soi Buakhao, with pics of the Christmas desserts: Santa Penevil
  12. Evil Penevil

    Christmas Dinner 2018

    Note that there's no turkey on the menu and the FB page confirms no turkey will be served. Also ... Santa Penevil
  13. Evil Penevil

    Under 300 Baht ... And Mediocre

    I had the breakfast burrito at Retrox Game On this morning and it was mediocre. With the 50% Eatigo discount at 7.30 a.m., it cost 88 baht, plus 40 baht for a bottle of water. The menu description of the breakfast burrito was a bit optimistic. The pork sausage was tasteless; the small strip of bacon had been fried brittle, not just crispy; there was maybe a tablespoon of scrambled eggs; no hash browns but two chunks of what might have been baked potato; and there might have been a speck of mozzarella, not more. Except for the saltiness of the bacon, there was no taste at all. I had asked the waitress to hold the baked beans, but in afterthought, that was probably a mistake. The beans would have added some desperately needed flavor. I'm glad the sausage had been cut into chunks rather than diced, as that made it easier to avoid eating. Without flavor, sausage is just meaningless calories. And if Retox is not going to use proper hash browns, the potato should have been diced and fried with onions or sweet peppers for flavor. More scrambled eggs and less potato would have been a good thing. The tortilla was tough, a sign that it had been overcooked, maybe even reheated in a microwave. It would have been improved by Mexican or Tex Mex seasoning. Cheese would have helped, too, but not mozzarella. It would be unrealistic to expect Monterey or pepper jack cheese in Pattaya, but Swiss, Emmental or even cheddar would be better than mozzarella. Bottom line: Unless Retox Game On changes the recipe for its breakfast burrito, I won't be ordering it again. There's no way much a bizarre combination of ingredients can taste good together. Evil
  14. Evil Penevil

    Christmas Dinner 2018

    Still more options for Christmas dinner: Chik n Coop is a value-for-money (500 baht) , all-you-can-eat option for anyone interested in a U.S.-style Christmas dinner. Santa Penevil 
  15. Evil Penevil

    Under 300 Baht ... And Good!

    Good news for fans of tacos, burritos, quesadillas and other Mexico-inspired food! Taco Taco Tex-Mex has opened a new restaurant on Soi 9 off Pattaya Klang, not far from its former stall in the Buakhao Night Market on Soi Buakhao. 9 The menu has expanded considerably since the food-stall days. Prices have also risen, but that's understandable considering it's now an air-conditioned, enclosed sit-down eatery with about 20 seats. The young woman who owns Taco Taco is throughly familiar with Mexican and Tex-Mex cooking. Remember, they aren't the same thing. Tacos, the restaurant's menu mainstay, are basically street food in Mexico and her tacos are closer to the Mexican original in flavor and form than the U.S. fast-food taco. The pork and beef in her menu offerings are slow-cooked. In all the dishes I've tried. she's captured the big, bright flavors of Mexican and Tex Mex in the right proportions. The other night I tried the shrimp ceviche tostados at 260 baht. Small bowls of pineapple salsa and home-made hot sauce ( fiery hot!!!) accompanied the tostadas. Pieces of raw shrimp had been marinated in lime juice, mixed with pico de gallo (diced tomato, onion and chilies with cilantro) and placed on three toasted corn tortillas. Excellent! There was nothing Taco Bell-ish about those tostadas or the sauces. The pineapple salsa gave a sweet hint and a few drops of the hot sauce (enough for me!) added heat. The interior of Taco Taco is clean, functional and well-lit. As well as its food items, Taco Taco also offers hand-shaken margaritas (120 baht), beer and other beverages. I've tried the margarita and it's both delicious and strong. It was reassuring the walls weren't covered with sombreros, Mexican blankets, pinatas, burros or guitars. Instead of Frito-Bandito-style symbols, Taco Taco uses painted skulls as a table decoration as well as on its logo and exterior neon sign. Skulls have been a common motif in Mexican art since Aztec times. This has to be the most original restaurant bin I've seen in Thailand. As a nod to Tex side of its food, Taco Taco has begun with Taco Tuesdays, a U.S. innovation since the 1950s. It began as a promotion on a weekday that was slow for a Mexico-inspired restaurant in Texas. and now encompasses many restaurants across the U.S. that sell tacos. According to the owner, Taco Tuesdays have already become popular and Tuesday is the busiest day of the week for her. It gives customers the chance to sample a variety of tacos at a discounted price. The above graphic and the first pic in this post come from Taco Taco's Facebook page. You can see more photos of Taco Taco's food on its FB page. Taco Taco's hours of operation are; Monday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Tuesday- Saturday, 12 noon to 10 p.m.; closed Sunday. Below is a map that pinpoints its location for anyone not familiar with the area. Bottom line: Taco Taco is a great option for anyone who enjoys Mexico-inspired street food served on or in a tortilla. I'll be reporting again from Taco Tuesday. Evil
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