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Is It Time To Visit Pattaya?

Monday, August 28th, 2017

I have been visiting Pattaya since the 1980’s and I used to live there annually for a few months. The consensus of Bangkok expats states, while it is great to get out of The Big Mango sometimes, they can only stand a few days in Pattaya.

I still think Pattaya is a great place to have fun and blow off some steam, or get something else blown off! 🙂

Pattaya Boat - Is It Time To Visit Pattaya?

EVEN MODERN PATTAYA IS TRANQUIL AT THE RIGHT TIME OF DAY

My nickname for Pattaya is Pleasure Playground, with more to see and do than just go on a ‘booze cruise’ all over the city. If you don’t like big crowds of rowdy boozers, head for Jomtien Beach, which is home to quieter bars and restaurants.

Pattaya Bangkok - Is It Time To Visit Pattaya?

HARD TO BELIEVE PATTAYA WAS ONCE JUST A TRANQUIL FISHING VILLAGE

Some guys complain about how Walking Street has become so brash and bawdy, but nobody is forced to visit. There are tons of bars and restaurants all over the city, so many that we are spoiled for choice. Research the Internet, see which venues get good reviews and search for places that suit your needs.

Pattaya Beach Thailand - Is It Time To Visit Pattaya?

THE SEA FRONT ON BEACH ROAD PATTAYA

No matter how much the powers that be try to suppress the wild reputation, Pattaya is a notorious nightlife capital. It won’t change too much, or they will have to close all of the bars. Pattaya is not a destination for some guys, it’s an addiction!

Beach Road Pattaya 1 - Is It Time To Visit Pattaya?

BEACH ROAD IS A COLOURFUL CARNIVAL 

Baht Buster British Breakfast

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Brief History Of Thailand’s Farang Food

When I first came to Thailand way back in the 1980’s (yes I feel old!), the farang food menu in Pattaya bars, comprised of very little. Some bars served no more than a Ham And Cheese Toastie, which ideally is only a snack. After eating too much native food, my poor stomach got all Thai-ed up. Well, at least the Toasted Sandwich Maker was invented to satisfy some of our needs.

Okay, you could get an American Breakfast in some places, but it was not a real cooked breakfast, especially like us Brits are so accustomed to eating. It was a jazzed up Continental Breakfast at best.

These were served with cheap cooked ham, rubbery hot dogs, sweet scrambled eggs (due too much cream), jam with barely toasted bread and tea that was like nats piss! Some Thai chefs thought it cool to add some Thai food. This sort of made it a Thainglish Breakfast. A few of these added ingredients would be sacrilege to a proper chef. The Michelin Star Award-Winning Master Chef Gordon Ramsey, would blow his top if he saw what they served in those days.

the game bangkok english breakfast - Baht Buster British Breakfast

THE GAME SPORTS BAR (SUKHUMVIT SOI 9 BANGKOK) ENGLISH BREAKFAST

These so called ‘brekkies’ can only be explained as a Thai version of a ‘cooked’ breakfast. It was cheap and cheerful. You ate it, because there were very few choices of Western food in those days. Incidentally, there were suspicious cans of Guinness available that were brewed in Thailand. Naive Americans were the only guys drinking it. Meanwhile, us Brits were giggling, as it tasted like drain cleaner.

Oh boy, how all of this has changed nowadays. With the emergence of theme pubs and a lot of them being British pubs, comes a quantity of quality. Both Bangkok and Pattaya boast some excellent establishments. So much so, you are almost spoiled for choice down Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok.

Due to rising competition over the years, the good pubs try hard to provide the best meals. The food is cooked by qualified chefs who use quality, authentic ingredients. The tide has turned and it’s very much for the better.

This leads me to mention the Baht Buster British Breakfast served daily (09:00-01:00) at Stumble In Bar located on Soi Nana. It’s great bang-for-baht at just 199฿ net and it is made with quality ingredients.

british breakfast stumble inn bangkok 1 - Baht Buster British Breakfast

STUMBLE INN BAR (SOI NANA BANGKOK) BAHT BUSTER BRITISH BREAKFAST 

 

Baht Buster Breakfast At The Irish Rovers

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Baht Busters! When you are hungry and you need a great ‘meal deal’ who are you going to call? You call Baht Busters! The Irish Rovers rightly claim the top spot for the best bang-for-baht breakfast for ONLY 99 baht. (more…)

Thailander Webzine – Volume 1

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Welcome To Thailander Webzine!

BANGKOK THAILANDWho is a Thailander?  A Thailander is very simply any person who likes Thailand.  I coined the expression in order that we can feel we are all part of a very special group of people.  And, we are special people!  Don’t worry, because if you like Thailand you are automatically a Thailander.  This newly launched “Thailander Webzine” will be posted in addition to my Wednesday weekly editions of Thailand Night Fever

(The photo of Wat Arun was taken by Annie).

Welcome fellow Thailander!

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How Big Is Thailand?

Thailand has a land area of 513,115 square kilometres.  Thailand is approximately the same size as France, but it’s a lot more fun!       

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Mexican Fiesta At Sunrise Tacos

SUNRISE TACOS BANGKOKCinco De Mayo, or the Fifth Of May, is a day that is celebrated all over the world.  In Mexico, or wherever the culture of Mexico is celebrated, families, friends and neighbours gather to have a fiesta in honour of the event.  This festival observes the 1862 victory of 4,000 ill-equipped Mexicans over 8,000 well-equipped French invaders!  The battle known as the battle of Puebla took place on (you guessed it) May 5th.  Today, all is forgiven, with fiestas planned in Mexico and in many communities around the world. Gringos who have little idea why they are coming to a Cinco De Mayo celebration are happy to celebrate the day and join in the fun and parties on May 5th. 

Cinco De Mayo is this Monday and Sunrise Tacos is ready to give their guests a fiesta of their own!  Festivities will include a giant frozen margarita with flavours of Lime, Mango and Fresh Strawberry.  You also will get to keep the giant souvenir glass!  This Margarita by-the-yard (800 ml or 27 ounce) glass comes with three shots of tequila and one shot of triple sec, along with the freshly squeezed juice for only 199 Baht + Vat. (50% off the price at Sukhumvit Soi 12).  This offer is valid on Monday, May 5th at the Sukhumvit Soi 12 and Siam Paragon branches.  Cheers!

To celebrate this fun holiday and all the tasty meals that go with it, for every 500 Baht your party spends on food at Sunrise Tacos that day, you will get one FREE “I Love Tacos” or “I  Love Burritos” shirt (valued at 250 Baht). This offer is valid for the Emporium, Siam Paragon and Sukhumvit Soi 12 locations, and is valid on Monday when you call for delivery at 02-229-4851 or order online at – http://www.chefsxp.com/home.php?manufacturers_id=98

You will be pleased to know that the restaurant, delivery service and takeaway service is 24 hours a day.

Mexican food is a huge part of celebrating Cinco De Mayo, so be sure to celebrate it at Sunrise Tacos, for one of the biggest fiestas of the year.

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Pattaya Bars Are Closed Tomorrow

TIGER BEER IN THAILANDSorry to have to tell you this news, but the bars in Pattaya are CLOSED tomorrow.  Unfortunately, Saturday, May 3rd coincides with the local elections in Pattaya.  I want you guys to be aware of this, so that you can plan accordingly.  Also, you need to know that this only affects the Pattaya nightspots.  The rest of Thailand’s nightspots remain unaffected on May 3rd.

The decision to close the bars in Thailand, because of the local elections is a strange one to say the very least.  However, fighting it is futile and furthermore, trying to understand it is impossible!  We can’t do anything about it, so we might as well learn to live with it.

Late Closing Hours Reinstated In Pattaya

The good news for Pattaya is that the authorities have reinstated the late closing hours.  Once again, the Pattaya go-go bars can stay open until at least 3:00am and some of the discos and clubs are open until cockcrow.

The situation in Bangkok is also changing.  A nightclub owner told me that his club can now stay open until 2:00am.  They were being closed at midnight.  I dare say that nightclubs across Thailand have lost a lot of money. 

HOORAY!  Bangkok nightspots including Nana Plaza can now stay open until at least 2:00am.  About time too!

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Dave The Rave’s Birthday Bash

BUDDHIST FLOWER GARLANDSI have to say that my birthday bash on Wednesday, April 30th was very enjoyable this year.  I was given a lovely birthday cake from Angelwitch Go-Go Bar (coffee flavour), plus a bottle of JW Black Label, a bottle of tequila, plus a special present from Matt and Pim, the co-owners of Angelwitch.  My friends surprised me with presents, which included a super Manchester United T-shirt from Leigh.  I was also given a special bottle of Crown Royal whisky from Mr Ed my webmaster.  There were lots of drinks and not forgetting plenty of hugs and kisses from the girls in Angelwitch.  Considering it is low season, I was very grateful that so many guys made a special visit to Angelwitch for my birthday. In addition, my phone was full of SMS messages and I have a backlog of emails to work through.  I was touched by your kindness.  This was one of the best birthdays I have ever had.  I wish to thank you all for making my 45th birthday so special.  Cheers!

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Check Out The New Pages

For those that may have missed the post, I have added some new pages.  You can view the new pages on the Contents Page.

Thanks for visiting.  Reporting live from the heart of Thailand…

Dave The Rave

 

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