Posts Tagged ‘Bangkok restaurants’

V8 Diner Special Sets

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

(Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok)

V8 Diner Bangkok - V8 Diner Special Sets

V8 Diner Party Set - V8 Diner Special Sets

V8 Diner Special Set 1 - V8 Diner Special Sets

Share This:

Dave Rave Sunday Roast (23/09/18)

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

A Slice Of American Pie 

 

V8 DINER 05 09 18 001 - Dave Rave Sunday Roast (23/09/18)

 

In my opinion, the classic diner is part of the unique fabric within America’s fine tapestry. Some people say that America does not have much history, but that is garbage because this great nation has some incredible history. 

 

V8 DINER 05 09 18 113 - Dave Rave Sunday Roast (23/09/18)

 

The tale of the American diner dates back much further than you may think. Back in the 1920s through to the 1940s, the first U.S. diners appeared in the form of lunch cars, albeit this probably comes as somewhat of a surprise.

 

V8 DINER 05 09 18 015 - Dave Rave Sunday Roast (23/09/18)

 

The very first diners to emerge were cleverly constructed from old horse and cart wagons. Some were converted rail carriages, which I find fascinating.     

 

V8 DINER 05 09 18 007 - Dave Rave Sunday Roast (23/09/18)

 

As a kid in England, I grew up with the old British soap operas. Popular television soaps, such as Coronation Street and the mind-numbingly boring Crossroads television series. Crossroads featured the retarded Benny, who was obsessed with Miss Diane!

 

V8 Diner 08 - Dave Rave Sunday Roast (23/09/18)  

 

The family TV soap entertainment was interrupted (luckily for me), by the distinct clanging sound of a loud metal bell. Nope, it was not the town crier if that is what you are thinking. It was of course, the fish and chip van doing its rounds after nightfall.

 

V8 DINER 05 09 18 135 - Dave Rave Sunday Roast (23/09/18)

 

The relevance to this story is the first American diners were glorified mobile eateries. These meals-on-wheels wagons were elaborate versions of the modern-day fish and chip and burger vans. These vehicles as the Yanks say with that Southern drawl, served food to the fine folks from their wagons.  Let the wagons roll cowboys… Yeeha!  

 

V8 DINER 05 09 18 061 - Dave Rave Sunday Roast (23/09/18)

 

The mega trendy V8 Diner sits smugly next door to Insanity Nightclub. The location is on Sukhumvit Soi 11 in downtown Bangkok. Ironically, this pair of ever-popular venues is the epitome of two eras, that are many moons apart. I find that a slightly strange but interesting comparison.

 

V8 Diner 047 - Dave Rave Sunday Roast (23/09/18)

 

I really enjoyed Tarantino’s enthralling movie Pulp Fiction, featuring that famous American diner scene. I bet V8 Diner would love to see John Travolta and Uma Thurman pop in for a bite to eat, but let’s hope they leave their guns at home!  

 

V8 DINER 05 09 18 069 - Dave Rave Sunday Roast (23/09/18)

 

The V8 Diner is brimming, wall-to-wall with memorabilia from a bygone era. There is even a 10 cents Coke machine and a nostalgic jukebox. Oh boy, if only a Coke still cost 10 cents!

 

V8 DINER 05 09 18 026 - Dave Rave Sunday Roast (23/09/18)

 

I doubt if anywhere in Thailand, you will discover such an authentic American Diner. I agree that Took Lae Dee Restaurants in Foodland Supermarkets are great Thai alternatives. However, remember they are a Thai version of a diner.

Therefore, the V8 Diner really is a nostalgic slice of good old American pie.     

Share This:

Bangkok’s 50 Best Breakfast Eateries

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
bangkok thailand - Bangkok's 50 Best Breakfast Eateries

WHERE IS THE BEST BREAKFAST IN BANGKOK?

If you need a good Bangkok breakfast bucket list, then you are in luck. This listing is certainly not talking about a sloppy brekkie at Greasy Joe’s Mobile Cafe! Oh no, this includes some of the finest cafes and restaurants in Bangkok.

BK Magazine explores the City of Angels with meticulous detail, stating the names, locations, food on offer, prices and opening hours, at each eatery. The guys at BK Magazine have not just done the leg work for you, they have tested the food and recorded the important details. Hey, aren’t we lucky!

I think certain websites and forums focus way too much on the stereotypical “Cheap Charlie” when it comes down to prices in Thailand. There are a lot of people who don’t mind paying a fair price for a good meal. All of us mere mortals are on a one-way ticket, so we might as well enjoy the journey.

I hope you find the article useful and enjoy visiting some of the suggested venues. Please feel free to write about your favourite Bangkok breakfast eateries in the comments section below the embedded article.

Luka Bangkok - Bangkok's 50 Best Breakfast Eateries

BANGKOK’S 50 BEST BREAKFAST EATERIES

Bangkok’s 50 best cafes and restaurants to get breakfast

This minimal affair puts a clear focus on quality coffee. Beans come courtesy of top local roasters like Ceresia and Brave, with blends as well as single origins from Kenya and Colombia available as latte or flat white (B80), French press (B120) or hot and cold drip (B150).

Share This:

Celebrate St. Patricks Day At The Game

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Located downtown on the corner of Sukhumvit Soi 9 The Game Sports Bar are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.  Pints of Guinness and Killkenny will be at the special price of 199 baht until closing time at 2:00 AM tonight.

It won’t just be Irish eyes that are smiling. Get in there!

THE GAME ST PATRICKS DAY - Celebrate St. Patricks Day At The Game

Share This:

Grand Opening Party At Christinas Kitchen

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Christinas Kitchen 28 07 12 004 - Grand Opening Party At Christinas Kitchen

Cooking From The Heart! This Friday, August 17th there is a Grand Opening Party at Christina’s Kitchen. This relatively new restaurant serves American home style cooking from the heart.

The party starts at 7:00pm, there will be FREE FOOD and also, Christina’s Kitchen will serve drinks at HAPPY HOUR PRICE ALL NIGHT.

Where Is It? Christina’s Kitchen is located in Sukhumvit Soi 20.

Share This: