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5 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

Well thanks a bunch!🙂

Before the re-vamp it was tatty, disorganised and noisy; out of keeping with the rest of the mall.

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2 minutes ago, champers said:

Before the re-vamp it was tatty, disorganised and noisy; out of keeping with the rest of the mall.

I will give it a go.. often walk around it and yes it looks decent.

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Anybody have any news on Chow Soy.  When I went passed last week it was shut and the builders were in. Is it shut permanently or just being remodeled?

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44 minutes ago, roger101 said:

Anybody have any news on Chow Soy.  When I went passed last week it was shut and the builders were in. Is it shut permanently or just being remodeled?

Going to be a new bar, as is Canterbury Tales just up the street.

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4 hours ago, champers said:

I go occasionally near the checkouts at Tops. The food and service are both good quality and prices are reasonable IMO  but enough to keep the riff-raff away.

Do you remember how BIG the old Central food court was?....Many time I could hardly find a seat there.......Now? Most every day there are simply loads of empty seats....

 

All that riff-raff was making Central Festival a heck of a pretty penny day after day after day......

 

I refuse to eat there now.....This riff-raff goes and eats at Sizzler now, when food is needed....

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On 9/23/2022 at 10:11 AM, treetops said:

Going to be a new bar, as is Canterbury Tales just up the street.

Correction.  I've now heard Chow Soy will still be a restaurant after renovation, run by a Scots guy.

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Panda has close to 100 baht off any order this month....Your first 2 order can be from any restaurant.....Then they give you a choice of restaurants...If you don't like any of the choices...Hit the back button and wait a few minutes and you will get a new list....

 

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On 10/13/2022 at 1:09 PM, redwood1 said:

Panda has close to 100 baht off any order this month....Your first 2 order can be from any restaurant.....Then they give you a choice of restaurants...If you don't like any of the choices...Hit the back button and wait a few minutes and you will get a new list....

 

Looks like they are continuing the 88 baht discount at Panda......The 88 baht discount is a pretty big savings......But no one here seems to care... 

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I found another Indian restaurant with reasonable prices and good food....Its called the Indian Palace Restaurant.......More expensive than the Honest Indian but not to crazy....They are on Panda.......Good deal with a discount...

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On 11/1/2022 at 7:25 AM, redwood1 said:

I found another Indian restaurant with reasonable prices and good food....Its called the Indian Palace Restaurant.......More expensive than the Honest Indian but not to crazy....They are on Panda.......Good deal with a discount...

Do you mean this one?

 

https://goo.gl/maps/hQw7QvYaHfKHPimB9

 

 

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On 9/25/2022 at 3:57 PM, treetops said:

Correction.  I've now heard Chow Soy will still be a restaurant after renovation, run by a Scots guy.

When I went past yesterday it doesn't look like Chow Soy at all. It looks more like a bar. I can't remember the new name.

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Continuing the noodles theme

 

Lanzhou beef noodle soup

 

Pattaya Beach road

Tipps Plaza

 

Wonderful Chinese chain comes to Pattaya

 

NOT on delivery apps

 

Hand pulled noodles 

Choose your noodle size

Distinctive gourmet broth

Specially prepared beef

Stir Fried noodles 

Also pork available 

 

Menu items limited to noodles, noodle soups, vegetable salad sides

 

English is limited but the menu is understandable 

 

Attractive prices for the high quality.

Noodle soups 120

Vegetable dishes 150

 

This covers it well

 

https://youtu.be/e4bzckiuQL0

 

About the type of food

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanzhou_beef_noodle_soup

 

I had the dry and hot noodles with beef  and the green bean salad

 

Needless to say good authentic Chinese food does it for me so happy to see such places here.

 

 

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On 11/14/2022 at 11:39 AM, Jingthing said:

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"JINGTHING's"

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Yong He Dou Jiang

 

New branch of classic Bangkok mostly Taiwanese restaurant now in Pattaya

 

218/1-5 Sukhumvit Rd, Na Kluea, Bang Lamung, Chon Buri 20150

(A bit north of Pattaya Orphanage)

Thank you for the suggestion but I cannot find the place in Pattaya. The adress is not identifiable in Google Maps, there is no entry for this branch on Tripadvisor yet and I do not have Facebook.

I know where the Orphanage is but in this case this does not help either with the information I have. It might be that on the Facebook page the location is somehow shown.

Could you maybe post information which allows me to try out your Pick of the Year ? Such as a screenshot of the location shown in Facebook for example.

Thanks a lot

 

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1 hour ago, Jingthing said:

Phone number is +6633001112.

 

Since you're visiting you may want to also try one of the pastry type dumplings. 

 

Such as the pork pie or the beef in a pastry open sandwich type thing 

 

 

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Thank you for the information. We never order food for home delivery but at least they can explain on the phone where exactly we may park our car.

 

I love dumplings (like the northern fried dumplings - in Japan available under the name "Gyoza"). I have several times prepared some myself. Not sure what you mean by "open sandwich type thing" but I am sure the menu will uncover this mystery.

 

If you like this kind of food there is as well a very small restaurant in Terminal 21 (Pattaya) on the 3rd floor named "Jiao Zi Guan (Shanghai Dumplings)" with very reasonable prices and gigantic portions of soup (attention: their Szechuan Style soup is really SPICEY). They do specialize in dumplings as well and offer many different varieties.

 

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32 minutes ago, moogradod said:

Thank you for the information. We never order food for home delivery but at least they can explain on the phone where exactly we may park our car.

 

I love dumplings (like the northern fried dumplings - in Japan available under the name "Gyoza"). I have several times prepared some myself. Not sure what you mean by "open sandwich type thing" but I am sure the menu will uncover this mystery.

 

If you like this kind of food there is as well a very small restaurant in Terminal 21 (Pattaya) on the 3rd floor named "Jiao Zi Guan (Shanghai Dumplings)" with very reasonable prices and gigantic portions of soup (attention: their Szechuan Style soup is really SPICEY). They do specialize in dumplings as well and offer many different varieties.

 

Yes I know it well and previously reviewed it on this topic. I like their mapo tofu ordered spicy and their boiled dumplings.

That place is mostly a Sichuan restaurant. This new place is mostly a Taiwanese restaurant. Yes the dumplings with soup inside are Shanghai style.

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Could you maybe post information which allows me to try out your Pick of the Year ?

Google Streetview location showing the old restaurant but there's also an entry for Yong He Dou Jiang showing 13 reviews since it apparently opened in July.

 

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Yong+He+Dou+Jiang/@12.9428508,100.9037739,3a,75y,291.07h,87.95t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s53LFkrVgzOUns2iTHsLduQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m15!1m7!3m6!1s0x310295fd3e319c6f:0x41224f3a7c5b5b28!2sThanon+Pattaya+Klang,+Muang+Pattaya,+Amphoe+Bang+Lamung,+Chang+Wat+Chon+Buri+20150,+Thailand!3b1!8m2!3d12.9329126!4d100.8973609!3m6!1s0x310295f7b80b0bfb:0x7d2c242bd350fb95!8m2!3d12.942832!4d100.9036225!9m1!1b1

 

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On 11/16/2022 at 3:09 AM, moogradod said:
On 11/16/2022 at 3:09 AM, moogradod said:

Thank you for the suggestion but I cannot find the place in Pattaya. The adress is not identifiable in Google Maps, there is no entry for this branch on Tripadvisor yet and I do not have Facebook.

I know where the Orphanage is but in this case this does not help either with the information I have. It might be that on the Facebook page the location is somehow shown.

Could you maybe post information which allows me to try out your Pick of the Year ? Such as a screenshot of the location shown in Facebook for example.

Thanks a lot

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/maps/ccrF46D7AjS4D46s5

Yong He Dou Jiang

218 1 5 Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150

 

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2 hours ago, Espanol said:

https://goo.gl/maps/ccrF46D7AjS4D46s5

Yong He Dou Jiang

218 1 5 Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150

 

Just passed in front with the car yesterday. The restaurant is on Sukhumvit itself. See also the picture of @treetopsThat is exactly how it looks from the outside. I am hoping the inside looks a bit more refined and the food is good.

 

I have made the experience that many Chinese restaurants look more than your common bathroom than an exclusive place. But I had excellent Dim Sum in such a place in London with white tiles on the wall 🙂. And then I remember as well the Chinese cook in a restaurant I sat down to wait for the ferry (I think it was Koh Samui back in 1975) who entered the "dining room". He carried one of these large cleavers and his apron was full of blood. Like in a horror movie. The chicken came chopped (thoroughly chopped, they obviousloy do not care much about bones).

 

I do not want to say that there are not elegant places, either - like the China House on the premises of the Mandarin Oriental BKK. Well, we will see how it is. One of my other prejudices about Chinese restaurants is their remarkable rudeness - seems to be a necessary feature. Once, there was the "Great Shanghai Western Duck Restaurant" just at the BTS Station of Prom Phong in  BKK - back some decades a secret tip for Peking Duck. THB 750.-- for a whole perfectly golden duck, pancakes etc. and meat served seperately to your liking plus soup. Well, the frowning mood has not changed with the ownership. Unforatunately the duck has.

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On 11/22/2022 at 12:09 PM, Jingthing said:

Geez folks I was only suggesting that Yong He Dou Jiang is a very useful place for those seeking authentic Chinese noodle soups, dumplings, stuffed breads etc. Like more or less everyday food. Don't expect a mouthgasm or a Michelin star experience or anything like that.

My wife and me have been there as part of our never ending "find the best restaurants in Pattaya" project.

 

And I can say you CAN expect something unusual. If this is good or questionable I will leave up to you. But special it is anyway.

 

I have to say that I have been to Chinese restaurants very many times - mostly in Europe or to a great extend in Japan and in Thailand as well. I cook as well some dishes myself. I never have been to China, though. But what I can tell that in some documentaries on TV, the food offered in China was lightyears apart from what I had been used to (And I have to admit: Nothing that I would ever consider to eat - but maybe I did watch a special series.)

 

About the place in question: It is extremely easy to find, just on Sukhumvit and even then they have parkings right in front. A rare and welcomed option. You feel very welcome and the people are very friendly - a good and considerate service. The restaurant is spacious with enough place between tables which makes you feel good. It is of a basic design - but you come here for the food and not for the setting. It is clean overall. All nice.

 

So what is special: Hard to express, but this place is much more "Chinese" then any other places I know. Each table has a turnable second table in the middle which makes it easy to access the food for everybody sitting around (which is common but not everywhere). They will give you a tasty can of hot tea for free. Other beverages on order are very limited. And here is where the "Chinese Style" takes off. They offer Soy Milk drinks and herb beverages - not the ususal thing. If you need that then there is only one choice: Cola - the standard one with sugar. Period. Or the tea - which would be a good choice by the way - it is tasty.

 

Some menue items are written in Chinese only ! Very unsusual. Others have trilingual descriptions. My wife had a Lamb Noodle soup - again a rare item. I ordered Gyoza in the hope I would get what they serve you in more than 95% of other restaurants. I was mistaken: The (giant size) dumplings came stuck to a sort of rice paper and had somehow to be eaten by hand (chopsticks were impossible to use). Never seen that style and somehow difficult to eat. Still do not know what is the right fashion. Their sauces were again not what is expected (Standard is vinegar, soy sauce and chilly oil), what they had was from another (Chinese) universe. Something sour and soy sauce in one go. Plus a small pot of chilly oil (quite hot).

 

Then I had what they called "Sour and Spicy Soup". Now I know a Chinese dish called "Hot and Sour Soup". It is one of my all time favourites, I prepare it myself as well (very complex to do). What they gave me was something remotely similar to the dish - some of the original ingredients could be found inside, but it did not at all have the thick consistence that you would expect (I have eaten it at many places it is very similar everywhere so this seems to be the standard). And then there was no "spicy" to be found. Mabe they did expect you to put some of the chilly oil in it like from a Thai Spice Rack, which I did. It was not bad - but no doubt about it - special.

 

All in all: I do not really know how to sum it up. It is so different. It seems to me that you can have real Chinese food there (but beware: That might not be what you are used to or expect), and they have really unusual items. It smells and tastes good. If you are out for a special experience (it is affordable, too), by the way of Chinese descent or just very curious to try something that deviates from the beaten tracks - this one is for you.

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