Saturday, January 16, 2010

Jomtien Beach’s fabulous restaurants

Pattaya’s Jomtien beach area boasts fantastic restaurants and food is beautifully prepared, fresh and served by helpful staff. Faves so far:

Pong Kitchen Restaurant: Eric chose Tom-Kha ( Coconut milk soup with shrimp) for 80 baht; I selected Guay-Tew-Nam (Lettuce broad-noodle soup with chicken). I didn’t order French fries but learned their Thai name is Mum Farang (foreigner) Toad.

Continental: Great for breakfasts with real brewed coffee rather than the Thai staple of Nestle or other brand’s instant. Muesli with fruit (fresh pineapple, strawberries and bananas) delicious.

Lan Bao: Thai food excellent but we had to sit in overflow seating on the actual street (which is under dusty construction) with the dogs. Food great; ambiance a let-down. Note to self: get their early so as to sit inside else walk kitty-corner across street to Pong Kitchen.