As the sun slowly begins its descent towards the horizon, the calm ocean breeze gives a sense of peace. The calls of the seagulls can be heard in the distance as passerbys on the boardwalk offer them biscuits. This magnificent view can be observed from the comfort of the dining room table as the selection of fresh seafood is fetched nearby and prepared at this local venue.
Imagine a shop where diners experience the comforting purrs of cats while enjoying a refreshing cup of coffee. The main attraction here is not the food unfortunately, but the joy of sharing a meal with a feline companion. The various breeds available at this little cafe’ are the British Shorthair, Persian Cat, and my personal favorite, the Sphinx Cat. If have soft spot for adorable kittens, then this shop is worth a visit.
Sometimes in our quest to find that perfect meal, we tend to overlook the small shops. This little shop in particular had been overlooked countless times during my occasional visits to Pattaya City. With the entire seating arrangements fitting no more than 30 people, it came as no surprise that I had missed it. Had it not been recommended to me by a personal friend I would have never known its existence. Baba Eating House had truly been a hidden little treasure worth finding.
In various cultures around the world, there are different interpretations of what a satisfactory noodle dish would be. From the fresh ingredients exposing the harmonious notes on the tip of the tongue, to the different techniques utilized in its preparation. Italians have their spaghetti, Japanese have their ramen, and Thais, have their masterpiece on a plate, known as the Pad-Thai.
What began as a tiny fishing village in the eastern part of Thailand, has developed into a prime destination for tourist seeking to enjoy its famous nightlife and popular beaches. Located near Thailand’s pristine gulf coast, Pattaya City offers a remarkable view of a sunset from the 14th floor of a luxurious 5 star venue. What place is am I referring to, you ask? The location is none other than that of the famous Hilton Hotel.
Located deep within the heart of Bangkok City, surrounded by tall concrete infrastructures and major shopping outlets such as Central World or Platinum, lies prestigious dim sum chain with 17 locations worldwide, 2 of which are available in Thailand. Acclaimed for their fresh seafood which are gathered in directly from the source, Ah Yat Abalone has the ability to creating a memorable dining experience and leave an everlasting impression on your taste buds.
As the sun rises above the horizon and the birds begin to serenade their morning sonnets, we wake up dreary-eyed from our slumber. Of course our stomachs have been fasting the entire night so naturally our tummies begin to growl. Hunger grabs hold initiating our desire for food. We search for that morning fuel, we search for our morning breakfast.
When meeting someone for the first time, it is customary to ask where are they from or what typical dishes their area is well-known for? When asked this question, I answer with a smile saying, “I am from Hawaii.” Their expression shows a sense of amusement as I go into detail of the well-known dish and local favorite from Hawaii is called Poke.