Cakes in Pattaya
One thing I have always missed in Thailand is a tasty
piece of cake. There seems to be many bakeries producing cakes and
pastries in Pattaya but many cakes taste bland and have little flavor.
I was fortunate last week to stop at the Boat Bakery on
Pattaya 2 Road across from Pattayaland 2 Road near the corner of South.
The handmade cakes had brightly colored pictures on the top made with
natural colored jellies and preserves. I asked them to make for me a
special design and a fresh cake was produced; the cake artist immediately
went to work. When she was finished in about ten minutes, she had produced
a masterpiece for less than Baht 200. It was a birthday cake and later
that night drew verbal response from everyone in the party. I bought the
cake for the beautiful design and was amazed when I bit into it. It had
the much sought after flavor that I had been missing in Thailand. The soft
texture and delicious taste lingered long after the last bite.
I returned the next day and sampled some of their small
cream pastry cups with grape or strawberry topping and cream centers.
After trying a couple, I took a dozen home. I also took some cake rolls
and chocolate delights and was equally pleased.
Iím sure that other Farangs and residents of Pattaya
would be as delighted as I was to discover the Boat Bakery.
Having visited Pattaya on many occasions, one of the
first things I do is pick up a copy of the Pattaya Mail. Homesick for some
good English food I checked the classifieds and saw an ad for Gregís
Kitchen. I decided to give it a try.
I was greeted by pleasant and helpful staff (that makes
a change these days). I decided to sit in the air conditioned section. I
was spoilt for choice by the extensive menu, and on the advice of Greg
himself I decided to try one of his homemade pies. My meal arrived
promptly and I can honestly say it was the best English food I have had in
Pattaya. I returned to Gregís on several occasions during my stay and
was made most welcome.
I would therefore not hesitate in recommending Gregís
Kitchen to anyone visiting Pattaya.
East Birmingham UK
On Saturday November 20th,17:00 Hrs, Thai Pan Hotel
Sukhumvit Soi 23, the Immortals Thailand will be holding their final
general meeting of this year. All members, applicants and friends are
invited to attend. The main topics to be discussed are Phuket Bike Week
2000 and the Immortals MC New Years party plus other topics. Please let
your friends know of this meeting.
After the meeting many of us will be attending the
planed Mad Dogs MC Thailand party (Soi Cowboy) just 500 meters from the
Thai Pan Hotel.
Their is ample and secure bike parking provided at the
Dean R. Giliard
Immortals Thailand MC
I have a few suggestions which may be of some use to
Len Jones (Time to upgrade postal service, 12 Nov. 99).
There are several places in Pattaya which will weigh,
stamp and mail letters/packages for a small fee, including Overseas
Service on the south side of Soi Post Office.
Also, there are small, accurate mechanical and
electronic gram/ounce postal scales available; postal rates can be
obtained from the Post Office, places like Overseas Service and from a
previous issue of Pattaya Mail or Bangkok Post (I canít remember which);
and stamps can be bought in quantity from the Post Office (during slow
hours, of course). I have been weighing and stamping my outgoing mail for
years, use the mailbox outside of the Pattaya Post Office and have never
lost an outgoing letter (KoW).
I hope this helps some.
A good stop in
Anybody making the trek from Pattaya to the North
overland with spouses or loved ones, and plan on stopping overnight in
Phitsanuloke as I have just done, should be aware that there is a new
farang bar in town. I came across Lady Janeís Pub by chance, run by Jane
and her husband Chris. It has only recently opened and provides draught
beer, pool and darts, UBC with all the live English Premier matches shown,
and most of all excellent food.
I told Chris I would write to Pattaya Mail when I
returned, because as a farang, I had a great night before going North, and
I think that makes a difference.
On a short walk-about last night through the Golden
Mile and back via second road, I saw lots of horribly deformed beggars. Do
the shortsighted crooks who organize such a spectacle really think this
amuses tourists? Are the policing instances aware what damage is being
done to the reputation of the city? In spite of this a few well known
hotels keep on pouring millions in marketing and sales efforts. Amazing
really, is it not?
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