Pattaya Mail

Friday

DFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired.  The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts.  For more information, call 038-425611 ext. DFiT.

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

2:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Bowling at PS Bowl on the top floor of Tops Supermarket at the junction of Central and Second Roads. Contact La at PS after 1:30 p.m.

Saturday

Pattaya Archery Club meets between 10am and 12 midday every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at our dedicated shooting range within easy reach of Pattaya, near the new railway road.  Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free.  For more information call Eric, the club President , on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarcheryclub.com

Ocean Marina Yacht Club invites experienced sailors and learners for racing weekends and funsail/training weekends.  The club has 5 star clubhouse facilities and a fleet of 25' racing yachts available. www.omycsailing.com, phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.

8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 - 20, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8:00 a.m. - noon & 2 - 6 p.m. (Sat & Sun - Also Monday to Friday) Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Point Riding Academy, the biggest equestrian center in South-East Asia.  Show jumping, hacking, trail, dressage and classical dressage.  Training courses from beginners to advanced riders with English speaking instructors.  Leisure trail riding, group and private classes.  All levels of riders welcome.  Over 100 horses and ponies available.  Located on 1,500 acres of beautiful tropical garden land just outside Pattaya.  Free shuttle service available.  For more information: phone (+66) 3873 - 5050 (ext. 4016-18), fax (+66) 3873 - 4973 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8:30 am. -10:00 am. International Players Academy meets every Sat. morning for Jr. Intermediate level Tennis at Ambassador City Tennis Courts. Visitors are welcome, just bring your tennis racket, ages range from 10-16. For more details call CJ on 086 086 2121

Indoor Lawn Bowls Free at Coco Club every Saturday for school or college aged children from 11.00am - 2.00pm, with Male – English and Female Thai tutors.  Parents can sit at the bar and watch.  New champions needed!  Call Sue on 087 135 8357 or pop in to the club at Baan Amphur - signposted behind Phoenix Golf.

12:30 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games every Saturday at the soccer stadium right behind the National Indoor Stadium on Chayapreuk 2 Road.  New players always welcome regardless of skill level, experience, age or time away from the game.  For more information and directions see the softball page at the Pattaya Sports Club website www.pattayasports.org or contact Dirk Brijs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 088-218-8148

Sunday

Badminton players are invited to play 3 mornings a week at Mama Badminton Club on Soi Khao Noi, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 10am-12 noon. For more information, visit www.pattayasports.org/sports/badminton.

The Amazing Sunday Golfers are a friendly group of average index who welcome new players.  Each Sunday they have friendly games on different courses with a meeting point at the course.  Contact Philippe at 082 546 0770 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be updated each week for the upcoming game.

8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 - 20, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

3:00 p.m. Pattaya Jungle H3 meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and departure is from the Lek Hotel on 2nd Rd at 3pm.  For more info please call Kai on 01 863 5095.

Monday

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

3.15 p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 3:15 p.m. in Pattaya Third Road, in front of the Buffalo Bar close to soi Lengkee, and just down the road from the Boxing Roo. We depart at 3:30 p.m. sharp. More info at: www.pattayah3.com.

Tuesday

Chess and Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 12pm - 5pm at Hoek-Van-Holland in Jomtien. Take Thappraya Road to intersection with Beach Road. Dong Tan Police sub-station is right there. Walk back towards Pattaya 10 meters along walking path. Hoek-Van-Holland is on the right, before the parking lot. Bring your own chess set and/or scrabble board. For more information please see website www.hoek-van-holland.com - Everyone welcome.

The Pattaya Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Brauhaus on 2nd Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8. Learners and anybody who would like to play chess are most welcome. Boards and clocks are provided.

Pattaya Ladies Netball Club: 7.30 pm every Tuesday at Fairtex Sports Club.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  100 baht per person.  Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to confirm or find us on Facebook – ‘Pattaya Ladies Tuesday Night Netball’

Wednesday

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

4.00 pm – Club Petanque Thailand plays Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The court is open for groups every day. New and bigger surface. Very good drainage as well as better lighting.  No membership fee. Find us at Soi Nernplabwan 100/2 Moo7, next to Sutawas Temple and small Banglamung Police station. Contact: 085 280 7182, fax 038 248 067, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (English, French, German, Scandinavian); (Thai & Chinese: 080 618 2831.)

Thursday

4.00 p.m. Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Thai Polo Club. All ages and abilities welcome. Please contact Simon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the club website for more information and ground location: www.pattayacricketclub.com.

7:00 p.m.  Pattaya Panthers and Panties (mixed) Touch Rugby every Thursday night at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. New players are always welcome - we are a very sociable team! Please contact Paul Crouch on 089 902 6286 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Friday, 28 August 2015 08:58

Orange Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki sauce gives its own particular flavor to any dish, so this recipe is good when using chicken breast fillets. This dish then depends for the bulk of its flavor on the marinade. This procedure is best done in a plastic “zip-lock” bag, into which you place the chicken and the marinade. Turn it over several times to let the marinade get on all sides and then place in the refrigerator for at least one hour, but three or four is better. It is very simple to cook after the marinade process.

Cooking Method

Combine the marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Place chicken in a zip lock bag and pour marinade over chicken. Marinate for at least one hour in the refrigerator.

Remove from the marinade and place chicken on heavy duty aluminium foil. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange onion slices over chicken. Seal edges of aluminium foil and place on grille at medium heat. Grill for 20 minutes turning once or twice.

Ingredients serves 4
Marinade
Orange juice 1 cup
Teriyaki sauce ¼ cup
Soy sauce 2 tbspns
Ground ginger 1tspn
Tabasco sauce 1 tspns
Honey 2 tbspns
Garlic crushed 1 clove
The rest
Chicken breast fillets (sliced) 600 gm
Onion thinly sliced 1 medium
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Events

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, August 30. Everyone is warmly welcome. The Club meets every Sunday morning at the Tavern by the Sea Restaurant located on the north end of Beach Road (part of the Amari Orchid Resort). The program starts at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

A puppy adoption day will be held at the Pattaya Animal Shelter at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 29. This event is for people who want to adopt one of the 50 puppies currently being cared for at the shelter but there will also be an opportunity to wash, cuddle and care for any of the 1000 dogs there. Donations of any dog grooming products or toys would also be gratefully accepted by the shelter. For more information, call JP on 090 994 8019 or Helen 091 854 0016.

The annual Jesters Care 4 Kids Children’s Fair will take place from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 6 at the grounds of the Regents International School Pattaya. Expect to see lots of stalls offering fabulous goodies as well as all the usual party fun and games for kids, both young and old. Stalls at the Fair are still available for rental if you have something to sell and wish to take part in this great charity fundraiser. For those without transportation, a shuttle bus service will run from the Father Ray Foundation on Sukhumvit Road in Pattaya to the Regents School at regular intervals throughout the day. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/jesterscare.forkids or www.care4kids.info, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The opening ceremony for the Willpower Institute’s first-ever meditation course in English will be held on Sunday, September 6 commencing at 9 a.m. in the Sala Thai Room of at the Diana Garden Resort, North Pattaya. A live broadcast from Canada will feature an introduction by His Holiness Phra Dhammamongkolyarn, Lord Abbot of Thammamongkol Thummamongkhon Temple, Founder and Master Teacher of the Meditation of Willpower Institute. Subsequently, the class will be operated at the Willpower Institute on Sukhumvit Road from Monday to Friday from 6-10 p.m. The class consists of lectures and practicing meditation while sitting and walking. The course will run six months and the final class will be a three-day pilgrimage to Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai led by His Holiness Viriyang Sirintharo. For more information, call 082-453-9545.

The annual Pattaya Ducati ride to The Camillian Social Center Rayong will take place on Sunday, September 13. All makes of motorcycle are very welcome. The day will begin with a free lunch provided by Pattaya Ducati at 12:00 in Pattaya Klang (email Khun Pimlaphat on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to confirm). Refreshments plus a display by Ultimate Control stunt riders will be provided at the Center. The ride itself will start at 2:00 p.m. prompt and the route will be via the 36. For more information, send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Butts Street Wear will hold a charity fund raising event at Leo Blues Café on Sunday, September 13 from 1 p.m. until 6p.m. The event will feature an international buffet, live music, a fabulous magician and fashion models dressed in Butts Street Wear serving drinks. All profits made from T-shirt sales and donations will be going to the Shelter Center Pattaya, a home for orphans and neglected children in Pattaya. Leo Blues Café is located at Park Beach Condominium, Soi 16 Naklua. For more information call 098 507 3714.

The Jesters Gala Party Night will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Amari Pattaya resort starting at 7 p.m. Tickets cost 2,400 baht per person and include a mouthwatering buffet dinner, free flow wine, beer and soft drinks, some great door prizes, live entertainment, a grand raffle with Honda PCX as the top prize, an auction and dancing. All tickets need to be purchased in advance. Tables of 10 can be reserved. Dress code is smart/casual. For more information or to purchase tickets, send email to: vicechairperson@care4kids .info or visit website: www.care4kids.info.

Dining

Explore new world wines from Chile and New Zealand at Amari Pattaya on Friday, August 28. Delight in a fine gourmet experience with free-flowing wines, paired with succulent tapas, canapés and nibbles in the Garden Lounge. Wine service starts at 18:30 at only 950 THB net per person. To make a reservation and for more information, call 038 418 418 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Jameson’s Pub weekly 3 course special menu 375 Baht (Net), Main Course with a Choice of Starter, Main Course Option 1: Sirloin Steak and Chips - A 200grm Sirloin Steak cooked  to order with Jameson’s Chips, Peas, Onion Rings, Corn on the Cob and Grilled Tomato. Jameson’s is located on Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.) in central Pattaya. Call 038 361 874 for more information or visit website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com.

The Thai Garden Resort offers nightly dining presentations with different themed “all you can eat” buffets at the resort poolside: Monday – pizza & pasta buffet; Tuesday – BBQ buffet; Wednesday – multi-cuisine buffet; Thursday – German buffet with roasted pig; Friday – Thai buffet; Saturday – international buffet; Sunday – steak & skewers buffet. The buffet starts from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All this for just 399 baht and for each paying adult, one child under 12 years gets the buffet free of change from now until the 31st of October 2015. What you see is what you pay, no additional service charges or VAT. For reservations call 038 370 614 or make your booking at www.thaigarden .com under “buffet reservation”. Thai Garden Resort is located on North Pattaya Road, 200 meters from the Dolphin roundabout and 200 meters before Tesco Lotus.

Entertainment

Thailand’s Godfather of disco and funk, Burin Boonvisut will be back on stage at The Soul Lounge, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya on Friday 28th August from 10:30 p.m. onwards. Tickets cost THB 780 net per person inclusive of 1 drink of beer, whisky and soft drinks or bottle packages are available at THB 3,900 including 4 tickets. Doors open: 9:30 p.m. For ticket reservations, call 038 428 755-9 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Legends Pool and Sports bar will be holding a 10-Ball handicap pool tournament on Friday August 28 from 5 p.m. The tournament is limited to 32 players, with some great prizes to be won. For more information or directions to the bar, call (Robbo) 0929 302 595 or (Kristian) 0961 534 515.

Pattaya Latin Saturdays at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn: Come along and enjoy the biggest Latin party in Pattaya every Saturday evening with music CD giveaways, cocktail & food specials, dance animations & complimentary salsa lesson at 8 p.m. with Luiz Calderon of rumPUREE World Dance Studio (Bangkok). Free admission all night long (except for special events). For more information, visit webpage: www.facebook.com/SalsaThailand.

Come and enjoy live music at the Jazz Pit Pub. Listen to great music by Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitarists, playing live on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. The Jazz Pit is located on Soi 5 off Pattaya Beach and 2nd Road. Tel: 038 428 374. And you can also catch Thomas performing on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Sugar Hut restaurant on Thappraya Road, call 038 364 186 for details.

The North Star Library on Sukhumvit Road, north Pattaya holds regular Thai language classes Mon - Fri from 10.30 till 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. till 2.30 p.m. Cost of admission is 100 baht per session for library members and 200 baht for non-members. Private lessons are also available for 200 baht per hour. In addition, the library also holds Yoga training every Tuesday from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Father Ray Foundation. Cost is 1200 baht for 6 sessions (first session free). For more information, call 081 575 4854 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Groups & Associations

The Royal British Legion Thailand meets the last Saturday of every month from 2 p.m. at the Tropical Bar on Soi Khao Noi (Watboonsampan near the Temple entrance) in East Pattaya. You do not need to have served in the Armed Forces to become a member and can join in the many social events arranged throughout the year. The Legion’s primary aim is the care and welfare of those who have served and/or their dependents. For general enquiries send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , www.rblthailand.org.

Al-Anon Family Group: Are you bothered by someone else’s drinking? Maybe we can help. Sunday meeting at 2 p.m., Pattaya, Satree Pattaya Center, 519/56 Pattaya 2nd Road, Soi Skaw Beach near the Skaw Beach Hotel, next door to Scandalia Restaurant. Thursday meeting is at 10:30 a.m. on the 4th floor of Jomtien Plaza Condotel. For more information, call the Helpline 092 674 4109 or Richard 084 867 4138.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Pattaya: The Pattaya Group meets Wednesday and Thursday at noon (open); Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m. (closed) and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (closed) at the Satree Pattana Center, Soi Skaw Beach (2nd Rd): contact Mick on 087 994 6224, Bob 087 939 2463 or Joe 082 715 2082. The Good Morning Pattaya Group meets 9 a.m. every morning. All meetings are ‘open’: contact 084 564 8479. The Jomtien Group meets every day at noon at Jomtien Long Stay Hotel: contact: Warren on 086 158 9688, Andy 080 570 1404 or Henk 086 070 6684, Thai contact: Somchai 081 445 3302. The Scandinavian Group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays 6 p.m. at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church, Thappraya Road Soi 7: contact Hans 085 135 7755 or Rune (Rayong) 089 754 9515. 10.30 a.m. meetings every day at Satree Pattana Centre on Soi Skaw Beach off Second Road. Call 084 564 8479.

The Samaritans of Thailand English Help Line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support to the expatriate community. English-speaking staff, trained in crisis intervention will provide active, non-judgmental and empathetic listening services on the phone. All calls will be handled on an anonymous basis and are free of charge. Please call (02) 713-6791 (24hrs a day, 7 days a week).

Overeaters Anonymous meetings in Pattaya/Jomtien - The ‘Up to You’ group meets Wednesdays at 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the housing area just behind Pan Pan Restaurant in Jomtien on Thappraya Road. Call Steve at 038-364-207(h) or 089-250-1359 (cell) for directions or more information.

Narcotics Anonymous - Hotline: 082 811 2686. There are 3 English speaking meetings in Pattaya near Central Festival and 2 more in Jomtien each week. Also regular Thai speaking meetings at 12 Midday every Sunday and Persian Farsi speaking meetings at 5.30 pm on Thursdays. Please call the Hotline for details.

Friday

DFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired.  The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts.  For more information, call 038-425611 ext. DFiT.

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

2:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Bowling at PS Bowl on the top floor of Tops Supermarket at the junction of Central and Second Roads. Contact La at PS after 1:30 p.m.

Saturday

Pattaya Archery Club meets between 10am and 12 midday every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at our dedicated shooting range within easy reach of Pattaya, near the new railway road.  Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free.  For more information call Eric, the club President , on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarcheryclub.com

Ocean Marina Yacht Club invites experienced sailors and learners for racing weekends and funsail/training weekends.  The club has 5 star clubhouse facilities and a fleet of 25' racing yachts available. www.omycsailing.com, phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.

8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 - 20, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8:00 a.m. - noon & 2 - 6 p.m. (Sat & Sun - Also Monday to Friday) Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Point Riding Academy, the biggest equestrian center in South-East Asia.  Show jumping, hacking, trail, dressage and classical dressage.  Training courses from beginners to advanced riders with English speaking instructors.  Leisure trail riding, group and private classes.  All levels of riders welcome.  Over 100 horses and ponies available.  Located on 1,500 acres of beautiful tropical garden land just outside Pattaya.  Free shuttle service available.  For more information: phone (+66) 3873 - 5050 (ext. 4016-18), fax (+66) 3873 - 4973 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8:30 am. -10:00 am. International Players Academy meets every Sat. morning for Jr. Intermediate level Tennis at Ambassador City Tennis Courts. Visitors are welcome, just bring your tennis racket, ages range from 10-16. For more details call CJ on 086 086 2121

Indoor Lawn Bowls Free at Coco Club every Saturday for school or college aged children from 11.00am - 2.00pm, with Male – English and Female Thai tutors.  Parents can sit at the bar and watch.  New champions needed!  Call Sue on 087 135 8357 or pop in to the club at Baan Amphur - signposted behind Phoenix Golf.

12:30 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games every Saturday at the soccer stadium right behind the National Indoor Stadium on Chayapreuk 2 Road.  New players always welcome regardless of skill level, experience, age or time away from the game.  For more information and directions see the softball page at the Pattaya Sports Club website www.pattayasports.org or contact Dirk Brijs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 088-218-8148

Sunday

Badminton players are invited to play 3 mornings a week at Mama Badminton Club on Soi Khao Noi, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 10am-12 noon. For more information, visit www.pattayasports.org/sports/badminton.

The Amazing Sunday Golfers are a friendly group of average index who welcome new players.  Each Sunday they have friendly games on different courses with a meeting point at the course.  Contact Philippe at 082 546 0770 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be updated each week for the upcoming game.

8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 - 20, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

3:00 p.m. Pattaya Jungle H3 meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and departure is from the Lek Hotel on 2nd Rd at 3pm.  For more info please call Kai on 01 863 5095.

Monday

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

3.15 p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 3:15 p.m. in Pattaya Third Road, in front of the Buffalo Bar close to soi Lengkee, and just down the road from the Boxing Roo. We depart at 3:30 p.m. sharp. More info at: www.pattayah3.com.

Tuesday

Chess and Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 12pm - 5pm at Hoek-Van-Holland in Jomtien. Take Thappraya Road to intersection with Beach Road. Dong Tan Police sub-station is right there. Walk back towards Pattaya 10 meters along walking path. Hoek-Van-Holland is on the right, before the parking lot. Bring your own chess set and/or scrabble board. For more information please see website www.hoek-van-holland.com - Everyone welcome.

The Pattaya Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Brauhaus on 2nd Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8. Learners and anybody who would like to play chess are most welcome. Boards and clocks are provided.

Pattaya Ladies Netball Club: 7.30 pm every Tuesday at Fairtex Sports Club.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  100 baht per person.  Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to confirm or find us on Facebook – ‘Pattaya Ladies Tuesday Night Netball’

Wednesday

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

4.00 pm – Club Petanque Thailand plays Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The court is open for groups every day. New and bigger surface. Very good drainage as well as better lighting.  No membership fee. Find us at Soi Nernplabwan 100/2 Moo7, next to Sutawas Temple and small Banglamung Police station. Contact: 085 280 7182, fax 038 248 067, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (English, French, German, Scandinavian); (Thai & Chinese: 080 618 2831.)

Thursday

4.00 p.m. Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Thai Polo Club. All ages and abilities welcome. Please contact Simon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the club website for more information and ground location: www.pattayacricketclub.com.

7:00 p.m.  Pattaya Panthers and Panties (mixed) Touch Rugby every Thursday night at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. New players are always welcome - we are a very sociable team! Please contact Paul Crouch on 089 902 6286 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thursday, 20 August 2015 08:40

Grilled cheesy chicken

Chicken is a favorite with most dinner guests and this week’s recipe is a stunner.  If you like an “Asian” flavor to it, you can substitute coriander for the parsley.

One important feature with all chicken dishes is not to overcook, otherwise the chicken slices can get very tough and rubbery.

I recommend chicken breast fillets without the skin and slice into bite-sized pieces.

Cooking Method

In a large skillet, sauté onions and garlic in olive oil until golden.

Add the chicken breast slices and sauté for 2 minutes, then add white wine, tomatoes and lemon juice and sauté for 5 more minutes, constantly moving the skillet to avoid burning or sticking to the pan.

Now add salt and pepper to taste, then add bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese and sauté for 2 more minutes.

Serve over a bed of rice or noodles and sprinkle with the chopped parsley.

Ingredients Serves 4
Chicken breast fillets 500gm
Garlic, chopped 2 cloves
Onions, diced ½ cup
Tomatoes, peeled and diced 2 large
Olive Oil 2 tbspns
Bread crumbs ½ cup
White wine ½ cup
Lemon juice 2 tspns
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Chopped parsley
Parmesan cheese grated ½ cup

Events

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, August 23. Everyone is warmly welcome. Coral Expeditions General Manager Mark Fifield from Queensland, Australia, will introduce the PCEC to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, its complexities, its frailties and its sustainability. The Club meets every Sunday morning at the Tavern by the Sea Restaurant located on the north end of Beach Road (part of the Amari Orchid Resort). The program starts at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

A Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will be held at the rooftop (19th floor) of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya on Friday, August 21 from 6.00 - 9.00 p.m. (last drinks served at 8.30 p.m.). Price of admission is THB 400 for members of BCCT, AustCham, AmCham, GTCC & SATCC, and THB 850 for non-members (cash payment at the door). For more information and reservations, go to chamber websites: www.bccthai.com, www.satcc.info, www.austchamthailand.com  www.amchamthailand.com.

The Classic Kameo Hotel, Rayong will host a Wedding Fair on 21 -22 August from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Betrothed couples can collaborate with leading wedding planning studios and conceptualize their ideal wedding ceremony. Attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of a variety of promotions and packages that will help them adhere to their financial plans. Special honeymoon packages will also be available. The fair will also feature a fashion show - presenting the latest trends in wedding haute couture. For more information, contact Classic Kameo Hotel, Rayong at Tel: 038 614 340-9 or visit : www.kameocollection.com.

Former world snooker champion Ken Doherty of Ireland will be hosting a Snooker Legends Charity Golf Day on Saturday, Sept. 5 in aid of the Father Ray Foundation and orphanage. The format will be a 2-person Texas scramble at Burapha Golf Club with a shotgun start at 12 noon. Ken will be partnering fellow snooker professional Jimmy White in one of the teams. Entrance per team is THB 6,000 and includes green fee, caddy fee, carts and buffet dinner at the Amari Resort Pattaya. Top prizes include an all expenses paid golfing trip to Cambodia. To register or for more information, send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Tel. 0885 013 892.

The annual Jesters Care 4 Kids Children’s Fair will take place from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 6 at the grounds of the Regents International School Pattaya. Expect to see lots of stalls offering fabulous goodies as well as all the usual party fun and games for kids, both young and old. Stalls at the Fair are still available for rental if you have something to sell and wish to take part in this great charity fundraiser. For those without transportation, a shuttle bus service will run from the Father Ray Foundation on Sukhumvit Road in Pattaya to the Regents School at regular intervals throughout the day. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/jesterscare.forkids or www.care4kids.info, or email contact @care4kids.info.

The Jesters Gala Party Night will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Amari Pattaya resort starting at 7 p.m. Tickets cost 2,400 baht per person and include a mouthwatering buffet dinner, free flow wine, beer and soft drinks, some great door prizes, live entertainment, a grand raffle with Honda PCX as the top prize, an auction and dancing. All tickets need to be purchased in advance. Tables of 10 can be reserved. Dress code is smart/ casual. For more information or to purchase tickets, send email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit : www.care4kids.info.

Dining

Explore new world wines from Chile and New Zealand at Amari Pattaya on Friday, August 28. Delight in a fine gourmet experience with free-flowing wines, paired with succulent tapas, canapés and nibbles in the Garden Lounge. Wine service starts at 18:30 at only 950 THB net per person. To make a reservation and for more information, call 038 418 418 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Saturday Seafood Bonanza Night at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Seafood lovers can enjoy a wide selection of freshly grilled seafood including salmon, king crab, rock lobster, tiger prawns, fresh oyster trolley, and much more every Saturday night at only THB 1,199++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT) per person with half price for children from 6-12 years. Musical entertainment is provided by a live Cabaret show from 19:00 – 22:00 hrs. “Saturday Seafood Night” is available at the resort’s Oasis Restaurant every Saturday from 18:30 – 23:00 hrs. The resort also offers a Thursday night Seafood BBQ with fire shows and entertainment on the beach. Price: THB 1199++ per person. For more information or reservations, call 038 714 981.

Holiday Inn Pattaya introduces its latest promotion at Havana Bar and Terrazzo restaurant, with 4 styles of black mussels for only for THB 490 net/person throughout August and September. The 4 special menu selections include black mussels with cheese, black mussels with marinara sauce, black mussels with white wine and black mussels cooked Thai style, all served with either garlic bread or French fries and a complimentary glass of house wine. Available daily from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Havana Bar and Terrazzo. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Hilton Pattaya offers a teddy bear afternoon tea set at Drift on level 16 of the hotel. Available at THB 1,000 net per set, your choice of tea, coffee or cocoa comes complete your own charity bear. Sales of this bear will go directly to the Habitat for Humanity Thailand project that helps to build homes for families in need. Individual teddy bears are also available at THB 499 at Lobby, Edge and Horizon at Hilton Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Best boneless Australian rib-eye steak is the flavor of the month at Flames restaurant, located on the beachfront of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Flames opens nightly from 18:00 to 23:00. Call 038 714 981 for reservations.

Jameson’s Pub weekly 3 course special menu 375 Baht (Net), Main Course with a Choice of Starter, Main Course Option 1: Sirloin Steak and Chips - A 200grm Sirloin Steak cooked to order with Jamesons Chips, Peas, Onion Rings, Corn on the Cob and Grilled Tomato. Jameson’s is located on Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.) in central Pattaya. Call 038 361 874 for more information or visit website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com.

Whether you like them steamed or deep fried with meat or seafood, you are sure to enjoy a great selection of dim sum items during the ‘All You Can Eat Dim Sum for Lunch’ promotion at The Peak Restaurant of the Dusit Thani Pattaya hotel. Soup and dessert are also included for THB 650++ per person (food only). Available Mondays - Fridays from 11:30am till 2:00pm. Tel: 038 425 611-7 Ext. 2149, 2276.

The newly reopened Rossini restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring Italian favourites such as thin & crispy pizzas, delicious Calzone “Rossini” and delectable homemade pastas. The restaurant also offers Italian sparkling wine by the glass, and a well-curated selection of wines by the bottle. Guests can also relax and unwind in the restaurant’s new upscale Cigar Lounge which offers a wide selection of imported cigars. Rossini is located at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort in South Pattaya. Open daily (except Wednesdays) from 18:30 - 22:30 hrs. For more information or to make reservations, call 038 250 421 ext. 2037 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Spices Bar & Grill offers fine Indian dining in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Sample excellent cocktails and sensational food every day from 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. Happy hours run daily from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (buy 1 get 1 free) and Wednesday is Ladies Night (first drink on the house). Located on Soi Yume (opposite Trust Condo). For more information and reservations, call 038 716 693 or visit www.spicesbarngrill.com.

As well as the excellent European food for which it is very well known in Pattaya (including some very rare Dutch items), Mata Hari restaurant also has a complete range of Thai cuisine, including Thai Isaan on request from Chef Jackie, herself coming from Isaan. Mata Hari restaurant is located at the top of the hill on Thappraya Road, and for reservations (strongly recommended) phone 038 259 799 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go through the website at: www.mataharipattaya.com.

The Thai Garden Resort offers nightly dining presentations with different themed “all you can eat” buffets at the resort poolside: Monday – pizza & pasta buffet; Tuesday – BBQ buffet; Wednesday – multi-cuisine buffet; Thursday – German buffet with roasted pig; Friday – Thai buffet; Saturday – international buffet; Sunday – steak & skewers buffet. The buffet starts from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All this for just 399 baht and for each paying adult, one child under 12 years gets the buffet free of change from now until the 31st of October 2015. What you see is what you pay, no additional service charges or VAT. For reservations call 038 370 614 or make your booking at www.thaigarden.com under “buffet reservation”. Thai Garden Resort is located on North Pattaya Road, 200 meters from the Dolphin roundabout and 200 meters before Tesco Lotus.

Sugar Hut Restaurant is open for lunch with set menu prices from 240 to 350 baht net/set. Menu items include chili fried rice, pork soup with tofu, noodles, fresh spring rolls, salad, fruit, desserts and more. For inquiries and reservations, call 038 364 186, 038 251 686.

Entertainment

Thailand’s Godfather of disco and funk, Burin Boonvisut will be back on stage at The Soul Lounge, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya on Friday 28th August from 10:30 p.m. onwards. Burin Boonvisut, former lead vocal of Groove Riders and leader of The Old School All Stars, will be going through originals as well as classics – all with the definitive soulful-funky-disco-boogie vibe that has made him a star performer in Bangkok and beyond. The Old School All Stars is an 11-piece ensemble, complete with a brass & horn section, and features several “star” guests, who are stars and band leaders in their own right. Tickets cost THB 780 net per person inclusive of 1 drink of beer, whisky and soft drinks or bottle packages are available at THB 3,900 including 4 tickets. Doors open: 9:30 p.m. For ticket reservations, call 038 428 755-9 or email: rsvp.pty @hardrockhotels.net.

Legends Pool and Sports bar will be holding a 10-Ball handicap pool tournament on Friday August 28 from 5 p.m. The tournament is limited to 32 players, with some great prizes to be won. For more information or directions to the bar, call (Robbo) 0929 302 595 or (Kristian) 0961 534 515.

Pattaya Latin Saturdays at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn: Come along and enjoy the biggest Latin party in Pattaya every Saturday evening with music CD giveaways, cocktail & food specials, dance animations & complimentary salsa lesson at 8 p.m. with Luiz Calderon of rumPUREE World Dance Studio (Bangkok). Free admission all night long (except for special events). For more information, visit webpage: www.facebook.com/SalsaThailand.

Come and enjoy live music at the Jazz Pit Pub. Listen to great music by Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitarists, playing live on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. The Jazz Pit is located on Soi 5 off Pattaya Beach and 2nd Road. Tel: 038 428 374. And you can also catch Thomas performing on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Sugar Hut restaurant on Thappraya Road, call 038 364 186 for details.

The North Star Library on Sukhumvit Road, north Pattaya holds regular Thai language classes Mon - Fri from 10.30 till 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. till 2.30 p.m. Cost of admission is 100 baht per session for library members and 200 baht for non-members. Private lessons are also available for 200 baht per hour. In addition, the library also holds Yoga training every Tuesday from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Father Ray Foundation. Cost is 1200 baht for 6 sessions (first session free). For more information, call 081 575 4854 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Groups & Associations

Professional Development Club coming to Pattaya. Learn how to become a strong communicator, get your points across with flair and impact, build the confidence to stand tall in front of groups and develop valuable leadership and management skills. Toastmasters is a member run nonprofit club with social events taking place once a week. Schedules of meetings and other important details will be announced soon in Pattaya Mail. For more information on Toastmaster’s Group in Pattaya - and to sign up to be notified of club meetings - check website: www. leaderconfident.com.

The Royal British Legion Thailand meets the last Saturday of every month from 2 p.m. at the Tropical Bar on Soi Khao Noi (Watboonsampan near the Temple entrance) in East Pattaya. You do not need to have served in the Armed Forces to become a member and can join in the many social events arranged throughout the year. The Legion’s primary aim is the care and welfare of those who have served and/or their dependents. Should you be a former UK service man or women in need of help please contact us in confidence at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Should you wish to join our branch, please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or for general enquiries send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , www.rblthailand.org.

Al-Anon Family Group: Are you bothered by someone else’s drinking? Maybe we can help. Sunday meeting at 2 p.m., Pattaya, Satree Pattaya Center, 519/56 Pattaya 2nd Road, Soi Skaw Beach near the Skaw Beach Hotel, next door to Scandalia Restaurant. Thursday meeting is at 10:30 a.m. on the 4th floor of Jomtien Plaza Condotel. For more information, call the Helpline 092 674 4109 or Richard 084 867 4138.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Pattaya: The Pattaya Group meets Wednesday and Thursday at noon (open); Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m. (closed) and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (closed) at the Satree Pattana Center, Soi Skaw Beach (2nd Rd): contact Mick on 087 994 6224, Bob 087 939 2463 or Joe 082 715 2082. The Good Morning Pattaya Group meets 9 a.m. every morning. All meetings are ‘open’: contact 084 564 8479. The Jomtien Group meets every day at noon at Jomtien Long Stay Hotel: contact: Warren on 086 158 9688, Andy 080 570 1404 or Henk 086 070 6684, Thai contact: Somchai 081 445 3302. The Scandinavian Group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays 6 p.m. at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church, Thappraya Road Soi 7: contact Hans 085 135 7755 or Rune (Rayong) 089 754 9515. 10.30 a.m. meetings every day at Satree Pattana Centre on Soi Skaw Beach off Second Road. Call 084 564 8479.

For the past 28 years the Samaritans of Thailand have been providing confidential crisis intervention services over the telephone. The English-speaking unit, Samaritans English Help Line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support to the expatriate community. English-speaking staff, trained in crisis intervention will provide active, non-judgmental and empathetic listening services on the phone. All calls will be handled on an anonymous basis and are free of charge. Please call (02) 713-6791 (24hrs a day, 7 days a week).

Overeaters Anonymous meetings in Pattaya/Jomtien - The ‘Up to You’ group meets Wednesdays at 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the housing area just behind Pan Pan Restaurant in Jomtien on Thappraya Road. Call Steve at 038-364-207(h) or 089-250-1359 (cell) for directions or more information.

Narcotics Anonymous - Hotline: 082 811 2686. There are 3 English speaking meetings in Pattaya near Central Festival and 2 more in Jomtien each week. Also regular Thai speaking meetings at 12 Midday every Sunday and Persian Farsi speaking meetings at 5.30 pm on Thursdays. Please call the Hotline for details.

Friday

DFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired.  The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts.  For more information, call 038-425611 ext. DFiT.

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

2:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Bowling at PS Bowl on the top floor of Tops Supermarket at the junction of Central and Second Roads. Contact La at PS after 1:30 p.m.

Saturday

Pattaya Archery Club meets between 10am and 12 midday every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at our dedicated shooting range within easy reach of Pattaya, near the new railway road.  Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free.  For more information call Eric, the club President , on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarcheryclub.com

Ocean Marina Yacht Club invites experienced sailors and learners for racing weekends and funsail/training weekends.  The club has 5 star clubhouse facilities and a fleet of 25' racing yachts available. www.omycsailing.com, phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.

8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 - 20, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8:00 a.m. - noon & 2 - 6 p.m. (Sat & Sun - Also Monday to Friday) Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Point Riding Academy, the biggest equestrian center in South-East Asia.  Show jumping, hacking, trail, dressage and classical dressage.  Training courses from beginners to advanced riders with English speaking instructors.  Leisure trail riding, group and private classes.  All levels of riders welcome.  Over 100 horses and ponies available.  Located on 1,500 acres of beautiful tropical garden land just outside Pattaya.  Free shuttle service available.  For more information: phone (+66) 3873 - 5050 (ext. 4016-18), fax (+66) 3873 - 4973 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8:30 am. -10:00 am. International Players Academy meets every Sat. morning for Jr. Intermediate level Tennis at Ambassador City Tennis Courts. Visitors are welcome, just bring your tennis racket, ages range from 10-16. For more details call CJ on 086 086 2121

Indoor Lawn Bowls Free at Coco Club every Saturday for school or college aged children from 11.00am - 2.00pm, with Male – English and Female Thai tutors.  Parents can sit at the bar and watch.  New champions needed!  Call Sue on 087 135 8357 or pop in to the club at Baan Amphur - signposted behind Phoenix Golf.

12:30 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games every Saturday at the soccer stadium right behind the National Indoor Stadium on Chayapreuk 2 Road.  New players always welcome regardless of skill level, experience, age or time away from the game.  For more information and directions see the softball page at the Pattaya Sports Club website www.pattayasports.org or contact Dirk Brijs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 088-218-8148

Sunday

Badminton players are invited to play 3 mornings a week at Mama Badminton Club on Soi Khao Noi, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 10am-12 noon. For more information, visit www.pattayasports.org/sports/badminton.

The Amazing Sunday Golfers are a friendly group of average index who welcome new players.  Each Sunday they have friendly games on different courses with a meeting point at the course.  Contact Philippe at 082 546 0770 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be updated each week for the upcoming game.

8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 - 20, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

3:00 p.m. Pattaya Jungle H3 meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and departure is from the Lek Hotel on 2nd Rd at 3pm.  For more info please call Kai on 01 863 5095.

Monday

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

3.15 p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 3:15 p.m. in Pattaya Third Road, in front of the Buffalo Bar close to soi Lengkee, and just down the road from the Boxing Roo. We depart at 3:30 p.m. sharp. More info at: www.pattayah3.com.

Tuesday

Chess and Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 12pm - 5pm at Hoek-Van-Holland in Jomtien. Take Thappraya Road to intersection with Beach Road. Dong Tan Police sub-station is right there. Walk back towards Pattaya 10 meters along walking path. Hoek-Van-Holland is on the right, before the parking lot. Bring your own chess set and/or scrabble board. For more information please see website www.hoek-van-holland.com - Everyone welcome.

The Pattaya Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Brauhaus on 2nd Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8. Learners and anybody who would like to play chess are most welcome. Boards and clocks are provided.

Pattaya Ladies Netball Club: 7.30 pm every Tuesday at Fairtex Sports Club.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  100 baht per person.  Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to confirm or find us on Facebook – ‘Pattaya Ladies Tuesday Night Netball’

Wednesday

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

4.00 pm – Club Petanque Thailand plays Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The court is open for groups every day. New and bigger surface. Very good drainage as well as better lighting.  No membership fee. Find us at Soi Nernplabwan 100/2 Moo7, next to Sutawas Temple and small Banglamung Police station. Contact: 085 280 7182, fax 038 248 067, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (English, French, German, Scandinavian); (Thai & Chinese: 080 618 2831.)

Thursday

4.00 p.m. Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Thai Polo Club. All ages and abilities welcome. Please contact Simon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the club website for more information and ground location: www.pattayacricketclub.com.

7:00 p.m.  Pattaya Panthers and Panties (mixed) Touch Rugby every Thursday night at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. New players are always welcome - we are a very sociable team! Please contact Paul Crouch on 089 902 6286 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, August 16. Everyone is warmly welcome. Dr. Lachaya Orapiriyakul, M.D., a Specialist in Ophthalmology & Glaucoma from Phyathai Sriracha Hospital will speak about Glaucoma. There will also be a nurse on duty providing free blood pressure checks for members and guests. The Club meets every Sunday morning at the Tavern by the Sea Restaurant located on the north end of Beach Road (part of the Amari Orchid Resort). The program starts at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

A Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will be held at the rooftop (19th floor) of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya on Friday, August 21 from 6.00 - 9.00 p.m. (last drinks served at 8.30 p.m.). Price of admission is THB 400 for members of BCCT, AustCham, AmCham, GTCC & SATCC, and THB 850 for non-members (cash payment at the door). For more information and reservations, go to chamber websites: www.bccthai.com, www.satcc.info, www.austchamthailand.com or www.amchamthailand.com.

The Classic Kameo Hotel, Rayong will host a Wedding Fair on 21 -22 August from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Betrothed couples can collaborate with leading wedding planning studios and conceptualize their ideal wedding ceremony. Attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of a variety of promotions and packages that will help them adhere to their financial plans. Special honeymoon packages will also be available. The fair will also feature a fashion show - presenting the latest trends in wedding haute couture. For more information, contact Classic Kameo Hotel, Rayong at Tel: 038 614 340-9 or visit : www.kameocollection.com.

The annual Jesters Care 4 Kids Children’s Fair will take place from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 6 at the grounds of the Regents International School Pattaya. Expect to see lots of stalls offering fabulous goodies as well as all the usual party fun and games for kids, both young and old. Stalls at the Fair are still available for rental if you have something to sell and wish to take part in this great charity fundraiser. For those without transportation, a shuttle bus service will run from the Father Ray Foundation on Sukhumvit Road in Pattaya to the Regents School at regular intervals throughout the day. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/jesterscare.forkids or www.care4kids.info, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Jesters Gala Party Night will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Amari Pattaya resort starting at 7 p.m. Tickets cost 2,400 baht per person and include a mouthwatering buffet dinner, free flow wine, beer and soft drinks, some great door prizes, live entertainment, a grand raffle with Honda PCX as the top prize, an auction and dancing. All tickets need to be purchased in advance. Tables of 10 can be reserved. Dress code is smart/casual. For more information or to purchase tickets, send email to: vicechair This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit website: www.care4kids .info.

Dining

Explore new world wines from Chile and New Zealand at Amari Pattaya on Friday, August 28. Delight in a fine gourmet experience with free-flowing wines, paired with succulent tapas, canapés and nibbles in the Garden Lounge. Wine service starts at 18:30 at only 950 THB net per person. To make a reservation and for more information, call 038 418 418 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Saturday Seafood Bonanza Night at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Seafood lovers can enjoy a wide selection of freshly grilled seafood including salmon, king crab, rock lobster, tiger prawns, fresh oyster trolley, and much more every Saturday night at only THB 1,199++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT) per person with half price for children from 6-12 years. Musical entertainment is provided by a live Cabaret show from 19:00 – 22:00 hrs. “Saturday Seafood Night” is available at the resort’s Oasis Restaurant every Saturday from 18:30 – 23:00 hrs. The resort also offers a Thursday night Seafood BBQ with fire shows and entertainment on the beach. Price: THB 1199++ per person. For more information or reservations, call 038 714 981.

Havana Bar & Terrazzo restaurant presents premium Australian Wagyu rib eye steak available from July to September 2015. The steaks are served sizzling with a choice of side dishes and a selection of favourite sauces at a special price of THB 1,390 net including a complimentary glass of wine with every order. Available daily from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Havana Bar & Terrazzo Restaurant is located at the Holiday Inn, Beach Road, North Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Hilton Pattaya offers a teddy bear afternoon tea set at Drift on level 16 of the hotel. Available at THB 1,000 net per set, your choice of tea, coffee or cocoa comes complete your own charity bear. Sales of this bear will go directly to the Habitat for Humanity Thailand project that helps to build homes for families in need. Individual teddy bears are also available at THB 499 at Lobby, Edge and Horizon at Hilton Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tuna is the catch of the month at Flames restaurant with three inspirational dishes cooked up by the team of talented chefs. Flames restaurant is located on the beachfront of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and opens nightly from 18:00 to 23:00. Call 038 714 981 for reservations.

Jameson’s Pub weekly 3 course special menu 375 Baht (Net), Main Course with a Choice of Starter, Main Course Option 1: Sirloin Steak and Chips - A 200grm Sirloin Steak cooked to order with Jameson’s Chips, Peas, Onion Rings, Corn on the Cob and Grilled Tomato. Jameson’s is located on Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.) in central Pattaya. Call 038 361 874 for more information or visit website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com.

Whether you like them steamed or deep fried with meat or seafood, you are sure to enjoy a great selection of dim sum items during the ‘All You Can Eat Dim Sum for Lunch’ promotion at The Peak Restaurant of the Dusit Thani Pattaya hotel. Soup and dessert are also included for THB 650++ per person (food only). Available Mondays - Fridays from 11:30am till 2:00pm. Tel: 038 425 611-7 Ext. 2149, 2276.

The newly reopened Rossini restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring Italian favourites such as thin & crispy pizzas, delicious Calzone “Rossini” and delectable homemade pastas. The restaurant also offers Italian sparkling wine by the glass, and a well-curated selection of wines by the bottle. Guests can also relax and unwind in the restaurant’s new upscale Cigar Lounge which offers a wide selection of imported cigars. Rossini is located at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort in South Pattaya. Open daily (except Wednesdays) from 18:30 - 22:30 hrs. For more information or to make reservations, call 038 250 421 ext. 2037 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Spices Bar & Grill offers fine Indian dining in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Sample excellent cocktails and sensational food every day from 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. Happy hours run daily from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (buy 1 get 1 free) and Wednesday is Ladies Night (first drink on the house). Located on Soi Yume (opposite Trust Condo). For more information and reservations, call 038 716 693 or visit www. spicesbarngrill.com.

As well as the excellent European food for which it is very well known in Pattaya (including some very rare Dutch items), Mata Hari restaurant also has a complete range of Thai cuisine, including Thai Isaan on request from Chef Jackie, herself coming from Isaan. Mata Hari restaurant is located at the top of the hill on Thappraya Road, and for reservations (strongly recommended) phone 038 259 799 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go through the website at: www.mataharipattaya.com.

The Thai Garden Resort offers nightly dining presentations with different themed “all you can eat” buffets at the resort poolside: Monday – pizza & pasta buffet; Tuesday – BBQ buffet; Wednesday – multi-cuisine buffet; Thursday – German buffet with roasted pig; Friday – Thai buffet; Saturday – international buffet; Sunday – steak & skewers buffet. The buffet starts from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All this for just 399 baht and for each paying adult, one child under 12 years gets the buffet free of change from now until the 31st of October 2015. What you see is what you pay, no additional service charges or VAT. For reservations call 038 370 614 or make your booking at www.thaigarden. com under “buffet reservation”. Thai Garden Resort is located on North Pattaya Road, 200 meters from the Dolphin roundabout and 200 meters before Tesco Lotus.

Sugar Hut Restaurant is open for lunch with set menu prices from 240 to 350 baht net/set. Menu items include chili fried rice, pork soup with tofu, noodles, fresh spring rolls, salad, fruit, desserts and more. For inquiries and reservations, call 038 364 186, 038 251 686.

Entertainment

This year’s Mantra Tribute concert is being dedicated to “The Kings of Swing”, which include Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Michael Bublé and more. Their well-loved songs will be rendered by Barry Upton’s Swing Band on Friday, August 14 from 19:45 at Mantra Restaurant & Bar. The resident chef will also be creating a special set menu to enhance the night of music. Price: 2,600 THB++ per person, including a five-course menu or à la carte with a supplement of 650 THB++ and free souvenir T-shirt for everyone. For further information and reservation, call 038 429 591 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thailand’s Godfather of disco and funk, Burin Boonvisut will be back on stage at The Soul Lounge, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya on Friday 28th August from 10:30 p.m. onwards. Burin Boonvisut, former lead vocal of Groove Riders and leader of The Old School All Stars, will be going through originals as well as classics – all with the definitive soulful-funky-disco-boogie vibe that has made him a star performer in Bangkok and beyond. The Old School All Stars is an 11-piece ensemble, complete with a brass & horn section, and features several “star” guests, who are stars and band leaders in their own right. Tickets cost THB 780 net per person inclusive of 1 drink of beer, whisky and soft drinks or bottle packages are available at THB 3,900 including 4 tickets. Doors open: 9:30 p.m. For ticket reservations, call 038 428 755-9 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pattaya Latin Saturdays at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn: Come along and enjoy the biggest Latin party in Pattaya every Saturday evening with music CD giveaways, cocktail & food specials, dance animations & complimentary salsa lesson at 8 p.m. with Luiz Calderon of rumPUREE World Dance Studio (Bangkok). Free admission all night long (except for special events). For more information, visit webpage: www.facebook .com/SalsaThailand.

Early bird tickets are now available for the Wonderfruit 2015 festival, to be held at Siam Country Club in Pattaya from 17-20 December. This premiere lifestyle festival, taking place over 4 days, blends arts, music, entertainment, and social awareness. Tickets are on sale at 4,500 baht through August 15 and can be purchased at www.wonderfruitfestival.com.

Come and enjoy live music at the Jazz Pit Pub. Listen to great music by Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitarists, playing live on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. The Jazz Pit is located on Soi 5 off Pattaya Beach and 2nd Road. Tel: 038 428 374. And you can also catch Thomas performing on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Sugar Hut restaurant on Thappraya Road, call 038 364 186 for details.

The North Star Library on Sukhumvit Road, north Pattaya holds regular Thai language classes Mon - Fri from 10.30 till 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. till 2.30 p.m. Cost of admission is 100 baht per session for library members and 200 baht for non-members. Private lessons are also available for 200 baht per hour. In addition, the library also holds Yoga training every Tuesday from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Father Ray Foundation. Cost is 1200 baht for 6 sessions (first session free). For more information, call 081 575 4854 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Groups & Associations

Professional Development Club coming to Pattaya. Learn how to become a strong communicator, get your points across with flair and impact, build the confidence to stand tall in front of groups and develop valuable leadership and management skills. Toastmasters is a member run nonprofit club with social events taking place once a week. Schedules of meetings and other important details will be announced soon in Pattaya Mail. For more information on Toastmaster’s Group in Pattaya - and to sign up to be notified of club meetings - check website: www.leaderconfident.com.

The Royal British Legion Thailand meets the last Saturday of every month from 2 p.m. at the Tropical Bar on Soi Khao Noi (Watboonsampan near the Temple entrance) in East Pattaya. You do not need to have served in the Armed Forces to become a member and can join in the many social events arranged throughout the year. The Legion’s primary aim is the care and welfare of those who have served and/or their dependents. Should you be a former UK service man or women in need of help please contact us in confidence at: welfare@ rblthailand.org. Should you wish to join our branch, please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or for general enquiries send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , www.rblthailand.org.

Al-Anon Family Group: Are you bothered by someone else’s drinking? Maybe we can help. Sunday meeting at 2 p.m., Pattaya, Satree Pattaya Center, 519/56 Pattaya 2nd Road, Soi Skaw Beach near the Skaw Beach Hotel, next door to Scandalia Restaurant. Thursday meeting is at 10:30 a.m. on the 4th floor of Jomtien Plaza Condotel. For more information, call the Helpline 092 674 4109 or Richard 084 867 4138.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Pattaya: The Pattaya Group meets Wednesday and Thursday at noon (open); Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m. (closed) and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (closed) at the Satree Pattana Center, Soi Skaw Beach (2nd Rd): contact Mick on 087 994 6224, Bob 087 939 2463 or Joe 082 715 2082. The Good Morning Pattaya Group meets 9 a.m. every morning. All meetings are ‘open’: contact 084 564 8479. The Jomtien Group meets every day at noon at Jomtien Long Stay Hotel: contact: Warren on 086 158 9688, Andy 080 570 1404 or Henk 086 070 6684, Thai contact: Somchai 081 445 3302. The Scandinavian Group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays 6 p.m. at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church, Thappraya Road Soi 7: contact Hans 085 135 7755 or Rune (Rayong) 089 754 9515. 10.30 a.m. meetings every day at Satree Pattana Centre on Soi Skaw Beach off Second Road. Call 084 564 8479.

For the past 28 years the Samaritans of Thailand have been providing confidential crisis intervention services over the telephone. The English-speaking unit, Samaritans English Help Line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support to the expatriate community. English-speaking staff, trained in crisis intervention will provide active, non-judgmental and empathetic listening services on the phone. All calls will be handled on an anonymous basis and are free of charge. Please call (02) 713-6791 (24hrs a day, 7 days a week).

Overeaters Anonymous meetings in Pattaya/Jomtien - The ‘Up to You’ group meets Wednesdays at 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the housing area just behind Pan Pan Restaurant in Jomtien on Thappraya Road. Call Steve at 038-364-207(h) or 089-250-1359 (cell) for directions or more information.

Narcotics Anonymous - Hotline: 082 811 2686. There are 3 English speaking meetings in Pattaya near Central Festival and 2 more in Jomtien each week. Also regular Thai speaking meetings at 12 Midday every Sunday and Persian Farsi speaking meetings at 5.30 pm on Thursdays. Please call the Hotline for details.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 12:29

Mussels in tomato wine

In Thailand mussels are cheap and plentiful. They are also not high in calories so you can serve this as a weight watcher item.

Cooking method

Scrub and de-beard the mussels under running water. Prepare a steamer and place the mussels on the top. Steam the mussels for around seven to eight minutes, or until they have opened. Important: discard any that remain closed.

Meanwhile, in a medium sized saucepan, sauté onion in margarine, stirring over medium heat for two minutes. Stir in the garlic, sauté for 30 seconds, then add the tomatoes. Cook the tomatoes for two minutes, then add the wine and salt and pepper to taste.

Now quickly bring the tomatoes to a boil for around five minutes, until the sauce is thick. Stir in parsley and keep the sauce over very low heat.

Break off the empty half of the mussel shells and arrange the mussels on serving plates. Spoon some of the sauce over each mussel and serve immediately.

Ingredients Serves 4
Mussels 1 kg
Unsalted margarine 1 tbspn
Onion, minced 1 small
Garlic, minced 1 clove
Tomatoes, coarsely chopped 4 large
Dry white wine ¾ cup
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh parsley, minced 1 tbspn
Thursday, 06 August 2015 10:08

Yakitori (Japanese Grilled Chicken Breast)

The secret with Japanese grilled chicken is to BBQ the chicken several times, with steeping in a marinade in between.  The sugar and ginger in the marinade gives the chicken a very different taste, caramelizing the outer surface.  This is a traditional Japanese dish, but all the ingredients are available locally.

Cooking method

Soak the skewers in water for 10 minutes.  Wash chicken breasts, and cut into bite sized pieces and then thread on to skewers.  Place over a charcoal BBQ or under the grill until partially cooked.

Mix sake, soya sauce and sugar and pour into a wide flat bowl.  Lay skewered chicken in the marinade for five minutes, then turn over and leave for another five minutes.

Now return to the BBQ and grill for another two minutes each side.  After this, return to the marinade and repeat the marinade process.  Now complete the final BBQ grilling while brushing the remaining marinade over the skewered chicken, to produce a dark shiny glaze.  Sprinkle with the powdered ginger.

Shred the cucumber and sprinkle with salt and serve the chicken skewers on small plates and garnish each with a mound of cucumber.

Ingredients serves 2-3
Chicken breast fillets 6
Sake ½ cup
Dark soya sauce 1/3rd cup
Sugar 60 gm
Powdered ginger 2 tspns
Cucumber 1 small
Salt to taste
Skewers 6
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