According to the majority of health care professionals, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and many people live by the well known mantra to ‘eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper’.
Here in Pattaya the population is spoiled for choice when selecting a suitable location and affordable price to eat their first meal of the day.
David Brindsley from Newcastle make a good attempt, but the ‘Breakfast Challenge’ was just too much for him.
Food carts selling moo ping and sticky rice and street kitchens selling noodles and khao thom can be found in most sois.
Traditional English, German and other European fare can be found throughout Pattaya and Americans can find their own breakfast favourites such a pancakes and waffles.
Hotels, from the lowly budget establishments to the most expensive five star hotels, all offer a breakfast menu, usually a buffet, and most will have a wide range of foods to please most people to give them a good start to the day.
But there is one breakfast served in Pattaya that no one has ever been able to finish, and this gargantuan plateful is served at the i-Rovers bar in Soi LK Metro, just off Soi Buakaow.
Consisting of twelve sausages, twelve rashers of bacon, 10 eggs, slices of black pudding, baked beans, grilled tomatoes, five rounds of toast and several slices of fried bread, this is no ordinary breakfast.
Apart from being a lot of food to eat, this ‘Breakfast Challenge’ also has a very large kitty attached to it, consisting of almost fifty thousand baht, all of which will be donated to the Father Ray Foundation if anyone can eat everything on the plate.
For 2014, forget your New Year’s resolution to cut down on the food you eat. Instead, make a resolution to take on the ‘Breakfast Challenge’ at the i-Rovers Bar and make a large donation to the children of the Father Ray Foundation.