• Thursday, February 15, 2007

    Best restaurant in Bangkok and scary birthday party...

    Went to a private buffet at what is one of my favourite eateries in Bangkok, Tamarind Cafe. Situated a few hundred yards into Sukhumvit soi 20 Tamarind Cafe is, in my opinion, one of the best restaurants in Bangkok and without doubt the best vegetarian restaurant.

    A contemporary restaurant with an industrial flavour it is set on three floors including a roof-top terrace, the setting for last night's buffet, and offers an extensive menu of vegetarian cuisine that is anything from bland.

    The restaurant is owned by two girls, one French and the other Taiwanese, who opened the first branch of Tamarind Cafe in Hanoi, Vietnam, some years ago. The food is a fusion of east and west combining the best of both, and seems popular with both vegetarians and carnivores alike. I've eaten in the Hanoi branch and can strongly recommend that one too if you happen to be in the area.

    If you're looking for somewhere a bit special give it a try. I recommend their vegetarian lap gai (one of my favourite Thai dishes from my meat eating days) or their pineapple stuffed with curried rice. Their website is here.

    Took the daughter to a birthday party yesterday afternoon. One of the entertainments provided was a puppet show, in Thai. All was going well and every kid was captivated by the show. Then, without warning, a guy dressed as a monster leapt from behind the screen, a bit too enthusiastically. It was like watching dominoes fall. First one kid burst into fits of hysterics then most of the rest followed, flooding out of that particular room in droves. What looked like being a huge success turned to disaster.

    Best restaurant in Bangkok and scary birthday party...

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    Anonymous lillian said...

    In moments like that.. I feel totally out of place, confused and like I'm in another planet. It just seems wrong to scare kids like that.. but in this country it happens again and again. I just don't get it....

    7:44 am  
    Blogger Life Out East said...

    Nope, even when half the kids had left the room they still didn't quite understand what was happening.

    8:29 am  

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