Friday, November 21, 2014

Tangkae Seafood

Tangkae Seafood is one of a number of seafood restaurants along this strip in Chalong

We chose here because we had walked past but not been here before.

The welcome was swift and the seating was ordinary plastic seating and as we sat down we realised that the tables were still dirty from the previous occupants.

It was swiftly sorted and we sat down with our bottle of wine chilling as we did - fabulous recovery!

Not sure whether there were any other menus in any other languages because we never looked, my lovely wife ordered for us all! (Hint: take a Thai speaker out for dinner it helps enormously).

The Tom Yam Goog arrived and it was a heavy red style and it blew my socks off - delicious but glad there was beer on ice ready. 

Then the fish came and the curry sauce (I think) was delicious - Cheers!

Then the prawns in Tamarind!

We could not have asked for more - thank you.

Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 36 Moo 3, Soi Parlai, Chaofa Rd, Chalong
Hours: 11am - 11pm

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Coffee Brick (ร้านกาแฟและอาหารสุดชิคบนเกาะภูเก็ต)

Coffee Brick is the first drive through coffee shop in Phuket!

We had popped in here just to go to the Shopping Mall (Tesco-Lotus in Chalong) and we ended up here. Coffee Brick is actually a Thai firm and it does embrace Social Media; website, facebook, Google+ and more.

And here's the best description - from Thailand 'Word of Mouth'.

Coffee Brick Phuket is a, chic cafe and restaurant located on the beautiful island of Phuket. Originating from the concept of K. Ice, company owner of Piramid Solutions Co., Ltd being one of Phuket's largest and most successful IT integration companies supporting many of the islands most prestigious 3,4 and 5 start hotels and condominium developments. Khun Ice is known throughout the island of Phuket to have a passion for flavor and atmosphere for coffee shops. He has long aspired to open his own coffee shop and so by using the many businesses that he has already has, he drew inspiration to open his new coffee shop with a very unique style; Coffee Brick, which is located at Tesco Lotus in Phuket.

Coffee Brick is characterized by an atmosphere that was created from a modern loft chic concept. It is comprised from 4 large shipping containers that overlap each other to give a very attention-grabbing and distinctive appearance. The name Coffee Brick became the inspiration for the name based on the idea of the decorative style of the restaurant using the shipping containers. The interior of Coffee Brick reveals the unique structure whilst offering beautiful architectural shapes in the parking area in front of Tesco Lotus. The interior is designed to meet the needs of customers with a variety of coffee and baked goods created for locals and tourists alike from every country. Coffee Brick's exotic atmosphere offers a wide choice of feelings.

The description is extremely accurate and I felt that it was unnecessary to try to write my own.

The Coffee Brick was a small welcoming place with small toys for our daughter to play with.

There was a sumptuous selection of cakes and if you are a chocolate addict then then one above was the one for you.

The coffees were great - the coffee was hot and was smooth without adding sugar (just my type of coffee) - if you are near here or shop in the centre next door I would recommend popping in.


Phone Number: 089 203 6654
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 21/10 Moo 7, Tumbon Chalong, Amphur Muang Phuket
Hours: 8:00 - 21:30

Friday, November 7, 2014

21 Cafe & Bistro

Nespresso is the coffee for some people and 21 Cafe and Bistro in Phuket Old Town is a place to try a coffee. There are so many that I did not know which to choose and by the time or writing this I cannot remember which type of coffee I chose?

Yellow top? Too bitter for me?
But maybe it was supposed to be like that so I am not sure how this post should be written? So I will have to visit a few more times.

The Cafe and Bistro was very quiet at 10am in the morning and this did not seem to be ready for the early starters but this may have changed since then? The Cafe was also a Bistro but I did not try the food - next time?


Phone Number: 080 524 2121
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 58 Ratsada Road, Phuket Town
Hours: 11am - 11pm

Monday, October 27, 2014

Phuket Tea Station

Phuket Tea Station is a restaurant selling Thai dishes, selling sweets from Keng-Tin and selling Bubble Tea. So this is why it is called a Tea Station?

The restaurant is well air-conditioned and kept in a very tidy condition. The kitchen is behind the building so there are no incidents of a 'strange aroma' - all very civilsed actually.

This is another place where I come to have my Bubble Tea and my love of the Phuket Traditional Kanom - Tao Sor Pia - a wonderful combination.

The Tao Sor can come in salty or sweet - both are wonderful...

This is all that I have ever eaten in here so I do not think that I can call it a real review - but what I had was great!!!


Phone Number: 081 836 2448
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 30/9 Maeluan Road, Phuket Town
Hours: 7am - 5:30pm (closed Sunday)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Big Chicken (Krua Tungtong)

Big Chicken is a restaurant that we have visited previously and is certainly worth visiting for the freshly grilled chicken, the sticky rice, mien-kam and the som-tam.

In fact I think that this is what I have every time that I go!

All of it was delicious!

Then there is also some Western food to choose from so if your desires are something different then there is also a choice for you.

So what is it like? There is a choice to sit inside in the airconditioning or outside in the fresh air. The menu is predominantly Thai but as can be seen above there is also a choice for some Western dishes. There is a new funky coffee machine - Nespresso - if that is what you are looking for?

We have visited more than I have detailed here on this blog but it is certainly a place to visit if you are in Phuket. It is a place which does attract the local expats and also Thai people. Jamie in Phuket has visited here with his family.

Previous visits
 1) 2012
 2) 2010 

Phone Number: 076 321 546
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: nr. Phuket Country Club
Hours: 11:00 - 21:30

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Thursday, October 9, 2014


Napoli was our choice today because we had a power-cut at home!

This was just on the outskirts of Phuket Town and was immediately welcoming. This may have also been the school children which were playing with Loop Bands when we arrived!

Immediately Jemma was taken with the pizza oven which was outside - we went out to see the cooks preparing each roll of fresh dough.

We were just beginning to ask to have a go at rolling the dough when our garlic bread and salad came. This was a pleasant start but it was certainly not filling.

Then the pizzas came!

This was certainly different - we did ask for extra cheese? This was great for all of us!

The menu had some Thai dishes on it but we stuck to the European menu. I was under the impression that the restaurant was relatively new and it was just getting organised. There does not seem to anything about the restaurant, it does not seem to exist on Tripadvisor and there are only 2 visitors on the foursquare website.

Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: Chumporn Rd, Phuket Town

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