Saturday, May 23, 2015

Monkey Pod Coffee House


Monkey Pod has managed to still be there despite the difficulty in people finding it (East of the Heroine's Monument) and the fact that it does not really get much passing traffic - although it might because there is nothing else there. After our previous visits Monkey Pod seems to have found a balance. The decor does not seem to have weathered at all! It still looks clean (photographs) and I am sure the floor is polished.

There does seem to be a wide spread of Western, Thai dishes and fusion available - it really is quite interesting! The music is changing so I did not get swamped with the popular 'Lounge Cover Versions' - my rant of the day.


The Northern sausages and all it's condiments was great and then the baked potato slices with bacon bits! certainly multicultural!


The Som Tam was prepared freshly for us - and it certainly had a bite to it!


Then there was a cheese pizza!


Thai Noodle dish - after the Som Tam this was not spicy enough?


Finished off with ice-cream and a coffee - thank you.

Previous Posts
 1) March 2013 

Email: jsasiwimol@gmail.com   
Phone Number: 076 529 775
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address:116 M.2 Paklok-Muangmai Rd. Paklok Sub-District, Thalang, Phuket 83110
Hours: 10:00 - 21:00


        



Monday, May 11, 2015

ก๋วยเตี๊ยวดู๋ดี๋ - Local Noodles


ก๋วยเตี๊ยวดู๋ดี๋ this was a popular that we visit repeatedly because the noodles and everything else are consistently good.



Now I have no idea about the price here BUT it is for the local people and we never py very much. Then again there isn't a menu in any other language but Thai so I suggest you either cross your fingers or work out what noodles you want.



Before the noodles come buy some chicken satay from the lady by the side of the noodle shop - this would certainly help the hungry.



The noodles arrived with some more deep fried chicken from the street - delicious.



The Som Tam was pretty good too.



This was then finished with Lod Chong Nam Ka Ti 
- some 'green worms' now this must be my favourite Thai desert and there are not many of them!


Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 158/24 Yaowarat Rd., Phuket Town


 




Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tanmaling


Tanmaling is all about style - wow - talk about attention to detail!



The cushions and seating were beautiful!



The coffee machine sparkled.




There was obviously an interest in cameras. Looking at Tanmaling's facebook page it was clear that it was a bit more than a coffee chop - Coffee - Photo Arts - Furniture - Decoration.



Full of interesting things to look at - the coffee looked good but was not as special as the decorations.



Then we noticed a bicycle! Certainly an interesting place to visit.



Phone Number: 080 041 7009, 089 773 7501

Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 42/1 Mae Loun Rd, Phuket Town

Hours: 9am - 7pm








Eleven Two & Company



Eleven Two + Company is a recent development in Phuket and I have visited it a number of times for a beer but for nothing else.

I wanted the Singha more than the food so I did not look at the menu for a while. I was also there with my wife Chuen and my friend Jamie.


Thalang Road was looking very organised in the evening and the lights added to the atmosphere. Looking back there was no one else in the restaurant for a while - I did notice that there was an air-conditioned room at the back. Much nicer to be in the open air - we did not move.

The beer was cold and the company good.On looking at the menu it was predominantly Western with a few Thai twists. So I chose dishes which I don't usually have.We had a Larb Gai with crispy wontons - delicious - spicy!


Then there was the shared Bruschetta - delicious - it all went a bit too quickly.


Jamie had a burger of some sort (check his review) so I chose to have another one, there was a 'cheese lava burger' which certainly sounded like something to investigate - next time?



Then my wife and I shared the Mango Crepes - delicious for me but a little sweet...



Then the decor of the place is pretty funky - love all the little bits, they are for sale - it reminded me a little of Chang Mai markets?

Great for a few beers and a bite to eat. Maybe I shouldn't be so thirsty next time I go?


Phone Number: 076 354 424

Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 112-114 Thalang Road, Phuket Town
Hours: 8am - 8pm

 



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

360 Degree Coffee - Andaman Viewpoint

360 Degree Coffee - Andaman Viewpoint is a place which we have wanted to visit -Jamie had previously visited so it was our turn. Okay it is not strictly in Phuket but we do travel over the Sarasin Bridge and it is only 20 minutes from there.


We found that it was also incredibly 'unknown' about on the Internet which was probably because there is another restaurant in Phuket with the same name! But this did mean we got there and it was predominantly Thai people!


The crane was not there to take you up for a better view BUT these was a small water park - so be aware if you bring a small one and they see this they will want to get wet!!!

So how was the food? A plate of simple fried rice was great and very reasonable - in fact the Thai food was very good value. I chose next to have a cake (i like cakes and chocolate and all sweet things) and it did not satisfy my urge - so I had an Thai iced coffee.


Meanwhile my daughter discover a water play area - which we were not prepared for.





Then there was a big swing - which we were able to use.



As we wandered about there was ATV, a Hanging Basket (out of service when we visited) and a shooting range.

All in all a good location and we would go back but stick to the Thai food and take our swimming outfits.



Thursday, April 23, 2015

Kopi coffee



This is a small and interesting restaurant that I have visited a number of times because of it's very convenient location in Phuket Town.


I do remember having an iced coffee during the Phuket Vegetarian Festival - whilst those outside were partaking.

On reflection of that I really do not recall that many types of drinks there were in the restaurant and I was happy that I wanted an iced coffee. The restaurant itself is an attraction and it does attract a great deal of Thai people - serving breakfast whilst I was there.


This made me looks a little bit more at was for sale in the shop and there was a plethora of items. However today was just an iced coffee. The iced coffee was strong and a little sweet - just the way I like it. 

I believe that there is a Kopi Phuket at Phuket airport now but I have yet to try it.

Previous visits
 1) February 2011 - coffee
 2) June 2014 - restaurant

      

Phone Number: 076 212 225
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 61 Phuket Rd, Talatyai Rd, Phuket Town