Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sawasdee - Cape Panwa

An old favourite for many opened last night after having a refit - Sawasdee at the Cape Panwa.  It is facing the promenade and in the distance you can see Big Buddah.

There was much commotion as I was promised by Dow (the lady who runs it) that there was to be a show that same evening.  I took some photos, changed and grabbed Russell from the Sunset Bar to join me - after having a cold one at his place of course.

Not being hungry I had an ice cold beer and some Spring rolls - very nice but there is a comprehensive menu to choose from. The deep fried fish looked good I have to admit.

Then the musicians arrived - a violin, a drum and something else.  Seven elegantly adorned dancing ladies then danced with their backs to the restaurant - a little odd I thought. Then they turned around - the music was not what I was familiar with.

I found out from the Sudarat at the Kantary Bay that it was dancing to very old style Sea Gypsy music.  Then one of the young dancing ladies was ushered to dance in front of one of the audience - and money was exchanged - this was also traditional.

An entertaining evening for us all - Good Luck Dow; your restaurant looks lovely.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mang Moom in Borae

This is a little coffee shop / restaurant which is around the corner from our house.  It is next to the road that descends to Panwa Beach Garden Spa.

It serves a lovely coffee and I pop out of here if I have a spare 10 minutes.  They did have large animals on the surrounding trees but they have gone......

I do not have a map for it ...... yet
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Coffee Maker

After a trip in the rain to the Laem Chan park - where there were a plethora of mosquitos Jemma and I decided to drop into the market on the way home.

Jemma bought some window transfers of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and the such like and I chose to have a coffee at the Coffee Maker - adjacent to the local market.  It was a very quiet place - the coffee shop is in the newly built building.

There was not a lot of atmosphere in the shop - but the 'barrister' was very helpful and made me a cup of coffee - which was not the best cup of coffee but it was a welcome break in the rain.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Coffee at Laem Chan Park

There are a plethora of these little coffee shops throughout Phuket and I chose this one whilst Jemma and I went to the Laem Chan Park.

I had a lovely coffee (made in a sock) and then put into ice - Jemma had a cocoa cola and a balloon.

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Nikita's (2nd review)

was in Rawai and I had heard a lot of 'farang talk' about the pizzas at Nikita's - see below.

The chairs were not the most comfortable - I would call them garden furniture chairs - but what the heck.  There was a lovely view of the Bay and if you wanted to prop up the bar you could.

The pizza was too big for just me - i gave a couple of slices to a guest who was on the adjacent table - wonderful pizza - thin and crispy.

Another visit.
I have discovered the reason for their fabulous pizzas - there is a wood burning pizza oven out the back.......... again a very real pleasure.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Swensens in Phuket Town

Okay it is not a restaurant but I always go for pudding?
This particular Swensens is opposite Ocean Plaza in Phuket Town, next to a Pizza World 
and adjacent to Baby Bloom.

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