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    Food Junkies report in!

    I found this: Return of the buffet: 7 new all-you-can-eat deals in Bangkok | BK Magazine Online

    And it got me thinking. I don't drink, but I LOVE to eat. I'm also getting a little more picky about what I eat too. So what are your favourite places to nosh. Where do you take TG out of dinner that makes her all bright eyed. What places to you have on 'the list' of places that you will eat at before you die. Thailand specific.

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    You can't beat a mookata (isaan bbq) all you can eat buffet for the TG. They can be found just about anywhere around LOS.

    For me there are some all you can eat sunday roast buffets around CM that are good but i like the one at Gekko Garden Pub which is great value at 220 baht including roast pork,chicken and lamb with all the trimmings.

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    from yesterday till 2 October is the Chinese vegetarian festival, and as we did last year, try a different place every night while it's on. Not 'restaurants' as such, many are tables outside people's houses where they operate just for the 10 days, showing off the cuisine from their historical part of China - the 'family dish'
    and not up-market, mostly 30-40b per plate
    Favourite is at Mr Gangnam's house - lovely old bloke maybe 80, think he was wearing those 'gangnam style' pants before the singer Psy was born . . . he is out early in the morning doing his tai chi, an 'educated man' judging by his English. His family/grandchildren all involved and they're very popular all day for takeaway meals. He insists on serving me - show off his English to the grandkids.
    Burapha Uni is about 9km away and the vege fest a chance for students to get out and socialise away from the hostels, big groups of them in town this evening. I was in Chan city today and chaos, one of the main thru-roads narrowed to one lane with the other lane lined with vege food stalls, ok for me cycling but cars at crawling pace
    Noodles to you!
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    Off to soi 22 tomorrow plenty of good eats there hopefully will get to the little Japanese along by Queens park steak that a butter knife drops through and tuna and more tuna!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    You can't beat a mookata (isaan bbq) all you can eat buffet for the TG. They can be found just about anywhere around LOS.

    For me there are some all you can eat sunday roast buffets around CM that are good but i like the one at Gekko Garden Pub which is great value at 220 baht including roast pork,chicken and lamb with all the trimmings.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gekko...60187140686682
    I don't know haw many times i have been past but never in.. Thanks Moo, I will give it a try next visit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinecone View Post
    I found this: Return of the buffet: 7 new all-you-can-eat deals in Bangkok | BK Magazine Online

    And it got me thinking. I don't drink, but I LOVE to eat. I'm also getting a little more picky about what I eat too. So what are your favourite places to nosh. Where do you take TG out of dinner that makes her all bright eyed. What places to you have on 'the list' of places that you will eat at before you die. Thailand specific.
    As pertains to the article, we have eaten at a lot of the high end hotel's Sunday buffets
    The two best, IMO
    Shangri-La(think it was 1900/pp)
    Suk Sheraton

    I have yet to try the one at Madarin Oriental but I heard it is incredible

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    The best buffet I have ever been to is the Sheriton on the Gold Coast Australia at the time I thought the cost was reasonable and the fare especially seafood was second to none in buffet land now I believe the cost is 120 per head australian.
    We had been to other Sheriton buffets but none compared.
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    There was a place on Suk very near soi 33 corner a Mexican which is sadly gone now where we loved to go and suck down baby back ribs and tacos....crap place there now.

    Best baby back ribs I ever had was at a place called Houstins in double bay Sydney they even won awards in Texas so by AM std they were prob ok.

    I understand that our beef is fed differently than in the US creating a different taste...Would it be fair to say the US beef might be more tender?
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    The district grill room in the Marriott Executive Apartments at Suk 57 serves a extremely good steak plus has a good wine list but for a buffet feed I agree with Marc and the Shangri-La is a standout.

    For a quick bite to eat head to Hai Somtum in Soi convent Silom BKK. Nice issan style food

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    In CM is a large BBQ buffee. Has a stage with a band playing thai music. I been a few times over the past few years Love the place but cannot remember the name of it. Maybe someone knows. ?
    Got lost last trip trying to find it.

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    I like the big breakfast buffets at the major hotels in BKK,breakfast from asia ,europe,american/english ican usually spend an hour at them and not need lunch 555.
    although no longer a top hotel the buffet in the morning at the amari boulavard was ace!

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    The pork ribs at Bully's between Sois 2 & 4 on Sukhumvit Road are fantastic, but the Thai food was hit and miss...good Pad Thai, bad Larb Moo.

    If you want to try Thai buffet, then get the MRT to Phetchaburi (one stop from Sukhumvit), and there are two buffets within 100 metres of the intersection heading east.
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    buffets . . . I like fresh, we're not big chicken/pork eaters, fish and prawns by preference; we often buy fish direct off fishing boats at the pier, but a favourite is 'flying fish'.
    Not flying at all . . . place near local airstrip has fresh caught fish, choose your fish and the filling - they stuff with vegetables and (not too much please) chili, pay, they barbecue, come back and collect in about an hour. 200-400b depending on fish variety/size.
    One of MsH's staff lives with her parents on their prawn farm; every week we're given 1.5-2kg fresh caught prawns (this appears to be part of the office promotion strategy); I don't get tired of that.

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