Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Siam Country Club Pattaya "Plantation" - Chonburi, Thailand (Part 2)


The meeting (Part 1) was over and then lunch called for. From the menu featuring beautifully illustrated items, a tough call it was on what to order. Good that the friends weren't sticky and we agreed to call for a few dishes to be shared or say we can sample a little of each. Within 10 minutes, simultaneously the dishes arrived. The first to be sampled was the "Tom Yum Pla" - fresh fish, various veggies and fresh Thai herbs in a fiery sour broth. Truly a "heat is on" dish, gosh, we all loved it though some gave up as they couldn't take the spiciness.

Next was the "Tom Yum Nam Khon" - cooked with seafood, coconut milk, dried chillies and fresh herbs. Authentic and power packed for the tongue lashing spiciness, again a few friends couldn't withstand the spices and they started sweating profusely. I of course enjoyed and loved the spiciness. In fact I finished off almost every bit of the broth whereas the friend didn't mind tucking into the prawns, fish balls and squids.
The spinach baked with cheese tasted good. This one quickly grabbed by many until I didn't want to fork in. Friends liked the creaminess of the cheese with the soft mushy spinach though the portion a little too small for sharing. Thereafter, they also happily tucked into the beef stir fried with ginger and soy sauce, garnished with spring onion atop the rice. Beef always a taboo for me, according to the friends, beef was tender to its core and tasted great with the flavorful thick soy based gravy.
The sautéed broccoli and mushrooms with prawns paired with rice and an egg atop I didn't have a chance to taste. Friends again raved about the subtle yet bold flavours.
The salad with crispy fried bacon, croutons over salad leaves and lathered with a creamy-tangy vinaigrette fared quite right though was not my favourite.
For desserts, the two friends had jack fruit in chilled coconut milk and black jelly, dried apricots, raisins and peanuts in palm sugar syrup. The portions way too small to be shared among the six of us, I pretended I was already full when offered.

To wash down, we had the cooling and chilling fruit juices.




Food at Siam Country Club was truly awesome, at least for someone like me who love the big bold Thai Flavours. Not sure if I will return here again but if I go, a meal definitely is on my list.  

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21 comments:

  1. Hey Nava, u golf too? Haven't stepped into the golf course for ages. Always enjoyed dining at cafes there cause scenery is very nice...

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  2. Wow~ Those are well presented food. :) I do love spicy food!

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  3. Everything looks wonderful and sooo refreshing, Nava! Love the look of the fresh coconut! Haven't had that for so long!

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  4. Nava!! All the food looks delicious! Would love to have some Thai food now..

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  5. Nava, love that juice, rarely found a fresh one here, combo with fiery Thai food, then it is yumm.

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  6. I would say that by far the hardest thing would be to visit a restaurant in a location you may not frequent again in which you want to try all the food. This one looks to be one of those. Lots of delicious plating and refreshing drinks. I am hungry and thirsty now!

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  7. The food all looks so wonderful my friend - I am very proud of you for ordering dessert despite exploding stomachs :D
    Lovely!

    Cheers
    CCU

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  8. Oh,,,I want that fresh coconut please,,,,nothing like that here even in the beach area everything looks delicious,,Lucky you,enjoy :)

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  9. My husband would have played golf and missing all this food which you enjoyed. I liked that fresh coconut water.

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  10. What a delicious array of foods and drinks. I love the bright colours.

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  11. What a meal!! Everything sounds amazing. Totally craving some good Thai food after reading his post and seeing those photos!

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  12. Nothing beats a cold fresh coconut water after a hot game of golf...or a fiery Thai meal.

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  13. I always love TH tomyam .. Very spicy and full with those herbs taste... nice

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  14. This sounds and looks so good! It seems like you got through an awful lot of food but, as you say, didn't stop you from trying the pudding!

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  15. I could use one of those cooling juices now

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  16. What a fun dining experience. Our wedding anniversary is coming up soon and i would love to dine somewhere othet than a chain restaurant. These are gorgeous dishes.

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  17. ah, i love thai food.... i miss thai food

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  18. All the drinks looks interesting to try.

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