Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Siam Country Club Pattaya "Plantation" - Chonburi, Thailand


Boring like hell. Two boring days in Amata Spring Country Club, thank god on the third day, I had a day out breather. An outing alongside my bestie and her working counter parts. Still, I didn’t like that everyone took it for granted by not keeping up to the agreed time. I felt like a donkey waiting for these people, mind you. I hated it. Did I have a choice? No. So, I patiently waited and then we left. I loved and enjoyed the long winded drive prior to arriving in Siam Country Club Pattaya "Plantation" – Chonburi.  Definitely I felt a whole lot better upon getting down at the far end car park and then driven by buggy service, and then walking into Siam Country Club Pattaya  before we sat at the right wing across the huge, wide and luscious open space which I believe is the golf turf.


Superbly awesome, cosily furnished for a relaxing comfort while sipping chilled beer or having meal after or before an easy or hard day of hitting gold balls, or just sit around for doing nothing. My friends were actually on duty. They were meeting someone important for finalising some pending issues for the coming soon golf tournament. I definitely didn’t want to sit around, so, I quietly left and stood as close as possible to the golf turf for viewing the panoramic view that goes till Pattaya ocean. Breath-taking. I couldn't help but visualise myself in Pattaya beach, where we will be heading next. Standing in this same spot for the last 30 minutes almost got me worked up. I turned around to look at my friends, oh-heaven, they signalled me to join in for a meal.



From the menu featuring beautifully illustrated items, it was a tough decision on what to order. I of course kept quiet, good that my friends weren't sticky, we agreed to call for a few dishes to be shared or we can sample a little of each. Within 10 minutes, simultaneously the dishes arrived. First we sampled 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.They couldn't take the spiciness.  

Next was "Tom Yum Nam Khon". Cooked alongside seafood, coconut milk, dried chillies and fresh herbs. Authentic and power packed for tongue lashing spiciness, again, a few friends couldn't withstand the spiciness until they started sweating profusely. I of course enjoyed and loved every bit. In fact I finished off almost every bit of the broth whereas my friend didn't mind tucking into the prawns, fish balls and squids.
Spinach baked cheese too was a winner. Quickly grabbed by many until I didn't want to fork in. My friends appreciated the creaminess of the cheese atop soft mushy spinach, albeit portion was small for sharing. Thereafter, they also happily tucked into beef stir fried with ginger and soy sauce, garnished with spring onion, atop the rice. Beef is always a taboo for me, according to the friends, beef was tender to its core and tasted great.
I also didn't get a chance to taste sautéed broccoli and mushrooms with prawns, paired with rice and an egg atop. Friends love this elevated tastefully dish. Subtle mild 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, the other had dried apricots, raisins and peanuts in palm sugar syrup. Portions were 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 in Siam Country Club was truly awesome, at least for someone like me who love Thai big bold tastes. Not sure if I will return here again but if I do,  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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