Monday, 5 January 2015

Leo Beer & Spicy Somtam on Jomtien Beach

Not everyone will agree, but of the three main brands Leo is probably the tastiest beer in Thailand sold by the Jomtien beach vendors. Some places sell Tiger and/or Corona but these are few and far between. 

The newest up and coming beer is Chang Export which has all the taste of Chang Classic without the seemingly chemical additives that are added to their cash cow brand, and which for some people are problematic on the stomach or head the next day.

One thing we can all agree on though is visitors to the beach who know how to enjoy a Thai Somtam or Spicy Pappaya Salad are as close to the real Thai experience as it gets. Ask for no chillies if spicy food isn't for you, but even without it's an acquired taste and one worth getting to know.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Jomtien Breakdancers

From time to time if enjoying the bars and restaurants around Jomtien Sois 1 to 5, Jomtien Complex or Rompho Complex a travelling gang of young Thai Breakdancers are entrepreneurially entertaining the onlookers with their breakdancing skills.

They really are quite talented and worth tipping at the end of their set. Young people who make an effort to entertain through practice and effort deserve to be rewarded if at all possible.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Top Jomtien Breakfasts - Simple Simon

On the advice of Thaivisa readers we paid a visit to Simple Simon's on Jomtien Soi 5 or Chom Thian 5 Alley as the Google Maps API prefers to call it (map names in Jomtien are a challenging memory game working through all the variations). 

Unlike the Denmark Hotel the breakfast here is pure British and included a couple of items not available at the Scandinavian style establishment. These included Black Pudding and Tinned Tomatoes.

The price for December 2014 was 180 Baht and it was indeed a splendid breakfast, possibly the best British one so far although we still think the Denmark Hotel offering has a lot more choice and quite a few surprises though the British style bacon, tinned tomatoes and black pudding offering are not available