The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Best Pattaya butcher Big C Extra

April 15, 2016 by David Herd

Australian lamb, delicious.

Best Pattaya butcher Big C Extra

Best Pattaya butcher Big C Extra

 

Best Pattaya butcher Big C Extra in Pattaya Klang. Thai beef & lamb leaves a lot to be desired compared to Australia & New Zealand, and here at Big C they offer great quality imported meat at similar prices to what you would pay in Australia. Perhaps the price may be 10 or 15% more however I am happy to pay a premium to get the beat product.

Great choice of quality meat

Best Pattaya butcher Big C Extra

I don’t eat a lot of steak these days preferring to focus on lamb cutlets, chops and the huge lamb shanks here at Big C Extra.

Lamb Shanks

Best Pattaya butcher Big C Extra

These two shanks weigh  1.2 kilo for B550 or $20 aud. I either roast them or use a slow cooker, either way they are delicious. The good news is they are so large I get two meals out of each shank, I always bake extra vegetables so the following day lunch is cold roast lamb with bubble and squeak, life does not get much better than that. 🙂

Friends arrive for dinner

Best Pattaya butcher Big C Extra

Here are my friends Larry Krausz and Hamish Elton enjoying roast lamb shanks with vegetables & washed down with red wine from Australia.

Sadly we lost Larry in January 2016 after he suffered a major stroke, RIP buddy.

A slow cooked shank with a view

Best Pattaya butcher Big C Extra

 

The view from my condo on the 20th floor of Markland in Beach Road Pattaya. After slow cooking for around 5 hours the meat just falls off the bone.

Perhaps you prefer baked

Best Pattaya butcher Big C Extra

Roast lamb shank & vegetables with Gravox and red wine.


Chops and Shanks from Best Pattaya butcher

Best Pattaya butcher Big C Extra

My standard order which gives me six great meals for B800 or $32 aud. The chops are so thick I only need to cook two with some vegetables and gravy.

Lamb cutlets with a view

Best Pattaya butcher Big C Extra

Cutlets & baked vegetables with loads of gravy.

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Coffee at Big C Extra

Best Pattaya butcher Big C Extra

Always after visiting the Best Pattaya butcher I enjoy a B50 hot latte at this little coffee shop right in front of the super market.

Thanks for visiting my Best Pattaya butcher Big C Extra photo blog, please don’t tell anybody about this wonderful butcher, the last thing I need is them running out of product.

 

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Sabai Wing North Pattaya

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Pattaya Hilton

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Harbor new Pattaya Shopping Mall

April 12, 2016 by David Herd

New shopping mall

Harbor new Pattaya Shopping Mall

Harbor new Pattaya Shopping Mall

Harbor new Pattaya Shopping Mall next to Foodland in Pattaya Klang. A huge complex with lots of shops & restaurants plus a modern supermarket. The photo above was taken in October 2015 while it was still under construction.

April 12 2016

Harbor new Pattaya Shopping Mall

The centre is 90% completed, bigger than Big C and lots of screaming kids. Many good Japanese restaurants and all the usual coffee shops.

Kids having fun

Harbor new Pattaya Shopping Mall

Being school holidays there were kids everywhere.

Coffee Club

Harbor new Pattaya Shopping Mall

Their latte is hard to beat as is their eggs Benedict. 🙂 Au Bon Pain and Coffee world are here also.

Big modern supermarket

Harbor new Pattaya Shopping Mall

I was impressed how big the centre was plus the supermarket was excellent. Lots of car parking at the rear of the building.

Postal service

Harbor new Pattaya Shopping Mall

Many different shops as you would expect.

Tokyo Teppanyaki

Harbor new Pattaya Shopping Mall

I was surprised at the number of Japanese restaurants here.

 

Another Japanese restaurant.

Harbor new Pattaya Shopping Mall

I’m guessing there must be a lot of Japanese people living in the area because of the number of Japanese restaurants here. Just down the road 200 meters is Big C Extra, here you will be able to buy the best imported beef & lamb from Australia and New Zealand.

Tuna Ichiban

Harbor new Pattaya Shopping Mall

My friend Geoff Robinson made this comment after visiting Tuna Ichiban, “Another great recommendation David Herd best sushi I’ve had in Thailand”.

Harbor new Pattaya Shopping Mall

Harbor new Pattaya Shopping Mall

Apart from this monster there is a huge kids playground on the top floor, make sure you take your earplugs. There is also two floors of phones and computers similar to Tukcom.

Harbor new Pattaya mall seems to have it all

Harbor new Pattaya Shopping Mall

 Thanks for visiting my Harbor new Pattaya Shopping Mall photo blog, Pattaya just keeps getting better and better.

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Sabai Wing North Pattaya

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

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Pattaya Hilton

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