Tonight, it was off with Stan, Joe, and Eric to what has to be Pattaya's most politically-incorrectly-named restaurant, the Chinese restaurant "Your Local Chinky", located across the street from Crazy Dave's on Soi Chayapum.
The restaurant bills itself as Western-style Chinese food... or in other words, the same Chinese food that you've enjoyed all your life out of cardboard boxes. With that in mind, I went in with high hopes.
Unfortunately, the restaurant carries a rather modest selection of Chinese dishes, and most of the menu items that I immediately think of when I think of New York City Chinese restaurant food (egg drop soup, egg foo young, wontons, dumplings, General Tso's chicken, lo mein, scallion pancakes, and even fortune cookies) were not to be found. The hot and sour soup on offer was nothing like what it is in America (although I do remember the Marriott served a pretty good facsimile, so it is possible to have it here), and most of the other dishes, while tasting fine, were pretty close to standard Thai dishes albeit modified enough to be able to call it "Chinese" if you wanted to.
There was a very good lemon chicken though, and the pork balls in sweet and sour sauce are worth a try.
Prices were fair, and eight dishes in the center of the table, plus beers and a round of soup came to 350 baht per person.
Anyway, from there it was around the corner to Oasis AGoGo for their 2-for-1 happy hour. (One of Pattaya's best-kept secrets, that place.) Then off to TQ2 for Alf's going-away party. Then over to Lennies, where Bob and Sam were serving up some Mexican food, trying to fine-tune the menu of Bob's new restaurant opening in Carrefour on July 1st.
|CATZ||Covent Garden Complex, End of Walking Street|
|CHAMPAGNE||Off Soi Diana / Soi Buakhao|
|CLASSROOM||Soi Pattayaland 2, South Side|
|BOESCHE||Covent Garden Complex|
|COYOTEE||Soi Marine Disco|
|DOLLHOUSE||Behind the Walking Street Boxing Ring|
|HEAVEN ABOVE||Soi Diamond Complex South Side Rear Upstairs|
|KITTEN CLUB||Soi Pattayaland 2, North Side|
|LIVING DOLLS SHOWCASE||Halfway Down Walking Street, West Side|
|MANDARIN||Soi 6, South Side|
|MISTYS||Soi Pattayaland 2, South Side|
|SHARK||Covent Garden Complex, Second Floor|
|SPICY GIRLS||Soi Pattayaland 1, North Side|
|SUPERBABY AGOGO||Soi Diamond Complex, South Side, Rear|
|SUPERGIRL AGOGO||Soi Diamond Complex, North Side, Rear|
|TAHITIAN QUEEN 1||Beach Road, Near Soi 12|
|TAHITIAN QUEEN 2||Soi BJ on Walking Street|
|TIGER||Soi Diamond Complex, South Side, Upstairs|
|WHATS UP||Soi Beach Club, North Side|
|WINDMILL||Soi Diamond, South Side|