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One of Hat Yai's Muslim Restaurants - Hat Yai

One of Hat Yai's Muslim Restaurants

Various: Muslim Restaurants

Hat Yai is one of the Thai southern provinces that has a large Muslim population. Consequently there are many Muslim restaurants around town. I won't pick out any specifically but there seem to be a lot located along Niphat Uthit 1 and 2 roads and the Sois that run between them.

Rating: 0

Theme: Kosher/Halal

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 17, 2003
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Bun Kun Pu(?) - Hat Yai

Bun Kun Pu(?)

Bun Kun Pu(?): Bun Kun Pu(?) for great Isaan Food

This restaurant is definitely worthy of a mention. When I asked what it was called the woman pointed to a sign on the wall - in Thai. I know a few spoken words of Thai but, as far as this farang is concerned, the written language to me is just squiggles. I asked what it was in English and was told Bun Kun Pu but I'm not sure what system of transliteration they were using.

The food is quite different to anything else I've found in Hat Yai. I believe the cuisine is from the North-East of Thailand in the Isaan region but has been modified to suit the taste of southern Thais. The Som Tum (papaya salad) is very good as are all the other dishes I have tried. The food can be hot though. If you don't like it too spicy tell them "Phet nit noi". Having an Isaan influence, if you ask for rice they automatically gfive you sticky rice. I'm not that keen on sticky rice so order steamed rice, which I think is Khao Suey.

As well as being very good, it is also very cheap. On my first visit there was a problem with flies - not one or two but swarms of them. Even though the food was good I was releuctant to go back because of the flies but when I did the flies had gone.

It is located on Prachathipat Road just a few yards from Suphasarnrangsan Road on the left-hand side.

Comparison: less expensive than average

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 4

Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 28, 2003
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Hong Kong Suki - Hat Yai

Hong Kong Suki

Hong Kong Suki: Hong Kong Suki Hong Kong Suki Review

This is an interesting concept. You order food and it all comes to the table uncooked. On the table is an electrically heated pot of boiling water into which the food is put to cook. The restaurant kindly supply plates, chopsticks and some dipping sauce.

I wasn't that keen on it. Years ago I worked in the US and there was another Brit guy there that loved to cook for us. He boiled everything in sight and it was a nightmare being invited there. Suki was kind of reminiscent of this.

You'd think that as they didn't have to employ a chef the food would be cheap but it isn't compared to other places in Hat Yai.

Address: Lee Gardens Plaza, 29 Prachathipat Rd., Hat Yai

Comparison: more expensive than average

Phone: +66 (0)74 351 678

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 2

Theme: Chinese/Dim Sum

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 28, 2003
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KFC - Hat Yai

KFC

KFC: KFC? Has he gone mad? Kentucky Fried Chicken Review

I don't believe I am writing this. Back home I only eat at fast food places in extremely desperate times. So why suggest a western fast food joint in Thailand when there is excellent, cheap, freshly-cooked local food everywhere?

Having a western stomach I get cravings for western food occasionally even though I really enjoy the Thai food that I eat most of the time here.

When such a craving arises I need to find western food. And quick. KFC serve creamy mashed potato with brown gravy and it is REALLY good. The chicken they sell is no better than that sold at the local market but the mashed potato is to die for!!

Favorite Dish: Chicken and mashed potato with gravy.

Address: Lee Garden Plaza

Comparison: more expensive than average

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 4

Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 14, 2003
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Fish and Seafood - Hat Yai

Fish and Seafood

Fish and Seafood: Fish and Seafood

Hat Yai has some great places for fresh fish and seafood. I am not usually a big fish fan but can't get enough of it here, especially since a fish supper costs less than three pounds.

Comparison: more expensive than average

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 5

Theme: Seafood

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 13, 2003
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Lee Garden Plaza - Hat Yai

Lee Garden Plaza

Lee Garden Plaza: Lee Garden Plaza for Western Food

Strolling around one day I came across two young Danish girls looking a bit lost. After successive meals consisting of local noodles and rice they were desperate for some western food, a feeling I can relate to well. I took them to Lee Garden Plaza, one of the few places in Hat Yai where restaurants serving western food can be found.

Address: Lee Garden Plaza

Directions: Near the Regency Hotel

Rating: 0

Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 10, 2003
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Regency Hotel coffee house and restaurant - Hat Yai

Regency Hotel coffee house and restaurant

Regency Hotel coffee house and restaurant: Western breakfasts and snacks Regency Hotel Coffee House & Restaurant Review

Even though I love Thai food there are times (especially in the morning) when my stomach just wants some bread, eggs and more familiar food.

This coffee house and restaurant does good breakfasts, sandwiches and coffee. It is part of an upmarket hotel so very clean and the service is impeccable. The tables are dressed in clean, white linen. The prices reflect this and are quite high for this part of the world.

Address: 23 Prachathippart Road, Hat Yai

Comparison: most expensive

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 0

Theme: Breakfast

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 18, 2003
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Thai restaurant with no name - Hat Yai

Thai restaurant with no name

? - No Roman script: Excellent Thai soup dishes

Another fantastic 'hole-in-the-wall' local restaurant.
This place is very simple. They have a very large pot of clear soup. You order a dish and select the type of noodles you want. A handful of noodles are put into a wire basket and lowered into the hot soup for a few seconds to cook. The noodles are then put into a bowl and various meats, vegetables and herbs added. A ladleful of soup is added. On the table to accompany your meal are fresh bean shoots and mint leaves and of course the Thai condiments - sugar, dried chilis, vinegar with chilis etc.
Average cost is about 30 baht.

Favorite Dish: Noodle soup with chicken or shrimp.

Address: Thanon Sangchan

Comparison: least expensive

Directions: Just a few doors away from the Oasis Pub

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 0

Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 3, 2003
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