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sicho

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The Frog
« on: August 23, 2013, 09:29:28 AM »
The frog has moved out of town to Suranaree Road, on the way to SUT.

I dropped by yesterday on my way home to look at the place and the menu. The restaurant is newly built in bungalow style with seats inside and out. It has a Thai menu in Thai language only. The Western menu is reasonably extensive with, I would say, something for everyone. The coffee is good and wine is sold my the glass and bottle. Beer prices are reasonable for a restaurant.

Have a look for yourselves when you are in that area.
 

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Re: The Frog
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 06:09:53 PM »
Hi Saf.
Yes I tried the Frog a few weeks ago with some friends from the Uni. Best way to find it, it's set back from the road on the left, about 150 metres after you pass Pittini. Is that right ? Just to comment, the food was good but no Thai food on the Menu when we were there.
We found the portions left us a bit hungry frankly and it's not cheap. So for value not as good as Pittini, Oasis, Garden Restaurant etc.
(Have you tried Cafe Sixteen ? Very nice food but not cheap again).
It was their third night open when we went so I'm sure it'll come right.
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Re: The Frog
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 07:30:08 AM »
Hungry for a lamb meal and The Frog being the only local restaurant which has it on the menu, I went there with Mrs saf and two good friends last evening.

The menu is mainly Western style but there is also a Thai menu. I would agree that the prices aren't cheap but the quality of the food and the sizes of the portions easily make up for that. Mrs saf and I couldn't finish our main courses so we now have some superb lamb and salmon in the fridge for today. The portion of lamb in particular was enormous. My American friend said that his pork ribs were good too and he also found the portion to be more than adequate.

If you like mussels, they have two excellent starter dishes.

If you travel from town towards Pitini Coffee, The Frog is a little further along on the same side. Take the driveway and park on the far side of the building. The 'phone number is 044-216-356.
 

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Re: The Frog
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 08:49:11 AM »
Hi Saf. That sounds like the Frog ARE getting it right now. Maybe I'll try that lamb myself !
Had lamb shank recently on the 10th floor mezzo in Bumrungrad in BKK. That was good too !
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Re: The Frog
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2013, 10:29:22 AM »
Saf, can you give a bit more info on the menu and the prices? Maybe even a few photos of the place. I have an urgent need for lamb now!

When I go to Korat, Maybe once a month I usually go to Patini and find the food there excellent, (no Lamb), so another choice is good, but it is a little worrying that you and Roger have both said it is not cheap.
 

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Re: The Frog
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2013, 11:44:11 AM »
Hey FFF. The comments was simply, 'not cheap'. But on Saf's report, you get what you pay for it seems. Just a bit more expensive than say, Pittini, Check Inn, Oasis if I remember. Give it a go M8 and let us know what you think. ATB
 

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Re: The Frog
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 12:51:25 PM »
Saf, can you give a bit more info on the menu and the prices? Maybe even a few photos of the place. I have an urgent need for lamb now!

When I go to Korat, Maybe once a month I usually go to Patini and find the food there excellent, (no Lamb), so another choice is good, but it is a little worrying that you and Roger have both said it is not cheap.

The rack of lamb in red wine that I had included well prepared veg. and cost something around THB450. The other cut was over THB700, in line with a good beef steak. I think that was the most expensive dish. Others were priced mainly within that range. I think the mussel starters were around THB150. The salad and salmon dishes were very reasonable but I don't remember what we paid for them.

I'm told that the pizza is good.

I thought that the prices were fair for what we were served and, for similar dishes, not far out of line with Pitini. You get what you pay for.

Wine is sold by the bottle, very large glass or carafe. We had beer so I can't comment of the wine except that they have imported brands and the prices seemed to match those of Makro.

Sorry, I don't have any pics. I don't think it's good taste to take pics. of food in restaurants and the patrons may object. The owners at The Frog are very friendly and attentive so I won't risk offending them. As for the premises, it's built bungalow style and quite small inside. The tables are cafe style as they were in Korat.

Pitini's is different from The Frog and we shall continue to go there. It's a great place and the owners are friends of ours. My comments about The Frog are in no way meant to detract from that very good restaurant. Paul is in the process of extending the premises in no small way so it can only get even better. The attraction at The Frog was the lamb!

If you want to check the menu and prices before committing yourself, just call in and ask to look at it over a coffee.
 

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Re: The Frog
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 03:42:26 PM »

Sorry, I don't have any pics. I don't think it's good taste to take pics. of food in restaurants and the patrons may object.


I agree with you Saf - if you are there to enjoy the food, enjoy it. If it isn't up to scratch then tell the management. If I saw someone taking photos of their food (unless it was a 'wow' presentation dish) I would consider it odd and rude behaviour, and I would assume it was someone pretenting to be a foreign food critic recording their findings and hoping for a discount or back-hander. When reading reviews by real food critics, they never include self-taken snaps of their food. The restaurant is always asked to provide their own.

All this said, I do value photos of both the restaurant and a selection of their dishes. A good friend (a talented chef) used to do this to promote his own restaurant. I would encourage cafes/ bars/ restaurants with an international menu to consider having at least a presence on Facebook if they don't have a website, and to spend a few thousand baht getting a good photographer to take appealing shots of their restaurant and some dishes. It's a small investment that would pay dividends when people from out-of-town are looking for somewhere to eat.
 

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Re: The Frog
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2013, 09:09:05 PM »
I don't know why The Frog doesn't have a website. It never has and the only up to date review is mine here. Perhaps they are working on one now. The Frog seems to be pitching for the well heeled people from SUT, especially the English speaking ones.

There are very few restaurants around Korat that cater for Westerners and their wives. I would not criticise any of them in public and have never felt the need to do either that or omit them from comment if I have visited them. If I were to dislike one, I would write nothing. Otherwise, I write as I find. They are all to be encouraged for our own sakes and the occasional failure understood. There are more critics than people who understand the work that goes into making every day a good one. It's so easy to knock the efforts of others when one has no knowledge of how to run such a business.

Top Cafe  in PTC was full again today, the only one in the area that has such support. There was a party of local ladies, couples, singles and a cluster of German and English speaking regulars. The pizzas continue to be popular.

For an alternative drinking spot for English speakers and Premier League fans there is the ever popular Brian's Minimart just out of town.
 

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Re: The Frog
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2013, 09:14:02 AM »
Saf, thanks for the extra info, much appreciated. I certainly don't think 450b for a rack of lamb is expensive, so next time I am up that way I will call in for lunch.

Please re read my earlier post. I asked if it was possible to take a few pictures of ''the place'', I was not asking for pictures of the food. Although I would think it perfectly acceptable to ask the waitress if it was OK to take  a picture of a dish I wanted to share with a friend or indeed a forum advertising the cafe.
 

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Re: The Frog
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2013, 10:16:11 AM »
Hi fff, I'm sure that the owner, a very pleasant lady, would be agreeable to you taking pics. for the purpose you have in mind. Some people, it seems, do it without asking and it is that to which I have a mild objection.

You can't see much of the building from the road. It looks like an ordinary bungalow, not ugly but not a 'Wow I must take a pic. of that!'. Just follow the track beside the sign.

The Frog is open 10am to 10pm.
 

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Re: The Frog
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2013, 11:32:04 AM »
There are more critics than people who understand the work that goes into making every day a good one. It's so easy to knock the efforts of others when one has no knowledge of how to run such a business.


I couldn't agree with you more - As for pictures a good presentation is always nice, But it's the taste that counts :drink
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

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Re: The Frog
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2013, 10:25:51 AM »
I find it very strange that the front of the restaurant is facing away from the road.
 

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Re: The Frog
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2013, 10:10:34 AM »
I went to the Frog yesterday for lunch.

The wife had mushroom soup and salmon steak. Main courses are accompanied by a small salad and a bread bun. Both her dishes were delicious.

I had the lamb shank followed by apple strudel and icecream. Wow, excellent both of them.

The only complaint I have is that the potatoes and carrots were a bit overcooked. Apart from that a straight 8/10 score for me.

With a Latte Yin total cost was 830b.

I only took one picture and that was of the toilet as I liked the tiles and think they would be good for my pool surround, I won't post it here. LOL.

My top three restaurants would be.

1. Patini 9.5/10
2. Sizzler 9/10
3. The Frog 8/10

 

 



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