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The Stories and other stories
« on: February 09, 2013, 11:01:23 PM »
Our most favourite restaurant in the whole of Korat is the barbecue place just around the corner from The Stories.  Sorry, I do not know its name but it is a huge barn of a place with a large outside area.  Buckets of red hot charcoal are inserted in holes in the table (watch your knees) and the you barbecue the meat on a hot metal plate.  The food is just wonderful and the cost for the whole family including beers is very reasonable.  Today we had a VIP visitor from Bangkok and decided to take her to The Stories, where we have never been before.  The first thing that stikes you about The Stories is the swimming pool.  This very much put me in mind of a visit to The Traders Hotel in KL.  They too have a swimming pool in the middle of the bar for no apparent reason.  The bar has tremendous views of the twin towers but apart from that the staff are so far up themselves you can only see their toenails.
But I digress, back to The Stories.  First impressions were very good, apart from the forementioned swimming pool.  We ordered our food and our guest wanted some white wine(no accounting for taste).  We asked for the wine list only to discover that they only had one sparkling white an a handful of reds.  We were informed that they were out of stock of the white.  So, we chose one of the reds.  The food came and it was given a good panning by my resident Thai experts.  The red was pretty dreadful, but having ordered it we felt obliged to drink it.
The clientele were about half Thai and about half advance guard of Cobra Gold.  It was noticeable that a sizeable chunk of the Cobra Gold crew left at an early stage of the proceedings.
Anyway, having endured the food and the wine, we decided to stay on and wait for the band to start.  Well, it definitely was'nt worth the wait.  They were a Thai group and about at the same standard of the Thai food.
So I do not think we will be going there again in a hurry.  Our bottle of red cost about the same as a meal plus beers for the whole family in the barbecue place next door.  I think the lack of white wines on the menu is significant.  Personnaly I cannot see the point of white wine and I cannot see the point of The Stories. 
 
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Re: The Stories and other stories
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 05:04:12 AM »
Hi there and the The Stories sounds well worth a miss !
The BBQ place you describe is what we call 'Nayang' in our house ? (A friend calls it 'Korean BBQ' ?).
It's always a good nosh I think, fun for the kids and the nutritious 'soup' in the 'moat' is really tasty at the end.
Around Chok Chai there are some cracking examples - one operates on a buffet basis where you can select from a full range of meats and some seafood too. No limits on topping up. Usually packed. Great value.
Highly recommended way to eat and outlets abound !
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Re: The Stories and other stories
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 06:48:58 AM »
Hi Roger, Thanks for the info about Nayang.  So now I know what the place is called.  Yes, we all very much enjoy it and you only have yourself to blame if the meat is overdone.  It is the only one we ever go to so maybe next time we will go and seek out one of the others.
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Re: The Stories and other stories
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 08:32:13 AM »
I've never heard of 'The Stories' before, Where is it?

I avoid those Korean barbeques as much as possible. Raw meat and fish sits alongside a piece of cooked stuff that someone is about to pick up. That's too much of an opportunity for a bug to pass to the cooked food.
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 08:45:31 AM »
It used to be a sing a song cafe.  It's on the corner opposite the prison.  I've been to the barbecue place and it is a good value.

TT, there is a huge barbecue place next to white rabbit seafood up the street from 2-peace, and a few more in the area. I still haven't tried that new place that looks like Bedrock from the Flinstones.
 

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 08:52:30 AM »
Hey Saf. Yes I noticed that mix of cooked and uncooked. I always keep my morsels with a bit of space around them.
Never heard of anyone being unwell after 'Nayang' though. Never.
We might well be at a greater risk from some or most street food but who knows ?
Now 'Suki' - that's the best of all in my opinion and I always think, most wholesome.
 

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Re: The Stories and other stories
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 09:00:01 AM »
Hi B F.  I have seen that Flintstones place but did not know it is a barbecue place.  Saf, we have been to Nayang many times but none of us has ever been ill as a result.  In any case it is probably much healthier than horseburgers.
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 09:56:46 AM »
Yeah, there are like five of these barbecue places in the area and another really busy one on the left right pass the stoplight where the Walrus is. The only thing I don't like is that you smell like smoke after a meal. 
 

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Re: The Stories and other stories
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2013, 10:19:47 AM »
I've never been ill after a Korean Barbeque either. Perhaps that's because I've been careful.
 

 



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