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new year trip pt. 3 – where to seafood in pattaya?

P1030791-copy copySUTTANGRAK

P1030787 copyP1030792 copyP1030790 copyP1030793 copyP1030791 copyP1030769 copyit was a beautiful day as evident it is in the pictures. the breeze was cool and the sun was warm. we had lunch here at suttangrak and it was absolutely amazing. the food was fresh and delicious, ambiance was slightly up-scaled than we expected, amazing sea view, has both indoor and outdoor seats and the service was outstanding compared to the one about to be mentioned after… it’s slightly off the beaten track of jomtien beach – you can find the exact location here.

MOOM AROI

P1030765 copyP1030762 copyP1030763 copyP1030758 copyP1030764 copyP1030761 copywhere to start.. ok let’s start off with this sign at the entrance. i don’t know if this is google translate gone wrong at it’s worst or it was meant to be humorous, i don’t know. but one thing i know for sure is that everything was opposite to what it’s said to be. all the staffs faces were ‘bent’, waited around 15 minutes to get a seat, 20 minutes, without exaggeration, to get a menu and another 30 minutes for our orders to be taken. and the worse part is that other tables around us were having the same problem. f*** impressive service, if we weren’t starving we would’ve shove them the middle finger and left without regret. the food, without doubt, was delicious but remember what i said in the last post about making mistakes and learning from it so that i don’t repeat the same mistake twice? well, this definitely was the first lesson learnt this year.

nonetheless, if you’re a seafood kind of person, these two places are highly recommended in the area in my opinion. “moom aroi” if you don’t mind being treated like a ghost, that is. 

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  • Reply Zoale.com

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    January 7, 2015 at 10:05 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      thanks antonia! what a pleasant surprise!! :D

      January 8, 2015 at 12:24 pm
  • Reply Mitzie Mee

    I love the Thai way of eating oysters. So delicious with the chili sauce:) Regarding that sign…It’s just strange:)

    January 7, 2015 at 10:29 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      it’s one of my fave!! especially the fried garlic bits… ahhhh i could just have those with rice and chilli sauce :)

      January 8, 2015 at 12:24 pm
  • Reply jackcollier7

    OK, I am just in love with you.

    January 7, 2015 at 11:00 pm
  • Reply gabe1990

    i hate it when restaurants treat us like we’re asking to eat their food :( bad service equals bad reputation, btw annie amazing review and pictures !! *

    January 8, 2015 at 12:16 am
    • Reply annie lee

      i know right?? screw them never going back >:(

      January 8, 2015 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Angela Lee

    :3 did you have fun? lol

    January 8, 2015 at 2:00 am
  • Reply Carly

    Sounds like terrible service if you are hungry, but nice for a leisurely meal. The location and food look amazing, though
    The Doctor Diva

    January 8, 2015 at 3:00 am
    • Reply annie lee

      i agree.. partially was impatient because i was literally on the verge of being HANGRY! lol anyways thank you carly xx

      January 8, 2015 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Mara

    interesting sign!
    love the blog redesign :)

    January 8, 2015 at 3:05 am
    • Reply annie lee

      still have no clue about that sign… and aww glad you like it :D thanks mara xx

      January 8, 2015 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply orangecane

    bad service always spoils the experience for me too, no matter how good the food was :( the food does looks great though!

    January 8, 2015 at 3:16 am
    • Reply annie lee

      that’s the worst part.. the food was amazing! hahaha :(

      January 8, 2015 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Feline Creatures

    Oh I’ve been there! Moon Aroi! The food is indeed arroy maak maak! It was in 2008 I believe and I’m sure a lot has changed. Sorry to hear about your bad experience there if it wasn’t because of the delicious food and amazing view I wouldn’t go back again! Ahhh then again I live in freezing Chicago so any restaurant by a warm beach is fair game for me now! Hehe~ take care Annie! :) xo~ Lena
    http://www.felinecreatures.com

    January 8, 2015 at 4:32 am
    • Reply annie lee

      2008 sounds like yesterday but it’s already 7 years ago! my gosh.. time flies! but yes you know how restaurants’ service decline with the popularity… sad but it happens to most of them! next time you’re in pattaya give suttangrak a try lenaa :) it’s pretty nice too!

      January 8, 2015 at 1:16 pm
      • Reply Feline Creatures

        Ok dear, thanks for the suggestion! Ahhh I need the warmth and sunshine! I really feel a mad case of homesickness coming thru lol :P

        January 10, 2015 at 12:18 am
  • Reply Tara

    Definitely don’t mind the service if the food taste as good as it looks…I’m simply salivating. But yes, bad service can be such a turn off but glad to see they can at least make some awesome dishes :)

    http://www.recalcitrantgirl.com

    January 8, 2015 at 4:57 am
    • Reply annie lee

      no expectation no disappointment right? next time i should go merely for the food! lol

      January 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Hann

    Very nice new blog design Annie :)

    January 8, 2015 at 6:40 am
    • Reply annie lee

      thank you hann :D glad you think so!

      January 8, 2015 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply laurenpickens

    Bad service is the absolute worst!!!! Your pics are gorgeous as always though!

    January 8, 2015 at 8:50 am
    • Reply annie lee

      thanks lauren!! can’t stand places with bad service.. but then again nothing is perfect in this world… :(

      January 8, 2015 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply Euphemia

    Loving the new layout!!

    January 8, 2015 at 12:13 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      aww hey there :D thank you so much!

      January 8, 2015 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Naeun

    Hahaha oh Annie, you’re too funny!! I’m so sorry you had a bad experience there but I’m sure you got some laughs from it! That sign is hilarious and what do you mean their faces were bent? I couldn’t stop laughing at that part!

    January 8, 2015 at 12:38 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      this sign made me even more pissed after they’ve been proving it all wrong! >:( and bent faces… i guess means ugly disoriented frowns which everyone seemed to be wearing that day! urgh. but glad you found it funny at least.. hahaha

      January 8, 2015 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply Hunni

    I’m freakin obsessed with your site! I absolutely dream of traveling all over Asia and I am living through your blog!!! Please keep the pictures coming – they are all so gorgeous!!! So glad I found your site babe!

    http://www.tiffanyxoxo.com

    January 8, 2015 at 3:56 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      hey hunni!! you totally made my day :) thank you for finding me. i adore your blog as well!! keep in touch! <3

      January 8, 2015 at 10:49 pm
  • Reply Valerie

    Amazing pictures!
    http://fashion-soup.com/

    January 8, 2015 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Lucia

    so rude i hate having bad service, and being expected to leave a tip, for them not doing their job?! people in clothes shops or supermarkets don’t get tips! on the plus side those oysters look delish!!

    http://www.luciaflorence.com

    January 8, 2015 at 4:13 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      you’re right!! i can’t remember if service charge was inclusive but i hope not! >:( oyster was at a different place so it was all good haha :D

      January 8, 2015 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply patriciablaj

    I need to stop checking your blog when I’m hungry! Gorgeous pictures :)

    Fashionably,
    Patricia
    http://www.wingsforliberty.com/

    January 8, 2015 at 4:22 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      hahaha oops. i totally get what you mean though patricia. happens to me often. such torture isn’t it!

      January 8, 2015 at 10:52 pm
  • Reply laura mitbrodt

    It looks so pretty there
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    January 8, 2015 at 5:11 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      it was :) thanks laura xx

      January 8, 2015 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Joanna

    Even though the food was delicious, it’s such a bummer that the service was awful!

    lovejoanna.com

    January 8, 2015 at 6:57 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      it happens to all the so called famous places nowadays. such a shame!

      January 8, 2015 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Melisa

    Such a lovely place and amazing view. Sorry to hear about your experience there. Hopeyou have a great day Annie. Kiss, Mel
    New post @www.livingoncloude9.com

    January 8, 2015 at 7:49 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      hey mel! how have you been? such a bummer about the service but the food was delish :) hope you’re doing great so far!

      January 8, 2015 at 10:54 pm
  • Reply Rach

    Oh my the food looks amazing!!!!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    January 8, 2015 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply Wishes & Reality

    Such great photos!

    Heidi D.
    http://www.wishesandreality.com

    January 8, 2015 at 11:21 pm
  • Reply Svetlana

    ohhh that food looks so so good and yummy :) :) Love your travel pictures :)
    Kisses
    Svetlana
    http://capemaychic.weebly.com

    January 8, 2015 at 11:29 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      thanks svetlana! :) i’ll keep them coming for you hehe

      January 10, 2015 at 12:42 am
  • Reply carascliche

    Bad service is the worst, and this is coming from a waitress through school, no matter how busy I was or what my mood I made sure to smile and take care of every table like I would want to be taken care of! That food does look delicious though!

    xx Cara

    January 9, 2015 at 2:59 am
    • Reply annie lee

      aww cara i’m sure you made lots of people happy during that time :) i think service, or basic manner to say the least, makes a difference!

      January 10, 2015 at 12:42 am
  • Reply Alice Young

    Such a massive shame about the awful service, even if the food is brilliant it just makes you never want to go back!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    January 9, 2015 at 5:04 am
    • Reply annie lee

      i know right? urgh. such a bummer!

      January 10, 2015 at 12:41 am
  • Reply thatumamilife

    I live 20 minutes from the beach and could absolutely not find seafood prepared like this. And, I’m with you on the bad service thing. I waited tables in my teenage years and early 20’s; it’s hard work, but not so much that being courteous on a basic level ever goes out the window!

    January 9, 2015 at 5:28 am
    • Reply annie lee

      how are the seafood dishes on your side of the world? :) btw that’s amazing how you live so close by the sea… if it was me i’d be there all day long!

      January 10, 2015 at 12:41 am
  • Reply Kiara Schwartz (@tobruckave)

    This looks so amazing! I want to go there so bad!
    xoKiara
    Tobruckave Blog

    January 9, 2015 at 6:31 am
    • Reply annie lee

      hehe wish you can try it someday kiara!

      January 10, 2015 at 12:39 am
  • Reply Bibi

    Love these photos – the food looks so delicious! x

    http://www.bibigoeschic.com

    January 9, 2015 at 7:18 am
    • Reply annie lee

      sure was :) thanks bibi xx

      January 10, 2015 at 12:39 am
  • Reply Karen

    Mmm this makes me drool so hard! What kind of thing is the first picture, it looks delicious?!?!?!?!

    January 9, 2015 at 1:39 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      it’s an oyster :) with chilli paste, a little bit of lime and fried garlic! it’s the bomb!

      January 10, 2015 at 12:39 am
  • Reply skd

    Very interesting write up. Beautiful pictures

    January 9, 2015 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply PINAY FLYING HIGH

    I have been on a seefood diet for the longest time. :-p

    Maybe they were trying to catch the fish when you arrived, explains the long wait ;-)

    January 9, 2015 at 5:03 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      now that makes sense!! :(

      January 10, 2015 at 12:38 am
  • Reply Georgie

    Shame the service was crappy! Food looks great though xx

    ☾ Liquorice Pearls ☾

    January 9, 2015 at 6:23 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      such a shame :( but yes at least the food was amazing!

      January 10, 2015 at 12:37 am
  • Reply gail

    OK can you please send me a flight ticket to come back to thailand and let’s go to nice place to eat seafood, shall we? OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG why I am still in UK!?!?!?

    January 9, 2015 at 9:10 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      WE SHALL! hahaha any plans on coming back?

      January 10, 2015 at 12:37 am
  • Reply joiworwood

    The food looks absolutely amazing!
    http://thejoifullife.com/

    January 9, 2015 at 10:37 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      at least the food was amazing :)

      January 10, 2015 at 12:36 am
  • Reply 365hangers

    Wow, the food looks amazing but sounds like an interesting experience.

    xx 365Hangers

    January 10, 2015 at 2:50 am
    • Reply annie lee

      sure wasn’t a satisfying experience for the second part :|

      January 12, 2015 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Stella

    Looks amazing and totally deliciously!

    http://www.sugarpopfashion.com

    January 10, 2015 at 7:21 am
    • Reply annie lee

      seafood is my fave and it was pretty awesome ;) thanks for dropping by stella xx

      January 12, 2015 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Melanie Kay Zelnick

    I really love the first food pictures you posted– you made everything look amazing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    January 10, 2015 at 8:39 am
    • Reply annie lee

      thanks melanie, those oysters were NOM!

      January 12, 2015 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply iamserenel

    Why is it, that whenever I come onto your blog I become stunned by the amazing photography & food! I loveeeee your blog Annie :P

    Serene xoxo

    http://www.imserenel.wordpress.com

    January 10, 2015 at 9:17 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      awwww nooo serene, you’re being too sweet :P thank you and i love yours back! teehee have a great day love xx

      January 12, 2015 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply wazwu

    I don’t eat seafood anymore, but these photos look really tempting! :P It’s too bad the service was so bad, ughhh! :(

    January 10, 2015 at 10:13 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      ahh.. i was considering to quit seafood as well at one point but i wasn’t determined enough :( they are so.. goood…!!

      January 12, 2015 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Javier

    omg. i knew it was a mistake to read your blog when i am hungry =(((

    January 12, 2015 at 3:45 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      woooops.. :P that happens to me a lot too!

      January 17, 2015 at 3:59 pm

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