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Eggs are just part of the meal at a price that's hard to beat

Is This Phuket's Best-Value Breakfast?

Thursday, June 11, 2009
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Open: 7am-1pm 5pm-11pm

Address: Yaowarat Road, Samkong

Style: International/Thai

Price range: Great value. American Breakfast two fried eggs, choice of bacon, sausage or ham sausage, fresh fruit, toast, orange juice, coffee or hot tea, ovaltine hot/cold (65 baht) Special breakfast two fried eggs or scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, bread, fruits and chilled juice (45 baht) Continental Breakfast fruit, orange juice, coffee or tea, toast (50 baht) Thai Breakfast boiled rice with shrimp (40 baht) boiled rice with pork or chicken (35 baht) grilled pork chop (145 baht) bbq ribs (145 baht) fish and chips (120 baht) t bone (195 baht) salmon steak (195 baht).

Specialty: Ribs, breakfast.

What Phuketwan says:
At 65 baht, is the American breakfast here Phuket's best-value breakfast? We think so. If there's a better-priced breakfast that offers more, we haven't found it yet. The BBQ Ribs Texas (or maybe it's the Texas BBQ Ribs) is an offshoot from Steak Samkong, a well-known restaurant in Samkong that has been popular for many years. Owner Nantachat Julapadung worked on a cruise liner then came home to open SS in 1999. In a strange twist, he now competes with himself, especially at breakfast, just down the road at his rival restaurant. And boy, what competition over breakfast. At BRT (orTRB) the toast is served first, warm, and with butter and marmalade ready to spread. Then along comes the main course, with our drink of preference, an iced coffee. Some joints have actually charge extra for daring to order an iced coffee, but not here. And there are three or sometimes four pieces of different fruit as a palate cleanser. It's true that the orange juice is not a large glass, but there's plenty to start the day. You'll be eating here with Clint Eastwood, Yul Brunner and the Magnificent Seven staring down hungrily, along with a magnificent diagram showing cuts of beef from a cow. These include everything from rib, chuck, brisket, round and flank to sirloin and shortplate, as Clint or Yul could tell you. We were so shocked when we first encountered the breakfast at this price that we went back two days later and, sure enough, it was still at 65 baht and still great value. The ribs here at night are also tasty. We guess that's what comes with competion.

How to find it: Close to Wachira Hospital, Steak Samkong lies on a bend and the Texas BBQ Rib is about 100 metres further, on the other side of Yaowarat Road.

Parking: Usually plenty of space in the street.

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I like the ribs at that place. The breakfast was fairly bland and just about worth the 65 baht. The rest of the menu at the rib place is exactly the same as Steak Samkong. I don't get it.

Posted by Chad on June 12, 2009 10:35


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