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Globetrotter Restaurant


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I had an excellent Swedish-style open-faced shrimp-and egg sandwich at the Globetrotter, followed by poached fillet of sole and boiled potatoes.  I was happy with the meal and will definitely return to try some of the Globetrotter's other Swedish specialties.  

 

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It's located close to the intesection of Pattaya Klang and Beach Road, about 50 meters in on the unnamed alley that runs between Klang and Soi 7.  The Globetrotter is next to the Seaside and just around the corner from Tequila Reef on Soi 7.

 

The sandwich cost 140 baht, the sole 295 baht and a mug of draft beer 65 baht.

 

 Fresh shrimp, crab, sliced boiled egg with Swedish-style mayonnaise and dill on white bread.

 

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I also had the poached sole and boiled potatoes.

 

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There's plenty of info on what is available at the Globetrotter.  The menu is very heavy on Swedish dishes, but pizza is also available.

 

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 I'm a big fan of draft beer and I had a good mug of it at the Globetrotter. Unfortunately, a lot of the draft served in Pattaya is poor. Draft beer is a fresh product that needs to be transported, handled, stored and dispensed properly. Globetrotter got it right.

 

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Bottom line:  The food at the Globetrotter is very good, but it may seem different to anyone not familiar with Swedish cuisine.

 

Evil

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Looks very good ! Not been in there for years, but i do remember the pizza being good  :Think1:

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I agree on the food. I stayed here on my 2nd trip, rooms were great as well, being quite new back then. Great memories. I usually try to go there once every trip.

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Hope you removed the hair from the sandwich before eating.

5555 Why did you order the hair in a sandwich?  What happened and what is your experience?

THAJEC Thajský muž TRIP 37 - 30.November 2018 - 28.1.2019

 

 

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If it's the place I'm thinking of (just across from the old Fawlty Towers?) then it's nice to see at least one of my old haunts is still going.

 

I had many good meals there with friends. I'll have to pay a return visit when I'm finally back in Pattaya next June :-)

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

 

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Cuisine around the world in Pattaya, thanks for sharing.

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Hope you removed the hair from the sandwich before eating.

 

No hair on the sandwich.  It's a mark that resulted from adjusting the brightness levels in Photoshop.

 

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Really? ..... thanks for the correction.

 

 

You're welcome! I'm always happy to be of service.

 

Evil

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  Another meal at Globetrotter, again very good.  I had two iconic Swedish dishes.  A pickled herring sandwich on rye bread (120 baht) ...

 
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... and pyttipanna, a type of Swedish hash served with fried eggs and pickled beets (225 baht).
 
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My pyttipanna came with two substantial wedges of bread, which one of my companions buttered and ate with gusto along with one of my fried eggs.
 
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One of my dining companions had a 250-gram pork chop with French fries (pretty much a generic Western dish) at 325 baht.
 
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She really liked the fries and ate them with a huge amount of ketchup.  She finished the pork chop as well, but it's  a pet peeve of mine that it came covered in brown sauce which should always be served in gravy boat.
 
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My other companion had Thai food, a spicy rice noodle salad ...
 
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... and panang red curry with rice.
 
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The two Thai dishes together cost about 200 baht.

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Thanks for the review Mr Evil. Ah - Swedish cuisine - living the dream.

 

Am I the only one that thinks that an open sandwich isn't a real sandwich?

It's supposed to be a quick, practical snack - you grab it, stuff it in your mouth, and start chewing.

The open sandwich in the OP looks anything but quick and practical - a knife & fork are probably needed.

 

I guess the Swedes have plenty of time during their long, dark, cold arctic winters.

I can visualize them now, snug in their triple glazed wooden house.

It is tastefully furnished in minimalist style from IKEA.

The Volvo is in the garage with the all-night heater plugged in.

ABBA songs are playing on a continuous loop.

Blonde people in patterned wooly jumpers gather around the open fire.

They slowly eat their open sandwiches with implements fashioned from reindeer horn.

They sip their beer even slower as it costs £10 a pint! :)

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I like the food there but pizza.

They don't fry toppings like onions or bacon in advance and the result is a drowned pizza dough.

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I usually eat there, at least once, every trip !

 

The pyttipanna is my favourite, although my son had it there last month, and said that he found it too oily. Then again, he hadn't eaten it before.

 

The pizzas are also very good !

 

I also stayed upstairs once, the rooms are OK for the price (I think it was about B500 ?), especially given the location so close to Beach Road & Pattaya Klang, but Lasse (a very nice friendly guy) charges separately for electricity, because some people run the aircon much more than others !

 

http://www.globetrotter-thai.com/

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The true Swedish delicacy is surströmming - fermented baltic sea herring.

It continues to ferment while in the can, to the extent that the gas produced causes the can to bulge dangerously.

They have been known to explode (I'm not making this up).

 

The smell is also truly disgusting, so it is generally eaten outside. From Wiki:

"According to a Japanese study, a newly opened can of surströmming has one of the most putrid food smells in the world, even more so than similarly Korean and Japanese fermented fish dishes."

 

Maybe Mr Evil can check out whether it is on the Globetrotter menu? If so - give us a review :)

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Thanks for the review Mr Evil. Ah - Swedish cuisine - living the dream.

 

Am I the only one that thinks that an open sandwich isn't a real sandwich?

It's supposed to be a quick, practical snack - you grab it, stuff it in your mouth, and start chewing.

The open sandwich in the OP looks anything but quick and practical - a knife & fork are probably needed.

 

I guess the Swedes have plenty of time during their long, dark, cold arctic winters.

I can visualize them now, snug in their triple glazed wooden house.

It is tastefully furnished in minimalist style from IKEA.

The Volvo is in the garage with the all-night heater plugged in.

ABBA songs are playing on a continuous loop.

Blonde people in patterned wooly jumpers gather around the open fire.

They slowly eat their open sandwiches with implements fashioned from reindeer horn.

They sip their beer even slower as it costs £10 a pint! :)

 

Haha, but this is a restaurant/cafe sandwich, they are usually supposed to be eating on a plate. In normal cases a open sandwich do not have that much toppings, more like a slice of cheese and maybe some vegetable, and then it become easy and practical.

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Haha, but this is a restaurant/cafe sandwich, they are usually supposed to be eating on a plate. In normal cases a open sandwich do not have that much toppings, more like a slice of cheese and maybe some vegetable, and then it become easy and practical.

 

Thanks for that clarification, VFV. Presumably you are Swedish and know of what you speak.

My concerns about the open sandwich are somewhat abated.

It needs to be a hard / stiff piece of bread though, not floppy like factory bread.

Otherwise the topping will be neatly deposited on the consumer's sensible H&M trousers :)

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The true Swedish delicacy is surströmming - fermented baltic sea herring.

It continues to ferment while in the can, to the extent that the gas produced causes the can to bulge dangerously.

They have been known to explode (I'm not making this up).

 

The smell is also truly disgusting, so it is generally eaten outside. From Wiki:

"According to a Japanese study, a newly opened can of surströmming has one of the most putrid food smells in the world, even more so than similarly Korean and Japanese fermented fish dishes."

 

Maybe Mr Evil can check out whether it is on the Globetrotter menu? If so - give us a review :)

I have smelled it and it's enough for me. You can smell it miles away from the outside party!

 

Never been eating in Globetrotter but have to try it out someday. The first sandwich looked tasty!

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