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Mays Urban Thai Dine - Thepprasit


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It may not be the cheapest around but MAYs Urban Thai Dine in Thepprasit is just my kind of Thai restaurant. Subtle flavours, intimate ambiance, prompt and efficient service by smart waitresses. Each dish and accompanying sauces delicious. Worked our way through prawn satay, fish cakes, sweet and sour prawns, and pork neck. With a couple of bottles of water, 950฿. Yeah I know, not particularly Thai my selection, but plenty of more authentic Thai dishes on the menu.

Pure fluke that we should end up there as the huge Na Jomtien Beach Road open air seafood places we looked at first were not only busy on Sunday but overflowing, with coach loads of factory workers turning up as we failed to find anywhere to park. Blessing in disguise, as it turned out.

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Looks great ! Thanks for the review.

Tried to have a look at their website but their navigation is not particularly user friendly. Nevertheless, I might try.

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Went to May's for the first time a few weeks back. I think Jiz had commented on it and the web site looked interesting. So my GF and I checked it out as a place for a small birthday party for her sister. 

I liked it and so did the other Farang guy who I talked to a little about the place. The funny thing is that both of our Isan GFs did not care for the place. They said it was Farang Thai food.

The location shows well on Google Maps.

In any case here are a few food pics.

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Stopped in at May's tonight. Place was predictably low season empty, but the food was very good. We went at 5:30 to take advantage of the 30% eatigo discount and also qualify for the 200 baht EATSEP200 coupon.

A couple of pics.

Calamri with Chili Sauce

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Sea Bass in a Yellow Curry (I really liked this one)

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Stopped in at Mays tonight. We had not been there in a while. It is relatively expensive for Thai food, but the ambiance, decor, presentation, music, and quality of the food brings me back from time to time.

As a cautionary note, some nights they have special events that you need to reserve a seat for, so you may want to check their FB page  before driving over.

A few pics.

Complimentary Small Plate to start - Fish Ball in a Chili Sauce - quite good

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Pad Thai - The GF was not all that wild about it - I tasted it and thought it was pretty good

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Fried Sea Bass in a Sweet Chili Sauce - very good

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We had the above, two glasses of wine (not a bad Malbec), and a Leo. The bill came to 1200. 

We were the only diners in the place at 7 PM. They have an all you can eat special for the month of September. I read that to mean all you can eat of one entree per diner, but you may want to verify that.

 

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3 hours ago, ChiFlyer said:

Stopped in at Mays tonight. We had not been there in a while. It is relatively expensive for Thai food, but the ambiance, decor, presentation, music, and quality of the food brings me back from time to time.

As a cautionary note, some nights they have special events that you need to reserve a seat for, so you may want to check their FB page  before driving over.

A few pics.

Complimentary Small Plate to start - Fish Ball in a Chili Sauce - quite good

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Pad Thai - The GF was not all that wild about it - I tasted it and thought it was pretty good

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Fried Sea Bass in a Sweet Chili Sauce - very good

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We had the above, two glasses of wine (not a bad Malbec), and a Leo. The bill came to 1200. 

We were the only diners in the place at 7 PM. They have an all you can eat special for the month of September. I read that to mean all you can eat of one entree per diner, but you may want to verify that.

 

Am impressed with the presentation n style and if it tastes as good as it looks it’s worth a try IMO. 
Glad to see another quality restaurant surviving in these difficult times too, plus I wouldn’t worry what an issaan gf thinks of it...considering what they eat.


So whereabouts on Theppasit road is this pls??

You cannot escape the spell or the lure of the Thai darkside Kyrano!!! Posted Image

 

 

A quote by Oscar Wilde " A cynic recognises the cost of everything, and the value of nothing"

 

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9 hours ago, stickyfingers said:

Am impressed with the presentation n style and if it tastes as good as it looks it’s worth a try IMO. 
Glad to see another quality restaurant surviving in these difficult times too, plus I wouldn’t worry what an issaan gf thinks of it...considering what they eat.


So whereabouts on Theppasit road is this pls??

It is near soi 17. That is the back road to Rompho.

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3 hours ago, ChiFlyer said:

Thx v much!! But also seen on their Fbook page that they’re selling up!!??

You cannot escape the spell or the lure of the Thai darkside Kyrano!!! Posted Image

 

 

A quote by Oscar Wilde " A cynic recognises the cost of everything, and the value of nothing"

 

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6 hours ago, stickyfingers said:

Thx v much!! But also seen on their Fbook page that they’re selling up!!??

I am afraid I am not catching your meaning with regard to "selling up".

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On 13/02/2019 at 18:43, ChiFlyer said:

Went to May's for the first time a few weeks back. I think Jiz had commented on it and the web site looked interesting. So my GF and I checked it out as a place for a small birthday party for her sister. 

I liked it and so did the other Farang guy who I talked to a little about the place. The funny thing is that both of our Isan GFs did not care for the place. They said it was Farang Thai food.

The location shows well on Google Maps.

In any case here are a few food pics.

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Looks like pure Thai food to me.

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3 hours ago, ChiFlyer said:

I am afraid I am not catching your meaning with regard to "selling up".

Hmmmm....the Bkk and Pattaya restaurants are up for sale...according to their Fbook page.

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You cannot escape the spell or the lure of the Thai darkside Kyrano!!! Posted Image

 

 

A quote by Oscar Wilde " A cynic recognises the cost of everything, and the value of nothing"

 

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21 minutes ago, stickyfingers said:

Hmmmm....the Bkk and Pattaya restaurants are up for sale...according to their Fbook page.

 

Missed that part. They have multiple FB pages. The one I accessed recently did not have that info, or I just missed it which is unlikely given the length of the post and I did backtrack that far.

It is a franchise I guess to some extent. There are some google threads that explain how they came to be.

 

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4 hours ago, Rick Blaine said:

Looks like pure Thai food to me.

The ladies from Isan disagree with you. :)  I have spoken to several of them about this. To me this is more Bangkok style Thai food, meaning that if one is from Isan the spices are viewed as being dumbed up for Farangs.

IMO

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On 03/09/2020 at 04:42, ChiFlyer said:

The ladies from Isan disagree with you. :)  I have spoken to several of them about this. To me this is more Bangkok style Thai food, meaning that if one is from Isan the spices are viewed as being dumbed up for Farangs.

IMO

I'm OK with being disagreed with.     I should have been clearer.     It is Pure Thai food to me.      The Ms. manages to cook her Issan food most nights and in all honesty, I believe the smell of a lot of it could easily gag that proverbial maggot.      She has a physical addiction to hot spices and has never shied away from any "spicy" food.

Smell wise few things compare to dried squid or pickled fish.      I've almost gotten used to durian.

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On 03/09/2020 at 04:42, ChiFlyer said:

The ladies from Isan disagree with you. :)  I have spoken to several of them about this. To me this is more Bangkok style Thai food, meaning that if one is from Isan the spices are viewed as being dumbed up for Farangs.

IMO

Whats puzzling me is your continued references to the ladies from Isan would disagree.

As May's food is not advertised anywhere as Isan food, but as Asian, Thai and fusion food.

So if the ladies from Isan, wish to eat Isan food, (instead of food with dumbed up spices), then they have obviously been brought to the wrong restaurant. Just a thought for future dining. 

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1 hour ago, Rick Blaine said:

I'm OK with being disagreed with.     I should have been clearer.     It is Pure Thai food to me.      The Ms. manages to cook her Issan food most nights and in all honesty, I believe the smell of a lot of it could easily gag that proverbial maggot.      She has a physical addiction to hot spices and has never shied away from any "spicy" food.

Smell wise few things compare to dried squid or pickled fish.      I've almost gotten used to durian.

I understand what you are saying. The GF prepares a few things that I would rather not witness. She tries to be considerate about that and turns on the ceiling fans and open the patio doors.

She does this a few times a week and is a good sport about eating Farang food with me. I like certain Thai dishes, but am adverse to trying some of the more provincial ones, such as cattacan.

On a trip North I was offered rat. I respectfully declined. It is actually considered a delicacy by some. The GF's family farms them in bins. I was initially appalled, but then thought about it and decided it was a pretty smart thing to do. You trap em, saving the rice crop, feed em slop that you do not want, and then sell them in town for about 250 a piece. 

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59 minutes ago, thainet said:

Whats puzzling me is your continued references to the ladies from Isan would disagree.

As May's food is not advertised anywhere as Isan food, but as Asian, Thai and fusion food.

So if the ladies from Isan, wish to eat Isan food, (instead of food with dumbed up spices), then they have obviously been brought to the wrong restaurant. Just a thought for future dining. 

My only point is that if a Farang were to take his newly discovered honey here, thinking that it would really impress her, that is probably not going to be true.

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