Pattaya was a happy find! It is located in an unassuming shopping strip behind a gas station, so give yourself some time to find it on your first visit. 'Chef Ron' runs a tight ship and we've never been disappointed with the quality or flavor of the meals we've had here.
I see someone mentioned the heat scale... Chef Ron uses only 5 stars to rate the heat. If you are not used to any spice in your food, (or if you are like my midwestern parents who's household believed spicy catsup was too hot) go with no stars. I've grown to like spicy food, so my first meal here I went with a 5. I figured it was gonna be just a little hot. Wrong. IT was fiery hot! I finished my meal but I tell you, I really liked it! I will tell you why too. To spice his food, Chef Ron doesn't just dump on more red chili pepper flakes. His food is prepared with a great combination of chili paste and other spices. This adds flavor as well as spice. Simply put... the food is so good, you will finish it because of the heat (with the help of a new tissues...).
Finally, if you like the flavor of chilies, make sure to ask the server for their Spice Plate. This is a small offering of the 4-5 chilies and other spice you can add to your meal. Some chili preparations are hot, some sweet, some pickled.... and NO red chili pepper flakes to be seen.
If you like Thai, do yourself a flavor favor and eat at Pattaya Thai.
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