Bo Lan Restaurant Review

Old Oct 29th, 2009, 09:10 PM
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hanuman, thanks for the review and the pics. the kau kau looks ono. i recognize the bunnags from last year. nice couple.

mangs, didn't your dr advise you not to take your meds with booze? you were doing so well. cool it!
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Old Oct 29th, 2009, 09:17 PM
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Yes Ken that's right they were the one who brought the o-torro to our party! What you can't see in the picture is that he has broken his leg and wrist from a jet skiing accident. We had 2 customized jet ski, 1800 cc engine top out at 120kph, and my friend hit a rice barge head on. Lucky for him I was just behind him when it happened!
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Old Oct 29th, 2009, 10:00 PM
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Thanks Hanuman for the review. We expect to arrive in Thailand in early Dec. Would you mind taking us there then?

Cheers
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Old Oct 29th, 2009, 10:38 PM
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Looks like we are scheduled to go to Bo Lan on Sunday. Maeng is joining us.
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Old Oct 29th, 2009, 11:32 PM
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hanuman, thanks for reminding me again that i missed the o-torro due to my tardiness. lol. i think the taxi driver made his year-end bonus on that trip. lol.
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Old Oct 29th, 2009, 11:39 PM
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Carol,

Enjoy the food and since the Bo Lan is monitoring Fodors I hope they will comp you with at least a bottle of Prosecco!
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Old Oct 29th, 2009, 11:48 PM
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Mango7 please call me at the restaurant (022602962)I have a propersition for you!
Regards Dylan
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 12:13 AM
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prosecco, a new and delicious discovery for me. love it. introduced it to ht a few months ago.

believe it or not, i was at my dentist today, i suggested prosecco, as a great substitute for the french bubbly. he never heard of it, but will give it a try.
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 12:31 AM
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Mang - as everyone has said relax, your post are starting to take on qualities that we thought had gone away... shame, you were nice for a while.

I am going to book Bolan then in early Dec, maybe if i say "Fodorite" they will be extra nice to us!!

Ahh prosecco as you say a nice alternatice to champers when i am watching the cash..M & S do a lovely pink one here.
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 02:00 AM
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Mang, you gotta take Bolan up on that proposition. That way you can be rude about their food IN PERSON, which is always much more fun. I'm tempted to ring up myself and say I'm you. I'm a naturally grumpy old sod, so they won't know the difference. lol.

I think you should. Really - what an opportunity to test out the food AND you at the same time. You and your wife know your stuff - so why not take a walk on the culinary wild side? I'd bet that the guys at Bo Lan would be happy to talk about food to a foodie - and if you have any issues, I'll bet they'll discuss them. It might be a really interesting conversation.

Are you in BKK now?
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 02:28 AM
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Dogster,

I am sure your American accent is perfect so go on call them! Personally I think it's kind of scary or creepy that the restaurant monitor and interject in our forum.
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 02:34 AM
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I am just curious how Bolan will indeed compare to MBK food hall for you Mang.
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 02:39 AM
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Perhaps the proposition from Bo Lan to mango is that they will give him a series of dishes, some cooked by Bo and others by Lan and see if Mango can distinguish. Sounds like fun to me.
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 02:52 AM
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Ahhh, yup, I hadn't thought of that. I don't sound all that Australian, but I don't think I could pass as American.

Creepy? Dunno - hadn't thought of it like that. It's not an issue to me. I think it's good when they respond - why shouldn't they? We're not a secret society - even though I know at times, it seems like it.

We all like to bang our drums, share our favorites, spread the word. Nothing wrong with that in the short term. What I have learnt tho', is that last years great restaurant may not be this years; that great guide you had in 2004 may not be quite so fresh after 5000 Fodorites have gone thru their hands; that hotel you loved on your first trip to Thailand may be only as good as your knowledge of hotels... which may be none at all.

We like to repeat. We like to do what we did before. Which, in my opinion, kinda negates the idea of travel - but that's O.K. As long as people don't stop me doing what I want I don't care.

I think, my friend, you're becoming frustrated with a certain 'clubbiness' that can be found in here - but actually Mang, you're part of the club, too. lol.

But I don't want you to stop - and probably nobody else really does either. You make me chuckle. Vivat Mango. But, for fun, let's try and identify the source of the irritation. Maybe it's not Thai food at all.

I still think you should ring them up. Then you can write YOUR review. Balance is all.
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 03:02 AM
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You probably have a Sean Connery kind of accent right?
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 03:20 AM
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I was raised to be a good little English boy. I even used to do radio as a pre-pubescent actor because I spoke 'so well'.

Once nature took its course, I was thrown on the child star scrapheap, where I have remained. Of course, now that Australia is run and mostly populated by sub-literate cretins, such skills of elocution are despised.

So, a bit like Sean Connery. More like Huge Ackman.
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 03:30 AM
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As long as you don't sound like Michael Crawford in "Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em"! Although I do like him as the Phantom.
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 03:48 AM
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No. Dogster couldn't be less like Michael Crawford - although, things do keep going wrong. I like to think of myself as Daniel Craig gone to seed.
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Dog - i think we do close ranks when some one develops troll like manners on here and starts attacking people. As you said we are all entitled to our opinions, in fact all are welcome but to deliberatly belligerent is annoying.

Now back to Bolan
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 05:28 AM
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Well, Smeagol, it's either annoying or amusing - or both, I think. You can choose.

I spent my profesional life getting attacked, either publicly or privately, so Mang's occasional spray doesn't fuss me. I like reading them AND your replies, equally. Some of the responses, in this and other posts, have been fascinating, entirely as a result of his provacation. Fodor's is always at its best when there's a bit of controversy.
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