What to eat in Ubon Ratchathani

My previous blog entry was written by Chris who at the end of it mentioned his new project called Coconut TV.

He decided to get some practice in for it by composing a video called Top 9 eats in Ubon Ratchathani and is after some feed back. I don’t think there will be much constructive criticism Chris as considering this is your first time attempting something like this, I think you have done an amazing job!

You did ask for feedback though so for what it is worth here are a few points of my own that may help.

* Don’t wear sunglasses at the beginning of the video. Later on sure, but not when we are ‘meeting’ you for the first time.
* Hand movements and gestures are important but remember you are not a bird trying to take off!
* The Cut away shots showing you talking the ‘other’ camera don’t seem to work. I think they are a great idea but perhaps use them when you are eating the food or something.
* If I was to be really picky I might suggest that we don’t need to see you sampling every one of the nine dishes. Just telling us how good it is with a close up shot of it should be enough.

What do others think? Have a look at it and place your feedback either here or on you tube. I personally think some more of this type of media would be a great thing for Ubon Ratchathani.

I have eaten at five of the nine places he mentions so will try and make the last four on my next trip to Ubon. That Vietnamese restaurant is top of that list!


9 Responses to What to eat in Ubon Ratchathani

  1. Loved it! Great video! For a first time thing, I think this guy did a superb job!! I’ve lived in Ubon for three years and only recognized two of these spots!

    Now I’m starving! : )

    Any possibility something could be added that gives some basic addresses, etc. for these spots? Perhaps at the end of the video or something? I’d really like to find some of them, but would have no clue where to go!

    I’m really interested in the Moon Lover Coffee . . . where is it?

    Thanks for compiling this and sharing!

    • Yes, great idea Carla. Perhaps just a click through link at the end that takes you to google maps or something like that. Moon lover is one of the places I am yet to try but have heard good reports about it. I think it is on the edge of the Moon river just down from the big market near the bridge. Hopefully Chris will come along soon though and set me straight.

    • Or better yet, just make a public Google Map showing locations.

  2. Agree with the comment about not tasting the dishes…..eating and speaking at the same time not pleasant !
    Had difficulty understanding his English maybe because of above but needs to sort it out.
    Good first effort tho …oh and as Memock says…..its frying tonight not flying !!!

  3. I really enjoyed the video and wish I would have seen it before going to Ubon. I would like to see a write up that listed the places with addresses and had the names of the dishes so I am sure I got the names correct.

  4. With all the background noise I found it hard to catch the names of places and dishes …perhaps add a caption with these details ?
    And a link to a Google map with locations would be very nice !

  5. What a great video, and just chock-full of good information!

    I didn’t find the hand gestures to be too distracting. I would suggest putting a “mic” on Chris, as the microphone on the camera picks up a lot of background noise.

    There is a well-known TV food personality in the USA, Ming Tsai, who also tastes the dishes while on-camera. It’s a bit weird at first, as no one does this, but it can add enthusiasm and authenticity. In particular, it was a good move to sample the carrot cake [which looked excellent, by the way] during the visit to Peppers.

    Also quite authentic and unusual to include video of the kitchen crews and chefs/cooks in action; very nice!

    Like some of the others, I would suggest captions for the dishes, and maybe a link to a map for the locations of the restaurants.

  6. Thanks for all the feedback everyone!

    I will write the names of the dishes and the locations in the YouTube comments, hopefully within a couple of days (I’ll need to re-visit a few of them to get the street address).

  7. Excellent work well done. This type of thing needs to be spread around and seen by those visiting the area .. TAT could possible help with that ?
    Well done Chris

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