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 t! Great vdeo! For a frst tme thng, I thnk ths guy dd a superb job!! I’ve lved n Ubon for three years and only recognzed two of these spots!

    Now I’m starvng! : )

    Any possblty somethng could be added that gves some basc addresses, etc. for these spots? Perhaps at the end of the vdeo or somethng? I’d really lke to fnd some of them, but would have no clue where to go!

    I’m really nterested n the Moon Lover Coffee . . . where s t?

    Thanks for complng ths and sharng!

    • Yes, great dea Carla. Perhaps just a clck through lnk at the end that takes you to google maps or somethng lke that. Moon lover s one of the places I am yet to try but have heard good reports about t. I thnk t s on the edge of the Moon rver just down from the bg market near the brdge. Hopefully Chrs wll come along soon though and set me straght.

    • Or better yet, just make a publc Google Map showng locatons.

  2. Agree wth the comment about not tastng the dshes…..eatng and speakng at the same tme not pleasant !
    Had dffculty understandng hs Englsh maybe because of above but needs to sort t out.
    Good frst effort tho …oh and as Memock says…..ts fryng tonght not flyng !!!

  3. I really enjoyed the vdeo and wsh I would have seen t before gong to Ubon. I would lke to see a wrte up that lsted the places wth addresses and had the names of the dshes so I am sure I got the names correct.

  4. Wth all the background nose I found t hard to catch the names of places and dshes …perhaps add a capton wth these detals ?
    And a lnk to a Google map wth locatons would be very nce !

  5. What a great vdeo, and just chock-full of good nformaton!

    I ddn’t fnd the hand gestures to be too dstractng. I would suggest puttng a “mc” on Chrs, as the mcrophone on the camera pcks up a lot of background nose.

    There s a well-known TV food personalty n the USA, Mng Tsa, who also tastes the dshes whle on-camera. It’s a bt werd at frst, as no one does ths, but t can add enthusasm and authentcty. In partcular, t was a good move to sample the carrot cake [whch looked excellent, by the way] durng the vst to Peppers.

    Also qute authentc and unusual to nclude vdeo of the ktchen crews and chefs/cooks n acton; very nce!

    Lke some of the others, I would suggest captons for the dshes, and maybe a lnk to a map for the locatons of the restaurants.

  6. Thanks for all the feedback everyone!

    I wll wrte the names of the dshes and the locatons n the YouTube comments, hopefully wthn a couple of days (I’ll need to re-vst a few of them to get the street address).

  7. Excellent work well done. Ths type of thng needs to be spread around and seen by those vstng the area .. TAT could possble help wth that ?
    Well done Chrs

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