Indochine is a popular restaurant located on Sapphasit Road in Ubon Ratchathani. I am a little embarrassed to admit that it has taken me almost ten years of travelling to Ubon as well as living there to finally getting around to actually visiting it.
It took my trip to Vietnam two weeks ago (yes, the blog is coming soon – I promise!) to make me search this place out as I had been told over the years that it does some pretty good Vietnamese nosh. The family and I were staying just around the corner at Phadaeng Mansion so one morning last week we made the small walk there for breakfast.
From what I can see there are two parts to the premises. The standard shophouse style that you will find all over Thailand which is where we ate or next door which is more like an old house and which apparently has some unique furniture inside.
The food we ordered arrived very quickly and it was really quite superb. With most dishes almost double what you would pay for standard Thai food I was a little surprised by the total of the bill by the end of the meal but the high quality of the ingredients and the taste sensation more then made up for it. I will be back when time next permits and I need a hit of good Vietnamese food.
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!