"... loads of scrumptious Thai, veggie and Western fare."
"A delicious restaurant..."
M.R. Thanatsri Svastivat, Thai Rath
"... long and delicious menu ... very good-value Italian wines."
"The best steak I've had in 13 years in Thailand" "Best Thai food we've had in two months touring the country" "The carbonara's better than [5-star hotel in Bangkok] "I think we'll come back to Sichang the next time we're in Thailand, just for Pan's food"
167 Asdang Road, 200 m before Rama V Palace,
next to Marine Police tel 038 216 075
YO! Open: 10:30 - 22:30 | Last food orders 21:30
Closed Wednesdays May thriugh July — Reservations advisable Friday & Saturday
ปิดวันพุธ พ.ค.- ก.ค. ๒๕๕๗ — วันศุกร์/เสาร์ แนะนำให้จองโต๊ะล่วงหน้า
Cuisine: Authentic Thai, Italian, vegetarian
Ambiance: **** Open air garden and rustic pavilion
Food quality: ****
Service: *** / ****
Typical supper for two B510
Those qotes in red are unpaid reviews and genuine guest comments. But let's be up front about it: we run Pan & David, and we run this website. We try to make eating at Pan & David a pleasure, memorable if possible. We're happy to say we do please a lot of people, thanks to fresh seafood (live crabs), an attractive garden, really friendly service, English-language paperbacks and newspapers, plus truly good cooking. And a selection of good to excellent wines at prices as much as B1000 lower than the same bottle in Bangkok or Pattaya.
We use the best ingredients we can find--jumbo prawns from island waters, real Parmigiano Reggiano cheese from Italy, extra-virgin olive oil, Modena balsamic vinegar, sea salt, Greek Kalamata olives, herbs from our own organic garden. You can enjoy Thai dishes from subtle to volcanic, great pasta, fine sandwiches or a small selection of first-class European entrees. Not to mention home-made ice cream in flavors like maple pecan, raspberry sorbet, fresh strawberry and almond.
shrimp soup (tom yam kung) B175
Whole sea bass (white snapper) steamed in soy sauce B350
Tuna melt sandwich with New Zealand cheddar B160
Crisp-fried tuna steak with green peppercorns B210
Squid tempura B150
Steamed crab B250 (500 grams) Crab fried rice B60 Garlic bread B80
Home-made fettucine alla Carbonara B240
Spaghetti all'Amatriciana (fresh tomato sauce and bacon, grana Padano) B210
Free-range chicken sweet green curry B160
Mixed salad with balsamic dressing B150
Filet steak with wild mushroom sauce, French fries and vegetables B440
Pork cutlet with three-peppers sauce, French fries and vegetables B260
There's no trendy food on Ko Sichang, but it is a great place to eat. First and foremost, we recommend Pan & David, about 200 meters before the palace entrance. Read at left to find out why we like the place so much.
There are a lot of other places you can get good food, especially seafood. The island's fleet of squid boats makes squid here seems like a completely different thing from what you get in Bangkok. We don't bother to order it anywhere off island. Several places have live crabs, too, and very big (up to about 180 g each) prawns--all cheaper than you're likely to find at the big-name destinations.
Apart from the places listed below, there are dozens of noodle shops and pushcarts for a quick snack, usually pretty good value, too. And if you're dying for air conditioning, there's a coffee shop at the Sichang Palace Hotel.