Thai cuisine and European cuisine in one of Pattaya’s famous restaurants
Restaurant Casa Pascal serves it both.
Authentic Thai dishes and European specialties, prepared and presented in a way you would not imagine to find easy in Pattaya.
Whether the Thai food is the best you ever had or will have, is in question.
After all, eating is a matter of taste and mood. But for sure we guarantee top quality ingredients in a very decent comfortable restaurant. The dining room is air-conditioned, there is also an outdoor dining area on the terrace. That is why our local dishes are of higher price level than some street food vendors do offer. The raw ingredients are cooked to perfection by our 12 head strong kitchen team. The food is served by professional waitresses and waiters who are fluent in English.
The management is Swiss and Korean, which reflects the unique quality- and service driven mind of this 16 years old establishment.
Ruen Thai restaurant
Is at the same location like Casa Pascal, just 20 meters behind.
It offers every night traditional Thai dancing and Thai classical music.
This restaurant is one of the oldest and was the first addresses for Thai cuisine.
They do offer a variety of Thai-, Isanese-, and Chinese-Thai dishes.
Their focus is to cater for international tourists as well for Thais.
The management is Thai and is operated by the owner of the premises, who is one of the first families in Pattaya.
Thai food is not Thai food
Most of the “unique and proud” food cultures on our five continents actually originated on only one continent. ASIA !
It was the Chinese slaves brought by Marco Polo to Italy, who introduced Pasta in all forms and shapes to the Italian pride! Spaghetti, noodles, ravioli, tortellini and and and, all came from China and are still to date found there in all their different variations, shapes flavors and appearance.
And also the Pizza has it’s origin in the highlands of the Himalaya. Except for the tomato, that was Christoph Columbus’ mistake that we have to eat those now, same as the corn and the potato.
But talking of Thai food, the vast majority and well known “Thai dishes” were brought to Siam by settlers from China, India, south Asia and other places. Most of the herbs and spices used are of Indian origin. India is the country of Basil! Over 140 kinds of it, and the most famous one, the “herba basilicae” (Latin = emperor’s herb) is used in the Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, and the Horapa and Kapraw became popular in Thailand and its neighboring countries. The curries used in Thai restaurants and hotels are,
of course, of Indian and Pakistani origin. And if you eat a Thai dish which is not poised with chili, then it is nothing else than Chinese! All these sliced stir-fried poultry and meat dishes such as beef in oyster sauce, pork with young ginger, noodle soups, and and and are of Chinese descent. And the so called “Isaanese food” is only called so since the north-east of Thailand is no longer Laos. Before 1907 this part was Laos and therefore Laotian food….
Western or European and Asian and Thai cuisine offer a diversification of vegetarian food dishes.
So do we, at restaurant CASA PASCAL Fine Dining, Pattaya, Thailand.
Even if our menu does feature some vegetarian dishes, one might not think there is a great choice of vegetarian meals on offer. But this is wrong. We do cater for any kind of vegetarian gourmet, once we know what the guest’s dietary guidelines exactly are. Chef Pascal Schnyder is more than happy to listen to any customer’s expectations and offer accordingly some fresh prepared vegetarian, but still culinary highlights. Be that Thai, Asian, or western European food.
Lacto – Vegetarian meals exclude meat, fish, seafood, poultry and egg.
But it can include any kind of dairy products
Right now for the whole month of May, we do offer white asparagus from Germany. This is an absolute
culinary highlight, suitable for vegetarians, especially when the traditional Hollandaise sauce is substituted by a delicious vinaigrette sauce.
All Thai curry dishes can be prepared vegetarian, to even satisfy an Indian or Pakistani visitor.
In India, but especially in the Islamic Pakistan, special dietary meals and so the vegetarian food, is very common and not something extraordinary.
Lacto – ovo Vegetarian meals exclude meat, fish, seafood, poultry.
But it can include any kind of dairy products and eggs as well
We have fresh Lambs lettuce / Corn salad, or the French name would be salade de mâche, and in German Feldsalat. This salad is usually from central Europe, especially from Germany, Switzerland, Austria and some parts of France. It is popular to eat this tiny lettuces with fresh hard boiled egg, finely chopped and sprinkled over the salad. The dressing can be French, Italian, a yoghurt or what so ever.
So much for special vegetarian food.
Casa Pascal restaurant also offers some interesting sweets and desserts, such as Swiss chocolate mousse, Italian Zabayone with berries, a great choice of ice creams and sherbets.
The diner will find on our menu also selected imported cheese from Italy, France, Switzerland, and Germany.
Written by Pascal Schnyder, Executive chef and owner of restaurant Casa Pascal Fine Dining,
Pattaya, Thailand. Famous for international, French, Italian cuisine, with a German perfection and a Swiss hospitality.
International cuisine and Thai cuisine
White Asparagus from Germany or France
is not often on offer in a Pattaya restaurant. But there are local green and sometimes white asparagus from the north of Thailand on offer. These are not of the same quality like the one from Europe. The taste is blend and the texture too soft. Also is their size very Thai, meaning small and thin.
Some places serve the white asparagus from Chile. This one is something in between it’s Thai and European cousins. It is a little bit bigger, and more firm in texture than the Thai, but thinner and less tasty than the European. Of course, the Thai is the cheapest while the German is the most expensive. So the Chilean still does not satisfy the real gourmet! Come to Casa Pascal Fine Dining restaurant in Pattaya and you will enjoy the asparagus dream from Bruchsal as of April 30. 2015!
French cuisine and Italian Cuisine
is not only about goose liver, pasta, steaks and seafood.
Cabbage is popular, be it fresh as a salad, pickled like Sauerkraut, braised, or whatsoever.
There are different cabbages such as white-, red-, Chinese-, brassica-, Savoy-, and counting.
Latter is actually the most expensive one and costs in Thailand over 900 Baht per kilo in wholesale as it is imported from Europe.
That is maybe why another well-known restaurant in Pattaya claims to sell Savoy cabbage to it’s pan fried goose liver, but actually serves normal local white cabbage instead…. The taste of the Savoy cabbage is much more flavorsome and has a hint of nutty taste, and the leafs are not flat and oily like the white cabbage, but a kind of curly, rough structured. The Savoy cabbage is best eaten as a salad on Italian dressing or braised like the Germans like to prepare. They call this vegetable Wirsing, despite the heart of the ”head” being yellow. Germans, and the Alsatians enjoy it braised with homemade sausages or bacon and other cured pork meat dishes.
Written by Pascal Schnyder
chef and owner of restaurant Casa Pascal Fine Dining, Pattaya, Thailand
specialized in international cuisine and Thai cuisine