ChokChai Steak House

An outing to a steakhouse.  Where’s the adventure in that?  I decided to run these images and the narrative for two reasons.  The first being the food is very good and worthy of mention.  The second is that we all visit places we’d like to photograph armed only with a simple point and shoot camera (in this case a Canon G9).

 

The food is indeed excellent!  Chokchai farms is a huge ranch / farm located near the Khao Yai National Forest.  They’ve been there a long time and it’s a complete operation.  In addition to their farms and ranch they have a cowboy camp, steak house, and other vendor areas to sell their products.

 

The food is indeed excellent!  Chokchai farms is a huge ranch / farm located near the Khao Yai National Forest.  They’ve been there a long time and it’s a complete operation.  In addition to their farms and ranch they have a cowboy camp, steak house, and other vendor areas to sell their products.

 

Walking in from outside you’ll see a big sign and a host ready to welcome you.

 

Walking in from outside you’ll see a big sign and a host ready to welcome you.

 

The restaurant is comfortable and decorated in a rustic fashion or rather a cowboy motif.  Tables are spaced far enough apart for privacy and the noise level is low.  This is clearly a place to come relax and enjoy some decent food.

 

The restaurant is comfortable and decorated in a rustic fashion or rather a cowboy motif.  Tables are spaced far enough apart for privacy and the noise level is low.  This is clearly a place to come relax and enjoy some decent food.

 

There are plenty of western decorations and the food is very good.  The beef is raised right on the property and dry aged for the best taste.  We had a t-bone and a rib-eye and both were about 1 inch thick, very tasty, and of a quality not often seen in Thailand.  They steaks were brought to us on cast iron plates secured in wood frames with the steaks still sizzling and cooking.  They were too hot to eat so we had to wait about five minutes before taking the first bite.  It was well worth the wait!

There are plenty of western decorations and the food is very good.  The beef is raised right on the property and dry aged for the best taste.  We had a t-bone and a rib-eye and both were about 1 inch thick, very tasty, and of a quality not often seen in Thailand.  They steaks were brought to us on cast iron plates secured in wood frames with the steaks still sizzling and cooking.  They were too hot to eat so we had to wait about five minutes before taking the first bite.  It was well worth the wait!

 

There are plenty of western decorations and the food is very good.  The beef is raised right on the property and dry aged for the best taste.  We had a t-bone and a rib-eye and both were about 1 inch thick, very tasty, and of a quality not often seen in Thailand.  They steaks were brought to us on cast iron plates secured in wood frames with the steaks still sizzling and cooking.  They were too hot to eat so we had to wait about five minutes before taking the first bite.  It was well worth the wait!

 

On our way out we stopped and looked at the kiosks where they sell everything from wine (from a local winery) to jams and all sorts of tasty snacks.

 

On our way out we stopped and looked at the kiosks where they sell everything from wine (from a local winery) to jams and all sorts of tasty snacks.

 

There was also a separate dining room that appeared to honor Ronald Reagan.

 

There was also a separate dining room that appeared to honor Ronald Reagan.

 

There was a Chokchai Bank open for business.

 

There was a Chokchai Bank open for business.

 

All of these images were captured with a standard point and shoot compact in Auto mode.  Auto exposure, Auto focus, Auto ISO, I didn’t do anything but point and shoot and make sure I held the camera as steadily as possible.  I did adjust the levels a bit in Photoshop because I was posting them in this column, but I wouldn’t have bothered for personal use.

 

All of these images were captured with a standard point and shoot compact in Auto mode.  Auto exposure, Auto focus, Auto ISO, I didn’t do anything but point and shoot and make sure I held the camera as steadily as possible.  I did adjust the levels a bit in Photoshop because I was posting them in this column, but I wouldn’t have bothered for personal use.

 

This was a very enjoyable meal.  Since, I’ve heard there are other ChokChai Steak House outlets in and around Bangkok and I intend to try them out soon and see if they’re the same great quality.  I didn’t mention above, but the 500 gram T-bone was 420 baht (with potato and veggies) and the 350 gram rib-eye was 380 baht.  Not bad!

 

This was a very enjoyable meal.  Since, I’ve heard there are other ChokChai Steak House outlets in and around Bangkok and I intend to try them out soon and see if they’re the same great quality.  I didn’t mention above, but the 500 gram T-bone was 420 baht (with potato and veggies) and the 350 gram rib-eye was 380 baht.  Not bad!