Chanchao's Chiang Mai Food Review
Reviews of restaurants and Thai food stalls in Chiang Mai, Thailand
By: Chanchao in Chiang Mai

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Saturday, 15-May-2004 00:00 Email | Share | Bookmark

Sizzad Buffet, Steak & Salad
Salad + veggies. Meats are fried at the counter in the back
..65 baht.. and you can go for seconds and thirds..
Pork, chicken, beef & fish 'steak'.
Sizzad logo.. look familiar..?
For reference. :)
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In many ways Thailand is the land of the free. It's way free-er than some countries that continuously pat themselves on the back saying how free they are. Don't believe me? Go open a pub or restaurant in the West and call it "Khon Kaen Fried Chicken", or KFC for short. Or a "Rock Hard Cafe". Or anything else that is, erm, inspired, by an existing brand, either name or style. (Be sure to check all pictures for this entry to see what I mean.)

Enter Sizzad Buffet, Steak & Salad. Note the sign. Does that remind you of something? It's inspired of course on the Sizzler restaurants, a big American chain that has some stores in Thailand as well. It's also quite expensive food by Thai standards, especially Chiang Mai standards. Not so at Sizzad, which is an all-you-can-eat 'steak' buffet restaurant. Note that the word 'steak' in Thailand is not exclusively limited to beef steak; you can easily have pork steak, chicken steak and even fish steak and Sizzad has them all. I would even say that the fish & chicken is the better choice than the beef, as regular Thai beef doesn't quite compare with 'proper' imported steaks from New Zealand and the like. But nothing wrong with the pork, chicken and fish and you could assemble a pretty decent 'fish & chips' at this place. While it's buffet style, meats and fish are prepared fresh all the time. (Or during the more popular lunch and dinner hours anyway).

There's also a salad bar, spaghetti & sauce and bread and none of these are anything to write home about. Just like a Thai restaurant in the West may serve Thai food that sorta-kinda looks like Thai food but completely lacks something, so do these side dishes here. The usual things are wrong with it, actually: The salad cream is too sweet, the bread the standard mushy 7-eleven factory type and the spaghetti sauce is like it came out of a Tesco house-brand can.. But let's give them a break, and look at the big picture: Crispy hot fried fish & French fries, some veggies on the side, be creative and "make your own chicken-burger" with the bread... and drop just 65 baht on the whole meal.

Sizzad is on the Chang Klan road, this is the Night Bazar road, but much further South from where the Night Bazar area is. When coming from the Night Bazar, it's on the right hand side of the road.

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