brazilian eatery: fogo vivo

in other news, i went to a brazilian restaraunt last night, called Fogo Vivo.. it’s actually a brazilian churrascaria grill and bar. i don’t know what the hell a churrascaria grill is, and it’s definitely not churros. but basically they have all these assorted meats that they grill and you can choose what you want, from filet mignon and ribs to lamb to duck. the duck is damn good.

i think it’s probably buffet only, it’s at B900 per head, six of us went and the bill came out to be a little under 7k (no wine) and it was super filling. meatlovers, this is a new haven for you.

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10 Comments so far

  1. Cassell (unregistered) on July 20th, 2005 @ 1:54 am

    Well, 900 B (it’s 18

  2. Chris (unregistered) on July 20th, 2005 @ 9:31 am

    Peoples really need to stop with crap self-ego-boosting, I-care-about-these-poor-sod opinion that that Thailand is a third world country just out of double civil wars. Construction workers might earn around 7,000 a month, but a recent graduate from good universities can expect 20,000/month in Bangkok. We are mostly middle class, not a thousand peasants to one overlord.

    English teachers are paid quite well, but not as big a deal as you make it out to be. And regular teachers ARE in the poor division in this country.

  3. teaz0r (unregistered) on July 20th, 2005 @ 10:07 am

    what? the peasants have no bread to eat? give them cake!

  4. Paul (unregistered) on July 20th, 2005 @ 5:33 pm

    Bt900 a head isn’t bad at all. The wife and I treated a friend of ours moving back to the states after 10 years in Thailand to dinner at Angelini’s. 2 appetizers, 3 entrees, 3 desserts, 2 gin & tonics, 1 coke, and 2 cappucinos. The damage? Bt5,400! Yikes.

  5. teaz0r (unregistered) on July 20th, 2005 @ 6:40 pm

    angelini’s is great!
    i like scoozi too.

    but the best italian i’ve ever had in thailand is La Gondola in Chiang Mai!

  6. Baba (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 5:49 pm

    Churrasco = Grilled meat
    Churrascaria = A place that grills meat

    When you go to a real Churascaria in Brazil you usually start with a buffet and after you stuffed yourself, they start bringing all the different cuts of beef, just one after the other on a huge spit. Usually the best beef comes at the end when you can longer fit another piece of food in your stomach.

    This is accompanied with rice or fries, farofa and black beans as well as the unmissable Caipirinha. And if it ain’t like so, then it’s just not the real thing ;)

  7. him (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 6:32 pm

    I think (personally) that 900B/ head is quite a lot. A meal at decent pub- style place will be about 200B, at a decent restaurant maybe 200-300B. I’ve been to an excellent all-you-can-eat buffet at a nice hotel here for 500B. Even one of the tourist-aimed restuarant (think Outback) charge around 300 for most items, with imported steak coming to a bit more.

    So, um, yeah, I think 900B is a lot.

    When I need a quick “western” comparison, I tend to multiple the amount by 3 or 4, so in London that 900B would equate to about 3000B (for instance) which is over 40 quid a head and thats a bloody lot.

  8. Ben Harris (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 12:15 pm

    Is this the place that is right next to Gaysorn Plaza under the President Hotel?

    900 Baht seems a lot to me if I am going to eat there every day :) But for a special occaison it sounds nice.

  9. chris (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 1:53 pm

    I do use the quick conversion too, and use 2.5 as multiplying factor for bangkok->singapore, which is about right for food and everyday objects.

    But I think the exchange rate is not linear (for the mathematician in you :) ), that is it becomes smaller the higher you go on the price scale. While hotdogs can cost 7-8 times more in London than Bangkok, clubbing is probably only twice as expensive.

  10. teaz0r (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 3:18 pm

    ben – yeah this is the place next to gaysorn and under the old president hotel (now the intercontinental).

    totally, it’s not for an everyday meal. and for a nice night out, B900 isn’t much. plus it’s in a hotel, that’s a pretty average price.

    the oriental’s breakfast buffet is B900/head. steep for breakfast? yes. but it’s fun to go once in a while.

    when the regent was still around they’d have the most spectacular brunchs, i think it was B1,500/head complete with a champagne bar and a pretty decent foie gras station… i think they called it the international food festival? i forget. but man. it was worth it.

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