Casa Pascal - the address for Caviar in Pattaya

In Search of Great Caviar in Pattaya

I remember well the first time I tasted it. I immediately was in love with the salty and fishy flavor that topped a cracker with sour cream. My love affair with caviar has continued ever since. I know I’m not the only one in perpetual search for great caviar in Pattaya. What is considered the best caviar in the world? Caviar is a delicacy consisting of salt-cured …

History of Thai Food

A Brief History of Thai Food

When you look at a dish in front of you, do you ever think about its history? How a dish got from its origin to the plate that is in front of you? I do it all the time and find the history of Thai food as interesting as the history of Italian and French cuisine. When food travels… It fascinates …

John Dory Drawing

John Dory in Pattaya isn't always what you expect

You frequently see advertisements for John Dory in Pattaya…at unbelievable prices. Many of these are, unfortunately, quite misleading. In this article, I will show some of the reasons that may lead to false advertisement – sometimes unknowingly – and explain why Casa Pascal is no longer serving John Dory in Pattaya. What makes John Dory so special? Some people consider John Dory …

Foie Gras

Interesting Facts about Foie Gras

A normal goose or duck liver is usually small and not significant to a chef or a gourmet.  Foie Gras, on the other hand, is a treasured specialty. In this post, I provide insight into “Foie gras de canard” (duck) and “Foie gras d’oie” (goose). The Origin of Foie Gras Many people associate Foie Gras with French cuisine. Not surprisingly. Today France …

Casa Pascal: The address for White Asparagus in Pattaya

White Asparagus in Pattaya – a seasonal culinary highlight

Large parts of Europe celebrate the first appearance of white asparagus in the springtime. There are even entire festivals to mark the season. Just because we live in Thailand doesn’t mean we have to miss out. Each year in spring, Casa Pascal offers giant white asparagus in Pattaya and includes them in a variety of traditional dishes. The Difference between Green and White Asparagus White asparagus is grown …

Kobe Steak Raw

Interesting Facts about Kobe Beef

“Kobe” beef is a protected name. It can only be used for beef from the Wagyu Tashima-ushi breed, a black cattle from Kobe in the Hyogo prefecture. The animal must be born, raised and slaughtered in Kobe. Otherwise it can not be called and sold as such. That means not every Wagyu beef is a Japanese Kobe beef. Cross breeds with Wagyu cattle …