Fantastic Thai Food & Drinks
I’ve gotten a few requests to see some of the food I’ve been eating so here’s the lowdown.
I ordered a fresh banana shake with some added chocolate as well as some steamed rice and a plate of cashew nut chicken with delicious mixed vegetables. I forgot to specify spicy so I decided to order a second dish.
This dish, pork with basil and spicy chilies is one of my favorites. Not only is the taste wonderful, but the health benefits of the anti-oxidant and free radical fighting basil herb is legendary. The tasty banana shake, rice and two meals came in at a total price of $5.90 but would have been much closer to $3 at a restaurant not catering to westerners!
Ok, next up is what I’ve been drinking. Here is a photo of my trip today to “Family Mart” to stock up on drinks for my micro-fridge. A bottle of green tea, a chocolate milk, a 100% strawberry juice box, a can of Lipton ice tea and a bottle of Brighty mangosteen juice. Total price? How about $2 USD for all 5!
Here is a tasty meal I enjoyed in my Tiger hotel room shortly before leaving Phuket. The meal in the background, was a Thai spicy beef salad with fresh vegetables and exceptionally tender beef. The beer I ordered, Phuket beer, has a much better and more unique flavor than the common national beer alternatives such as Chang (elephant), Tiger, Singha and San Miguel. Phuket Beer is currently the only Thai beer brewed according to the German purification laws or Reinheitsgebot, and has recently won a gold medal award in the category of best lager by the Monde Selection organisation. This meal was ultra expensive by Thai standards due to the fact it was room-service from a higher end hotel but that only equates to $8 USD!
The last food item is some dessert I had in the new and exclusive Avenue shopping center in Pattaya, Thailand. It’s not often I order dessert and that makes it all the more enjoyable when I do. I can still taste the awesome rasberry cheesecake and chocolate ice cream’s sweet taste as I write this. $3 USD settled the bill for my sugar high.