Join John Adams, world renowned Intl Matchmaker, Monday nights 8:30 EST for Live Webcasts!
And check out Five Reasons why you should attend a FREE AFA Seminar! See locations and dates here.


Scam free! Christian Filipina - Meet Asian women with Christian values! Members screened.
Exclusive book offer! 75% off! How to Meet, Date and Marry Your Filipina Wife



View Active Topics       View Your Posts       Latest 100 Topics       FAQ Topics       Switch to Mobile


Is food in Thailand really that cheap?

Discuss culture, living, traveling, relocating, dating or anything related to the Asian countries - China, The Philippines, Thailand, etc.

Moderators: fschmidt, jamesbond

Is food in Thailand really that cheap?

Postby Banano » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:35 pm

Or is it just another myth..

When people talk abt thailand they often talk about cheap food,shopping and sex etc


I have to say that food in Th isnt cheap and ill just give you a few examples where i need the same amount of $$ just like i need in some western country.

Went to Burger King in Bkk and burger on its own cost me abt 220 bahts which is just over $7 for the burger, meal is abt 10 bucks.
Now there is so called 'street food', well most of if I dont even dare to try as it looks not so apealing, i dont know how westerners can eat these food, and also portions are midget sizes.
I worked up courage to eat some combo of rice and seafood that cost me 100 bahts , just over $3 and there was literally 3 micro prawns and a few small piece of calamari and rice, I ended up having 2 kebabs after that which were also small sizes compared what I get back home.

Size of kebab in Thailand is abt 30 % of what I get in Australia (dont even wanna start on quality and hygine),


cheapper thai restaurants are more expensive than street vendors but still not filling my stomach, i always feel hungry and I cant seem to find these good cheap food. Another vendor is selling chicken drumsticks 50 bahts a piece, almost 2 bucks..


I dont even wanna talk abt steaks, thats as expensive as anywhere

comparing apples to apples i came to conclusion that its not cheap and you quality sucks, hygine is very very poor

am i looking at the wrong places or things have just changed?


Am i the only one who noticed this
Banano
Veteran Poster
 
Posts: 2012
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:26 am







Postby E_Irizarry » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:03 pm

All a foodie in Thailand (especially BKK) needs are 15-baht worth of immodium (purchase a new box every 5-7 days) along with a daily foodie expenditure of 50 baht for street food only (a lot of rice, sriracha chile sauce, and 2-3 meats select-able from the street vendor that's cooking it in front of you.

And detox once a month with epson salt, et. al. because those worms can stay in you if you had contracted them from the street food but Thailand street food is the best cheap street food ever!!

Take that piece of advice from a 6'3" American with Afro-Brazilian roots whom weighs circa 285 lbs.
"I appreciate the opportunities I have in America. Opportunities that allow me to live abroad." **Smiles** - Have2Fly@H.A. (2013)

"The only way to overcome that is to go abroad to get a broad."
- E. Irizarry (2009)

"MGTOW resilience is the key to foreign residence. You better muthafuckin' ask somebody!!"
- E. Irizarry (2012)

"I rather be ostracized by 157.0 million (27.3% of the US of Gay pop), then to appease 1 feminist." - E. Irizarry (2013)

TanBoy by DNA | Despedido, Hugo Chavez...Descansa en paz!
E_Irizarry
Veteran Poster
 
Posts: 2352
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:07 am
Location: The Corporation ( the U.S. of Gay )

Postby zboy1 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:50 pm

E_Irizarry wrote:All a foodie in Thailand (especially BKK) needs are 15-baht worth of immodium (purchase a new box every 5-7 days) along with a daily foodie expenditure of 50 baht for street food only (a lot of rice, sriracha chile sauce, and 2-3 meats select-able from the street vendor that's cooking it in front of you.

And detox once a month with epson salt, et. al. because those worms can stay in you if you had contracted them from the street food but Thailand street food is the best cheap street food ever!!

Take that piece of advice from a 6'3" American with Afro-Brazilian roots whom weighs circa 285 lbs.


How do you use epsom salts? Do you ingest it directly in your mouth, and what is the quantity to take? Also, have you heard about Humaworm? It's a human de-wormer cleansing product that is supposed to get rid of all the parasites in the body.

I love Thai food, but I'm afraid of eating street food because of how unhygienic it can be sometimes. Love the Thai fried chicken! Western food can be very expensive in Asia because of the cost of importing them into the country can be cost prohibitive. That's why Western restaurant chains and Western products can cost and arm and a leg sometimes in these countries.
zboy1
Elite Upper Class Poster
 
Posts: 4509
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:33 am

Postby E_Irizarry » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:06 pm

zboy1 wrote:
E_Irizarry wrote:All a foodie in Thailand (especially BKK) needs are 15-baht worth of immodium (purchase a new box every 5-7 days) along with a daily foodie expenditure of 50 baht for street food only (a lot of rice, sriracha chile sauce, and 2-3 meats select-able from the street vendor that's cooking it in front of you.

And detox once a month with epson salt, et. al. because those worms can stay in you if you had contracted them from the street food but Thailand street food is the best cheap street food ever!!

Take that piece of advice from a 6'3" American with Afro-Brazilian roots whom weighs circa 285 lbs.


How do you use epsom salts? Do you ingest it directly in your mouth, and what is the quantity to take? Also, have you heard about Humaworm? It's a human de-wormer cleansing product that is supposed to get rid of all the parasites in the body.

I love Thai food, but I'm afraid of eating street food because of how unhygienic it can be sometimes. Love the Thai fried chicken! Western food can be very expensive in Asia because of the cost of importing them into the country can be cost prohibitive. That's why Western restaurant chains and Western products can cost and arm and a leg sometimes in these countries.


Sure thing, guy. Here you go:

Epsom Salts -- made of the mineral magnesium sulfate--are also a sedative for the nervous system. When magnesium sulfate is absorbed through the skin, such as in a bath, it draws toxins from the body, sedates the nervous system, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles, is a natural emollient, exfoliator, and much more.

EPSOM SALT TIPS

Relaxing and Sedative Bath: Soak in warm water and 2 cups of Epsom Salt.

* Face Cleaner: To clean your face at night, mix a half-teaspoon of Epsom Salt with your regular cleansing cream. Just massage into skin and rinse with cold water.

* Homemade Skin Mask: Apply the mask to damp skin. For normal to oily skin, mix 1 tablespoon of cognac, 1 egg, 1/4 cup of nonfat dry milk, the juice of 1 lemon, and a half-teaspoon of Epsom Salt. For normal to dry skin mix 1/4 cup of grated carrot, 1 1/2 teaspoons of mayonnaise and a half-teaspoon of Epsom Salt.

* Foot Soak: Soothe aches, remove odors, and soften rough skin with a foot soak. Add 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt to a large pan of warm water. Soak feet for as long as it feels right. Rinse and dry.

* Skin Exfoliator: Massage handfuls of Epsom Salt over your wet skin, starting with your feet and continuing up towards the face. Have a bath to rinse.

* Remove Excess Oil from Hair: Epsom Salt soaks up excess oil from hair. Add 9 tablespoons of Epsom Salt to 1/2 cup of oily hair shampoo. Apply one tablespoon of the liquid to your hair when it is dry; rinse with cold water. Pour lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar through the hair, leave on for 5-10 minutes, and then rinse.

* Hairspray: Combine 1 gallon of water, 1 cup of lemon juice, and 1 cup Epsom Salt. Combine, cover, and let set for 24 hours. The next day, pour the mixture into your dry hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then shampoo as normal.

* Hair Volumizer: Combine equal parts of deep conditioner and Epsom Salt. Warm in a pan. Work the warm mixture through your hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse.

* Soak Sprains and Bruises: Epsom Salt will reduce the swelling of sprains and bruises. Add 2 cups Epsom Salt to a warm bath, and soak.

* Splinter Remover: Soak in Epsom Salt, it will draw out the splinter.

Many people use Epsom salts to treat their constipation. Epsom salts work like a laxative. The salts can be mixed with water and taken orally or used in an enema. Epsom salts operate by increasing water in the intestines and they can bring temporary relief to someone suffering from constipation. However, there are dangers in using Epsom salts to relieve constipation.

Epsom salt is just a trade name for magnesium sulfate. One tablespoon of the salt contains about 35g (grams) of magnesium sulfate, or roughly 3.4g of elemental magnesium. This is a very large amount, especially if you understand the daily-recommended allowance is between 300-400 mg (milligrams) per day. Many people do not realize ingesting too much Epsom salt can result in death.

I would personally recommend using Aloe Vera juice about half a cup at bed time. Take the pulp straight from the leaf of the plant and blend it in a juicer/mixer and drink it neat.

Other best laxatives are the Triphala and Isabgol - ayurvedic laxatives - will be available in any of the Indian shops around you.

There are homeopathic combinations too.
Constipation Relief : Indications for Use: For relief of occasional constipation and irregularity; enhances natural urge and peristaltic action.
Ingredients: Each in multiple potencies of 10x, 30x, 100x. Alumina · Natrum Muriaticum · Nux Vomica · Sepia · Causticum · Collinsonia Canadensis · Plumbum Metallicum · Lac Defloratum · Hydrastis Canadensis · Bellis Perennis.

Other home remedies include:
* Bale fruit is the best laxative of all fruits. It cleans and tones up the intestines & gives constipation relief.
Giving bran cereal may relieve constipation in, infants and older children
* Guava when eaten with seeds provides roughage to diet can give relief from constipation
* Apple pectin helps with constipation and brings fibers into the body.
* An insufficient intake of folic acid also leads to constipation. Thus to avoid constipation take sufficient amount of folic acid.
* To avoid constipation take Aloe Vera juice twice a day.
* Eating more fruits can also helps to prevent constipation such as prune pears, grapes, Orange juice & Papaya.
* Ginger tea is a very good home remedy for constipation. It helps start bowel movement.
* Add one tablespoonful of corn syrup to 8oz of water to cure constipation
* Yerba mate in tea form is very helpful with constipation.
* Another natural remedy for constipation is to add a little extra sugar or some honey to a glass of milk. Drink twice a day.
* Take a high fibre diet. Soluble fiber, found in grains, legumes and fruits, is particularly effective. Oatmeal, rice, wheat germ, corn bran, prunes, raisins, apricots, figs and an apple a day are all good sources.
* A person with constipation should try to avoid milk and milk products such as cheese. Both milk and cheese contain casein, an insoluble protein that tends to block up the intestinal tract.
* Exercise also helps to get rid of constipation. Aerobic exercise such as walking, running and swimming is best.
* Chop three stalks of rhubarb (remove the leaves, which are toxic) and mix with one cup of apple juice, 1/4 of a peeled lemon and one teaspoon of honey. Blend in a food processor until smooth. It makes a very good remedy for constipation.
* Drink one liter of warm water and walk around for a few minutes immediately after waking up early in the morning.
* Mix lemon juice with warm water. Take it two to three times a day. It helps to relieve constipation.
* For ordinary constipation, take 10/12 pieces of Raisin (Munnakka), wash and remove the seeds and then boil them with a glass of milk. Once the milk is boiled, eat the raisins and drink the milk.
* One of the most important remedy is to cut short a bout of constipation is to sit in a bathtub of warm or hot water. It may take several immersions in the water to cure the problem, but it does work.
* Take a glass of warm water to which the juice of 1/2 a lime and 1 tsp honey has been added. Drink daily in the morning.
* Prepare a mixture by adding 2 tsp husk seed (Isabgol) in 1/2 a cup of hot milk and drink immediately. Drink one cup of plain milk to follow. Repeat this every night for chronic constipation.
* Fry small Harad 100 gm in ghee. After that, the harad will bloat and start smoking. Remove from ghee. Measure 100 gm Aniseed (saunf). Keep aside 50 gm and fry 50 gm in the same ghee. When lightly roasted mix with harad and remaining aniseed.
Powder all three together. Mix 100 gm ghee and 400 gm sugar candy and powder along with the other powders. Take 2tsp along with 1 cup of milk twice a day. Do not eat anything 1 hour before and after.
* Apply 3 – 4 drops of lukewarm castor oil over the navel at night. In the morning, the patient will pass the stools.
* Haldi (turmeric powder) boiled in milk along with figs also helps in relieving constipation.
* Take a cup of fresh apple juice. Add equal amounts of dry or fresh figs and raisins and a small organic apple. Blend it in a blender. It will help to get rid of constipation if taken for a few days daily.
* Mix one glass of 50% fig juice and 50% prune juice. Drink this first thing in the morning. This powerful home remedy will help to get rid of constipation.
* Take 10 – 12 calimyma figs and keep them in two glasses of distilled water (16 oz) for 10 minutes. Keep it overnight. In the morning remove the figs, warm and drink the juice. Eat the figs through out the day.
* Prepare a drink by adding three or more figs, fresh or sun dried, one banana, 1 tablespoon of honey or molasses, one cup of rice dream Drink first thing in the morning and any time after lunch or dinner.
* Mulberry juice helps in relieving constipation in elderly people.
* Boysenberry juice has a gentle natural laxative action on bowel
* Prepare a mixture by adding ½ cup of distilled water and ½ cup of blackberries. Drink this first thing in the morning to fight against constipation.
* Eat fresh cherries throughout the day or drink three 8 oz glasses of cherry juice during the day. This will help to get rid of constipation.
* A teaspoon of linseed swallowed with water before each meal provides great relief from constipation.
"I appreciate the opportunities I have in America. Opportunities that allow me to live abroad." **Smiles** - Have2Fly@H.A. (2013)

"The only way to overcome that is to go abroad to get a broad."
- E. Irizarry (2009)

"MGTOW resilience is the key to foreign residence. You better muthafuckin' ask somebody!!"
- E. Irizarry (2012)

"I rather be ostracized by 157.0 million (27.3% of the US of Gay pop), then to appease 1 feminist." - E. Irizarry (2013)

TanBoy by DNA | Despedido, Hugo Chavez...Descansa en paz!
E_Irizarry
Veteran Poster
 
Posts: 2352
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:07 am
Location: The Corporation ( the U.S. of Gay )

Postby Banano » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:29 pm

You can get worms from eating strret food, what sort of worms?
Banano
Veteran Poster
 
Posts: 2012
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:26 am

Postby E_Irizarry » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:42 pm

Banano wrote:You can get worms from eating strret food, what sort of worms?

Tapeworm pretty much. I had one come out in pieces but it's mostly bacteria that you will get, not worms as much. I had exaggerated that a bit.
"I appreciate the opportunities I have in America. Opportunities that allow me to live abroad." **Smiles** - Have2Fly@H.A. (2013)

"The only way to overcome that is to go abroad to get a broad."
- E. Irizarry (2009)

"MGTOW resilience is the key to foreign residence. You better muthafuckin' ask somebody!!"
- E. Irizarry (2012)

"I rather be ostracized by 157.0 million (27.3% of the US of Gay pop), then to appease 1 feminist." - E. Irizarry (2013)

TanBoy by DNA | Despedido, Hugo Chavez...Descansa en paz!
E_Irizarry
Veteran Poster
 
Posts: 2352
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:07 am
Location: The Corporation ( the U.S. of Gay )

Postby Falcon » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:05 pm

Wow, that's a lot of very helpful advice E_Irizarry.

Food in rural China is very cheap. Some examples (1 USD = 6.4 RMB):

Small bunch of grapes to eat with a meal: 1 RMB
Medium-sized bowl of noodles or dumplings: 5 RMB
Dish of meat and veggies, with unlimited rice: 10 RMB
Big bowl of fried rice: 7-8 RMB
Half-liter bottle of beer: 4-6 RMB
One boiled egg: 1-1.5 RMB


They often give you free soup along with your meals too.
User avatar
Falcon
Experienced Poster
 
Posts: 1740
Joined: Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:59 pm

Postby terminator » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:05 pm

MMMMmmm I'm hungry, I'll go to Thailand for the food for sure.
terminator
Junior Poster
 
Posts: 513
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:32 pm

Postby Banano » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:12 am

So how does one eat cheap and good food in Thailand, Im a man over 100kg and 190cm or so, athletic/mucsles built so I need food to mintain my physique..steaks in restaurants are not so meaty like back home, 200g-250g cost you abt 15-20 bucks, I need meat in my diet or else ill lose all my muscles..normally i can finish the whole chicken for lunch or 500 gram steak is my meal..

what options do I have in Thailand
Banano
Veteran Poster
 
Posts: 2012
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:26 am

Postby patrick » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:17 pm

i'm not sure, meat is expensive.

at the streetfood shops i've seen big westerners buy 2 meals at once, still not a lot of meat inside ofcourse
patrick
Freshman Poster
 
Posts: 89
Joined: Thu May 24, 2012 3:29 pm
Location: Canada

Postby ladislav » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:05 pm


When people talk abt thailand they often talk about cheap food,shopping and sex etc


Let them talk. Plus times have changed- the West got poorer and the East got richer. It was much cheaper in the 1970ies. Not so now, but still cheaper.

The key word should be " cheaper" , not "cheap"

When they mean cheap food they mean street food. Hygiene, no hygiene, one does not go to Thailand to eat Western food, hamburger, steaks, etc. So, when you are in an all Thai area ( outside of tourist areas) and you order rice and fish, it will cost less than similar food at home. Give you an example. If you go to an Asian restaurant in Fairlawn Ohio- not a luxury one, just more like a fast food one and order rice and fish, it is always around 10 bux. I guess it is one half of that in Thailand. Any kind of meal here in Akron or Fairlawn OH that involves some meat, some rice and some coke will cost you about 10 dollars.
And in Switzerland, Germany, etc. it will cost more. Maybe 12 dollars.
Thailand is overrated, overhyped and passe.
Oh, I forgot- Thai food in Thailand is cheaper than Thai food in Germany or Switzerland. That is the main reason why they say food is cheap in Thailand.
Also there are a lot of knockoffs that look like the originals and are cheaper. You can get a small one bedroom apartment for $150-180 a month; in the US the cheapest would be twice that.
Sex IS cheaper- in the US a hooker will cost you $300 for a short time. $1000 all night. In Thailand some $80- 100 all night. Not bad. Cheaper, not cheap.
Used to be cheap way back when.
Now, it is just cheaper
A brain is a terrible thing to wash!
ladislav
Elite Upper Class Poster
 
Posts: 3578
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:30 pm

Postby ringspun » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:14 pm

Ok, when I first went to Thailand I ate western and a bit of Thai... which ain't so cheap as they cash in on you doing this.

Now I eat Thai only, from the food halls, its cheap as chips, maybe 100 baht for a meal, or even off the stalls in the street, personally I never had food poisoning ever there, yet have in my local pub a few times! figure that!
ringspun
Freshman Poster
 
Posts: 225
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:31 pm
Location: London

Postby E_Irizarry » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:33 am

Talking Chit, Thong Lo, On Busting Nut, and Mo' Chit have the best BangKOK street food for seven baht a meal. (I was kind of playing with names lol)
"I appreciate the opportunities I have in America. Opportunities that allow me to live abroad." **Smiles** - Have2Fly@H.A. (2013)

"The only way to overcome that is to go abroad to get a broad."
- E. Irizarry (2009)

"MGTOW resilience is the key to foreign residence. You better muthafuckin' ask somebody!!"
- E. Irizarry (2012)

"I rather be ostracized by 157.0 million (27.3% of the US of Gay pop), then to appease 1 feminist." - E. Irizarry (2013)

TanBoy by DNA | Despedido, Hugo Chavez...Descansa en paz!
E_Irizarry
Veteran Poster
 
Posts: 2352
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:07 am
Location: The Corporation ( the U.S. of Gay )

Postby momopi » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:00 am

Banano wrote:So how does one eat cheap and good food in Thailand, I'm a man over 100kg and 190cm or so, athletic/muscles built so I need food to maintain my physique..steaks in restaurants are not so meaty like back home, 200g-250g cost you abt 15-20 bucks, I need meat in my diet or else ill lose all my muscles..normally i can finish the whole chicken for lunch or 500 gram steak is my meal..
what options do I have in Thailand


I have not been to Thailand, so am commenting on East Asia in general. Beef is expensive, but chicken breast meat is cheaper because locals don't like dry chicken meat.

Sumo wrestlers maintain their body mass by consuming chankonabe, which is traditionally chicken, tofu, veggies, udon noodles, etc. with rice and not steak/beef (though as a "hot pot", you can throw whatever you want into it). The ingredients are easily obtained in Asian countries and you can cook with a portable propane cooker or electric cooker.


Image

Image
momopi
Elite Upper Class Poster
 
Posts: 4716
Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:44 am
Location: Orange County, California

Postby Banano » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:17 am

ladislav wrote:

When people talk abt thailand they often talk about cheap food,shopping and sex etc


Let them talk. Plus times have changed- the West got poorer and the East got richer. It was much cheaper in the 1970ies. Not so now, but still cheaper.

The key word should be " cheaper" , not "cheap"

When they mean cheap food they mean street food. Hygiene, no hygiene, one does not go to Thailand to eat Western food, hamburger, steaks, etc. So, when you are in an all Thai area ( outside of tourist areas) and you order rice and fish, it will cost less than similar food at home. Give you an example. If you go to an Asian restaurant in Fairlawn Ohio- not a luxury one, just more like a fast food one and order rice and fish, it is always around 10 bux. I guess it is one half of that in Thailand. Any kind of meal here in Akron or Fairlawn OH that involves some meat, some rice and some coke will cost you about 10 dollars.
And in Switzerland, Germany, etc. it will cost more. Maybe 12 dollars.
Thailand is overrated, overhyped and passe.
Oh, I forgot- Thai food in Thailand is cheaper than Thai food in Germany or Switzerland. That is the main reason why they say food is cheap in Thailand.
Also there are a lot of knockoffs that look like the originals and are cheaper. You can get a small one bedroom apartment for $150-180 a month; in the US the cheapest would be twice that.
Sex IS cheaper- in the US a hooker will cost you $300 for a short time. $1000 all night. In Thailand some $80- 100 all night. Not bad. Cheaper, not cheap.
Used to be cheap way back when.
Now, it is just cheaper




I agree that Thailand is way overrated, if you just come here to have 'cheap' sex its not gonna be any cheaper than payin for hookers in your home country after you pay for flight tickets,accomodation,taxi etc

Im predicting that in 5-10 years prices of sex will be on par with prices in some american cities..

Looks like only PH is left where theres still plenty of potential, but whts gonna happen when ph economy improves n chicks start driving cars on credit?
Banano
Veteran Poster
 
Posts: 2012
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:26 am

Next

Return to Asia, China, Philippines, Thailand

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], yick and 4 guests