We had some friends from the UK visiting today. We took them out to a nearby seafood restaurant called Sompong which is on Srinakarin Road. It is less than 10 minutes away by car. The last meal I wrote about at Paknam Seafood worked out at about 200 baht per person including beer. That was about US$5 each. What do you reckon this meal cost? The six dishes we ordered were:
lemon grass soup with prawns
crab curry in a banana cup
chicken coconut soup
Fried rice with crab
Normally when there are four people, you would order about five dishes. This doesn’t include the rice but in this case, as it was fried rice I have counted it as a dish. We all drank beer. The total price was just under 1,200 baht, which is about US$7.50 each. Expensive for me, but for most Westerners that would be considered cheap.