Thailand Food: look how far the American $1 can take you

May 1, 2016

The cost of food in Thailand for Americans is such a steal $1 is 35 Baht. Now, If my Koh Tao pictures weren’t enough to make you want to go to Thailand maybe the below pictures will! 

This dish below cost me $2.85, and it also came with a side salad that is not pictured.

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I decided to treat myself to honey toast brushed with butter topped with honey, chocolate sauce, cocoa powder, sliced almonds with sliced banana, whipped cream and cappuccino ice-cream.

& of course a latte with perfect art.

This was an upscale cafe and it all cost me $4.42image

Below- The “American Big Breakfast” is on almost every menu with the same items. This cost me 99 baht which equates to $2.82 USD

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Below- Veggie scramble 70 baht ($2 USD)

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All the above breakfast foods are super cheap. However, look at the American breakfast foods below. The prices are significantly higher.

Cap’n Crunch costs $9.40, and no, this isn’t a family box.

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Nature Valley bars- $5 (pretty over priced for 6 packs of two little bars).

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Below: Vegetable and chicken kabobs that are not drenched in oil. Healthy kabobs are slightly tougher to find but when I find them, it makes me so happy! Many foods here are fried or drenched with oil so when I see something grilled I jump on it!

One kabob usually runs anywhere from 50 cents to $1.

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Below: Dan and I treated ourselves to a nice chicken and steak restaurant. When I say treating ourselves, I mean we spent over 100 baht ($3) for a meal. This chicken dish cost me $5.71.

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Below: my everyday salad on lunch break at work- 7o Baht ($2 USD)

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Below: The sunday roast at Cafe 99 Hua Hin- 99 Baht ($2.82 USD)

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Eating Indian runs a little more.  However, not as much as eating western food (burgers, pasta, McDonalds, KFC, Burger King, french fries, pizza etc.) Expensive in Thailand is still cheaper than the US, but, when your living in the world of  Thai baht your not used to paying the higher costs.

This plate of Indian food cost us each $2.85- but that was a steal!

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This Indian food below was an actual restaurant whereas the one above was at a local food market.

This all cost us $14.28 USD= 500 baht, and let me tell you it is very filling.

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Then there is Thai food, the cheapest and best food you can get in Thailand.

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Above, top to bottom: Spicy noodles with pork= 50 baht ($1.42 USD)
Middle: Chicken with onions and chile paste= 60 Baht ($1.71 USD)
Bottom: Steamed chicken & vegetables with oyster sauce and no oil = 60 baht ($1.71 USD)
Steamed white rice- 10 baht ( 28 cents)

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Below: fish cooked by a rotating stick over a charcoal grill with salt, steamed rice, rice noodles, peanut and honey sauce, cilantro sauce, and fresh lettuce and herbs= 300 baht ( $8.57 UDS in total)

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Below: Stir fried sweet and sour shrimp with vegetables= 80 baht ( $2.28 USD)

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Everything below- fried rice, pad thai and chicken and vegetables – 150 baht ($4.28)

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Cashew chicken- 60 Baht ($1.71 USD)
Thai vegetable tofu soup- 50 baht ($1.42)

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Below- Dans favorite Thai dish – Pad Ka Prao (pronounced Pad Ka-pow) 50 baht ($1.42 USD)image


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These are actually dessert toppings…. I didn’t have the urge to try it but they are jelly-like toppings that are sweet and sugary. Often times they put beans and corn on their ice cream as well. Interesting… I know.

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Below- Honey toast… SO GOOD! 60 baht ($1.71 USD)

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Below: fried ice-cream- white bread wrapped around ice-cream and fried. This is one of the best desserts I have ever tasted. For one scoop of ice cream fried it costs 20 baht (57 cents)

More honey toast with nutella and banana and a latte- 100 baht ($2.85) 

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And again but this was a cheaper local spot-40 baht ($1.41 USD)

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Below- Famous Thai Roti filled with egg and banana topped with sugar and condensed milk – 30 baht (85 cents)
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So does this make you want to go to Thailand now? 

Hope you enjoyed this post and aren’t too hungry! 

Share the wealth! xx

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