I'm still reeling from this one...
The Mrs' family came down from Buriram to meet us, and hang out in Bangkok for a few days. Thinking about dinner arrangements last night, everyone was insistent on eating here at the hotel, but I pushed for seafood. We found a place near Phya Thai station that had a pretty nice selection. Everything was priced in grams on the menu, so I wasn't paying much attention to price. We ordered three fish dishes, two orders of prawns, three beers, and several sides, (noodles, rice, etc..) There were ten of us, but only 5 adults, and two of the kids were under 2, so I figured the bill would be pricey, (maybe 3-4 grand)
The bill came to 12,000 baht!! 2,000 of that was for service!
I was fucking floored!
4 more years!
"Take this, brother; may it serve you well."
Let's hope you haven't set a precedent with the family.
Next time it's MK or the local BBQ Gowlee.
We could all sit outside on banana lounges discussing the best way to rebuild a 4WD transmission and agree, through shared stories of conquests supporting our assertions, that there is no basis to the proposition that those least assured of their persuasions are the first to condemn others for theirs.
whenever pricing is done in weight youre gonna pay
bet those plates of rice ran 80 thb a piece. hopefully they used the good rice.
I've been known to carry 5k Bt with me but never 12,000. How did you come up with the money?
You should have come to Buriram instead.
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Yeah, no one does seafood like the Isaanese.
And with good reason.
Live and learn. In the 16+ years I've been living in/coming to Thailand, I've never even been in a situation even remotely like that.
I guess it's noodles and rice for a few weeks.
...what was the name of the restaurant?...or was it a roadside cart?...
...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...
Ten grand still seems steep; even for sea food. Hell, that's 2 grand per adult. Wow!
Last edited by THX 1133; 6th July 2012 at 16:20.
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TC, I actually forgot. When I was walking out, I was so pissed, I forgot to look back for the name. It was right at Phya Thai sky-train station, about 20 meters off the road, next to the new line. If you see any zombie-like Farang, walking aimlessly along the street, staring into their empty wallets, you're in the right vicinity.
A friend took me to a "very famous" sea food restaurant in Samut Prakhon. The two of us had 2 different kinds of fish, prawns, fried rice, a side dish I can't remember, 2 or 3 bottles of beer and almost the same order to go; total price was ฿2500. That was the most expensive lunch I ever had.