Greg and Ed finish up the Seven Deadly Sins series with a discussion of ‘gluttony’ in the context of Bangkok – in this case, wanting to eat the largest quantity of food for the least amount of money. While we all know that Bangkok is one of the best places to eat in the world, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best city to eat A LOT for CHEAP.
Ed begins by showing off his farang nature: pizza in general in Bangkok is good but not cheap. However, several delivery companies (shout out to The Pizza Company) frequently run generous promotions, like an automatic upgrade of a small pizza to an 18 incher (!) or just a two-for-one. At that rate, pizza in Bangkok qualifies for pigout status.
Greg goes more Thai by opening up a discussion of Thai street food. It’s delicious. It’s cheap. But Ed notes that the portions tend to be small, quite different from the heaping plates of Chinese food available in the States. But Greg counters that as long as you are willing to make the rounds and buy many dishes, for 3-400 baht you can have a veritable feast!
To burnish his Thai credentials, Ed then brings up Thai fresh markets, which are famous for being ridiculously cheap and focusing on bulk purchases. Huge slabs of meat, bags o’ veggies and culinary accoutrements…the big caveat of course is that you must be willing to cook or prepare your meals before feasting.
The boys continue debating the pros and cons of various possibilities, but it all boils down to one thing: Bangkok is not only a great place for delicious food, it’s also a great place for gluttony. 🙂
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