I had to go to Tesco in Ban Chang this week and while I was there I thought I would be brave and try out their food court for lunch. Now I am no food court newbie but we had been in Thailand for a little over a week and it was a little daunting.
Not all the stalls were open and most of those that were only had their menus in Thai, They also had photos or dishes laid out but it was hard to tell what was what. I settled for a stall that also had writing in English and was offering Korean and Japanese style dishes, and chose Yakitori Chicken Rice. Other dishes on offer included Kimchi Pork Don, Saba fish Rice, Korean Pork rice and Garlic Pepper Pork Steak.
It was interesting to what the guy preparing and cooking the food, and although this was a food stall it was very clean. When I am a little braver and my insides have fully acclimatised to being back in Asia then I will be trying lots of different street food.What I got was rice with a small amount of griddled chicken, lettuce and a small bowl of sauce. All for the grand total of 55 baht which roughly equates to €1.40, £1.27, or US$1.65 . My head is still fixed into Euros so this is what I convert to on a day to day basis.
I chose not to have a drink with my lunch, but if I had been thirsty there was a huge variety on offer. Flavours included chrysanthemum at 22 bahts (56 Euro cents, 66 US$ cents or 51 UK pence ) Green Tea and Cocoa malt at 25 baht (64 Euro Cents, 75 US$ cents or 58 UK pence) and Passion Fruit at 30 baht (77 Euro Cents, 90 US$ Cents or 70 UK pence.
Would I go again? Yes, most definitely.Value for money 8/10.