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Duck with crispy basil. And lots of hot pepper. And oil with hot pepper. I forgot to bring my food stylist along, but this was tasty:

And also $4.00 (and I'm sure that's the farang price, not the Thai price).

On the street across the way, I can get comfort food-style soup, a full meal, for $1.00.

Of course, this is Bangkok, so prices are higher.

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jo6pac's picture
Submitted by jo6pac on

Have I told you lately how much I hate you;)

That looks and sounds Great and the price is right.

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Submitted by V. Arnold on

The duck here is delicious. That's a very nice looking dish. ฿120 is about right for BKK. Out here a bowl of noodles are anywhere from ฿10 (small bowl [very small]) to ฿30 with Bbq'd pork. Fried basil with pork (pad krapow moo) on rice is about ฿30 - ฿40.
Cheers.
By the way, I've found Thais are pretty good and generally do not jack up the prices for us farang. Now in the tourist areas that's another story. Buyer beware.

Submitted by lambert on

In fact, they don't even tell you the prices! Last time I was here, when you wanted to pay, you walked up the the matriarch, and she wrote down a number on a piece of paper and showed it to you! This time, they have print-outs, but still nothing on the menu.

I guess the farther out you go from the tourist areas, the better. Also, I'm a regular.

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Submitted by V. Arnold on

"I guess the farther out you go from the tourist areas, the better. Also, I'm a regular."

Yes. I'm not a big city person.
I can't remember the last time I saw a menu without prices. I can't read Thai anyway, so if it's not in English, or lacks accompanying pictures, I just order what I want in Thai.
Glad your enjoying your stay.