|181 THB for Chhole Bhature in Chotivala Pattaya|
Let us hazard some analysis here. I see two probabilities.
One - Running an Indian restaurant in Thailand is a very profitable business and therefore, everyone wants to get into it. Indian restaurant owners can charge whatever prices they want because the tourists will just pay the check including a 10% service charge.
Two - Running an Indian restaurant in Thailand is not a very profitable business and the restaurant owners need to keep the prices high in order to make the business viable. It may be somewhat like the auto rickshaw business in Mumbai where the RTO keeps issuing new auto rickshaw permits whereas the existing auto rickshaw drivers complain of low business volume and a lowly income. The politicians in Mumbai have a solution to the problem that is created by their own government. They keep increasing auto rickshaw fares so that even with the low business volume, the auto rickshaw drivers can make both ends meet. Who ultimately pays for the mess - the common folk in Mumbai. In Thailand, its the common tourists like you and I who need to pay ridiculously high prices for Indian food regardless of the actual reason. Its not an acceptable situation and we need to try and remedy it.
Cheapest Indian Food In Pattaya
I know the restaurant in Pattaya that serves the cheapest Indian food. Its good food too because otherwise I would not mention their name in my blog. I have even written an article on this restaurant and will give the link to that article a little later. First, I want to share a part of their menu here so that you will get an idea of the prices. Oh, one small thing - this restaurant is 100% vegetarian. So if you are looking for cheap non-vegetarian Indian food in Pattaya, you are just looking for it in the wrong country.
Indian Vegetarian Food Menu of Vegetarian Paradise (VT-Six) Pattaya
All soups - 70 THB (compared to 139 THB charged by Chotivala)
Onion / Veg Bhajji - 80 / 100 THB
Paneer Tikka - 150 THB
Chilli Paneer - 150 THB
Chhole Bhature - 150 THB
Daal Fry / Tadka - 90 / 100 THB
Chana Masala - 150 THB
Mutter Paneer / Palak Paneer - 175 THB
Aloo Gobi - 140 THB
Tandoori Roti / Chapati - 25 THB
Butter Naan - 50 THB
Aloo Paratha - 70 THB
Steamed Rice - 70 THB
Mushroom Fried Rice - 130 THB
Beer - 60 THB
Like the prices? You may read more about Vegetarian Paradise (VT-Six) Pattaya here. I like eating in this restaurant because their food is good and their prices do not eat too much into my pocket.
|Posted by Narinder Singh|