Forced to Order Room Service in Phuket
I'm never really the type of person to order room service (in fact, I think this is my first posting ever about it). But being stuck way out here in the remote resort area of Phuket for a business event meant that there wasn't much of a choice for late night snacking (I even tried walking out on the street to find something but to no avail...the street was totally empty). Without any other choice, I went ahead and ordered the khao soi gai from the room service menu. At 400 Baht (US$10), it was certainly multiple times what one would pay for it on the street, but at least it wasn't as ridiculously high as I would have thought room service to be.
Anyway, this hit the spot, with a rich creamy curry, tender chicken, crunchy noodles, and a great set of pickle and shallot condiments. I particularly liked the hot sauce that went with this: pretty much just dried chili and oil without any unnecessary sweetness (although an interesting hint of bitterness in it, presumably from the roasting process?). Hey - price (and the 30 minute wait) aside, maybe room service can be bearable after all...in Thailand, anyway.