Bonus: Even the special stop offs at McDonald’s got tagged! (haha are you surprised?)
No country recap would be complete without a post dedicated to McDonald’s, am I right? (aka This is how I make myself feel better about visiting McDonald’s a million times in Thailand because I “forgot” to take a photo of some article of food on the last visit…)
Fun Fact #1: McDonald’s is known as McThai in Thailand!
Fun Fact #2: There are ketchup and “American ketchup” dispensers. The American ketchup was a lot darker and viscous than the regular kind.
Fun Fact #3: The Samurai Pork Burger is probably my all-time favourite burger in Asia. It trumped the Bulgogi Burger from Korea and the Big ‘N Tasty from Hong Kong. It’s smothered in some delicious teriyaki-like sauce that I am drooling just thinking about…
Fun Fact #4: McThai has the best dessert menu! Slushie float, anyone? For just a little over $1 CAD, you can get a Fanta or Coke slushie float.
Fun Fact #5: You see that vanilla soft serve up there? It cost me a whoppin’ $0.33 CAD. I am forever ruined from paying $2.19 for a vanilla cone from Canadian McDonald’s.0
There are a few pros and cons about visiting Phuket. Although this city is tourist central and almost everyone here speaks English (unlike Bangkok where it was sometimes difficult to ask for help), the downfall is the fact that all the locals know tourists flock to Phuket so prices of food, accommodations, and fun activities are a bit pricier compared to other cities in Thailand.
For every dish, 4 people (out of 6 in the class) were asked to go to the kitchen to cook. Each person had a variation of the dish so that we could all sample various levels of spiciness or tangy flavours when changing a small part of the recipe. For example, my friend got to make a fruit salad with apples, pears, jackfruit and pomelo (pictured above) instead of using green papaya like I did (pictured below).