I find it hard to believe that the edibles at 7-Eleven stores in Bangkok would make the locals, who are surrounded by far better and fresher foods, salivate. But the ubiquity of these stores in the city makes me question my sentiment. Whether or not it makes sense to you and me, people regularly buy things from them, and apparently they are doing very, very well.
Having observed how the various pork and chicken sticky rice burgers seem to fly off the refrigerator shelves at my neighborhood “say-wen” during my last trip to Thailand, I decided that the only way to find out why was to try them. After all, as far as I know, these are not the kind of stuff you can find anywhere else on the streets. So I did.
To my surprise, they weren’t bad at all. The laab (RTGS: lap) sticky rice burger was the most questionable of all the available flavors, but even that wasn’t too shabby. In fact, if not for the hint of fake lime flavoring in the meat, I’d say it’s pretty good. Continue Reading →