As a single expat man living in Bangkok shopping is oddly enough not my favourite pastime… I am much more at home with my feet up sat in my Lazyboy watching the sport on TV.
However I have found a compromise… I ride my motorcycle or drive my car along the Sukhumvit Rd and down the Bangna Trad Rd to IKEA and Mega Bangna in Bang Kaeo, Bang Phli. I park up underneath alight the stairs and suddenly I am in the middle of the shopping mall.
I prefer to go mid morning on a Saturday before it gets too busy and then I drift around the shopping centre visiting all my favourite haunts then head for Sizzler for my lunch.
A bowl of soup, maybe the spaghetti carbonara then on to the salad bar for a wide array of crisp, fresh vegetables. I have taken to their juice busters and normally have a couple of them for the feel good factor.
The staff there know me and I am always seated quickly and the service is prompt and attentive.
I order the juices and a main course… either a ribeye or New York Steak or a rack of pork ribs – my eyes are always larger than my stomach, but they provide me with a take home box if I ask. I look around me at the restaurant with roughly 250 covers and observe a real mix of customers. Expat families taking the kids out for Saturday brunch and Thai couples or families taking their elders to dine. A real cosmopolitan mixture and lunchtime theatre for me the big man with the white hat that eats alone.
I like to watch the interaction between the families, parents with young babes in arms, adolescent children, elderly relatives and couples in every direction. On a Saturday this factory of delectable cuisine will turn it’s 250 tables 4 times – can you imagine how much salad they must get through!
The have 54 stores nationwide for sit down restaurant eating, 33 stores in Bangkok alone at the moment but plan to open new outlets. It is such a simple but effective dining solution.
They even provide a delivery service by calling 1112, a ‘Grab & Go’ service called ‘Sizzler to go’ in 5 of their branches, and are often located at high traffic interchanges like the BTS and MRT stations like BTS – Saladeang, Chong Nonsi, Asoke, MRT Rama 9, and at The Office at CentralWorld.
They are offering an exclusive promotion for Expat life in Thailand readers – soup and a salad, a New York or Ribeye steak with your choice of lemonade drinks (a Raspberry Mojito, Strawberry Velvet or a Lemon Soda) special price of only 699B (from 868B). To get the promotion readers can scan the QR code below to get the promotion and show it to the staff at your chosen destination restaurant.
Enjoy your lunch
– I know that I do every time I go!
Exclusive promotion for Expat Life in Thailand readers, their guests and families:
New York or Ribeye Steak with your choice of lemonade drinks (a Raspberry Mojito, Strawberry Velvet or a Lemon Soda) price only 699B from 868B
How to get promotion:
Readers can scan QR code to get the promotion. Then show it to staff at restaurant.
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