A plate of ‘somtam’ for 150 baht

Mae Rim deputy district official Boonyarit Nipawanit has taken action against food shops that overcharge tourists.

The action was taken after a number of tourists sent complaints to the Damrongtham Center in the northern Thai province of Chiang Mai that many food shops have overcharged tourists, sanook.com reported yesterday (Dec 5, 2020).

In a random check on five food shops, the center found that a plate of ‘somtam’ is priced at 150 baht. ‘Namprik Ong’ and ‘Namprik Noom’ with cooked vegetables are sold for 200 baht.

A 600 cc bottle of drinking water is also more expensive than what is sold in the market.