How much are the shrimp in Thailand?

Probably among the dishes from which you begin a gastronomic journey to Thailand, shrimp occupy one of the first places on your list.

As the second, after China, the country of import of shrimp in the world, Thailand has an infinite number of ways of preparation of shrimp and, accordingly, the price of them.

Prices of shrimp in Thailand

Prepared shrimp are sold everywhere, which sells food, and it is sold everywhere in Thailand.

In restaurants, a dish of large grilled shrimps costs about 600-800 baht.

Street vendors cooked shrimp in different ways - grilled, breaded, steamed with garlic and pepper. A dozen costs 100 -150 baht, depending on the size of the shrimp.

On the beaches merchants offer shrimp, breaded and grilled. Four large shrimp cost 40 baht.

Supermarkets Big C and Tesco Lotus will cook for you for free the shrimp you have selected .

In the seafood markets or at the fish department of markets is a wide range of shellfish from lobsters to prawns of any kind and size. Prices are the same as in supermarkets. In the markets you can haggle, supermarkets often stock.

From 120 baht to 200 baht per kilogram are fresh prawns. Standard price - 170 baht. The price depends on the size and species of shrimp.

Black tiger prawns are from 250 to 800 baht per kilogram or 100-120 per one the size of a palm.

Frozen royal shrimps are 450-600 baht per kilogram. These shrimp, as well as everywhere in the world are sold cleaned and frozen raw or cooked-and-frozen.

Accordingly, about twice the price of fresh, frozen royal shrimps are - from 800 to 1500 baht per kilogram.

Types of shrimp in Thailand

The two most common kinds of warm-water shrimp (which are represented on the Thai market) we meet in stores and on the shelves of merchants - a black tiger shrimp and white, called Royal.

How much meat in shrimp?

The proportion of meat in the shrimp about 50%, 35% of the head, shell and tail 15%.

Tiger prawns benefits

Calorie - 89 kcal per 100g.

Nutrients: antioxidants, polyunsaturated fatty acid Omega-3, Omega-6. easily digestible protein, vitamins, trace elements - phosphorus, potassium, calcium, iodine, zinc, sulfur, and cholesterol.

Royal shrimps, benefits

Calories - 87 kcal per 100g.

Useful substances: vitamins PP, B9, C, A, E, H, trace elements, iodine, sulfur, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, nickel, cobalt, molybdenum, fluorine, chromium, and copper.

Prices of shrimp in Thailand in October-November 2015

THB / kg
Outdoor grill
Grill restaurant,
a portion
THB / kg
Sun dried,
100 g
4-10 pcs
4-6 pcs
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