It might not be too long before deep fried Mars Bars find their way onto the menu of a five star hotel in Bangkok. This is according to a story in the Daily Recordwhich tells the story of a former backpacker from Scotland who is now the executive chef at Novotel hotel on Siam Square. “Wherever I go,” says 29 year old Lisa, ” I always make deep-fried Mars bars for the staff. When I did it here, they went crazy for them and asked for more. Now I make them every week. I haven’t managed to slip them into the dining room yet but give me time.”
When I tweeted this news this afternoon, I got a reply from @barryprice who said that deep-fried mars bars have been available in Bangkok for years. “They’ve been on the menu at Oh My Cod in Soi Rambutri since about 2006.” I am not sure of the price but I am sure they are expensive. An average chocolate bar costs about the same as a bowl of noodles. It is not the kind of thing that Thais will buy as it is a luxury. However, what I have seen a lot of is deep-fried ice cream. Sometimes in a normal foodshop. Other times being sold by a street hawker.
Have you seen anything like this in Bangkok or the rest of Thailand?