Halal Expat in Bangkok, Thailand (where to get what?)

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I got a job at Agoda a couple of months ago and the first two months were really exciting. I transferred to Bangkok with my wife and son. I literally brought nothing from my home and I regretted it as few things are difficult to find here. Agoda provides a very decent relocation package with one month residence plus airport transfers and one way flight but still it sometimes gets a bit difficult to find muslim (halal) food and grocery (especially in Bangkok central areas). OK, straight to the point, where to get what?

Daily Food Grocery

Go to http://www.bigfoodbazar.com (I have no connections with this business). This is a small business operated by an Indian guy and he is very efficient, the only challenge here is that you have to order a min of 700 Baht. The guy usually delivers Grocery within 1 to 2 days.

Meat

Well, we learned the hard-way. you can buy Halal meat(Chicken, Beef, Mutton) from BigC, Tesco Lotus or Gourmet (Phrompong or Siam) but that is expensive (very expensive). For example Mutton is around 960 Baht/KG. So what we did? We found a Muslim restaurant that serves Halal BBQ. We went there, asked the guys and they said there are a few meat shops nearby Bangkok Mosque(see below the map).

How to go there? Take BTS to Siam Paragon and then use Uber (at least this is what I do).

This is a small market with many Indian/Pakistani grocery and meat shops. All shops have halal meat. Following are the rates here in today’s date:

  • Mutton: 340Baht/KG
  • Paya: 160/8pcs
  • Chicken: 100 Baht/KG
  • Wheat Flour: 70/KG

Pottery(Tawa, Chimta etc.)

So to cook chappatis/rotis, you need special pottery. That’s a bit expensive here, or may be I didn’t research much. Just go to Siam Paragon (Electronics and Kitchen section). You can find most of the pottery you need there.

Important: Please note that these might not be the optimal rates I found in Bangkok for grocery and other items, if you know a better options, please feel free to comment.

To Be Continued!

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  • Mohammed Chopdat

    very helpful – thanks

  • Gul Ahmed

    Buddiesmart.com another exciting place for halal items in bangkok

  • Mushtaq Khan

    There are Muslim owned halal fresh beef and lamb meat shops in Klong Toei market in Bangkok. The beef is fresh and melts in mouth so tender. Not expensive. About 250 baht/kg . I can say Thai beef is the best in world. Try at Klong Toei Market