Honk for shellfish curry

 | Mon 31 May 2021 14:15 ICT

A man was spotted recently, placing signs up on his back windshield announcing, “Honk for shellfish curry in car”, along Chotana Road.

According to Wattana Tasanaprasit, the owner of the vehicle, he opened a small restaurant in February of last year just before being forced to shut down due to the pandemic. Later in the year he tried again to reopen, but again had to close shop and let his six staff go when the second wave hit.

Upon reopening all he had left was one chef and while he attempted to maintain his business via food delivery applications, he said that it was simply not worth it due to fees taken by the applications.

Last week he had an order to deliver curried shellfish to some clients in the city, but on arrival, the client cancelled the order.

“I had five bags left so instead of taking it home for supper, which was my original intention, I just thought to put signs up in hopes of selling the last bags before returning home for the day,” he told CityNews. “What I didn’t expect was to sell out in no time at all, as passing vehicles kept honking and stopping.”

Wattana says that he is now experimenting with making extra portions from his kitchen and going out each evening to see whether he can sell them this way.

If you have a yearning for shellfish curry or want to support a struggling business, simply look out for a black Nissan March, licence plate 5501parked along Chotana Road each evening and give them a honk.