Butter and cream cheese in Thailand is sold different to western countries (I am referring to the US). So this post is made to clear up an confusion with this. I do not use stick measurements on the site, only cup and spoon measurements.
Butter in Thailand is normally sold in blocks of 227 grams (8 oz). There is smaller half blocks, but go with the 227 gram blocks to keep the math right.
1 block = 1 cup of butter = 8 ounces = 2 sticks of butter.
1/2 block = 1/2 cup of butter = 1 stick of butter.
1/4 block = 1/4 cup of butter = 1/2 stick of butter = 4 tablespoons of butter.
For 1 tablespoon of butter, cut 1/4 off the block, cut that piece in 4 pieces, then you have 4 separate tablespoons of butter.
Cream Cheese in Thailand, I have seen Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Caroline Cream Cheese, Caroline is made in Thailand, and the Philadelphia brand is made in Australia. This comes in a block of 250 grams, which just tad over 8 oz, many western recipes call for a package of 12 oz of cream cheese.
250 grams = 8.8 oz.
12 oz package = one and a half, 250 gram packages.