Monday, 10 September 2012

Dinner at the night market - Thailand

Sa wat dee kha, means Hello in Thai, this is greeting that I have been using the past week as I'm currently in Thailand. As I have mentioned before in one of my previous blog posts, that you can catch up on Here - somewhere exotic. Thailand is our favorite family holiday destinations. Over the past week we have enjoyed various Thai dinners practically every night. My green curry still has a lot of room for improvement.

This weekend we started to venture round the night market. This market known as Therrprasit market has everything you are after, from souvenirs to hair accessories, clothes to shoes, and even new pets. This is one big market. There is even a food market here, this is more like a food court in a shopping centre.

Food in thailand can be found everywhere, and get this, it's all fresh and pretty much healthy. Whether you are in town, or at a market and even chilling on the beach. Some of the stalls are attached to scooters so that they can move around easily, or some are yet more old fashioned and that they are pushed around by hand.

Fresh Fruit

When you are so overwhelmed by choice and the food looks so colorful and yummy. Where do you choose to go? There are few tips to keep in mind. First tip, eat where there are the most locals. Let's face it, they know where is good. Another way also of telling if it's good, is by the amount of food what is left, if there seems that there is not much left, must be popular so therefore good.

Dinner that night mother and I, wondered round the food area to see what took our fancy. After exploring the different types of stalls, from fish, soups, sushi, fruit, smoothies, (whatever you fancy you could find here) so we finally found a stall that took our fancy. Once we had a closer look the choice was so vast, from green curry, Kaeng phet pet yang (roast duck in red curry), Tom Yam Kung Nam Khon (Tom Yam with coconut milk and prawns, pork cakes, curried clams, and yet so much more. 

Food anyone?

Our dinner - that I helped served up.

We opted for curried clams and some chicken and shared a portion of steamed rice. You can ask for a take away, and they put it in a plastic bag for you, sounds different to how we would be served a take away, right? But we joined in on the local atmosphere we ate in the market with the locals.

This was one of our cheapest meals that cost a full 180bhat, that is approximatively £3.60. This also included our drinks, we had a coke-cola and a local beer. 

When we are in Thailand we love eating amongst the locals and finding new places to try.

Bon App├ętit. 

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