chatuchak weekend market, bangkok (take 2)

if you’re vegetarian/health-and-veg conscious, then you might have been slightly scared off chatuchak by my earlier photos of only meaty items – for that I apologize, as it’s more than a slight representation. the only reason you don’t see the lovely leaf-wrapped sticky rice, steamed maize, countless sweets and fresh cut fruit on offer is that I was busy eating slightly distracted.


tiny quail eggs cooked in a takoyaki-style pan (how cute!), and served up with dashes of sauce

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thai tea stall stocked with cans of condensed milk and pots of tea

it’s going to be impossible to tell you everything they sell there – so take this more as a dummy’s-guide-to, and then go forth and explore!

there are some things that are rather famous though: thai iced tea and coconut ice cream. the former is thick and firmly sweet, and incredibly heavy on the condensed milk; and the latter scoops of snow-white ice cream served in hollowed-out coconut shells and your choice of topping(s).



from top left: roasted peanuts, sweet corn kernels, coconut shavings, palm seeds, red ruby and kidney beans.

if you’re new to this, I suggest the red ruby (nubblets of coated water chestnut pieces), attap seeds (chewy and slightly-sweet palm seeds), as well as a spoon of those tender kidney beans.

the ice cream itself isn’t as coconutty as you might expect – more like a vanilla ice cream that’s been made with coconut water/milk in place of dairy. worth a try, but not phenomenal.


and just to prove that I don’t merely take photos of food, here are some of the cutest embroidered children’s shoes I’ve seen.

Chatuchak Weekend Market
to get there: take the BTS to Mo Chit station, take exit 1, and follow the crowds past the garden and into the market square

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8 thoughts on “chatuchak weekend market, bangkok (take 2)

  1. that coconut ice cream is what i look forward to go back to chatuchak every time im back in bkk. i remembered another stall that sells the same coconut ice cream just outside of Platinum Shopping mall. if you’re back anytime soon, drop by and give it a try!

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