Thailand, one of the popular countries in Southeast Asia, is progressing every year, with an increasing population and the number of visitors from all over the world. There are numerous places to visit, beaches to explore, islands to spend your holidays, and historical temples and landmarks to check out. Yet, the most exciting thing to do in Thailand is to visit the street food markets and savour the rich flavour of Thai food. Street food markets are one of the main attractions of every city in Thailand, where local vendors set up their stalls and tents on the street. At the street market, you can find anything from street food and local desserts to clothes and accessories. Also, the street markets consist of live entertainments, open bars, massage corners and Thai Zumba centers. So, if you are planning to visit the street food markets in Thailand, you must try the street food which are prepared instantly before your eyes and priced affordably. Without further ado, here is a list of best street food markets in Thailand, that are worth checking out.
Hua Hin Night Market is one of the happening places located between the railway line and Petchkasem Road in Hua Hin. As the clock strikes to 5 pm, the locals set up stalls, start grilling the skewers and gets their menu ready. Hua Hin Night Market is best known for its fresh seafood, apart from the stalls selling the locally made clothes, crafts and accessories. Some of the popular food you must try at Hua Hin Night Market are fried and grilled prawns, sushi, fresh oysters and squids, pork skewers, minced pork with rice and mango sticky rice.
Chatchai market is another street market located in Hua Hin which is popular for its fresh fruits and vegetables, dried food, seafood, and street food. Some of the best selling seafood is squids, fish, prawns, crabs, clams and squids. And, the fruits found at the market are fresh tropical fruits. Most of the people visit the market to try the delicious street food such as grilled pork and lobsters, pork skewers, roasted chicken and duck.
3. Soi Buakhao Market, Pattaya
Soi Buakhao Market is among the busiest and most popular local markets in Pattaya. Taking place every Tuesday and...Posted by Online-Pattaya.com / Tours, Taxi, Visa, Spa on Friday, 28 June 2019
Located at the intersection of Pattaya road in the south and Soi Buakhao, Soi Buakhao Market is the busiest flea market, with aisles of stalls and vendors selling local hand-made items, cheap clothing, souvenirs, electronics, accessories, fruits and drinks. Some of the delicious food to try at Soi Buakhao Market are Thai green curry, sticky rice, tom yum soup, fried chicken, Khao Soi and Pad Thai.
Soi Buakhao Market
Address: Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150
Website: Soi Buakhao Market
Opening hours: Tue, Fri & Sun: 9am - 5pm (closed on Mon, Wed, Thu & Sat)
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Chillva Market is a night market located at Ratsada, Phuket. Everyday at 5 pm, it comes alive with countless stalls of white tents, food vendors and trucks, and live music. It also has an open space for people to relax and groove over the music. Most of the locals and tourists spend their time at the market to try the food of different flavours, from the famous papaya salad mixed with fish sauce to pork skewers grilled with spicy sauce.
Duration: 6hrs - 12hrsDuration
Phuket Weekend Market is a long Sunday walking street market in Phuket where the locals and tourists come together to explore the food and locally hand-made clothes and items. The market is crowded with people walking past the stalls down the street to savour the rich Thai flavoured food and awe at the weird exotic local delicacies. There are plenty of local Thai food, from Pad Thai to skewers, yet most of the people often try the fried crickets, caterpillars and larva.
6. Karon Temple Market, Phuket
Located near Karon beach and by Karon Temple in Phuket, Karon Temple Market is a one-stop market of fresh vegetables, fruits, street food and clothes. People often stop by the market before entering the temple occasionally to buy things to offer to the temple. Also, people buy beach clothes on their way to the beach. The market has food ready to serve, such as pork with rice and spicy northern sausages. Yet, locals and tourists try the variety of snacks on offer, such as pancakes, crêpes, skewers and local doughnuts.
Karon Temple Market
Address: Patak Rd, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100
Opening hours: Tue: 4pm - 11pm; Fri: 4pm - 9pm (closed on Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun)
7. Ratchawat Market, Bangkok
Located in Dusit district of Bangkok, Ratchawat market, is one of the oldest street markets. It serve some of the authentic Thai food, such as Kobe beef noodles with healthy broth, roasted duck served with chilli sauce and tom yum soup with noodles and fish balls. The market also provides the customers with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Address: 1444 97 Thanon Nakhon Chaisi Rd, Thanon Nakhon Chai Si, Dusit District, Bangkok 10300
Website: Ratchawat Market
Opening hours: 8am - 5pm (daily)
8. Bang Khun Non, Bangkok
Bang Khun Non is one of the smallest streets in Bangkok, with countless food stalls and vendors along the street. It is also one of the oldest markets in Bangkok serving delicious food such as noodle soup, fried chicken, pork skewers, sticky rice and fresh tropical fruits. Some of the popular items to try here include somtam papaya salad with shrimp tom yum soup and Khao ka moo.
Bang Khun Non
Address: Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700
Website: Bang Khun Non
Located in Koh Samui, Chaweng night market is the happening place for all the visitors and locals to relax the evening over delicious food and drinks at the bars. The market can be overcrowded during the high season, yet it is usually a relaxing place to be at other times. Some of the delicious food found at the market are fresh seafood such as grilled catfish, spicy scallops, fresh oysters with sauce, and marinated fried shrimps.
Duration: 2 to 6 hours
Yaowarat Road is located in Samphanthawong and widely known as New Chinatown in Bangkok. The area is lit with billboards and lights flashing Chinese characters and cars buzzing the street. It is one of the oldest areas in Bangkok, representing the trade relationship between China and Thailand, and it consists of shops, restaurants and stores owned by Thai-Chinese locals. The must-try food at various restaurants here include pork feet curry, kway chap soup, dumplings (fried and steamed), kuehs salad of chives and turnip and bird’s nest delicacy with coconut.
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Savor the best Thai street food
After a monotonous daily routine of work at home every week, it is a wonderful idea to take a walk down the aisle of street vendors and check out the stalls. Nothing beats the charm of exploring varieties of food from spicy to heavenly sweet in taste. Thai street food is widely known around the world, and it is one of the reasons for people to visit the country. You must try some of the famous street food such as Pad Thai, khao soi and mango sticky rice during your visit.
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