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    Bangkok Markets

    Bangkok Markets so lets start with one of the most famous, well, not as famous as JJ or Chatuchak Weekend Market, but netherless will hold its own against other Bangkok markets.

    It is next to Wang Lang Pier and suprisingly enough called Wang Lang Market, it is on the Thonburi side of the river same as Wat Arun which is just a short boat trip down the Chao Phraya River from the market, from the other side of the river you could get the BTS to BTS Saphan Taksin and just take a boat across the river for a few baht, it's as easy as that, best not to drive as your very unlikely to find parking near the market as that is packed solid with tuk tuks and taxis dropping people off and picking them up.

    Chatuchak Market (Chatuchak or JJ Market)
    Chatuchak Market Stall Layout (Chatuchak Weekend Market Stall Layout)
    Wang Lang Pier (The 3Baht Bangkok Tour)

    The market sells just about everything a market could, new jeans, tshirts etc, second hand jeans, tshirts etc, plastic junky nik naks, bags, shoes, tourist junk, mobile phones and accessories, ie you want something its probably there, as for food and Thai food in particular, it has it all, hot and crowded just like any other Asian market, but packed solid with stuff and people.

    One of the many BBQ stalls with its happy owner, must sell quite a bit to have that nice fancy stainless cooking ware. Not sure if that is BBQ Chicken or Pork.



    Just about every market in Thailand has a few beggars, buyers always have change at Bangkok markets as nobody likes to hear, "no change, no have," and with lots of foot traffic in and around the market makes sure there is plenty of money for them, although sitting on the concrete floor of some dirty old market can't be much fun for the day, best to kidnap some young children, chop a few limbs off and send them out for the day if your looking for the easy life, although this maybe illegal in some countries



    Fruit eating is a national past time in Thailand, second only to eating and sleeping, so plenty of fruit available at the market, its all cheap as most of it just grows on trees so to speak, not going to vouch for the various tastes though, I mean who would eat something that smells like poo? They do.



    If your thinking of visiting Pattaya and in Particular Soi Yodsak for a few days purchase a couple of these, also a rotten banana, whilst on the Ekkamai sex express ponder your new purchases and think of genital warts and other nasty things, now, did you pack those condoms?



    The Thai woman on the left is a dwarf, quite an achievement for the land of the short people.

    The pork stall, probably the best non spicy Thai dish available in the world, aslong as they keep the fat down I could eat this everyday, quite a lot of pork there for midday so they either sell it over a couple of days, or, looking at the market today they just sell the lot in the day, nice place to have a popular market stall aslong as you don't get priced out by rent increases.



    Thais have extremely white teeth for a nation of such sweet tooths, lots of cakes, Thai style biscuits and sweets.



    A more traditional Thai eatery, note the sausages bottom left, yeah, you wished, rotten bits of unknown meat held together in intestines I believe, actually quite nice, but not quite a traditional sausage, or hotdog, although certain parts of Thaiand they may contain dog meat.



    You really can't go wrong selling BBQ food in Thailand, it makes a nice snack, not messy so you can walk around with it, also the prices markets charge it really doesn't matter whether you eat it or give it to a beggar or a local starving Soi dog being prepared for the mince meat machine for tomorrows sausages only kidding, the sausages aren't that fresh

    Does look delicious though and generally tastes delicious.



    Not sure if this is a mix of fruit and vegetables or just one genre, still the colours are fantastic regardless of taste.



    If you can't afford market stall rental you have to work your way up, soon this guy will be selling his steamed peanuts and vegetables from his newly bought Tuk Tuk, life doesn't get better than that, well, for uneducated Thais anyway



    A Thai nik nak stall, note lots of beads, the natives like beads and will swap them for money and other things of value.



    If your after a Bangkok Flower Market then get the boat back across the Chao Phraya River and a 50baht tuk tuk ride away is the Pak Khlong Flower Market (Bangkok Flower Market - Pak Khlong Talat), probably the largest and most famous flower market in Bangkok, so worth a visit if thats your thing so to speak.

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    I love Chatuchak market, favorite past time when in Bangkok for a few days, bought an amazing lamp, miniature food stalls and the usual shoes, shirts etc. can recommend it to anyone, just don't smoke inside! even in the open.

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    What are those things called in English ?
    I like them.


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    The wife has just walked in with a plateful of them.
    Been told they are Plub
    Persimmons in English

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    Yellow Plum from Northern Thailand, also shipped from China, behind is a woman, they also have them in China but not sure about shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    behind is a woman, they also have them in China but not sure about shipping.
    Male order only, I'm afraid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Persimmons in English
    Very good. 10 baht each here though.

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    15 baht a kilogram here and rapidly becoming my favourite fruit.
    They have a lovely flavour this year.

    The Greeks named them Divine Fruit

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    I have always known them as Sharon Fruit...

    I love them as well...and prefer the name Sharon to Persimmons ...

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    ^
    Sharon fruit is the Israeli name for the same/similar fruit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Persimmons in English
    Very good. 10 baht each here though.
    Picked up 4 for 10 baht in Big C Bangyai a couple of weeks back on offer.
    Ms Bangyai liked them but not so sure myself. O.K. ish but these were a bit ripe and very soft. Might have liked them more had they been a bit harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Sharon fruit is the Israeli name for the same/similar fruit
    ...and there was me thinking in terms of Sheila and Sharon...

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    One of my favourites when I lived in town




    This one is good for a wander to listen to music and grab a snack in the evening.



    Ms Bangyai old favourite for clothes and riverside dining nearby



    Really, you can't beat Bangkok for markets.....something for everyone.

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    what about the good old kebabs?

    I had a slight disagreement with a gonebezerk all over a donner kebab, i spoke to him in Turkish and he didn't know What I said but swore blind he was A CaptainKirk and was fluent in Turkish.

    just told him to fuck off in the end

    He'll need more than a big knife to worry me!

    pretty sure I said something along the lines of his family sucking donkey cock for fun...
    Well, luckily I didn't have any tortoises on me at the time...

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    The green things

    The tangerine-sized green things in bowls look to have a dna link to Jamaican Ugli fruit. Same bumpay face' mon.

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    There's a good riverside market next to 'Thewet' river pier, opens after 8pm

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    Bangkok Market Soi 22

    Wanglang Market extends to Soi 22 on Arunamarin, this is the more touristy part of the market and gets a lot of farang customers, if you want to buy some nice, erm, sort of nice, knives forks and spoons they have them here, although I have to admit I am not sure where the bloody knives are, so no steak and chips tonight love.



    Flip Flops and shoes galore for sale, pretty sure they don't do pirate copy watches here, thats more your Patpong market area I reckon.



    Go for a beer whilst the wife gets her nails painted, you know it will take ages.



    Imported grapes from the USA at 250baht a kilo seems like a bargain, wonder if they are seedless..



    Quite a few flower places, potted flowers and cut flowers, this cacti collection would be a nice start to a spikey garden



    Have to admit I know this is a fruit but no idea what sort, someone spent a long time cutting it and getting the seeds out though, re-planting the seeds?



    We all know this fruit, probably most of us can't spell it though, I have seen these growing in Thailand, but I also think they grow in the UK, so a pretty hardy fruit I reckon, too many seeds for my liking, ie too much bother.


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    Nice thread, the markets in bangkok get hot but are an excellent photo opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post

    We all know this fruit, probably most of us can't spell it though, I have seen these growing in Thailand, but I also think they grow in the UK, so a pretty hardy fruit I reckon, too many seeds for my liking, ie too much bother.

    ^ Pomegranate...

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    In post number 1, 8th photo down, they are kids sweets, made from some kind of Beans.

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    ^ Look like luuk chuup - mung bean sweets

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    They are called:

    Luk Chup[at](fruit-shape desserts made of mung-bean flour with natural colouring)[at][at]Luk ChupThey look like various kinds of fruit and vege- tables, such as chillies, cherries, mangosteens, oranges, mangoes, bananas, watermelons, and carrots but they are in miniature. Their taste is sweet, their smell is fragrant, and their appearance is attractive and colourful. They are called[at]Luk Chup.[at]In the old days,[at]Luk Chup[at]were the sweetmeats made for the king of Siam to have after meals in the palace. The skill of making these little sweetmeats could thus be learned only from people in the palace. Nowadays, eating[at]Luk Chup[at]is not limited to only palace people. However, they still preserve its position as the sweetmeats for those of high society since they are rather expensive and the Thais popularly present the dessert to their superiors and elders on special occasions like New Year's Day, birthdays, or as a gift to convey one's congratulations.[at]To make[at]Luk Chup, the basic ingredients are ground mung beans (with skins removed), sugar, coconut cream, clear gelatin, and food-colouring. Ground bean paste is mixed with sugar before coconut cream is added. The mixture then is heated over a gentle fire until it becomes sticky. After leaving it cool, the mixture is taken to be molded into the desired shapes of fruits and vegetables. This important step needs good dexterity. Every curve and line requires a very gentle touch to shape the mixture into the miniature fruits or vegetables. But the size of each piece is limited by the amount of mixture that can be made to hold together. Then the little models are painted in various colors. When dry, they are dipped in clear gelatin.The sweetmeats can be kept in a refrigerator for up to three weeks. Nowadays[at]Luk Chup[at]are not as commonly found as other Thai sweets. They are on sale in only some shops selling Thai desserts.

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    Are these Luk Chup?

    Colors too good to be real food and no bugs or bug bites on them


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    They are called:

    Luk Chup[at](fruit-shape desserts made of mung-bean flour with natural colouring)[at][at]Luk ChupThey look like various kinds of fruit and vege- tables, such as chillies, cherries, mangosteens, oranges, mangoes, bananas, watermelons, and carrots but they are in miniature. Their taste is sweet, their smell is fragrant, and their appearance is attractive and colourful. They are called[at]Luk Chup.[at]In the old days,[at]Luk Chup[at]were the sweetmeats made for the king of Siam to have after meals in the palace. The skill of making these little sweetmeats could thus be learned only from people in the palace. Nowadays, eating[at]Luk Chup[at]is not limited to only palace people. However, they still preserve its position as the sweetmeats for those of high society since they are rather expensive and the Thais popularly present the dessert to their superiors and elders on special occasions like New Year's Day, birthdays, or as a gift to convey one's congratulations.[at]To make[at]Luk Chup, the basic ingredients are ground mung beans (with skins removed), sugar, coconut cream, clear gelatin, and food-colouring. Ground bean paste is mixed with sugar before coconut cream is added. The mixture then is heated over a gentle fire until it becomes sticky. After leaving it cool, the mixture is taken to be molded into the desired shapes of fruits and vegetables. This important step needs good dexterity. Every curve and line requires a very gentle touch to shape the mixture into the miniature fruits or vegetables. But the size of each piece is limited by the amount of mixture that can be made to hold together. Then the little models are painted in various colors. When dry, they are dipped in clear gelatin.The sweetmeats can be kept in a refrigerator for up to three weeks. Nowadays[at]Luk Chup[at]are not as commonly found as other Thai sweets. They are on sale in only some shops selling Thai desserts.
    Very nice, Dillinger.
    Mung are still under-valued.
    A better quality of vegetable protein than other popular legumes/rhizomes/grains.

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    Klong Toey market is becoming a bit touristy theses days noticed a few farangs with cameras snapping away,accompanied by a Thai guide.
    They seem quite surprised to see me walking round with bags loads of shopping with the missus.

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