Author: Mark Wiens
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One of the top things to do in Chiang Mai is walk around and eat through one of the many Chiang Mai night markets – I think Chiang Mai might be the capital of night markets in the world. There’s a night market for every day of the week and some of them stretch longer than you can see.
At night markets in Chiang Mai you’ll find a huge selection of things to buy, from clothes and antiques to even entertainment like music and Thai massage. But for food lovers, the best thing about visiting any Thai night market is the food.
On Sunday night in Chiang Mai the most popular night market is Tha Pae Walking Street (ตลาดท่าแพ) – it really is an entire street that shuts down for a couple of kilometers, and the entire street is filled with things to look at, buy, and eat. Most of the food is set up in designated area, especially in the small courtyards of temples.
In this Thai street food tour of Chiang Mai, the plan was just to walk around and see what looked good to eat.
Here’s what we ate:
Sai krok Isaan (ไส้กรอกอีสาน), Sai ua (ไส้อั่ว) – This impressive cart was filled with different varieties of Thai sausage, both Isaan style sausage, and Northern Thai herb sausage.
Total price – 30 THB ($0.91)
Pork meatballs (ลูกชิ้นหมู) – I’m usually not a huge fan, but these 100% pork meatballs were pretty tasty.
Price – 40 THB ($1.21)
Pork ham (หมูยอ) – After meeting up with my friends Tom, Joel, and JJ, they had already been snacking on some moo yaw, a Vietnamese style ham sausage.
Grilled egg (ไข่ป่าม) – This is a unique Northern Thai food, of grilled egg.
Price – 30 THB ($0.91)
Sticky rice (ข้าวหนุกงา) – One of the Thai snacks I had never tried before were sticky rice patties. They were interesting and quite tasty.
Price – 20 THB ($0.61)
Pork ribs (ซี่โครงหมู), Crab egg custard (อ่องปู) – We saw the ribs being grilled and couldn’t’t resist. They were alright, but the paddy crab egg custard was more unique.
Price – 180 THB ($5.46)
Durian (ทุเรียน) – Finally, although a little overpriced, and not season, we couldn’t resist a little nugget of durian to end this Chiang Mai night market Thai food tour.
Price – 200 THB ($6.06)
Featuring Tom from Chaseki Tea (https://www.facebook.com/chaseki.tea/) and Joel (https://goo.gl/5AkWm6).
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