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    Street Food Stalls at Chatuchal Market: Chatuchak Weekend Market Street Foods (2)

    by machomikemd Written Oct 15, 2012
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    Part One Two of my Chatuchak Weekend Market Street Food Tips with more pictures

    Aside from being the largest outdoor market in Southeast Asia, Chatuchak Weekend Market has many street food stalls and food shacks located in and around the market area and at the vicinity and beside the chatuchak park. You can have a huge selection of assorted national and regional thai dishes and streetfood and refreshments and desserts plus a sprinkling of some international common foods (some of the thai dishes have common roots in the dishes of Vietnam, Cambodia, laos and Malaysia). There are soo many selections to choose from that you ould not get hungry while shopping and strolling this huge area!

    food stalls and food carts and food shacks generally open at 6:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekends.

    Favorite Dish: a lot of selections like the street food version of pad thai, assorted spicy thai soups, thai dumplings, assorted thai grilled meats and barbecue, malaysian style sate, coconut and roasted coconut juice, thai sweet coolers, iced milk tea, coffee and other selections. prices of the meals start at 20 baht and the drinks at 15 baht and the grilled meats at 15 baht. The choices are endless and are very cheap on the budget!

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    Street Food Stalls at Chatuchal Market: Chatuchak Weekend Market Street Foods (1)

    by machomikemd Written Oct 15, 2012

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    Part One of my Chatuchak Weekend Market Street Food Tips

    Aside from being the largest outdoor market in Southeast Asia, Chatuchak Weekend Market has many street food stalls and food shacks located in and around the market area and at the vicinity and beside the chatuchak park. You can have a huge selection of assorted national and regional thai dishes and streetfood and refreshments and desserts plus a sprinkling of some international common foods (some of the thai dishes have common roots in the dishes of Vietnam, Cambodia, laos and Malaysia). There are soo many selections to choose from that you ould not get hungry while shopping and strolling this huge area!

    food stalls and food carts and food shacks generally open at 6:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekends.

    Favorite Dish: a lot of selections like the street food version of pad thai, assorted spicy thai soups, thai dumplings, assorted thai grilled meats and barbecue, malaysian style sate, coconut and roasted coconut juice, thai sweet coolers, iced milk tea, coffee and other selections. prices of the meals start at 20 baht and the drinks at 15 baht and the grilled meats at 15 baht. The choices are endless and are very cheap on the budget!

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    Eat out at Chatuchak Market

    by santeria01 Written Mar 31, 2009

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    The place is just a small cafeteria inside the Chatuchak market. we just roamed there to check the clothes, try the street food and have lunch. We chanced on this resto, where they served us spicy spaghetti. it was a spicy spaghetti with prawns, and it is quite cheap considering that prawns are already pricey in manila compared to bangkok.

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    CHATUCHAK: COCONUT ICE CREAM

    by ancient_traveler Updated Jun 21, 2008
    coconut ice cream

    Favorite Dish: Coconut Ice cream. You can buy this off any ice cream vendor in the streets. Look for the shiny silver push carts just like our sorbetes carts. The ice cream is mixed with sticky rice, beans and milk.

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    CHATUCHAK: ORANGE JUICE 100%

    by ancient_traveler Updated Jun 21, 2008
    orange juice 100%

    like heaven in the desert hahaha.... as you know, Chatuchak is very hot, the price is THB20 for small bottle and THB50 for the big one. its easier fo find the stall, because there's have many stall in Chatuchak with orange colours. See the letter carefully.

    Favorite Dish: fresh orange juice!

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    Healthy Spice: A great stop for some organic juice

    by balisunshine Written Sep 14, 2007

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    The Entrance
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    Another small venue
    available for Healthy eaters
    out there is, Healthy Spice.

    This one is hard to find,
    so do click on more photos
    to view the map.

    There wasn’t anyone else
    in the restaurant at the time of my visit
    and the staff did not speak any English,
    but with my pointing at the produce
    in the refrigerator and at the juicer,
    I was able to get my daily, organic carrot juice.

    I checked out there menu,
    and the food on the menu
    have symbols to indicate
    the category that it falls into.

    These categories are:

    J Food
    Vegetarian
    Macrobiotic Food

    They use ingredients such as;
    Brown Rice, Brown Noodles, Olive Oil,
    Organic Vegetable, No MSG, Soy Milk

    All of the descriptions on the menu
    are written in Thai, with English name titles,
    but they do include pictures.

    Favorite Dish: Some of the dishes on their menu include:

    uit and Mix Grain Salad at 80 Bahts

    Green Salad at 70 Bahts

    Tofu Sheet Phat Thai at 50 Bahts

    Mixed Herbal Rice at 50 Bahts

    Cream Soup: Sesame; Pumpkin;
    Corn or Broccoli at 30-40 Bahts

    Soups: Misuna; Seaweed or
    Water Crest at 35-45 Bahts

    Spicy Mushroom Soup 50 Bahts

    Tofu with Vegetable Gravy at 45 Bahts

    Stirred Fried Spicy mixed vegetables
    with Sweet Basil at 50 Bahts

    Broccoli Fried Rice at 50 Bahts

    Mixed Grains and Rice at 40 Bahts

    If you plan to visit this restaurant,
    it may be wise to call beforehand
    for the hours that they are open.

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    Food at Chatuchak: A Delightful Treat at Wishing Well

    by balisunshine Written Sep 14, 2007

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    Making yummy food just for me!
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    If you plan to spend
    the day at the weekend market,
    you will be surrounded by the
    smells of all types of foods
    in the deep frying making.
    Even strange looking ones!

    Healthy Eaters,
    do not fret!

    Tucked away in the outside corner
    of the Chatuchak Market is
    a cute and very quaint place to eat.

    Small, but truly exceptional
    is Wishing Well, managed by
    its very sweet owner Ying,
    as in Yang!
    Now how Macrobiotic is that!

    Ying is a unique Thai who
    has that spiritual connection with food.
    Not only does she serve brown rice
    with yummy vegetables and tofu,
    but she cooks it from the heart.
    Made with love.

    Now you can’t get any better than that!

    When possible,
    she uses organic produce,
    which is sold in the market
    across the street.

    As you enjoy your dish,
    especially made for you,
    you can enjoy the meal
    to the New Age music that
    will accompany you
    while you eat.

    I had an extensive conversation with Ying
    and could truly feel her within me.
    I mentioned how much I admired her being Thai,
    and still having the quest in eating Good Foods.

    She said that most Thais do not understand her,
    but most of you healthy eaters out there,
    should be able to relate to that one too.

    She also offers individual cooking classes
    on Wednesday through Fridays which
    just gave me the urge to take her back home.

    Favorite Dish: Some of the delicious meals that Ying prepares are:

    Yogis Brown Rice Set: Brown rice, sesame,
    + vegetable salad, steamed mushroom and Miso Soup
    for 65 Bahts

    Grilled Mushroom with Sesame Oil Dressing
    and Brown Rice for 54 Bahts

    Steamed Tofu dressing with Sesame Oil Dressing
    and Brown Rice at 54 Bahts

    Her menu ranges from 50 to 90 Bahts.
    At the end of my healthy meal,
    I decided to give her more than the actual price,
    just because I am so grateful to her,
    for being there when my tummy was in need.

    Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
    Tarot reading available from
    Wednesday through Friday.
    Open on weekend from 9 am – 6 pm.

    Note: It is best that you
    call before hand,
    since at the time of my visit,
    she was considering to
    maybe move closer into town.

    But please do support
    this wonderful lady,
    if you appreciate Healthy Food.

    I’m wishing you well, Ying!

    How to get there:

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    Street Food: Fried Pork

    by PS_Lee81 Updated Sep 10, 2006

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    tasty roast pork

    pork again? yeah.... everywhere i went, i can see pork. All kind of methods for preparing pork, fried, roast, grill, etc... if you can't take pork, then you will surely miss the best of it! There were a lot of thess kind of stalls selling fried pork. From Chatuchak Weekend Market, to Kao San road and any streetside at the peak area. It cost around TBH15-THB50 depending on how much you want it.

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    Street Food: wanna try something different?

    by PS_Lee81 Written Sep 10, 2006

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    Tasty fried insects

    boring with normal street food and looking forward to try something different? Try these fried insect such as grasshopper, worm, scorpion, spider, cockroach, etc... I saw this stall at Chatuchak Weekend Market. It look not so nice to me, but i believe this fried insect is a good source of nutrient especially protein. Enjoy!

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    Name Unknown: Fine Food outside Chatuchak Market

    by Mikebb Written Mar 22, 2006

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    This restaurant is the ideal break from the Weekend Market, you can easily reach it however it is outside the market. You can rest in peace and fter a good meal return refreshed to the market or walk to the Skytrain to return to your accommodation. Our group of 18 went for lunch after 3 hours at the market and within 3 minutes we were sitting in a modern , clean , airconditioned restaurant and whilst waiting for your meal you can have a cold beer or smoothie. We ordered local Thai food and were very satisfied with what we received, it was well cooked and very tasty. All of our group were happy with their meals.

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    Food at Chatuchak: U should try The Son Tham!

    by uie_jkt Written Jan 18, 2006

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    In the center of Cathucak, where the foodstalls are lined up, u can not miss this restaurant. It had a very local ambience, they even use cracked pottery as the plates and glasses. I forgot if there's even a name for this particular restaurant, but just look at the plates and glasses they used. If it's made of brown-colored pottery, this is the restaurant I'm talking about!

    Favorite Dish: I had son tham (traditional young papaya salad), glutonious rice with fried chicken wing and washed it down with longan water. It was a wonderful traditional meal. And cheap as well..

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    Food at Chatuchak: A Small Hidden Restaurant

    by listenandlearn Written May 17, 2005

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    Approx. 40 different kinds of dishes

    Here is a very tiny clean hidden restaurant. In the centre of the room is a large long-long table wherein they would have all kinds of ready dishes for everyone´s taste...very spicey, midium spicey but all of which are spicey...it´s just very delicious and so affordable.
    Our camera would only take half of the table so you could imagine how much more plates of various food there is...

    Favorite Dish: Just by the looks a plate was offered to us, it had steamed asparagus, with lots of mushrooms and large chunk of lobsters, a large plate only cost less than 3Euros, yes, indeed it was spicey but nothing that would burn your tough...just delicious.

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    Various: Lots of good eating at Chatuchak Market

    by trisanna Updated Apr 20, 2005

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    good eats

    The Chatuchak weekend market is the best reason to stay in Bangkok over the weekend. It's amazing. With all the shopping and weaving through the tight curves of the market-you will get hungry. There are lots of good and cheap food to be had. Everything from hawkers selling goodies, to fish cakes, sweet kuehs to sit down restaurants. It's not worth it to leave the market for being hungry. If you are tired that's one thing, but there are some nice food here. Even one halal self serve cafe in the clothes section.

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    Chatuchak Cafes: Food for the Shopper!

    by dave&jen Written Feb 28, 2005
    Cool Off!

    This cafe is just one of the small places dotting Chatuchak Market!
    Shopping can make you so hot and sticky that sitting here with the mist fan is a great respite to the discomforts and hunger pangs of shopping!

    Favorite Dish: Stir fried noodles!

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    Chatuchak Restaurant: Lunch at Chatuchak

    by imstress Updated Feb 22, 2005

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    Chatuchak Restaurant

    I ate at this expensive restaurant.
    If you dont find the local would that you would like to order on the menu, just ask the waitress.

    The dining table that the food was placed on is actually old recycled sewing machine.

    tom yum krung with prawns
    green curry
    phad thai
    coke
    coconut

    Total cost 300THB

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