Saturday, September 29, 2012

Or Tor Kor Market (Bangkok)

Huge prawns packed and ready to go with a spicy curry sauce

Condiments for Thai cooking

BBQ chicken wings 

Thai durian cake 

I was delighted to see a toy seller in the midst of this food market

Fresh coconut juice quenches and refreshes

Semi ripe mangoes go very well with the special Thai hot sauce

Fresh food always excites me. Special ingredients that give an "X" factor to a certain dish excites me more than a branded handbag. Or Tor Kor started as an agricultural collective but has since grown into a large and clean fresh produce market. Conveniently situated close to Chatuchak market, it sells all sorts of fruits, local Thai delicacies, grilled seafood plus plenty of Thai chilli paste and condiments. 

When my friends and I got there after some intense shopping at Chatuchak, it was already close to 6pm. The market is at its liveliest in the morning and by now, things were winding down as stalls prepare to call it a day. We were looking at the plump and juicy Thai honey mangoes and how so much cheaper it was here than in Singapore. A lady selling raw mangoes then beckoned me to sample some of her produce. I bought 2 green mangoes which she helped me cut and a packet of her special sauce which contained chillies, tamarind, dry prawns, brown sugar and fish sauce. It was fun just sitting by the benches, dipping the cut mangoes into the delicious but spicy sauce. A nice coconut drink came in handy at this time as I was feeling hot from the sauce ! 

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