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and elsewhere.



Nonthaburi Market

Posted date:  June 17, 2006
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Inspired by a writer acquaintance who encourged me to “hone my craft” I decided to get out of my home office and take some photos. My muse led me to Nonthaburi Market, north of Bangkok. This is a really fun market in a sort of old fashioned area right next to the Chao Phraya River.

A marketside breakfast of stewed pork leg amongst the flies and screaming vendors. Not my ideal brekkie:

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Much more interesting for breakfast are khanom jeep, Chinese-style dim sum-like meat tidbits:

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You’ll need coffee, and that’s what this cheeky lad is here for:

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Steamed plaa thuu, mackerel, is one of the most common foods in Thailand:

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Sometimes plaa thuu is grilled, along with chilies, garlic, shallots and eggplant, and then mashed up in mortar and pestle into a delicicous dip. Here are the ingredients before the mashing; the dish is made to order:

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This guy is dishing up preserved freshwater crabs, a popular ingredient in NE-style som tam:

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This guy was selling knives and razors. To the right is a try of very finely chopped ginger. I’m not sure if this was for sale or a testament to the sharpness of his knives!

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A few more pics from this trip can be seen here.


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