Hardly a secret, my obsession for open fairs brought me to a colorful Bangkok markets selling everything from fruits, veggies, fish, herbs, oils, bags and incense. Ok, it’s not really difficult to find an open market in Bangkok, as stalls and street food vendors are almost as many as local tuk tuks, but since I have this unexplainable soft spot for traditional buying-and-selling style, I’m always excited when I find one, especially when I stumble on it without previous planning, just how it happened the other day after I visited the magnificent temple Wat Arun.
Here is a collection of images I captured there, I hope you’ll enjoy them.
Chilli, possibly the most important ingredient in Thai culinary tradition
Butterfly Pea flowers, used to make tea with important benefits such as boosting the immune system, hair strengthening, antioxidant,
Sweet and delicious pineapples
Chilli again, different varieties
Giant fruit, one of the best things in Thailand!
Some veggies and mushrooms, widely present in Thai cuisine, and on the left probably some rice noodles
Very chilled out fruit vendor, typical Thai flair
Fish, another element widely used in Thai gastronomy
Fish again, cooked and prepared in many different ways
A sweet stall
More sweets, they somehow capture my attention
Some sweets and nuts
More sweets, I agree, those colors don’t really look “natural”…..
Almost the only flowers I found at the flower market across the street from the grocery stalls. Even though it was called flower market, they kept selling veggies.